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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

America's Uneven Democracy: Race, Turnout, and Representation in City Politics. By Zoltan Hajnal. Cambridge University Press, 2009. 241 pp.
The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again. By Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols. Nation Books, 2010. 334 pp.
Electing the President, 2008: The Insiders' View. Kathleen Hall Jamieson. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009. 224 pp.
Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics. By Susan J. Carroll and Richard L. Fox. Cambridge University Press, 2009. 296 pp.
La V Repubblica francese nel dibattito e nella prassi istituzionale in Italia. By Fulco Lanchester and Vincenzo Lippolis. Jovene editore, 2009. 368 pp.
Party Position Change in American Politics: Coalition Management. By David Karol. Cambridge University Press, 2009. 328 pp.
Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush. By Daniel J. Galvin. Princeton University Press, 2009. 338 pp. [End Page 170]

Africa

Chieftaincy, the State, and Democracy: Political Legitimacy in Post-Apartheid South Africa. By J. Michael Williams. Indiana University Press, 2010. 300 pp.
From Servants to Workers: South African Domestic Workers and the Democratic State. By Shireen A. Ally. Cornell University Press, 2010. 228 pp.
New Presence of China in Africa. By Meine Pieter van Dijk. Amsterdam University Press, 2009. 224 pp.

Asia

Democracy in India. By Niraja Gopal Jayal. Oxford University Press, 2009. 571 pp.
Election and Democracy: Reflections on the Asian Experiences 2009. Korea Democracy Foundation, 2009. 230 pp.
Judicial Independence in China: Lessons for Global Rule of Law Promotion. By Randall Peerenboom. Cambridge University Press, 2009. 272 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Parties and Elections in New European Democracies, Second Edition: An Interactive Process. By Richard Rose and Neil Munro. European Consortium for Political Research Press, 2009. 300 pp.
Religion and Politics in Russia: A Reader. Edited by Marjorie M. Balzer. M.E. Sharpe, 2009. 319 pp.
Terror in Chechnya: Russia and the Tragedy of Civilians in War. By Emma Gilligan. Princeton University Press, 2009. 271 pp.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border. By David Spener. Cornell University Press, 2009. 320 pp.
Criminality, Public Security, and the Challenge to Democracy in Latin America. Edited by Marcelo Bergman and Laurence Whitehead. University of Notre Dame Press, 2009. 360 pp.
The Democracy Perspective in the Americas. By Odeen Ishmael. Roman and Littlefield, 2009. 284 pp.
From Windfall to Curse? Oil and Industrialization in Venezuela, 1920 to the Present. By Jonathan Di John. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009. 341 pp.
Indigenous Development in the Andes: Culture, Power, and Transnationalism. By Robert Andolina, Nina Laurie, and Sarah A. Radcliffe. Duke University Press, 2009. 360 pp.
The Politics of Cocaine: How U.S. Foreign Policy Has Created a Thriving Drug Industry in Central and South America. By William L. Marcy. Lawrence Hill, 2010. 356 pp.
Reorganizing Popular Politics: Participation and the New Interest Regime in Latin America. By Ruth Berins Collier and Samuel Handlin. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010. 408 pp. [End Page 171]

Comparative, Theoretical, General

Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should and How We Can. By Michael McFaul. Rowman and Littlefield, 2009. 287 pp.
Civil Society and Peacebuilding: A Critical Assessment. By Thania Paffenholz. Lynne Rienner, 2010. 510 pp.
The Democracy Advantage, Revised Edition: How Democracies Promote Prosperity and Peace. By Morton H. Halperin, Joseph T. Siegle, and Michael M. Weinstein. Routledge, 2009. 296 pp.
Dispersed Democratic Leadership: Origins, Dynamics, and Implications. By John Kane, Haig Patapan, and Paul 't Hart. Oxford University Press, 2009. 330 pp.
Envisioning Reform: Enhancing UN Accountability in the 21st Century. Edited by Sumihiro Kuyama and Michael R. Fowler. United Nations University Press, 2009. 380 pp.
From Political Won't to Political Will: Building Support for Participatory Governance. By Carmen Malena. Kumarian, 2009. 310 pp.
Global Citizens in Charge: How Modern Direct Democracy Can Make Our Representative Democracies Truly Representative. Edited by Jung-Ok and Bruno Kaufmann. Korea Democracy Foundation, 2009. 292 pp.
Non-State Actors as Standard Setters. By Lucy Koechlin, Anne Peters, Till...

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 170-172
Launched on MUSE
2010-04-14
Open Access
No
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