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Guidelines for Authors

Thank you for agreeing to write a book review for Insight Turkey. The following guidelines are aimed at helping book review authors as to form, content, and the editorial process. Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions or concerns.

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Review Head:

The heading will appear at the top of your review and it must be written in the format below:
Title of Book(s) Being Reviewed
by Author, translated by Translator [if applicable] Publisher, Year, price [paper or cloth], ISBN 978## [no dashes]
reviewed by Your Name Surname - Your Affiliation

Sample
A Tale of Four Augusts: Obama’s Syria Policy
By Kılıç Buğra Kanat
İstanbul: SETA Publications, 2016, 297 pages, $30,00, ISBN: 9786054023790.
Reviewed by Rıfat Öncel, Middle East Technical University

Delivery: 

Please email your review to bookreview@insightturkey.com  as an attached Word document (.doc) or text file (.rtf). Please do not send the text of the review in the body of your email, as this can cause problems with formatting.

Content:

Before beginning the review, consider the following questions:

What should the reader of the review know? What does he or she need to be told?

Book reviews should be addressed to a broad readership of scholars from diverse disciplinary perspectives. We hope that the Insight Turkey book review section will serve as a dynamic forum in which a wide variety of concerns and changes are discussed in depth through the consideration of new and thought provoking work in the fields of Turkish foreign policy, history, politics, international relations and other relevant areas.

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 editor 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.

Some things that reviewers should avoid: quotations that do not clearly illustrate a specific critical issue; long quotations; references to works or authors not generally known to most readers; anecdotes or details about the reviewers themselves, unless these are directly relevant to the argument of the review; biographical details about the author that do not bear directly on the book.

Style:

Word count: 800-1200 for book reviews and 2500-3200 for review articles.
Please conform your review to the following text formatting:
   1. Do not use indent for the paragraphs.
   2. Single-spaced throughout document.
   3. All quotations from the book under review should be followed by the relevant page reference in parentheses.
   4. Book titles mentioned in the review should be italicised and book chapters should be written in quotation marks.
   5. If reference is given to a publication other than the reviewed book, add it as an endnote.

Process:

Your review will be edited by the Insight Turkey editorial team. If accepted, it will then be emailed to you as a Word document, for you to correct and return. Afterward, it will be sent to the copy editor for proof reading.
Please keep in mind that acceptance for publication is conditional on approval and editing by the book review editor. The book review editor reserve the right to ask that a book be returned if the review is considered unsatisfactory.
You will be contacted by email when the review is posted online and will have an opportunity to check the work for typographical errors before we send the newsletter announcing the new issue.
* There may be additional editing after that in order to fit the review into the space available. 

 

Books for Review

 

 

 
Title
Author
Date
ISBN

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

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

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

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

Understanding the Department of State

Don Philpott

2015

978-1598887457

The Economic Transformation of Turkey: Neoliberalism and State Intervention

Nilgün Önder

2015

978-1780768830

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

 

Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey

Kent F. Schull,‎ M. Safa Saracolu, and‎ Robert F. Zens

 2016

978-0253020925 

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels

2016

978-1137499318

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

Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism & Democratization in the Arab World 

Rex Brynen, et al.

2012

978-1588268785

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations: The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

Mehmet Akıf Kumral

2016

978-1137561237

Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region

Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd

2016

978-1442254558

Building Rule of Law in the Arab World: Tunisia, Egypt, and Beyond

Eva Bellin, Heidi E. Lane

2016

978-1626372788

The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition

William Davies

2017

978-1526403520

Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives

Christopher Baker-Beall, Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Lee Jarvis

2015

978-1138236639

Eurasian Politics and Society: Issues and Challenges

Özgür Tüfekçi, Hüsrev Tabak, Erman Akıllı

2017

978-1443855112

East-West Migration in the European Union

Nicolae Marinescu (Ed.)

2017

978-1443848794

World Politics: International Relations and Globalisation in the 21st Century

Jeffrey Haynes, Peter Hough, Shahin Malik, Lloyd Pettiford

2017

978-1473970380

The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick

2017

978-0300218312

Visual Politics of War

Thomas Knieper and Ibrahim Saleh

2017

978-1443898676

The Century of the Emerging World

Paul Dobrescu

2017

978-1443873161

The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe

Oleg Bazaluk

2017

978-1443848763

Turkish Foreign Policy: International Relations, Legality and Global Reach

Pınar Gözen Ercan (ed.)

2017

978-3319504513

The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey

Volkan Yılmaz

2017

978-3319536668

Neslishah: The Last Ottoman Princess

Murat Bardakçı

2017

978-9774168376

Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

Intisar A. Rabb,‎ Abigail Krasner Balbale (eds.)

2017

978-0674984219

 

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (ed.)

2018

978-0190877385

 

 

Salman's Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia

 

Madawi Al-Rasheed  

 

2018

 

978-0190901745

The New Political Islam: Human Rights, Democracy, and Justice

 

Emmanuel Karagiannis

 2017  978-0812249729 

The Arab World Upended: Revolution and Its Aftermath in Tunisia and Egypt

David B. Ottoway

2017 978-1626376205

Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography

Robert Irwin

2018 978-0691174662

Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East

Fawaz A. Gerges

2018 978-0691167886
Great Transformation in Eurasia

Filiz Katman

2018 978-1527506336
State of Emergency: Travels in a Troubled World

Navid Kermani

2018

978-1509514700
The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution

Daniel Raimi

2017 978-0231184861
What is the Sharia?

Baudouin Dupret

2018 978-1849048170