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    Book Review: America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump by Sharifullah Dorani

Book Review: America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump by Sharifullah Dorani

In America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump, Sharifullah Dorani focuses on the US […]

Book Review: Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

In Janesville: An American Story, Amy Goldstein uses ethnographic interviews to provide first-hand accounts of the impact of the closure of […]

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    Book Review: How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart

Book Review: How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart

Originally published in 1971 in Chile to intense opposition from the right-wing media, in How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist […]

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    Book Review: The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O’Mara

Book Review: The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O’Mara

In The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, Margaret O’Mara provides a new account of the region’s evolution that […]

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    Book Review: Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide by Jonathan A. Rodden

Book Review: Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide by Jonathan A. Rodden

Parties of the centre-left in the US, the UK and a number of other countries win legislative power less […]

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    Book Review: Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers and the Transcontinental Railroad by Manu Karuka

Book Review: Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers and the Transcontinental Railroad by Manu Karuka

In Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers and the Transcontinental Railroad, Manu Karuka challenges longstanding myths surrounding the history of the […]

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    Book Review: Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution – And Why America Might Miss It by Susan Crawford

Book Review: Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution – And Why America Might Miss It by Susan Crawford

In Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution – And Why America Might Miss It, Susan Crawford explores how the political machinations of […]

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    Book Review: Scientists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files edited by JPat Brown et al

Book Review: Scientists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files edited by JPat Brown et al

In Scientists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files, editors JPat Brown et al bring together obtained FBI files to offer an […]

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    Book Review: The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of US Primacy by Stephen M. Walt

Book Review: The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of US Primacy by Stephen M. Walt

In The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of US Primacy, Stephen M. Walt offers a […]

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    Book Review: Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit and Authoritarian Populism by Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart

Book Review: Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit and Authoritarian Populism by Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart

In Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit and Authoritarian Populism, Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart draw on statistical data and a wide literature […]

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    Book Review: Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance by Amber Jamilla Musser

Book Review: Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance by Amber Jamilla Musser

In Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance, Amber Jamilla Musser confronts the tensions that arise in producing knowledge […]

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    Book Review: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack

Book Review: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack

In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack seeks to better comprehend the […]

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    Book Review: Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction by Jim Reynolds

Book Review: Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction by Jim Reynolds

In Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction, Jim Reynolds offers an excellent new encapsulation of Canadian Aboriginal law, discussing […]

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    Book Review: Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice by Bikem Ekberzade

Book Review: Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice by Bikem Ekberzade

In Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Struggle for Justice, Bikem Ekberzade draws on the voices of Native American protesters […]

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    Book Review: Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire by Renisa Mawani

Book Review: Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire by Renisa Mawani

In Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire, Renisa Mawani tells the story of […]

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