Book Review: An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper

What is a newspaper? What are the different roles that newspapers have played in the past and what role(s) should they play today? Recent changes in the media landscape have led to a renewed interest in these questions. But the English term newspaper has always been somewhat misleading. The French term journal is suggestive of a unit of time … Continue reading Book Review: An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper

“When Courts do Politics”

The book ploughs through the complex issues relating judicial struggles over sexual and gender-based discrimination, social justice and poverty and the adjudication of presidential elections in East Africa. Marxist literature makes a distinction between the “base” of a socio-political entity like a nation-state and its “superstructure”. To put it simply, the "base" comprises the economy … Continue reading “When Courts do Politics”

Book Review: Political Philosophy in Motion *.mkv

Codifying the title by analogy with site web media, with a code-breaking asterisk which suggests paratextual elements (footnote or annotation) or the extension of mkv files, Viorella Manolache has already moved inside a generic mix of multi-media associations, which, unlike the vertical linkage of hypertexts, generate a horizontally embedded sequence of images set in motion … Continue reading Book Review: Political Philosophy in Motion *.mkv

Pluralism, Pragmatism and American Democracy

I am not so sure that I would put great faith in a revitalization of the pragmatic tradition, as such. It is something that can be drawn on, certainly. But the people most closely identified with the current revival of pragmatism, with some important exceptions, seem to me more a part of the problem. In … Continue reading Pluralism, Pragmatism and American Democracy

Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions

This is the first book bringing together the stories of leading European civil servants examining how these leaders truly serve European people. The book is engaging and a welcome addition to the many publications on leadership. Throughout the recent decade, the EU has remained at the centre of public interest and media. However, insights on … Continue reading Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions

Book Announcement: The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920

The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920 by Giuseppe Motta. This volume focuses on the consequences that the First World War had on the Jews living in the notorious Pale of Settlement … Continue reading Book Announcement: The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920

Book Announcement: Societies Emerging from Conflict: The Aftermath of Atrocity

Societies Emerging from Conflict: The Aftermath of Atrocity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Societies Emerging from Conflict: The Aftermath of Atrocity, edited by Dennis B. Klein. Does the proliferation of post-atrocity remedies over the past 25-plus years—the human rights movement, reparations and other justice schemes, … Continue reading Book Announcement: Societies Emerging from Conflict: The Aftermath of Atrocity