Reviews

Our titles are consistently reviewed favourably in international scholarly journals, CHOICE, the Times Literary Supplement and in the mainstream media.

‘Undoubtedly, the book has extended the frontiers of development economics and development assisting institutions should take note… It is a must for those interested in development policy-making processes and graduate students of development economics.’
—Review of Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank in Development and Change

‘This book is a joy: a fantastically useful teaching aid…a very necessary historical conscience in an age of amnesia.’
—Review of Kicking Away the Ladder in The Business Economist

 

'Best economics read of 2012: Economists and the Powerful by Norbert Häring and Niall Douglas [...] it is an important book for understanding the times in which we live.'
—Review of Economists and the Powerful in Real-World Economics Review  

 

'This first-rate book offers a thorough historical review of the euro and an insightful analysis of its current predicament. I highly recommend it.’

—Review of Europe's Unfinished Currency in The Finance Professionals' Post 

 

‘Bruce F. Kawin has added a new and refreshing twist to a topic that has been dissected more times than a corpse in Dr. Frankenstein's lab... The result is one of the most unique treatises on horror films this reviewer had read in a long time...’

—Review of Horror and the Horror Film in Rogue Cinema

‘A book brimming with insights and many acute perceptions... Bharat Tandon outlines a refreshing redirection for Austen studies.’
—Review of Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation in the Times Literary Supplement

‘Entertaining… the newspapers were offering a glimpse into another kind of world, an assertion that people living not very far away from the reader had a very different, and probably more exciting, lifestyle.’
—Review of Victorian Sensation in the Guardian

 

‘Kirk’s careful and well-written account will profit scholars of South Asia, the political economy of federalism, and international financial institutions. Policy-makers should also find much to ponder.’

—Review of India and the World Bank in Contemporary South Asia

 

'What makes ‘Imagined Mobilities’ a fine example of ethnographic writing is the modest and reflexive way in which it shows how [student-migrant] paths urge us to think beyond current ways of conceiving migration and transnationalism.’

—Review of Imagined Mobility in Asian Studies Review

 

'By revealing the pure gold found in live theater, Goldsby proves that time does not diminish the laughter of true comedy. Summing Up: Essential.' 
—Review of Molière on Stage in Choice


‘This darkly original text deserves to be on every reading list on Indian history.’
—Review of A History of Modern India, 1480-1950 in History: The Journal of the Historical Association

‘An outstanding critique of New Labour's economic and social policies.’
—Review of There is a Better Way in the Observer

‘An outstanding, engaging contribution to our knowledge of Chechnya and the Chechen conflict.’
—Review of Chechnya in The Slavonic and East European Review

‘As if by magic, Lee Jackson rides to the rescue with his cornucopia of Victorian delight.’
—Review of A Dictionary of Victorian London in The Spectator

 

‘[Katie Halsey] presents an excellent, useful book about ways to define the “reading” and “readers” of Jane Austen [and] makes Austen novels part of the last two hundred years of material culture, a fascinating project. Summing Up: Highly recommended.’
—Review of Jane Austen and Her Readers in Choice    

‘I find myself agreeing with virtually every point that Nolan takes on in this outstanding volume... This is a book that should be read by all.’
—Review of Integrating China in China Quarterly

‘A remarkable book. Readable yet scholarly, balanced yet challenging, expansive yet detailed, the book is a sort of model for the way “big” history should be written. If you seek insight into the meaning of the twentieth century for the twenty-first, you should read this book.’
—Review of An Age of Progress? in New Books in History

‘A beautifully produced volume which explores diverse aspects of air pollution in the early 21st century in an engaging and visually arresting way.’
—Review of World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution in Institution of Environmental Sciences

‘The book reopens the wounds to examine them afresh and the editor’s introduction places the stories in perspective.’
—Review of Bengal Partition Stories in The Telegraph Calcutta

‘In these bittersweet pages you will find the fall of the regimes, and the last twenty years of Eastern Europe.’
—Review of The Last Window-Giraffe in Rolling Stone Magazine

‘Essential: Ranganathan has done everyone interested in Indian history, and in Mumbai in particular, a great service by translating and editing Govind Narayan’s 1863 masterpiece… An explanatory foreword from noted historian GyanPrakash rounds out the translation of this indispensable 19th century text.’
—Review of Govind Narayan’s Mumbai in Choice

