New Books Network

Federico Varese, “Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories” (Princeton UP, 2011)
Tonight we are talking with Federico Varese about his new book Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories (Princeton University Press, 2011). Whenever you read a book about transnational crime one of the themes will be about how globalisation has made it easier for organized crime groups... Read More
Hennie van Vuuren, “Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit” (Hurst, 2019)
In his new book, Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit (Hurst, 2019), Hennie van Vuuren examines the final decades of the apartheid regime in South Africa. He weaves together archival material, interviews and newly declassified documents to expose some of the darkest secrets of apartheid’s economic crimes and... Read More
Michael Desch, “Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security (Princeton UP, 2019)
To mobilize America’s intellectual resources to meet the security challenges of the post–9/11 world, US Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates observed that “we must again embrace eggheads and ideas.” But the gap between national security policymakers and international relations scholars has become a chasm. In Cult of the Irrelevant:... Read More
Rósa Magnúsdóttir, “Enemy Number One: The United States of American in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959” (Oxford UP, 2019)
In Enemy Number One: The United States of American in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959 (Oxford University Press, 2019), Dr. Rósa Magnúsdóttir of Aarhus University, explores depictions of America in post-war Soviet propaganda. While the 1945 “meeting on the Elbe” marked a high point in United States/Soviet friendship, official relations... Read More
Christian Goeschel, “Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance” (Yale UP, 2018)
In his new book, Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance (Yale University Press, 2018), Christian Goeschel, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Manchester, examines the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini and how their relationship developed and affected both countries. In this highly readable book,... Read More
Kathleen Burk, “The Lion and the Eagle: The Interaction of the British and American Empires, 1783-1972” (Bloomsbury, 2019)
Throughout modern history, British and American rivalry has gone hand in hand with common interests. Now renowned diplomatic historian Professor Kathleen Burk in her newest book, The Lion and the Eagle: The Interaction of the British and American Empires, 1783-1972 (Bloomsbury, 2019), examines the different kinds and forms of power... Read More
Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing
In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic. How can publishers and authors contribute to this process? This podcast addresses this issue. We interview Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, whose book, The Good Drone: How Social Movements... Read More