The books listed below were recently received by the editors. A listing here does not preclude a review in a future issue.
America after Tocqueville: Democracy Against Difference. By Harvey Mitchell. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 324 pp.
American Politics and Society Today. Edited by Robert Singh. Polity, 2002. 240 pp.
Click on Democracy: The Internet's Power to Change Political Apathy into Civic Action. By Steve Davis et al. Westview, 2002. 295 pp.
The Contours of American Politics. Jon Roper. Polity, 2002. 224 pp.
The Difference Women Make. By Michele L. Swers. University of Chicago Press, 2002. 208 pp.
Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public. By Matthew A. Crenson and Benjamin Ginsberg. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 294 pp.
Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and Democratic Organizing in America. By Richard L. Wood. University of Chicago Press, 2002. 351 pp.
From Imperial Myth to Democracy: Japan's Two Constitutions, 1889-2002. By Lawrence W. Beer and John M. Maki. University Press of Colorado, 2002. 234 pp.
Globalism and Local Democracy: Challenge and Change in Europe and North America. Edited by Robin Hambleton, Hank V. Savitch, and Murray Stewart. Palgrave, 2002. 258 pp.
In Search of a Democratic America: The Writings of Randolph S. Bourne. Edited by Martin S. Sheffer. Lexington Books, 2002. 199 pp.
Just Elections: Creating a Fair Electoral Process in the United States. By Dennis F. Thompson. University of Chicago Press, 2002. 262 pp.
Navigating Public Opinion: Polls, Policy, and the Future of American Democracy. Edited by Jeff Manza et al. Oxford University Press, 2002. 376 pp.
Predicting Presidential Elections and Other Things. By Ray C. Fair. Stanford University Press, 2002. 168 pp.
Press Bias and Politics: How the Media Frame Controversial Issues. By Jim A. Kuypers. Praeger, 2002. 302 pp.
Publicity's Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy. By Jodi Dean. Cornell University Press, 2002. 211 pp.
Religious Liberty in America: Political Safeguards. By Louis Fisher. University Press of Kansas, 2002. 266 pp.
Scandal Proof: Do Ethics Laws Make Government Ethical? By G. Calvin Mackenzie and Michael Hafken. Brookings Institution, 2002. 196 pp.
Shades of Gray: Perspective on Campaign Ethics. By Candice J. Nelson. Brookings Institution, 2002. 262 pp. [End Page 174]
The Sixteen-Trillion-Dollar Mistake: How the U.S. Bungled Its National Priorities from the New Deal to the Present. By Bruce S. Jansson. Columbia University Press, 2001. 492 pp.
The State and Politics in Japan. Ian Neary. Polity, 2002. 264 pp.
To Assure Pride and Confidence in the Electoral Process: Report of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform. By Jimmy Carter et al. Brookings Institution, 2002. 358 pp.
Determinants of Democratization in Africa: A Comparative Study of Benin and Togo. By Mathurin C. Houngnikpo. University Press of America, 2001. 257 pp.
Government and Politics in Africa: Fourth Edition. By William Tordoff. Indiana University Press, 2002. 326 pp.
Liberian Politics. Edited by Hanes Walton, Jr., James Bernard Rosser, Sr., and Robert L. Stevenson. Lexington Books, 2002. 417 pp.
The Rise of an African Middle Class: Colonial Zimbabwe, 1898-1965. By Michael O. West. Indiana University Press, 2002. 324 pp.
The Nature of Chinese Politics: From Mao to Jiang. Edited by Jonathan Unger. M.E. Sharpe, 2002. 333 pp.
North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom. By Han S. Park. Lynne Rienner, 2002. 193 pp.
Pakistan: The Eye of the Storm. By Owen Bennett Jones. Yale University Press, 2002. 328 pp.
Peacekeeping in East Timor: The Path to Independence. By Michael G. Smith and Moreen Dee. Lynne Rienner, 2003. 214 pp.
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
Central Asia: A Gathering Storm? Edited by Boris Rumer. M.E. Sharpe, 2002. 442 pp.
Civil Society and the Search for Justice in Russia. Edited by Christopher Marsh and Nikolas K. Gvosdev. Lexington Books, 2002. 189 pp.
Cultural Formations of Post-Communism: Emancipation, Transition, Nation, and War. By Michael D. Kennedy. University of Minnesota Press, 2002. 369 pp.
Democracy and Oil: The Case of Azerbaijan. By Daniel Heradstveit. Verlag, 2001. 115 pp.
Democratic Deficit? Institutions and Regulation in the European Union, Switzerland, and the United States. By Thomas D. Zweifel. Lexington Books, 2002. 146 pp. [End Page 175]
Elections Without Order: Russia's Challenge to Vladimir Putin. By Richard Rose and Neil Munro. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 262 pp.