‘Utterly engaging…a wide-ranging and exemplary collection.’
—Review of Action! in The New Yorker

‘What needs to done is summed up Japan’s Open Future. Authors John Haffner, Tomas Casas iKlett and Jean-Pierre Lehmann make a spirited case for a more flexible and globally engaged Japan. They also focus on the real problem: an absence of creative thinking in Tokyo.’
—Review of Japan’s Open Future in Bloomberg

 

‘Duc Dau has written an exciting and provocative book, […] a worthy and timely addition to the world of Hopkins scholarship, bringing a fresh, innovative, and at times deliberately challenging approach to the too-often-overlooked area of love in the writing of Hopkins.’

—Review of Touching God in Hopkins Quarterly

 

‘The clarity of Dukes’s contentions, coupled with his crystalline writing style, allows readers to grasp the multifaceted points with thought-provoking ease. Indispensable for students of historiography and historical methodology. Highly recommended.’

—Review of Minutes to Midnight in Choice

 

‘This is an impressive book based on broad research and a sense for details. [...] Rees is able to give us a unique and compelling portrait of Kaganovich as a person, no mean feat when discussing Soviet politicians who did everything they could to hide their personal lives.’

—Review of Iron Lazar in Revolutionary Russia

‘Not a line is wasted in this book. It is packed with details and sweeping explanations of historical periods and current circumstances. The book is a treasure trove for all those dealing with China… [it] should be on the shelves of all those who engage with China professionally, and of all who take a private interest in the country.’
—Review of Friends and Enemies in International Affairs

 

‘This volume offers a mosaic of case studies that challenge classical visions of religion and call for new methodology and concepts that will allow a better grasp of the role of religion(s) in contemporary societies and its interactions with the state.’

—Review of Religion and the State in Politics, Religion & Ideology

‘This volume is an invaluable collection of excellent scholarship… The research usefully problematizes the inextricability of state celebration from private joy, labor from happiness, staged gaiety from unexpected contentment.’
—Review of Petrified Utopia in Slavic Review

‘The range and depth of Bryan Turner’s writing is of international renown and in Can We Live Forever? he attempts to provide both a sociological analysis of life extension and an unpacking of the moral and ethical implications of the technological advances that promise ‘immortality’… It makes fascinating reading.’
—Review of Can We Live Forever? in Sociology of Health & Illness

‘…[R]efreshing and persuasive…pos[ing] important questions for mainstream economics and co-operation theory…a call to arms for the use of multiple, radical means to mitigate climate change.’
—Review of The Economics of the Yasuní Initiative in the International Journal of Environmental Studies

‘In this book, global India has moved on from postcolonial India and through economic liberalization, and new forms of cultural nationalism stand poised to leave its borders. Recommended.’
—Review of Bollywood and Globalization in Choice

‘Provides great insight into the complex South Asian mediascape. It represents a critical, reflecting approach illustrating the recent trend of transnational and cross-disciplinary discussion.’
—Review of South Asian Media Cultures in Internationales Asien Forum

‘This edited volume serves as an ideal introduction to those interested in understanding where Bulgaria is coming from, where it stands today, and where it may be heading.’
—Review of Bulgaria and Europe in European History Quarterly

‘This eye-opening and pioneering book on obesity in China is based on comprehensive research and statistical data. More important, the authors examine the health problem against global economic, sociocultural, and political backgrounds and in much broader contexts… Highly recommended.’
—Review of Fat China in Choice

‘Timely and of interest.’
—Review of Blood on the Stone in International Affairs

‘The author provides frequent summaries and analyses throughout the text. One can read the work straight through, but readers can also go to specific sections and find them clearly laid out and summarized. In this regard, it would well serve any academic community. Recommended.’
—Review of Gladstone and the Logic of Victorian Politics in Choice

‘This succinct volume of articles straddles the interdisciplinary divide between history, political science, linguistics and literary studies…  It opens a new vista for future research that will take into account the entire milieu of the interwar Soviet theoreticians and implementers of linguistic and social engineering.’
—Review of Politics and the Theory of Language in the USSR 1917-1938 in European History Quarterly