Book reviews


Books reviewed in this issue

International Relations theory

The vulnerable in international society. By Ian Clark.

Liberty abroad: J. S. Mill on International Relations. By Georgios Varouxakis.

Wronged by empire: post-imperial ideology and foreign policy in India and China. By Manjari Chatterjee Miller.

Interpreting international politics. By Cecelia Lynch.

International organization, law and ethics

The Routledge companion to alternative organization. Edited by Martin Parker, George Cheney, Valérie Fournier and Chris Land.

Conflict, security and defence

The gamble of war: is it possible to justify preventive war? By Ariel Colonomos.

NATO in Afghanistan: fighting together, fighting alone. David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman.

Just war: authority, tradition, and practice. Edited by Anthony F. Lang Jr, Cian O'Driscoll and John Williams.

Counterinsurgency in crisis: Britain and the challenges of modern warfare. By David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell.

Arguments that count: physics, computing, and missile defense, 1949–2012. By Rebecca Slayton.

The discourse trap and the US military: from the war on terror to the surge. Jeffrey H. Michaels.

Political economy, economics and development

The dollar trap. By Eswar Prasad.

Austerity: the history of a dangerous idea. By Mark Blyth.

Development aid confronts politics: the almost revolution. By Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont.

Energy, environment and global health

The future is not what it used to be: climate change and energy security. By Jörg Friedrichs.

The politics and institutions of global energy governance. Thijs van de Graaf.

International history

The new Cambridge history of American foreign relations, vol. 4: challenges to American primacy, 1945 to the present. By Warren I. Cohen.

The Holocaust, fascism, and memory: essays in the history of ideas. By Dan Stone.


Britain in global politics, volume 1: from Gladstone to Churchill. Edited by Christopher Baxter, Michael L. Dockrill and Keith Hamilton.

Britain in global politics, volume 2: from Churchill to Blair. Edited by John W. Young, Effie G. H. Pedaliu and Michael D. Kandiah.

Transitional justice in post-communist Romania: the politics of memory. By Lavinia Stan.

Europe's deadlock: how the euro crisis could be solved—and why it won't happen. By David Marsh.

The struggle for EU legitimacy. Public contestation, 1950–2005. Claudia Schrag Sternberg.

Russia and Eurasia

Russia 2025. Scenarios for the Russian future. Edited by Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov.

Middle East and North Africa

Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the limits of liberal intervention. Christopher Chivvis.

The Syria dilemma. Edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel.

Party politics and the prospects for democracy in North Africa. By Lise Storm.

Sub-Saharan Africa

A poisonous thorn in our hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's bitter and incomplete divorce. By James Copnall.

Liberation movements in power: party and state in southern Africa. By Roger Southall.

South Asia

Magnificent delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an epic history of misunderstanding. By Hussain Haqqani.

No exit from Pakistan: America's tortured relationship with Islamabad. By Daniel Markey.

The warrior state: Pakistan in the contemporary world. By T. V. Paul.

East Asia and Pacific

Contestation and adaptation: the politics of national identity in China. By Enze Han.

North Korea in transition: politics, economy, and society. Edited by Kyung-ae Park and Scott Snyder.

North America

The Kennan diaries. Edited by Frank Costigliola.

The empire trap: the rise and fall of U.S. intervention to protect American property overseas, 1893–2013. By Noel Maurer.

What changed when everything changed: 9/11 and the making of national identity. By Joseph Margulies.

Latin America and Caribbean

Democratic Chile: the politics and policies of a historic coalition, 1990–2010. Edited by Kirsten Sehnbruch and Peter M. Siavelis.

Política externa e democracia no Brasil: ensaio de interpretação histórica. By Dawisson Belém Lopes.

In search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States and the nature of a region. By Seth Garfield.