BOOKS RECEIVED: Nesecan Balkan, Erol Balkan and Ahmet Oncu, “The Neoliberal Landscape and the Rise of Islamist Capital in Turkey” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Islamist capital accumulation has split the Turkish bourgeoisie and polarized Turkish society into secular and religious social groupings, giving rise to conflicts between the state and political Islam. By providing a long-term historical perspective on… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Heinrich Hartmann and Corinna R. Unger, eds., “A World of Populations: Transnational Perspectives on Demography in the Twentieth Century” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Demographic study and the idea of a “population” was developed and modified over the course of the twentieth century, mirroring the political, social, and cultural situations and aspirations of different societies. This growing field adapted itself to specific policy concerns… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Cullinane and David Ryan, eds., “U.S. Foreign Policy and the Other” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
John Quincy Adams warned Americans not to search abroad for monsters to destroy, yet such figures have frequently habituated the discourses of U.S. foreign policy. This collection of essays focuses on counter-identities in American consciousness to explain how foreign policies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ron E. Hassner, “Religion on the Battlefield” (Cornell UP, 2016)
How does religion shape the modern battlefield? Ron E. Hassner proposes that religion acts as a force multiplier, both enabling and constraining military operations. This is true not only for religiously radicalized fighters but also for professional soldiers. In the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Keith Hart and John Sharp, eds., “People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisis: Perspectives from the Global South” (Berghahn Books, 2016),
The Cold War was fought between “state socialism” and “the free market.” That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies — from Southern Africa,… Read More
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