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  • Books Received

The books listed below were recently received by the editors. A listing here does not preclude a review in a future issue.

Advanced Democracies

Do Members of Congress Reward Their Future Employers? Evaluating the Revolving Door Syndrome. By Adolfo Santos. University Press of America, 2006. 168 pp.

The Dynamic Dominion: Realignment and the Rise of Two-Party Competition in Virginia, 1945–1980. By Frank B. Atkinson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. 481 pp.

Fighting for Rights: Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship. By Ronald R. Krebs. Cornell University Press, 2006. 265 pp.

Five Days in Philadelphia: 1940, Wendell Wilkie, and the Political Convention That Freed FDR to Win World War II. By Charles Peters. PublicAffairs, 2005. 274 pp.

Hard Power, Soft Power and the Future of Transatlantic Relations. Edited by Thomas L. Ilgen. Ashgate, 2006. 207 pp.

How Voters Decide: Information Processing during Election Campaigns. By Richard R. Lau and David P. Redlawsk. Cambridge University Press, 2006. 344 pp.

Partners at Odds: The Future of Transatlantic Relations—Options for a New Beginning. By Werner Weidenfeld. Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2006. 187 pp.

The Politics of Free Markets: The Rise of Neoliberal Economic Policies in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States. By Monica Prassad. University of Chicago Press, 2006. 328 pp.

The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America. By Marie Gottschalk. Cambridge University Press, 2006. 451 pp.

Quick Hits for Educating Citizens: Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers. Edited by James L. Perry and Steven G. Jones. Indiana University Press, 2006. 136 pp.

Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design after Madison. By Stephen L. Elkin. University of Chicago Press, 2006. 412 pp.

Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement. By Clayton Sinyai. Cornell University Press, 2006.

Virginia in the Vanguard: Political Leadership in the 400-Year-Old Cradle of American Democracy, 1981–2006. By Frank B. Atkinson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. 335 pp.

The West at War: U.S. and European Counterterrorism Efforts, Post-September 11. By Michael Jacobson. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2006. 139 pp. [End Page 173]

What Holds Europe Together? Edited by Krzysztof Michalski. Central European University Press, 2006. 192 pp.

Asia

China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy. By Minxin Pei. Harvard University Press, 2006. 294 pp.

Human Beliefs and Values in Striding Asia: East Asia in Focus: Country Profiles, Thematic Analyses, and Sourcebook Based on the AsiaBarometer Survey of 2004. Edited by Takashi Inoguchi, Akihiko Tanaka, Shigeto Sonoda, and Timur Dadabaev. Chuo University, 2006. 579 pp.

Japan's Dual Civil Society: Members Without Advocates. By Robert Pekkanen. Stanford University Press, 2006. 252 pp.

Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to "Global Culture" in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan. By Daniel C. Lynch. Stanford University Press, 2006. 299 pp.

The Transformation of Chinese Socialism. By Lin Chun. Duke University Press, 2006. 370 pp.

Values and Life Styles in Urban Asia: A Cross-Cultural Analysis and Sourcebook Based on the AsiaBarometer Survey of 2003. Edited by Takashi Inoguchi, Akihiko Tanaka, Shigeto Sonoda, and Timur Dadabaev. Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, 2005. 503 pp. plus CD-ROM.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

A Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms: Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries. Edited by Francisca de Haan, Krassimira Daskalova, and Anna Loutfi. Central European University Press, 2006. 678 pp.

Candidate Strategies and Electoral Competition in the Russian Federation: Democracy Without Foundation. By Regina Smyth. Cambridge University Press, 2006. 247 pp.

The Central Asian Economies Since Independence. By Richard Pomfret. Princeton University Press, 2006. 233 pp.

Economic Autonomy and Democracy: Hybrid Regimes in Russia and Kyrgyzstan. By Kelly M. McMann. Cambridge University Press, 2006. 259 pp.

Four Years of Transition in Serbia. Edited by Boris Begoviæ and Boško Mijatoviæ. Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies, 2005. 463 pp.

Owning Russia: The Struggle over Factories, Farms, and Power. By Andrew Barnes. Cornell University Press, 2006. 273 pp.

Resisting the State: Reform and Retrenchment in Post-Soviet Russia. By Kathryn Stoner-Weiss. Cambridge University Press, 2006. 167 pp.

Rotten States? Corruption, Post-Communism & Neoliberalism. By Leslie Holmes. Duke University Press, 2006. 418 pp...

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 173-176
Launched on MUSE
2006-10-31
Open Access
No
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