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  • Book Review: European Union Security Dynamics: In the New National Interest

     By Janne Haaland Matlary (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2009, ISBN 9780230521889, 248 pp., £55.00 hb.) By K. Kaan Renda | 11 October 2010   The notion of security has changed significantly in the post-Cold war era. Security is not anymore understood in the traditional sense as state-centric and military-oriented. In fact, the concept of security now encompasses different sectors such

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  • Book Review: The EU, NATO and the Integration of Europe: Rules and Rhetoric

    By Frank Schimmelfennig Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, 323 pp. $45 By Omer F. Orsun | 17 July 2010 In his scholarly and widely-cited book (229 times as of today) The EU, NATO and the Integration of Europe: Rules and Rhetoric, Schimmelfennig analyzes the reasons behind the Eastern Enlargement of both the EU and the NATO from the

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  • Book Review: Why not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the ‘Ticking Bomb’Justification for Torture

    By Yuval Ginbar New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-19-954091-4, 414 pp., £ 75.00(hb.)   By Dr. Murat Tumay | 15 April 2010 After the atrocities of World War II the International community achieved the immensedevelopment in the protection of Fundamental Freedoms and Rights of Man which wetoday call Human Rights Law. The prohibition of torture

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  • Book Review: Trade Policy, New Century: The WTO, FTAs and Asia Rising

    By Razeen Sally London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2008, ISBN 9780255365444, 229 pp., £ 12.50(pbk.)   By Salih Altundere | 15 April 2010 Based on a classical-liberal approach, in his recent book Razeen Sally provides anaccount of current challenges to free trade and offers solutions that he thinks bestfit to the 21st century developments. He starts with

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  • Book Review: European Security Culture: Language, Theory and Policy

    By Monica Gariup Farnham: Ashgate, 2009, ISBN 9780754675556, 350 pp., £ 60.00 (hb.)   By Kadri Kaan Renda | 15 April 2010 Monica Gariup’s European Security Culture: Language, Theory and Policy is one of thefew in-depth and systematic studies on European security culture. This book focuseson the emergence of a European security culture since the foundation of

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  • Book Review: Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: An Unusual Candidacy

    Constantine Arvanitopoulos (Ed.) Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-540-88196-4, 215 pp., £72.00(hb.)   By Aksel Ersoy | 15 April 2010 Turkey’s accession to the European Union (EU) has probably been the mostextraordinary case in the EU history. The reason why it is such an extraordinarycase is because Turkey’s European integration is related not just to the basis

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  • Book Review: Security: A New Framework for Analysis

    By Barry Buzan, Ole Weaver, and Jaap de Wilde (Lynne Rienner: Boulder, 1998, 239 pages, £ 13.00) By Esengul Ayaz | 14 April 2010 There are two opposing schools of thought in security studies which conceptualize security differently: wideners and traditionalists. While traditionalists define security by equating it with military issues and the use of force, wideners

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  • Kitap Analiz: Maddi Uygarlık (Gündelik Hayatın Yapıları, Mübadele Oyunları, Dünyanın Zamanı-3 Cilt)

    Fernand Braudel Çevirmen: Mehmet Ali Kılıçbay İmge, Ocak 2004 Ümit Çalık* BRAUDEL: Finans tarihi açısından incelediğim Maddi Uygarlık isimli üç ciltlik eserin yazarı Fernand Braudel 1902-1985 yılları arasında yaşamış bir Fransız tarihçidir. Yazarın tarih alanında verdiği en önemli eserlerden ilki; 1949 yılında yayımlanan İkinci Filip döneminde Akdeniz ve Akdeniz Dünyası isimli eseridir. Braudel’ in biyografisini anlatan

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