Book Reviews

Call for book reviewers for the following title

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

Geopolitics in Health
Eduardo J. Gómez
Johns 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 Entrepreneurship: 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.
For further information, please contact



Mission Economy, written by Mariana Mazzucato

Penguin Books Ltd, 2021

Pages: 245

Price: £20.00

ISBN: 9780241419731

Book reviewed by Fernando de la Cruz Prego, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


Aid Power and Politics, written by Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez (eds)

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2019

Pages: 284

Price paperback: £34.99

ISBN Paperback: 9781138341272

Book reviewed by Antonio Sianes, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain


Evolution or Revolution? Rethinking macroeconimic policy after the great recession, written by Lawrence Summers and Olivier Blanchard (eds)

The MIT Press, London, 2019

Pages: 392

Price: £32.00

ISBN: 9780262039369392

Book reviewed by Fernando de la Cruz Prego, University of Cantabria, Spain



Digital Labour, Society and the Politics of Sensibilitie, written by Adrian Scribano & Pedro Lisdero (eds)

Palgrave MacMillan; Basingstoke, 2019

Pages: 192

Price: 51,16 €

ISBN: 978-3-030-12306-2

Book reviewed by Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina



The OECD and the International Political Economy since 1948, written by Matthieu Leimgruber & Matthias Schmelzer (eds)

Palgrave MacMillan; New York, 2018

Pages: 363

Price: $109.00

ISBN: 978-3-319-60242-4

Book reviewed by  Ángel L. González-Esteban, National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain


The Hegemony of Growth
The OECD and the Making of the Economic Growth Paradigm, written by Matthias Schmelzer 

Cambridge University Press, 2017

396 pages

Price Paperback:  £24.99

ISBN: 9781107587557


History of the Future of Economic Growth. Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth, written by Iris Borowy and Matthias Schmelzer

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2018

200 pages

Price Paperback: £36.99

ISBN: 978113849967

  Double review made by Fernando Collantes, University of Zaragoza, Spain


Politics and Emotions, written by A. Scribano

Studium Press LLC, 2018

Pages: 240

Price: $ 49.95

ISBN: 162699109X

Book reviewed by Maximiliano E. Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina