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    Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

The need to negotiate effectively with India is only growing as its power rises, and in the literature on […]

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    Book Review: The Right and the Welfare State by Carsten Jensen

Book Review: The Right and the Welfare State by Carsten Jensen

The Right and the Welfare State studies the welfare state policies of conservative and liberal governments. These parties have been […]

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    Book Review: Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environment Justice in the City by Isabelle Anguelovski

Book Review: Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environment Justice in the City by Isabelle Anguelovski

Michael Bassey is currently embroiled in a community fight with a developer trying to open a massive gravel and […]

Book Review: The Architecture of Luxury by Annette Condello

Annette Condello’s The Architecture of Luxury proposes that in Western societies the growth of the leisure classes and their […]

Book Review: How to Speak Money by John Lanchester

John Lanchester, the bestselling author of Capital and Whoops!, aims to decode the global language of money for all of us,  in an […]

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    Book Review: Listening On The Edge: Oral History In The Aftermath Of Crisis edited by Mark Cave and Stephen M. Sloan

Book Review: Listening On The Edge: Oral History In The Aftermath Of Crisis edited by Mark Cave and Stephen M. Sloan

Listening On The Edge presents excerpts from oral histories done after twelve world crises, followed by critical analyses by the […]

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    Book Review: The Social Order of the Underworld: How prison gangs govern the American penal system by David Skarbek

Book Review: The Social Order of the Underworld: How prison gangs govern the American penal system by David Skarbek

This book challenges the widely held view that inmates in US prisons create prison gangs to promote racism and […]

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    Book Review: “I’m Sorry For What I Have Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies by M. Catherine Gruber

Book Review: “I’m Sorry For What I Have Done”: The Language of Courtroom Apologies by M. Catherine Gruber

This book examines 52 apologetic allocutions produced during federal sentencing hearings, and analyses how words and phrases can influence […]

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    Book Review: Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime by Eric Tagliacozzo and Wen-Chin Chang

Book Review: Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime by Eric Tagliacozzo and Wen-Chin Chang

This volume looks to explore the life stories of ordinary Burmese by drawing on the narratives of individual subjects […]

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    Reading List: 7 must-read books on music festivals and carnival culture

Reading List: 7 must-read books on music festivals and carnival culture

With the Notting Hill Carnival and Reading and Leeds music festivals seeing out summer 2014 last weekend, these books […]

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    Book Review: Sing The Rage: Listening to Anger After Mass Violence by Sonali Chakravarti

Book Review: Sing The Rage: Listening to Anger After Mass Violence by Sonali Chakravarti

What is the relationship between anger and justice, especially when so much of our moral education has taught us […]

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    Book Review: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse

Book Review: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women by Carol Dyhouse

As author Carol Dyhouse covers in her book, Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women, despite massive […]

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    Reading List: 7 fascinating books on policing, violence and racism

Reading List: 7 fascinating books on policing, violence and racism

As protests escalate over the shooting by police of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in the US state of […]