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2017/02/11 | Slobodan Tomic

BOOK REVIEW: Crisis in Sports Governance: Exploring Anti-Doping Policy and Other Battlegrounds (Part One)

In 'The Edge: The War Against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports,' the goal, however, is not to provide answers. The objective is to open a door to a fascinating topic so you can think about sport in new ways. Sports needs more thinking, more debate, and more out-in-the-open discussion.

2017/02/14 | Hunter Marston

Lifting the Shadows on a Secret War

BOOK REVIEW: Joshua Kurlantzick's 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA' (New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017), reviewed by Hunter Marston.

2017/02/22 | Stephen Lee Naish

Book Review: 1996 and The End of History by David Stubbs

In '1996 and The End of History,' journalist and author David Stubbs examines a year — 1996 — that marked the pinnacle of a decade, not just in politics but across music, entertainment and sport. Tying together the political and cultural landscapes of mid 90s Britain, this is a valuable addition to the current critical reassessment of a period that seemed to promise sunnier times ahead. But, asks Stephen Lee Naish, could it ever last?

2017/03/15 | Sin Yee Koh

Book Review: Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent by Brooke Harrington

In 'Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent,' Brooke Harrington offers an in-depth look into the work of wealth management professionals who ensure that the ‘one percent’ keep getting richer. Drawing on interviews and Harrington’s own experiences of a wealth management training program, Sin Yee Koh finds this a well-researched and clearly written ethnographic study that focuses attention on a key industry behind the continuation of global inequality.

2016/07/14 | Thomas Kellogg

China and the End of Reform

BOOK REVIEW: ‘China’s Future,’ By David Shambaugh

2016/11/27 | Melissa M. Smith

BOOK REVIEW: 'Campaign Finance and Political Polarization: When Purists Prevail'

Is there too much money behind U.S. political campaigns or is it more a question of where the money flows? In 'Campaign Finance and Political Polarization: When Purists Prevail' Raymond J. La Raja and Brian F. Schaffner present their argument in favor of giving more, rather than less, money to political parties in order to reduce the polarization that characterizes the U.S. political system. While she questions the extrapolation of state-level analysis to the federal level, Melissa M. Smith praises the cogent delivery of the book’s central claim, even if it remains to be seen if the authors’ points will make it into practice.

2016/12/21 | Hesham Shafick

Book Review: 'Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya and Tunisia After the Arab Spring'

While Hesham Shafick questions the limitations of the book’s overarching emphasis on western-centric conflict resolution literature, this is nonetheless a seminal reference text for students looking at the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

2020/07/07 | Nicholas Haggerty

Book Review: ‘Migrante’ Narrates the Exploitation of Taiwan’s Migrant Fishermen

Joe Henley has an anthropologist’s eye for interpersonal power dynamics, documenting the mistreatment of Taiwan’s migrant fishermen in his new novel, Migrante.