Book reviews


Books reviewed in this issue.

International Relations theory

Hegemony in international society.

The problem of harm in world politics: theoretical investigations.

The invention of International Relations theory: Realism, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the 1954 conference on theory.

International law, human rights and ethics

The last utopia: human rights in history.

International law, security and ethics: policy challenges in the post-9/11 world.

International organization and foreign policy

Humanitarianism contested: where angels fear to tread.

Humanitarian intervention: a history.

The future of power.

A contest for supremacy: China, America, and the struggle for mastery in Asia.

Conflict, security and defence

Military Orientalism: eastern war through western eyes.

Governance, civil society and cultural politics

Women under Islam: gender, justice and the politics of Islamic law.

Political economy, economics and development

Global poverty: how global governance is failing the poor.

Global governance, poverty and inequality.

Energy, resources and environment

China, oil and global politics.

China's energy relations with the developing world.

The Routledge handbook of energy security.

Food security.


Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth.

Who killed Hammarskjöld? The UN, the Cold War and white supremacy in Africa.

Documents on British policy overseas, series I, volume IX: The Nordic countries: from war to Cold War, 1944–1951.

All hell let loose: the world at war 1939–45.


The US–EU security relationship: the tensions between a European and a global agenda.

Cultures of border control: Schengen and the evolution of European frontiers.

Immigration and conflict in Europe.

Les diplomates: derrière la façade des ambassades de France.

Civic and uncivic values: Serbia in the post-Milosevic era.

Russia and Eurasia

Popular support for an undemocratic regime: the changing views of Russians.

Middle East and North Africa

The Arab revolution: ten lessons from the democratic uprising.

Iran, the Green Movement and the USA: the fox and the paradox.

The other side of the mirror: an American travels through Syria.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Season of rains: Africa in the world.

Inventing Africa: history, archaeology and ideas.

South Africa pushed to the limit: the political economy of change.

Oil and insurgency in the Niger Delta: managing the complex politics of petroviolence.

Consuming the Congo: war and conflict minerals in the world's deadliest place.

South Asia

Does the elephant dance? Contemporary Indian foreign policy.

Religion, caste and politics in India.

Secularizing Islamists? Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in urban Pakistan.

The wrong war: grit, strategy, and the way out of Afghanistan.

East Asia and Pacific

Where China meets India: Burma and the new crossroads of Asia.

China in 2020: a new type of superpower.

From Mao to market: China reconfigured.

Latin America and Caribbean

The rise of Evo Morales and the MAS.

From rebellion to reform in Bolivia: class struggle, indigenous liberation, and the politics of Evo Morales.

Evo Morales and the Movimiento al Socialismo in Bolivia: the first term in context, 2006–2010.

Latin America and global capitalism: a critical globalization perspective.

Latin American foreign policies: between ideology and pragmatism.