Books reviewed in this issue.
The dark side of the Chinese economic miracle
Scattered Sand: The Story of China's Rural Migrants, by Hsiao-Hung Pai.
Neoliberalism yesterday and today (and tomorrow?)
Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear. From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism, by Marc Mulholland.
Masters of the Universe. Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics, by Daniel Stedman Jones.
The death of civility
Occupation Diaries, by Raja Shehadeh.
The not-so-new economy of the WWW
Misunderstanding the Internet, by James Curran, Natalie Fenton and Des Freedman.
The ever-changing Conservatives?
The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change, by Tim Bale.
Inequality is bad for growth
Plutocrats. The Rise of the New Global Super Rich, by Chrystia Freeland
Surviving the Gulag
The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin, by Stephen F. Cohen.
Promises, promises: hyping the new biology
Genes, Cells and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology, by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose.