Book Review – Radical Feminist: Feminist Activism in Movement

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

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

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

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

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

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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The 12th issue of Journal of Global Analysis is out now…

The 12th issue of JGA (Journal of Global Analysis) is out now… You may download the articles through the link: http://journalofglobalanalysis.com/?page_id=17 VOLUME VI NO II – JULY 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles IMS-Growth Triangle, SADC and APEC: A Brief Analysis of Regional Integration and Transborder Relations from Critical Geopolitical Perspectives By Dr. Iqbal Shailo Debating State Capacity and Intrastate Wars in South Asia By Azhar Ali A Review of Public and…

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Complaint Calls as a Proxy for Perceived Quality: The Turkish Dishwasher Demand Estimation

Abstract The paper estimates dishwasher demand and supply in Turkey. The constructed Stackelberg type oligopolistic competition, with its strong testable implications is demonstrated to be consistent with a stable market composed of a leader firm and followers. The paper has an important contribution to demand estimation literature as well. The complaint calls rate for a product is offered and shown to be a valid proxy to help the problem of…

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