Book Review – New Approaches to Countering Terrorism: Designing and Evaluating Counter Radicalization and De-Radicalization Programs

August 15, 2016

Since the 1980s religious terrorism is on the top of many nations’ agenda. No doubt the phenomenon might be known to the world since humanity’s origins. Killing civilians for one’s political goals is not particularly typical of religious terrorism. Not only terrorist groups use, terroristic tactics States use them to achieve their goals too. Today Islamic terrorism dominates the political agenda. However, since the Arabic Spring, the political transformations and…

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Book Review – Radical Feminist: Feminist Activism in Movement

August 15, 2016

This book is a highly informative historical resource. Just as the title suggests, the book talks about the radical feminist movement in the UK from 1970’s to the present. Mackay presents the feminist movement in waves. The book is organized into two phases. The first phase presents he events that led to the first RTN (reclaim the night) protest in the U.K. In the second phase, Mackay talks about postmodern…

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Book Review – Soft Force, Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening

August 15, 2016

Ellen Anne McLarney’s Soft Force, Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening stands out as in depth study by a Western scholar, which places women and their contribution to Islamic revivalism centre stage. She thereby challenges conventional Western impressions of Muslim women in Islamic activism and gives voice to ideas well known in the Muslim world, but not often heard in other countries. Through her eloquent, sophisticated and careful analysis, McLarney offers…

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Book Review – Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education

August 15, 2016

This book takes its point of departure from what the authors call “a surprising fact: engineers are overrepresented among violent Islamist extremists.” (viii) It undertakes a systematic investigation of this fact and its possible significance, using a wide range of available statistical and other information and appropriate statistical methods. The first chapter undertakes to show that engineers are indeed overrepresented in violent Islamist groups in relation to their proportion in…

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Book Review – Economic Interdependence and War

August 15, 2016

The relationship between economic interdependence and war is one of the titles that IR scholars have long been interested. What Copeland in this book does is not just a review of this vast literature and theories, but also add a significant contribution into the existing literature both on theoretical and empirical fronts. Theoretically Copeland brings a theory of trade expectation to overcome the problems with liberal and realist views on…

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Book Review – Regimes of Social Cohesion: Societies and the Crisis of Globalization

August 8, 2016

The question of social cohesion is a classic concern. It is by no means a new theme among social scientists and policymakers who try to unravel the causes and consequences of social cohesion on the one hand, and antecedents as well as succedents of social erosion on the other hand. Andy Green’s and Jan German Janmaat’s Regimes of Social Cohesion is another good attempt to comprehend the complexities and ramifications…

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Book Review – The UK Challenge to Europeanization: The Persistence of British Euroscepticism

August 7, 2016

The UK was for the dominance of a free trade regime in Europe in the aftermath of World War II. Therefore, she approached the European Union integration hesitantly from the very beginning primarily because of her jealousy about sovereignty and she even tried to undermine the success of the project by forming her own alternative free trade model. Under the influence of external and internal factors, the UK changed her…

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Book Review: Why not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the ‘Ticking Bomb’ Justification for Torture

March 12, 2015

Yuval Ginbar Why not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the ‘Ticking Bomb’ Justification for Torture New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-19-954091-4, 414 pp., £ 75.00 (hb.) Journal of Global Analysis | Vol. 1 | No. 1 | 2010 After the atrocities of World War II the International community achieved the immense development in the protection of Fundamental Freedoms and Rights of Man which we today…

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