Current Books Available for Review


Insight Turkey, a quarterly journal published since 1999, covers a broad range of topics related to Turkish domestic and foreign policy issues, the Middle Eastern and Central Asian affairs. Insight Turkey is read by academics, policy makers, diplomatic corps, journalists and investors. The journal invites those interested in submitting their review for the books in broadly IR and global political issues, with a special focus on Late Ottoman Studies, Modern Turkey (politics, society, religion, economy and international relations), Europe, the Middle Eastern Affairs, Central Asia, the Balkans, Islamic studies etc.

Insight Turkey seeks book reviews that have a description, critical analysis, and an evaluation on the quality, meaning, and significance of a book, not a retelling. It should focus on the book's purpose, content, and authority. A critical book review is not a book report or a summary, rather a reaction paper in which strengths and weaknesses of the material are analyzed. It should include a statement of what the author has tried to do, evaluate how well (in the opinion of the reviewer) the author has succeeded, and presents evidence to support this evaluation. The recommended content is as follows: (i) One-third of the review should summarize the books under review; (ii) two-thirds of the review should focus on a critical evaluation and analysis of the book(s) under review. While Insight Turkey book review editors recommends reviewers to bring in their own normative judgements and informed critiques of the books under review, they are also interested in methodological, theoretical and comparative analysis of the books under review. A note at the end about the intended audience of the reviewed books is also recommended.

Book reviews of single works are usually around 800-1,200-words, and Review Article of a set of books discussed should be around 2,500-3,200 words. Review articles usually closely examine several academic works which share a common theme and/or debate, and collectively represent an emerging dialogue. For review articles, Insight Turkey encourages minimum three books.

Reviews should be preceded by full publication information, in the following form:
Book Title (and translation if necessary) by First name, Last Name, (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), # of pages, price, ISBN.
The reviewer’s name and affiliation should appear at the end.

Please keep in mind that acceptance for publication is conditional on approval and editing by the Book Review Editors. The Book Review Editors reserve the right to ask that a book be returned if the review is considered unsatisfactory.

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Note to the publishers:
Insight Turkey publishes reviews of recent titles on political science, history, international relations, religion, Islam, the Middle Eastern and Central Asian affairs, Euro-Atlantic relations and US policy to the Muslim World.
If you would like your titles to be reviewed in Insight Turkey, please send a copy to the book reviewers. 
Book Review Editors
Insight Turkey
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Media and Left

Savaş Çoban (ed)

2015 978-9-0042-7292-7
Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Fraternity and its İnfluence in Syria and the Levant Dorothe Sommer 2015 978-1780763132
Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution James Ker-Lindsay (ed) 2015 978-1784530006
Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics After Yugoslavia Srecko Horvat and Igor Stiks (eds 2015 978-1781686201
Party politics in the Western Balkans Vera Stojarova and Peter Emerson (eds) 2010 978-0415550994

The Nationalities of Europe and the Growth of National Ideologies

H. Munro Chadwick 2014 978-1107642874

A Strategic Understanding of UN Economic Sanctions: International Relations, Law and Development

Golnoosh Hakimdavar 2014 978-0415538220

Religion and Regimes: Support, Separation, and Opposition

 Mehran Tamadonfar, Ted G. Jelen (eds) 2013 978-0739176108

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair

Michael Deibert 2013 978-1780323466

Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations, and the State

Peter Thonemann 2013 978-0199656110

Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights, and US Foreign Policy

Mahmood Monshipouri 2014 978-1612051352

NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

David P. Auerswald 2014 978-1400848676

The Emergence of Kantian Culture in Turkish Foreign Policy (1980-2012): A Holistic Constructivist Approach

Enes Bayraklı 2012 978-3659264702

Dialectical Democracy through Christian Thought:Individualism, Relationalism, and American Politics

David R. Brockman 2013 978-1137347268

Gaza: A History

Jean-Pierre Filiu 2014 978-1849044011

Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Sally Howell 2014 978-0199372003

Starve and Immolate
The Politics of Human Weapons

Banu Bargu 2014 978-0231163408

The African American Challenge to Just War Theory: A Christian Approach

Ryan P. Cumming 2013 978-1137347251

We Kill because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age

Laurie Calhoun 2015 978-1783605484

Social Class in Europe: An Introduction to the European Socio-economic Classification

David Rose, Eric Harrison (eds) 2010 978-0415458016

Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy: Global Challenges and Opportunities to Global Stability

Filiz Katman (ed) 2014 978-1443866934

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography

John A. Agnew, Virginie Mamadouh, Anna Secor, Joanne Sharp 2015 978-1118725887

Understanding the Department of State

Don Philpott 2015 978-1598887457


Fortress Europe: Inside the War Against Immigration


 Matthew Carr  2015  978-1849046275

Islamist Terrorism in Europe

Petter Nesser 2016 978-1849044059

The Economic Transformation of Turkey: Neoliberalism and State Intervention

Nilgün Önder 2015 978-1780768830

International Human Rights Law: Returning to Universal Principles

Mark Gibney 2015 978-1442249103

Iran and Russian Imperialism: The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914

Moritz Deutschmann 2016 978-1138937017
Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict: Lessons from the Republic of Macedonia Aisling Lyon 2016 978-1138944114
Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices (Communication, Media and Politics) Judith S. Trent, Robert V. Friedenberg and Robert E. Denton 2015 978-1442243330
Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Aproach David A. Baldwin 2016 978-0691170381
Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring Richard Falk
2015 978-1935982500
Trouble in the Tribe:
The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
Dov Waxman 2016 978-0691168999
Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels 2016 978-0691169446
How to Choose a Leader:
Machiavelli’s Advice to Citizens
Maurizio Viroli 2016 978-0691170145
Secrets and Leaks:
The Dilemma of State Secrecy
Rahul Sagar 2014 978-0691149875
The EU and Member State Building: European Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans Soeren Keil and Zeynep Arkan (eds)
2014 978-0415855181
Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings Mohamed Zayani, Suzi Mirgani 2016 978-0190491550
An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies: A Transnational Approach Mely Caballero-Anthony 2016 978-1446286081
Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations: The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation Mehmet Akıf Kumral 2016 978-1137561237
China's Asian Dream: Empire Building along the New Silk Road Tom Miller 2017 978-1783609239
Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd 2016 978-1442254558
The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition William Davies 2017 978-1526403520
The Politics of Fear: What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean Ruth Wodak 2015 978-1446247006