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Journal of Democracy 14.1 (2003) 174-177

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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 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.

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