Book Reviews

Understanding Ethnic Segregation in Contemporary Britain

"In this in-depth study of segregation, ethnicity and the northern English city Jamie Halsall examines the debate over whether we are sleepwalking into a more segregated future, or whether the reality of change on the ground is not so easily turned into sound bites. Not afraid of making strong claims this study is both interesting to read and a timely contribution." - Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, The University of Oxford

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An In Depth Look at Hungary

"This book continues the traditions of this series and approaches some socio-economic and historical aspects Hungary’s development. The book consists of four chapters, which were written altogether by twelve contributors." READ MORE... - Dániel Szilágyi, Regional Analyst, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary

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Africa: The State of the Continent Fifty Years after the Liberation

“This is a very interesting and welcome addition to the literature on the discipline. The author/editor and contributors have done a wonderful and marvelous job of updating what readers need to know about the ‘State’ of the Continent since the year of independence. I recommend this addition to the literature to students of African Politics and Africa’s International Relations, and for general audience on African Politics.” - Professor Adeoye A. Akinsanya, Professor of Political Science, at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria (author of "Multinational in A Changing Environment: A Study of Business-Government Relations in the Third World.")

“Whether you are a policy maker, diplomat, teacher, student or just a curious learner, there is something for everybody in this book. It is eloquently written, well documented; certainly a welcome addition for Africanists, a perfect fit for the beginner and a must-read for anyone who is seeking to self-educate on Africa.” - Professor Olusoji Akomolafe, Department of Political Science Norfolk State University

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A Contribution to the Critique of Contemporary Capitalism: Theoretical and International Perspectives

"Raju Das' book is a joyful scream of defiance, but it is also a call to study. His searchlight is a Marxism that is critical of everything, including itself. Whether the focus is on the theory of the state, unfree labor, social class in rural India, pharmaceutical fraud in the USA, the nature of protest politics, or Marxist class theory itself, Das will make you want to join in his boundless sense of struggle and possibility. You will almost feel invited to think critically, even about his specific interventions, because only thus will you and he be truly part of the international movement to build the world-beyond-capitalism that we all so desperately need. Don't just read this book; put it to good use!" - David Laibman, Editor, Science & Society, Professor (Emeritus), Economics, City University of New York

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Activism, Campaigning and Political Discourse on Twitter

“This timely, truly international volume looks beyond the potential for social action afforded by Twitter for political activism, to critically interrogate how – and how effectively – its affordances are actually being exploited across a range of frontline contexts, from ‘digital Trump’ to LGBT activism in India and political trolling in Turkey. Essential reading for anyone interested in the role of discourse in contemporary political activism.” - Dr. Caroline Tagg, The Open University, Milton Keynes.

“A truly global collection of essays on Twitter activism in many parts of the world, featuring scholars from USA, Austria, China, Ireland, France, Nigeria, Turkey, South Africa, and more! Highly recommended for students and researchers interested in digital activism and global communication.” - Professor Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania.

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Russia’s Policy in the Caspian Region

“Considering the specifics of the geographical and geopolitical location of the Caspian region, the features of the Russia policy there are revealed. There is a rich concentration of mineral and natural resources in the Caspian region, and new transport routes are actively operating. New routes can be realized there as well. All these factors are fully reflected in this book." - Dr. Igor S. Zonn, Professor at The Moscow Sergei Witte University, Moscow

“The book reflects the policy of Russia in the Caspian in the scientific field. The author convincingly showed that Russia’s efforts in that area have played a significant role in developing common approaches to environmental safety, and protection of the biodiversity of the Caspian Sea." - Dr Andrey G. Kostianoy, Professor at the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

“The monograph is not the author’s first work devoted to Russian politics in the Caspian. In his book, the author explores the issues of the energy policy of Russia in the Caspian region, the features of its cooperation with the Caspian countries. The greatest interest presents the last part of the book, which reveals the current stage of the Caspian policy of Russia. Particularly, it demonstrates how Russia has managed to retain its influence as the most important transit country for Caspian oil and gas. Thanks to Russia’s efforts, a compromise approach in adopting the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea in August 2018 was developed." - Dr Mark A. Neimark, Professor at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow

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Energy Policies of Turkey During the Erdogan Era: Facts and Lies

This book was reviewed by the online platform Politurco.

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