Comment & Opinion - Review Archive

23 May 2018
How to Rig an Election, by Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas. Yale University Press. A lot of the power of a successful book is in its ‘big idea’ – the overall frame that endures long…
22 May 2018
A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century by Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel. Democracy Without Borders, 2018. 422 pp., £18 paperback 978-3942282130, £10.43…
15 May 2018
Critical Elitism: Deliberation, Democracy, and the Problem of Expertise by Alfred Moore. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017. 213 pp, £75 hardcover 9781107194526 Perhaps…
10 May 2018
Neoliberal Turkey and its Discontents, Economic Policy and the Environment under Erdogan. Edited by Fikret Adaman, Bengi Akbulut and Murat Arsel. IB Taurus, London 2017. This is a…
09 May 2018
Frontline Turkey: The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East by Ezgi Basaran. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017. 224 pp, £17.99 hardcover 9781784538415 The title of most intractable…
02 May 2018
Why We Lie about Aid: Development and the Messy Politics of Change by Pablo Yanguas. Zed Books: London. 2018. Every so often you read something that brilliantly articulates an…
10 April 2018
The Crisis of Citizenship in the Arab World edited by Roel Meijer and Nils Butenschøn. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 544 pp., €149 hardcover 9789004340565, €138 e-book 9789004340985 Given…
27 March 2018
Europe and Iran: The Nuclear Deal and Beyond by Cornelius Adebahr. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017. 186 pp, £105 hardcover 9781138201040 Reviewed by Anoush Ehteshami   The…
06 March 2018
Global Cities and Global Order by Simon Curtis. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016. 240 pp, £55 hardcover 9780198744016 During the last decade, there has been an extraordinary…
08 February 2018
The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy edited by Thijs Van de Graaf, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Arunabha Ghosh, Florian Kern and Michael T. Klare.…