GUIDELINES FOR BOOK REVIEWS
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.
While requesting a book from the list, please provide a personal curriculum vitae.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Insight Turkey Book Review Editors at
Nenehatun Cad. No: 66 GOP / Çankaya 06700 Ankara / Türkiye
|Media and Left||
Savaş Çoban (ed)
|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|
|H. Munro Chadwick||2014||978-1107642874|
|Mehran Tamadonfar, Ted G. Jelen (eds)||2013||978-0739176108|
|David P. Auerswald||2014||978-1400848676|
|David R. Brockman||2013||978-1137347268|
|Ryan P. Cumming||2013||978-1137347251|
|David Rose, Eric Harrison (eds)||2010||978-0415458016|
|Filiz Katman (ed)||2014||978-1443866934|
|John A. Agnew, Virginie Mamadouh, Anna Secor, Joanne Sharp||2015||978-1118725887|
|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
|Trouble in the Tribe:
The American Jewish Conflict over Israel
|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
|Secrets and Leaks:
The Dilemma of State Secrecy
|The EU and Member State Building: European Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans||Soeren Keil and Zeynep Arkan (eds)
|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|