Book reviews


  • See also Sridhar Venkatapuram, Health justice: an argument from the capabilities approach, pp. 643–45

  • See also Paul D. Williams, War and conflict in Africa, pp. 665–66; Sandy Gall, War against the Taliban: why it all went wrong in Afghanistan, pp. 668–69

  • See also John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: an American life, pp. 674–75

  • See also Jan Plamper, The Stalin cult: a study in the alchemy of power; David Brandenberger, Propaganda state in crisis: Soviet ideology, indoctrination, and terror under Stalin, 1927–1941, pp. 649–51; Anatoly Adamishin and Richard Schifter, Human rights, perestroika, and the end of the Cold War, pp. 651–52

  • See also Nnimmo Bassey, To cook a continent: destructive extraction and the climate crisis in Africa, pp. 648–49

  • See also Charles Ebinger, Energy and security in South Asia: cooperation or conflict?, pp. 646–48

  • See also Arvind Subramanian, Eclipse: living in the shadow of China's economic dominance, pp. 636–37; Masuma Farooki and Raphael Kaplinsky, The impact of China on global commodity prices: the global reshaping of the resource sector, pp. 637–39.

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Books reviewed in this issue

International Relations theory

Kant and the end of war: a critique of just war theory. By Howard Williams.

Major powers and the quest for status in international politics: global and regional perspectives. Edited by Thomas J. Volgy, Renato Corbetta, Keith A. Grant and Ryan G. Baird.

International organization, law and ethics*

Humanity's law. By Ruti G. Teitel.

Extraterritorial application of human rights treaties: law, principles, and policy. By Marko Milanovic.

Conflict, security and defence*

Barriers to peace in civil war. By David E. Cunningham.

The deaths of others: the fate of civilians in America's wars. By John Tirman.

Governance, civil society and cultural politics

Holy ignorance: when religion and culture part ways. By Olivier Roy.

Orientalists, Islamists and the global public sphere: a genealogy of the modern essentialist image of Islam. By Dietrich Jung.

Political economy, economics and development

Eclipse: living in the shadow of China's economic dominance. By Arvind Subramanian.

The impact of China on global commodity prices: the global reshaping of the resource sector. By Masuma Farooki and Raphael Kaplinsky.

Energy, resources and environment

The crisis in energy policy. By John M. Deutch.

Carbon coalitions: business, climate politics, and the rise of emissions trading. By Jonas Meckling.

Climate change and migration: security and borders in a warming world. By Gregory White.

Health justice: an argument from the capabilities approach. By Sridhar Venkatapuram.

The quest: energy, security, and the remaking of the modern world. By Daniel Yergin.

Energy and security in South Asia: cooperation or conflict? By Charles Ebinger.

Global energy security and American hegemony. By Doug Stokes and Sam Raphael.

To cook a continent: destructive extraction and the climate crisis in Africa. By Nnimmo Bassey.

International history*

The Stalin cult: a study in the alchemy of power. By Jan Plamper.

Propaganda state in crisis: Soviet ideology, indoctrination, and terror under Stalin, 1927–1941. By David Brandenberger.

Human rights, perestroika, and the end of the Cold War. By Anatoly Adamishin and Richard Schifter.

The Annual Register: world events 2010. Edited by D. S. Lewis and Wendy Slater.

Europe

Living with a reluctant hegemon: explaining European responses to US unilateralism. By Caroline Fehl.

Russia and Eurasia*

Russia's foreign security policy in the 21st century: Putin, Medvedev and beyond. By Marcel de Haas.

Gruzinskaya razvedka: tainaya voina protiv rossiy. By Oleg Glazunov.

Middle East and North Africa

Revolution 2.0: the power of the people is greater than the people in power: a memoir. By Wael Ghonim.

Liberation Square: inside the Egyptian revolution and the rebirth of a nation. By Ashraf Khalil.

Egypt in the era of Hosni Mubarak 1981–2011. By Galal Amin.

In the lion's den: an eyewitness account of Washington's battle with Syria. By Andrew Tabler.

Yemen divided: the story of a failed state in South Arabia. By Noel Brehony.

Yemen on the brink. Edited by Christopher Boucek and Marina Ottaway.

Sub-Saharan Africa*

Ethiopia: the last two frontiers. By John Markakis.

A civil society deferred: the tertiary grip of violence in the Sudan. By Abdullahi A. Gallab.

War and conflict in Africa. By Paul D. Williams.

South Asia*

Afghanistan and Pakistan: conflict, extremism, and resistance to modernity. By Riaz Mohammad Khan.

Explaining Pakistan's foreign policy: escaping India. By Aparna Pande.

War against the Taliban: why it all went wrong in Afghanistan. By Sandy Gall.

East Asia and Pacific*

Strong society, smart state: the rise of public opinion in China's Japan policy. By James Reilly.

Who's afraid of China? The challenge of Chinese soft power. By Michael Barr.

North America

Strategic vision: America and the crisis of global power. By Zbigniew Brzezinski.

George F. Kennan: an American life. By John Lewis Gaddis.

The North American idea: a vision of a continental future. By Robert A. Pastor.

Politics and strategy: partisan ambition and American statecraft. By Peter Trubowitz.

Latin America and Caribbean

Cuba since the revolution of 1959: a critical assessment. By Samuel Farber.

Red October: left-indigenous struggles in modern Bolivia. By Jeffery R. Webber.

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