Book Review: Platform or Personality? The Role of Party Leaders in Elections

Based on thirty-five election studies across seven countries, Amanda Bittner’s latest book discusses how the personality traits of party leaders can have a bigger impact than the platform on which the party stands. Reviewed by Clara Volintiru.   Platform or Personality? The Role of Party Leaders in Elections. Amanda Bittner. Oxford University Press. May 2011. Whether as a researcher or a regular […]

Book Review: States and Social Movements

Clara Volintiru reviews Hank Johnston’s timely book on the mechanics of social movements, which may help explain why and how the events of Arab Spring have come to a head. States & Social Movements. Hank Johnston. Polity. February 2011. Find this book at: Google Books Amazon LSE Library Starting in December 2010, a wave of popular uprisings in the Middle […]

Book Review: Talking to the Enemy: Violent Extremism, Sacred Values, and What it Means to be Human

Clara Volintiru finds a highly interesting and insightful portrait of terrorism in Scott Atran’s recent book.

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    Book Review: Crisis and Recovery: Ethics, Economics and Justice

Book Review: Crisis and Recovery: Ethics, Economics and Justice

Clara Volintiru reviews an innovative approach to the financial crisis that puts ethics at the heart of economics.

Crisis and Recovery: Ethics, Economics and Justice. Edited by Rowan Williams and Larry Elliott. Palgrave Macmillan. September 2010.

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