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3 ways podcasting can make you a more engaged academic

National Podcast Day is 30th September and is a day dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public […]

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    Book Review: Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey by Ryan Gingeras

Book Review: Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey by Ryan Gingeras

Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey explores the history of organized crime in Turkey and the roles […]

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    Reading List: 8 inspirational books to read for the #HeForShe gender equality campaign

Reading List: 8 inspirational books to read for the #HeForShe gender equality campaign

This week actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a speech at the United Nations Headquarters, calling for gender […]

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    Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

This book is a useful and comforting resource for anyone interested in understanding how individuals get through their PhD […]

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    Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

The Food History Reader is a very welcome addition to the field of food history and will serve as a […]

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    Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

This weekend cities around the world hosted the People’s Climate March to raise awareness of climate change and to […]

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    Book Review: Death of a Suburban Dream: race and schools in Compton, California by Emily E Straus

Book Review: Death of a Suburban Dream: race and schools in Compton, California by Emily E Straus

Death of a Suburban Dream explores the history of Compton from its founding in the late nineteenth century to […]

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    Book Review: Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis by Vili Lehdonvirta and Edward Castronova

Book Review: Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis by Vili Lehdonvirta and Edward Castronova

Virtual Economies provides a comprehensive and thought provoking view of how economics is much more than its academic definition and […]

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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 […]

Call for Contributors: write for LSE Review of Books

Our Autumn 2014 call for reviewers closed on 19th September. A new call will be issued in December 2014.

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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 […]