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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

American Patriotism, American Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties. By Simon Hall. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. 212 pp. [End Page 173]
The British Constitution. By Anthony King. Oxford University Press, 2011. 437 pp.
E-Democracy in Switzerland: Practice and Perspectives. By Urs Gasser, James M. Thurman, Richard Stäuber, and Jan Gerlach. DIKE Publishers, 2010. 106 pp.
Toward Wiser Public Judgment. Edited by Daniel Yankelovich and Will Friedman. Vanderbilt University Press, 2011. 178 pp.

Africa

Decentralization in Uganda: Explaining Successes and Failures in Local Governance. By Gina M.S. Lambright. FirstForumPress, 2010. 317 pp.
Framing the Race in South Africa: The Political Origins of Racial Census Elections. By Karen E. Feree. Cambridge University Press, 2010. 291 pp.
Mauritania: The Struggle for Democracy. By Noel Foster. FirstForumPress, 2010. 314.

Asia

Changing Media, Changing China. By Susan L. Shirk. Oxford University Press, 2010. 281 pp.
China's Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation. By Cheng Li. Brookings Institution Press, 2010. 396 pp.
Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in South Asia. By David N. Gellner. Sage, 2009. 367 pp.
Locating Democracy: Representation, Elections and Governance in Timor-Leste. By Steven Farram. Charles Darwin University Press, 2010. 62 pp.
Varieties of Activist Experience: Civil Society in South Asia. By David Gellner. Sage, 2010. 291 pp.
Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea. By Marcus Noland and Stephan Haggard. Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2010. 256 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

The Costs of Justice: How New Leaders Respond to Previous Rights Abuses. By Brian K. Grodsky. University of Notre Dame Press, 2011. 355 pp.
The Politics of Protest in Hybrid Regimes: Managing Dissent in Post-Communist Russia. By Graeme B. Robertson. Cambridge University Press, 2010. 285 pp.
Promises of 1968: Crisis, Illusion, and Utopia. Edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu. Central European University Press, 2011. 449 pp.
Promoting Democracy in Postcommunist Ukraine: The Contradictory Outcomes [End Page 174] of US Aid to Women's NGOs. By Kateryna Pishchikova. FirstForumPress, 2010. 236 pp.
Shrinking Citizenship: Discursive Practices that Limit Democratic Participation in Latvian Politics. Edited by Maria Golubeva and Robert Gould. Rodopi, 2010. 197 pp.
Stalinism Revisited: The Establishment of Communist Regimes in East-Central Europe. Edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu. Central European University Press, 2010. 444 pp.
Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia. By Scott Radnitz. Cornell University Press, 2010. 231 pp.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Judicial Independence and Human Rights in Latin America: Violations, Politics, and Prosecution. By Elin Skaar. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 297 pp.
The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America: Ten Country Studies of Division and Resilience. By Katherine Isbester. University of Toronto Press, 2010. 400 pp.
Shifting the Balance: Obama and the Americas. Edited by Abraham F. Lowenthal, Theodore J. Piccone, and Laurence Whitehead. Brookings Institution Press, 2010. 193 pp.
The Struggle for Maize: Campesinos, Workers, and Transgenic Corn in the Mexican Countryside. By Elizabeth Fitting. Duke University Press, 2010. 302 pp.

Middle East

Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters. By James Zogby. Palgrave MacMillan, 2010. 256 pp.
The Modern Middle East: A Political History Since the First World War. 2nd edition. By Mehran Kamrava. University of California Press, 2011. 520 pp.
Power and Policy in Syria: Intelligence Services, Foreign Relations and Democracy in the Modern Middle East. By Radwan Ziadeh. I.B. Tauris, 2011. 228 pp.

Comparative, Theoretical, General

Art in Public: Politics, Economics, and a Democratic Culture. By Lambert Zuidervaart. Cambridge University Press, 2010. 338 pp.
A Behavioral Theory of Elections. By Jonathan Bendor et al. Princeton University Press, 2011. 254 pp.
Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs. Edited by Rogers M. Smith. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. 492 pp.
Crafting State-Nations: India and Other Multinational Democracies. By Alfred [End Page 175] Stepan, Juan J. Linz, and Yogendra Yadav. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. 308 pp.
Determinants of Democratization: Explaining Regime Change in the World, 1972-2006. By Jan Teorell. Cambridge University Press, 2010. 208 pp.
Direct Democracy Worldwide. By David Altman. Cambridge University Press...

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 173-176
Launched on MUSE
2011-04-15
Open Access
No
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