Comment & Opinion - Review Archive

26 May 2022
Sen, Amartya. Home in the World: A Memoir, Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN: 9781846144868. No contemporary famous economist has as broad interests and knowledge, nor as diverse life…
10 May 2022
Negotiating Survival: Civilian–Insurgent Relations in Afghanistan by Ashley Jackson. London: Hurst 2021. 328 pp., £30 hardcover 9781787384859 Ashley Jackson’s fascinating book, …
29 April 2022
Solferino 21: Warfare, Civilians and Humanitarians in the 21st Century by Hugo Slim. Hurst. January 20229781787386839 It feels a bit odd to be reviewing a book when you’ve just…
15 April 2022
Democracy’s Think Tank: The Institute for Policy Studies and Progressive Foreign Policy by Brian S. Mueller. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2021. 312 pp., £36…
22 March 2022
The United States vs China: The Quest for Global Economic Leadership by C. Fred Bergsten. Cambridge: Polity 2022. 384 pp., £25 hardcover 9781509547357 Although Fred Bergsten’s…
04 March 2022
Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia by Robtel Neajai Pailey. Cambridge University Press 2021. 250 pp., £75…
16 February 2022
Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War by Samuel Moyn. London: Verso 2022. 416 pp., £20 paperback 9781839766190, £20 e-book 9781839766213 Working to…
13 January 2022
States, Markets, and Foreign Aid by Simone Dietrich. Cambridge University Press. 2001. ISBN: 9781009007290 Back in the day, when I was doing advocacy on trade and globalization, I…
20 December 2021
Emerging Powers and the World Trading System: The Past and Future of International Economic Law by Gregory Shaffer. Cambridge University Press, 2021. 250 pp., £74.99 hardcover…
29 November 2021
Branko Milanovic explores the life of the enigmatic economist through a recent book on his friendship with David Hume. Dennis Rasmussen’s book The infidel and the professor is a…