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Book Review | Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World

Avi Max Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World (Princeton University Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-601-15984-3. 264 pp, £22.95, hardback) Published in Journal of Global Analysis –
By : Sadek Hamid | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | The New Deal: A Global History

Kiran Klaus Patel The New Deal: A Global History (America in the World.) Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2016. pp. xii, 435. $35.00.) Published in Journal of Global Analysis – Vol. 7
By : Sabine Dreher | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | Religious Difference in a Secular Age

Saba Mahmood Religious Difference in a Secular Age (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-691-15327-8, 237 pp., $14.72) Published in Journal of Global Analysis – Vol. 7 No. 2 Download
By : Mahmoud Pargoo | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | Rethinking the Third World: International Development and World Politics

Mark T. Berger and Heloise Weber Rethinking the Third World: International Development and World Politics (London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4039-9589-6, 200 pp., $48.00) Published in Journal of Global Analysis –
By : Seyed Saeed Mousavi | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower

Michael Pillsbury The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015, ISBN: 978-1250081346, 352 pp., $11.55) Published in Journal of Global Analysis
By : Tony Tai-Ting Liu | Aug 23, 2017
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Nigeria’s Leadership Role Quests: The Race of the Crippled

Abstract There is no doubt that Nigerians conceive their country as the giant state in Africa, principally for the country’s human and material endowments. In the realm of foreign policy, it is
By : Ebere R. Adigbuo | Aug 23, 2017
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Turkey-KRG Energy Relations: Internal and External Dynamics

Abstract This paper aims at exploring internal and external dynamics of Turkey-KRG energy relations. It argues that Turkey’s fight against the PKK, its increasing energy need, the target of Turkish energy decision-makers
By : Remziye Yılmaz | Aug 23, 2017
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Attractions and Limitations of Nigeria’s Soft Power

Abstract Academic scholarship on Nigeria’s regional credentials and influence has focused on its hard power (economic and military capability). Despite the increasing relevance given to soft power in the 21st century, this
By : Oluwaseun Tella | Aug 23, 2017
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The End of War: Truth or Fiction?

Antony Ou in response to Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon’s article ‘The End of War?’ in Political Reflection, 2 (4): 30-33. In Volume 2 Issue 4 of Political Reflection, Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon wrote a
By : Antony Ou | Aug 15, 2017
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Japan and the Issue of Nuclear Energy

Japan can expect a shortage of 8,500 MW this summer (2012). Japan’s electricity consumption was estimated in 2011 as being 859.7 billion kWh. As a resource poor country, however, Japan needs to
By : Michael Vaughan | Aug 15, 2017
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Progress, Democracy And Pollution: China’s Ecological Armageddon

In the broadest sense, the Idea of Progress is a belief that technological, scientific, socio-political advancement will eventually improve the quality of life, happiness, and well-being of one’s society. In the West,
By : Antony Ou | Aug 15, 2017
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Revisiting the Politics of the Earth

This year marks the fifteenth year since the first publication of John Dryzek’s Politics of the Earth (Oxford University Press, 1997; third edition forthcoming). Much has changed since then but much has
By : Nicole Curato | Aug 15, 2017
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Protecting Urban Environments: Role of Local Bodies in India

The need for protecting natural environments was realized by human beings in the earliest phases of human history as is evident from certain ancient texts. In India, for example, the voice for
By : Prabhat Kumar Datta | Aug 15, 2017
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Environmentalism for Democracy: Catalyst or Inhibitor?

Does environmentalism strengthen or weaken democracy? This question is worth pondering for two reasons. First, in contemporary democracies, the environment has always been a salient issue on the political agenda. Second, in
By : James Wong | Aug 15, 2017
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The Politics of Environmental Protection Sustainable Development Implementation Gaps in China

By implementing the “Open Door Policy” since 1978, China has achieved tremendous economic growth and development. China has seen the largest human migration in history, leading to a rise in urban population
By : Sunny Lam | Aug 14, 2017
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Environmentalism and the Enhancement of the Public Sphere

The argument that politics, or democracy more specifically, has been bolstered by the rise of environmental concerns from the 1960s onwards, is not novel herein. Although most commentators place the rise of
By : Jean-Paul Gagnon | Aug 14, 2017
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Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice Requires Democratic Food Systems

There is a strong sense of déjà vu in the late Northern summer of 2012. The worst droughts in living memory have devastated corn and soybean crops in the United States and
By : Nicholas Rose | Aug 14, 2017
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Environment and Democracy

Freedom to choose is the basis for current democratic systems and here exists two uncertainties: 1) whose freedom? And 2) whose choice? If it were my freedom and my choice, I would
By : Brad Purcell | Aug 14, 2017
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Ecological Modernisation And The Challenge To Democracy

To environmentalists, the contemporary liberal democratic state still looks like an ecological failure. Green issues are rarely prioritised within national or global politics, as self interest still dominates – meaning environmental aims
By : Admin2 | Aug 14, 2017
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Deliberative Democracy And Environmental Rationality

Introduction The hegemony in environmental theory, has for sometime been, that environmental sustainability is most likely to be achieved through democracy. More recently, with the rise to prominence of deliberative democracy, within
By : Admin2 | Aug 14, 2017
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