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ISSF Policy Forum 19 on the 2018 Italian Election

The Italian political elections of March 2018 seem to have marked a profound discontinuity in the country’s political history. The clear winners—namely the Five Stars Movement and the League—were two (relatively) new political forces which had very little in common with each other, except their outspoken intention to steer the path of Italian politics in a new, and for many analysts, unpredictable direction.

Re: Roundtable XX-9 on James Chappel. Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church

From: Giuliana Chamedes

There was a mistake in my review, which I called to the H-Diplo editors' attention
just before publication, and which was noted in James Chappel's response as well.

Jacques Maritain did not advocate states that were "integrally Catholic"; instead
he called for the building of a body politic that was "integrally" or "vitally Christian."
[Jacques Maritain, _Integral Humanism: Temporal and Spiritual Problems of a New
Christendom _(Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1973), 167–168.]

Author: 
Seán Molloy
Reviewer: 
Andreas Behnke

Behnke on Molloy, 'Kant's International Relations: The Political Theology of Perpetual Peace'

Seán Molloy. Kant's International Relations: The Political Theology of Perpetual Peace. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017. 270 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13040-5.

Reviewed by Andreas Behnke (University of Reading) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Author: 
Grant Madsen
Reviewer: 
Ronald W. Cox

Cox on Madsen, 'Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy After World War II'

Grant Madsen. Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy After World War II. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. PP. ISBN 978-0-8122-5036-7.

Reviewed by Ronald W. Cox (Florida International University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Moeed Yusuf
Reviewer: 
Swarna Rajagopalan

Rajagopalan on Yusuf, 'Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia'

Moeed Yusuf. Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0485-8.

Reviewed by Swarna Rajagopalan (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Yiğit Akın
Reviewer: 
Najwa Al-Qattan

Al-Qattan on Akın, 'When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire'

Yiğit Akın. When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. x + 270 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0363-9; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0490-2.

Reviewed by Najwa Al-Qattan (Loyola Marymount University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Seán Molloy
Reviewer: 
Andreas Behnke

Behnke on Molloy, 'Kant's International Relations: The Political Theology of Perpetual Peace'

Seán Molloy. Kant's International Relations: The Political Theology of Perpetual Peace. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017. 270 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13040-5.

Reviewed by Andreas Behnke (University of Reading) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci
Reviewer: 
Aya Homei

Homei on Takeuchi-Demirci, 'Contraceptive Diplomacy: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan'

Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci. Contraceptive Diplomacy: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan. Asian America Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. 336 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0440-7; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0225-0.

Reviewed by Aya Homei (University of Manchester) Published on H-Diplo (October, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)