Mission Accomplished: On Founding Constitutional Adjudication in Central Europe. By Radoslav Prochazka. Central European University Press, 2002. 358 pp.
Nations in Transit 2002: Civil Society, Democracy and Markets in East Central Europe and the Newly Independent States. Edited by Adrian Karatnycky, Alexander Motyl, and Amanda Schnetzer. Freedom House, 2002. 445 pp.
Poles Together: The Emergence and Development of Political Parties in Post-Communist Poland. By Aleksander Andrzej Szczerbiak. Central European University Press, 2002. 280 pp.
Post-Communist Democratization: Political Discourse Across Thirteen Countries. By John S. Dryzek and Leslie Templeman Holmes. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 300 pp.
The Roundtable Talks of 1989. Edited by András Kádár. Central European University Press, 2001. 431 pp.
Russia after the Fall. Edited by Andrew C. Kuchins. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2002. 324 pp.
The Social Construction of Man, the State, and War: Identity, Conflict, and Violence in the Former Yugoslavia. By Franke Wilmer. Routledge, 2002. 339 pp.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Constitutionalism and Dictatorship: Pinochet, the Junta, and the 1980 Constitution. By Robert Barros. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 349 pp.
Privatization and Democracy in Argentina: An Analysis of President-Congress Relations. By Mariana Lianos. Palgrave, 2002. 232 pp.
The Romance of Democracy: Compliant Defiance in Contemporary Mexico. By Matthew C. Gutmann. University of California Press, 2002. 289 pp.
Factional Politics in Post-Khomeini Iran. By Mehdi Moslem. Syracuse University Press, 2002. 366 pp.
How to Build a New Iraq after Saddam. Edited by Patrick Clawson. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2002. 93 pp.
Islam and Democracy: The Failure of Dialogue in Algeria, 1988-2001. By Frédéric Volpi. Pluto Press, 2002. 183 pp.
Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics. By Jenny B. White. University of Washington Press, 2002. 299 pp.
Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism, and Political Change in Egypt. By Carrie Rosefsky Wickham. Columbia University Press, 2002. 306 pp.
The Political Legacy of King Hussein. By Alexander Bligh. Sussex Academic Press, 2002. 257 pp.
Targeting Terror: U.S. Policy Toward Middle Eastern State Sponsors and [End Page 176] Terrorist Organizations, Post-September 11. By Matthew Levitt. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2002. 141 pp.
Comparative, Theoretical, General
Active Social Capital: Tracing the Roots of Development and Democracy. By Anirudh Krishna. Columbia University Press, 2002. 252 pp.
Beyond State Crisis? Postcolonial Africa and Post-Soviet Eurasia in Comparative Perspective. Edited By Mark R. Beissinger and Crawford Young. Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2002. 514 pp.
Civil Society and Democratic Theory: Alternative Voices. By Gideon Baker. Routledge, 2002. 191 pp.
Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment. By Michael C. Desch. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. 184 pp.
Constituting Federal Sovereignty: The European Union in Comparative Context. By Leslie Friedman Goldstein. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. 242 pp.
Defending Democracy: A Global Survey of Foreign Policy Trends 1992-2002. Edited by Robert G. Herman and Theodore J. Piccone. Democracy Coalition Project, Inc. 2002. 244 pp.
Democracy in the Third World: Second Edition. By Robert Pinkney. Lynne Rienner, 2003. 261 pp.
Democratizing Global Governance. Edited by Esref Aksu and Joseph A. Camilleri. Palgrave, 2002. 306 pp.
Dissidents of Law: On the 1989 Revolutions, Legitimations, Fictions of Legality and Contemporary Version of the Social Contract. By Jiri Priban. Ashgate, 2002. 236 pp.
Freedom and Responsibility: Yearbook 2001/2002. By Dan Mircea Geona et al. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 2002. 288 pp.
Global Governance: Critical Perspectives. Edited by Rorden Wilkinson and Steve Hughes. Routledge, 2002. 240 pp.
Mill on Democracy: From the Athenian Polis to Representative Government. By Nadia Urbinati. University of Chicago Press, 2002. 293 pp.
Millennial Violence: Past, Present and Future. Edited by Jeffrey Kaplan. Frank Cass, 2002. 318 pp.
Open Networks Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule. By Shanthi Kalathil and Taylor C. Boas. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003. 203 pp.
Peace & Freedom: Foreign Policy for a Constitutional Republic. By Ted Galen Carpenter. Cato Institute, 2002. 318 pp.
The Principle of Duty: An Essay on the Foundations of the Civic Order. By David Selbourne. University of Notre Dame Press, 2001. 320 pp.
Veto Players: How Political Institutions Work. By George Tsebelis. Princeton University Press, 2002. 317 pp.
The Ways of Power: Hermeneutics, Ethics, and Social
Criticism. By Paul Fairfield. Duquesne University Press,
2002. 216 pp.