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Global Politics

Politics & International Affairs magazine

Section: Reviews

Aleš Karmazin

Amitav Acharya: Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics. Whose IR?

Amitav Acharya je jednou z hlavních postav, které se ve své kariéře snažily ukázat limity západocentrického vnímání mezinárodních vztahů (jako akademické disciplíny i jako zkoumaného pole) a přinést do nich nezápadní pohledy. Podobně jako jeho pomyslný předchůdce Mohammed Ayoob se i Acharya zabývá vztahem konstituce státu v postkoloniálních podmínkách, institucí (normami, praktikami) suverenity a bezpečnostními otázkami, k čemuž však přidává […] read more

22nd January 2015, section Reviews

Jakub Drmola

Gabriella Coleman: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Gabriella Coleman is already a well-known and respected scholar in the field of cyberculture and hacking. She has published numerous articles on the subject and her book on Anonymous was eagerly expected for quite some time. Finally, it came out in November 2014 and portrays Anonymous since their inception in the Internet’s un­derbelly all the way to […] read more

22nd November 2014, section Reviews

Jakub Drmola

P.W. Singer, Allan Friedman: Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

The ever-growing interest in cybersecurity has spawned a large number of books and articles dealing with the deluge of issues stemming from the rising importance of cyberspace. Many of them, including some already reviewed on this website, focus on particular aspects of cybersecurity – it might be cybercrime, social engineering, law of cyberwar, cyberterrorism and many […] read more

28th May 2014, section Reviews

Roman Pačka

Michael N. Schmitt: Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare

In this age, cyberspace is perceived by many authors as a battlefield you cannot see, a hidden space where a cyber-war takes place. So it is obvious that this so-called fifth dimension of warfare gains importance and starts to resemble conventional warfare. However, conventional war has its legal regulations which cyber-war does not. Due to […] read more

25th January 2014, section Reviews

Markéta Bartoníčková

Oldřich Krpec a Vladan Hodulák: Evropa ve světové ekonomice – historická perspektiva

Druhá kniha dvojice autorů Oldřich Krpec a Vladan Hodulák Evropa ve světové ekonomice s podtitulem Historická perspektiva se, jak již z názvu vyplývá, věnuje historickému vývoji světové ekonomiky od raného středověku až po současnost. Autoři se zaměřují převážně na samotnou Evropu, ale pro pochopení jednotlivých událostí a proměn je zasazují do širokého kontextu vývoje nejprve islámského světa, […] read more

9th October 2013, section Reviews

Lukas Buric

Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant

Bývalý barmský diktátor Than Šwei dlouhou dobu unikal pozornosti autorů, přestože se množstvím spáchaných zločinů vyrovná takovým, jako je Miloševič, Pinochet či Omar al-Bashir. Roku 2010 se konečně dočkal vlastní v tomto článku recenzované biografie s názvem Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant. Jeho život v knize zachycují autoři Benedict Rogers a Jeremy Woodrum s cílem poskytnout podrobné informace o jednom z nejkrutějších tyranů […] read more

7th April 2013, section Reviews

Peter Stevkov

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

The United States has always been a nation, in which religion has played an important role. The relationship between religion and internal American politics has long been a subject of interest for many scholars, but how did the religion influence US foreign policy? What role did it play in the decisions of US presidents whether […] read more

26th February 2013, section Reviews

Richard Turcsányi

David Shambaugh: Charting China’s Future: Domestic and International Challenges

There is a fundamental question whenever the topic of China is raised in a conversation – ‘What it will look like in the future’? While some scholars choose to present a sensational picture of a “well based scenario”, others play the ‘ostrich tactic’ and ignore the question completely, quite likely for its complexity and fear of […] read more

13th January 2013, section Reviews

Roman Pačka

Peter Watt and Roberto Zepeda: Drug War Mexico: Politics, Neoliberalism, and Violence in the New Narcoeconomy

The drug war among the Mexican state and drug cartels is still escalating. Some observers and analysts have even expressed doubts about the state stability and the Mexican government's a­bility to solve this crucial issue. According to some analysts the main cause of this inability lies in the lack of understanding of the roots of the […] read more

2nd January 2013, section Reviews