Book Reviews

Call for book reviewers for the following title

The Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies has received the following title:

"Blue Marble Health" 
Peter J. Hotez, Md, Phd
John Hopkins University Press


The Journal will select a reader willing to write a book's review. The reviews will be published in this Book Reviews section.

Readers can express their interest by sending an email with their contact details to:


Book Reviews in process

"Piece through Entrepeneurship: Investing in a Startup Culture for Security and Development" 
Steven R. Koltai, con Matthew Muspratt
Brookings Institution Press

This book is being reviewed by: 

PhD Ramón-Antonio Gutiérrez Palacios 
Coordinador CMIP


"The Democracy Promotion Paradox" 
Lincoln A. Mitchell 
Brookings Institution Press

This book is being reviewed by:

Professor Dr. Alexandre César Cunha Leite.
Associate Professor, Undergrad and (post) Graduate, International
Relations, UEPB (State University of Paraiba), Brazil


[ Call for book reviews ]

The Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies invites international researchers on Development to send book reviews on new books on Development Studies. These books have to meet the editorial line of the Journal on development understood as the social, economic, political, cultural and technological process of change. The book reviews have to meet the Unesco definitions: being an evaluative comment of a book, not only summarizing it. Book reviews should not exceed 2000 words.
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Cooperación internacional para el desarrollo: gobierno, economía y sociedad. Evolución de las políticas y escenarios futuros, written by Carlo Tassara

Ediciones Unisalle (Bogotá), 2016

132 pages

Price:  $ 36.00

ISBN: 978-958-5400-04-7

Book reviewed by Sara Prandi*, Universidad de Roma La Sapienza (Italia)


Development Discourse and Global History. From Colonialism to the sustainable development goals, written by Aram Ziai

Routledge, 2016

244 pages

Price:  £34.00

ISBN: 9781138735132

Book reviewed by Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research Göttingen, Germany



Latin America and the Asian Giants: Evolving Ties with China and India, written by Riordan Roett and Guadalupe Paz

Brookings Institution Press, 2016

326 pages

Price: 32.00 $

ISBN: 978-0-8157-2696-8

Book Reviewed by Judith Martin Lucas, University of Salamanca, Spain


Working through the Past, written by Teri L. Caraway, Maria Lorena Cook, Stephen Crowley

Cornell University Press, 2015

276 pages

Price: £ 79.95

ISBN: 978-0-8014-5351-9

Book reviewed by Maximiliano E. Korstanje, CERS, University of Leeds, UK


On Populist Reason, written by Ernesto Laclau

Verso, UK, 2005

276 Pages

Price: £ 15.00

ISBN: 9781859846413

Book reviewed by Maximiliano E. Korstanje, CERS, University of Leeds (UK)

Protección social y lucha contra la pobreza en Brasil, Colombia y Chile ¿Graduarse de los PTC o salir de la pobreza?, written by Carlo Tassara, Antonio Ibarra y Luis H. Vargas Faulbaum

Programa EUROsocial

212 Pages

ISBN: 9788899592004

Book reviewed by Jairo Agudelo Taborda, Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia)


The World is Out of Joint:: World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations, written by Immanuel Wallerstein

Paradigm Publishers

208 Pages

Price: $ 119.00


Book reviewed by Maximiliano E. Korstanje, Unviersity of Palermo (Argentina) & University of Leeds (UK)


Development and Social Change. 5thEdition. written by Phillip Mc Michael

SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, USA, 2011

383 Pages

Price: $ 88.00

ISBN 9781412992077

Book reviewed by Maximiliano E. Korstanje, University of Leeds (UK)


THE ENTREPRENEURIAL STATE, written by Mariana Mazzucato

Anthem Press, London, 2014

284 Pages

Price: £ 13.99

ISBN: 978849056-2963

Book reviewed by Fernando de la Cruz Prego, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain)



Cooperación para el desarrollo, relaciones internacionales y políticas públicas, written by Carlo Tassara

Ediciones UNAULA, Medellín, Colombia

300 pages

Price: $ 20.04

ISBN: 9789588366784

Book reviewed by Eric Tremolada, Universidad de Colombia



Human Development and Capabilities , written by Alejandra Boni & Melanie Walker

Routledge Taylon & Francis Group, London, 2013

240 pages

Price: £ 34.99

ISBN: 9780415536332

Book review by María Jesús Martínez Usarralde, Universidad de Valencia (Spain)


La cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular en América Latina. Políticas afirmativas y prácticas transformadoras, written by Bruno Ayllón & Tahina Ojeda

Editorial Catarata / Instituto Universitario de Desarrollo y Cooperación – Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, 2013

248 pages

Price: 18,00 €

Book review by Michele Dolcetti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)


The Politics of Authoritarian Rule, written by Milan W. Svolik

Cambridge University Press, UK, 2012

228 pages

Price:  £ 20.99

Book review by Marcelo Arequipa Azurduy, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

ISSN: 2254-2035