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    Book review: Education, Work and Social Change by Robin Simmons, Ron Thompson and Lisa Russell

Book review: Education, Work and Social Change by Robin Simmons, Ron Thompson and Lisa Russell

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) is rising to alarming levels across the globe and costing the economy billions. This book is based upon a longitudinal study of the lives of a set of young people in the north of England classified as NEET, or at risk of becoming NEET. Drawing on ethnographic […]

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    Book Review: Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 things you need to know about British Elections by Philip Cowley and Robert Ford

Book Review: Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 things you need to know about British Elections by Philip Cowley and Robert Ford

This is a perfect primer on the many contradictory and mysterious hallmarks of UK elections, a read of relevance to all with an interest in how politics works, writes Ben Mueller.

This review was originally published on the LSE Review of Books.

Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 things you need to know about British Elections. Philip Cowley and Robert Ford. […]

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    Book Review: The Making of Eurosceptic Britain, Second Edition, by Chris Gifford

Book Review: The Making of Eurosceptic Britain, Second Edition, by Chris Gifford

The Making of Eurosceptic Britain is interesting reading for undergraduates interested in the general field of Britain’s relationship with Europe. The fact that its narrative remains coherent in the face of five years of substantial change in British Euroscepticism is a testament to its rigour, writes Harry Evans.

This review originally appeared on the LSE Review of Books.

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    Book Review: The Origins and Rise of Dissident Irish Republicanism: The Role and Impact of Organizational Splits by John F. Morrison

Book Review: The Origins and Rise of Dissident Irish Republicanism: The Role and Impact of Organizational Splits by John F. Morrison

 This book is an interesting study of splits within the republican movement since the beginning of The Troubles. Its strongest points are its use of interviews and its description of the recent developments in breakaway groups, while its predictions about the future should be noted, writes Fergus O’ Farrell.

This review was originally published on the LSE Review of Books.

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    Book Review: Racism, Class and The Racialized Outsider by Satnam Virdee

Book Review: Racism, Class and The Racialized Outsider by Satnam Virdee

Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider aims to offer an original perspective on the significance of both racism and anti-racism in the making of the English working class. Sarah Burton finds that the key original contribution of this book lies in identifications of the complicity of some working class movements, people, and labour organisations in using the notion of the ‘racialized other’ […]

Book Review: Housing: Where’s the plan? by Kate Barker

Kate Barker emphasises the interconnectedness of the various elements of the housing system, and therefore the difficulty of finding policy interventions that (a) work and (b) don’t have unintended consequences, finds Kath Scanlon.

This review was originally published on the LSE Review of Books.

Housing: Where’s the plan?  Kate Barker. London Publishing Partnership. 2014.

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    Book Revew: Islamic Movements of Europe: Public Religion and Islamophobia in the Modern World, edited by Frank Peter and Rafael Ortega

Book Revew: Islamic Movements of Europe: Public Religion and Islamophobia in the Modern World, edited by Frank Peter and Rafael Ortega

This collection presents a comprehensive guide to Islamic movements in Europe, aiming to offer original, definitive perspectives on Muslims and Islam in Europe today. Louise Pears finds this essential reading for policy makers and academics alike who are concerned with Islamism, and indeed those who aim to tackle the Islamophobia that has produced conventional understandings of Islamism as threat.

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    Book Review: British Pirates and Society 1680-1730 by Margarette Lincoln

Book Review: British Pirates and Society 1680-1730 by Margarette Lincoln

British Pirates and Society 1680-1730 is a captivating and meticulously researched work of social history, which brings to life varied perspectives of the time, writes Marion Koob.

This review was originally published on the LSE Review of Books.

British Pirates and Society 1680-1730. Margarette Lincoln. Ashgate. 2014.

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