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    Book Review: Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights by Rosa Freedman

Book Review: Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights by Rosa Freedman

The United Nations was established to safeguard world peace and security, development, and human rights, yet it is undeniable […]

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    Book Review: Legions of Peace: UN Peacekeepers from the Global South by Philip Cunliffe

Book Review: Legions of Peace: UN Peacekeepers from the Global South by Philip Cunliffe

The huge number of security forces stationed around the world as United Nations peace keepers is second only to […]

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    Book Review: Community Gardening as Social Action by Claire Nettle

Book Review: Community Gardening as Social Action by Claire Nettle

In this accessible read, Claire Nettle looks to provides a new understanding of community gardening by applying a contextual framework that […]

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    Book Review: Dynamics of Political Violence: A Process-Oriented Perspective on Radicalisation and the Escalation of Political Conflict, edited by Lorenzo Bosi et al.

Book Review: Dynamics of Political Violence: A Process-Oriented Perspective on Radicalisation and the Escalation of Political Conflict, edited by Lorenzo Bosi et al.

Dynamics of Political Violence examines how violence emerges and develops from episodes of contentious politics. Contributors consider a wide […]

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    Book Review: When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military, edited by Andrea Ellner et al.

Book Review: When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military, edited by Andrea Ellner et al.

When Soldiers Say No brings together arguments for and against selective conscientious objection, as well as case studies examining […]

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    Book Review: Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them by Richard S. Grossman

Book Review: Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them by Richard S. Grossman

In recent years, the world has been rocked by major economic crises, most notably the collapse of Lehman Brothers, […]

Book Review: Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod

Frequent reports of ‘honour’ killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message […]

Book Review: Monitoring Movements in Development Aid: Recursive Partnerships and Infrastructures by Casper Bruun Jensen and Brit Ross Winthereik

In Monitoring Movements in Development Aid, Casper Jensen and Brit Winthereik consider the processes, social practices, and infrastructures that are […]

Book Review: Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal: Political Change in Britain, Australia and New Zealand by Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller

 In Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal, Ian Marsh and Raymond Miller link the decreasing quality of democracy to the failings of political […]

Book Review: Global Food Futures: Feeding the World in 2050 by Brian Gardner

In Global Food Futures, Brian Gardner sets out to present a scholarly, balanced approach to the contentious area of food production and […]

Book Review: The End of Plagues: The Global Battle against Infectious Disease by John Rhodes

The End of Plagues is a fascinating book and well worth a read for anyone interested in the history of medicine, […]

Book Review: Linguistic Minorities in Democratic Context by Colin H. Williams

Linguistic Minorities in Democratic Context aims to blend a discussion of the role of language minorities in politics with a detailed […]

Book Review: Institutionalizing Unsustainability: The Paradox of Global Climate Governance by Hayley Stevenson

Climate change is a global phenomenon that requires a global response, and yet climate-change governance depends on the ability of […]

Book Review: Br(e)aking the News: Journalism, Politics and New Media edited by Janey Gordon, Paul Rowinski and Gavin Stewart

What is the breaking news in the world today? How did you find out this news? How do you know […]

Book Review: The Politics of Immigration by James Hampshire

Immigration is one of the most contested issues on the political agenda of liberal states across Europe and North […]

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