Book Reviews

In this section of the blog you can read reviews of all the latest books relevant to British politics and policy. Each Sunday we publish a review originating from the LSE Review of Books, aiming to cover a wide range of academic and non-academic books on all aspects of public policy and politics. Whether you’re interested in Benjamin Disraeli’s influence on David Cameron’s policies, the inside story of the Miliband Labour leadership battle, or the history of women in British politics since the 1700s, you’re sure to find all the essential information on these pages. Scroll down to browse the archive.

If you’d like to read more reviews of academic titles from across the social sciences, visit our sister blog, the LSE Review of Books. And if you’re interested in writing a review for the blog or if you would like to see your book reviewed here, please contact our our book reviews editor Amy Mollett at lsereviewofbooks@lse.ac.uk.

  • Permalink The Exchange Square 交易廣場 is a building complex located in Central, Hong Kong. 

The property is the home of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since the 1980s. It also houses many international banking and law firms ncluding Credit Suisse, Bank of Montreal, Lloyd George Management, Latham & Watkins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Allen & Overy and Allens Arthur Robinson. It is also home to the consulates in Hong Kong of Argentina, Canada, Japan, and the American Club of Hong Kong.
 
Pictured is One Exchange Square and Two Exchange Square from the point of view from the entrance level—which, like many hotels in Hong kong, is not on the ground floor but at the elevated footbridge level.

This photo was taken at night so it is a bit grainy. And as usual, I find this extreme wide angle view up to be more interesting than other perspectives.

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    Book Review: A Research Agenda for Neoliberalism by Kean Birch

Book Review: A Research Agenda for Neoliberalism by Kean Birch

In A Research Agenda for Neoliberalism, Kean Birch seeks to bring clarity to the ubiquitous use of ‘neoliberalism’ as a term in academic and popular discourse, looking at how analysts from across the political spectrum have understood this concept. The book does a valuable job of establishing the contours of existing discussions of neoliberalism, finds Christopher May, and would be an […]

February 18th, 2018|Book Reviews, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: The Neopopular Bubble: Speculating on ‘the People’ in Late Modern Democracy

Book Review: The Neopopular Bubble: Speculating on ‘the People’ in Late Modern Democracy

In The Neopopular Bubble: Speculating on ‘the People’ in Late Modern Democracy, Péter Csigó argues that the financial crisis of 2008 has exposed the novel forms of sense-making that have come to dominate public discourse: mechanisms that are collective, speculative and mythological in nature, resulting in autonomous discursive ‘bubbles’ that are largely immune to falsification. The book provides a foundation for a […]

February 11th, 2018|Book Reviews, Featured|3 Comments|

Book Review: Assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri

Why is it that so many revolutions and other social movements have seemingly failed to bring their emancipatory ideals into being? In response to this enduring question, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri offer Assembly, which inverts the traditional division of revolutionary labour to give strategic force to the assembly of the multitude. While the book aims to offer a blueprint for […]

February 4th, 2018|Book Reviews, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

Book Review: Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology

In Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology, editors Xavier Guillaume and Pinar Bilgin bring together contributors to explore methodologies, theories and sites of analysis emerging out of and extending beyond the meeting point of international, political and sociological study. Hesham Shafick explores how the volume reveals both the opportunities and risks for IPS scholarship today. 
Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology. Xavier Guillaume […]

January 28th, 2018|Book Reviews, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Developing England’s North: The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse

Book Review: Developing England’s North: The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse

In Developing England’s North: The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse, editors Craig Berry and Arianna Giovannini bring together contributors to explore different facets of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ as announced in a Manchester speech by then UK Chancellor, George Osborne. This is a valuable collection that shows the incoherence and ineffectiveness of the NP, and the urgent need to develop political […]

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    Book Review: Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart

Book Review: Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart

In Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart, editors Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow make a compelling moral case for the social sciences to challenge the prevailing neoliberal climate based around profit-making and individualism. The book’s central message — that the notion of the social needs to be reclaimed and restored for a better society — makes this […]

January 14th, 2018|Book Reviews, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement

Book Review: Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement

In Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement, Eduardo Zachary Albrecht explores the alter-globalisation movements in Spain, Italy and Greece that envisage resistance less as political protest in the pursuit of power than as a way of life. While this is a vivid account, it leaves deeper issues surrounding class identity unexamined and the question of the capacity […]

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    Book Review: Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume 6: From Blair to Brown, 2005-2007

Book Review: Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume 6: From Blair to Brown, 2005-2007

In the sixth volume of his published diaries, From Blair to Brown, 2005-2007, Alastair Campbell outlines the difficult transition in the Labour party leadership after the party won its historic third term while also documenting his own attempt to build a life outside of government through forays into public speaking, television and the sporting world. While Campbell’s insights into this […]

December 24th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured|0 Comments|