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Journal of Democracy 14.3 (2003) 178-180

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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

Democracy: How Direct? Views from the Founding Era and the Polling Era. Edited by Elliott Abrams. Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. 134 pp.

Democracy is Dangerous: Resisting the Tyranny of the Majority. By John L. Safford. University Press of America, 2002. 177 pp.

Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life. By Theda Skocpol. University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. 384 pp.

From Cold War to New World Order: The Foreign Policy of George H.W. Bush. Edited by Meena Bose and Rosanna Perotti. Greenwood, 2002. 577 pp.

Information and American Democracy: Technology in the Evolution of Political Power. By Bruce Bimber. Cambridge University Press, 2003. 268 pp.

Inside the Campaign Finance Battle: Court Testimony on the New Reforms. Edited by Anthony Corrado, Thomas E. Mann, and Trevor Potter. Brookings Institution, 2003. 333 pp.

Lubavitchers as Citizens: A Paradox of Liberal Democracy. By Jan Feldman. Cornell University Press, 2003. 212 pp.

Madam President: Women Blazing the Leadership Trail. By Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis. Routledge, 2003. 340 pp.

Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court vs. the American People. By Jamin B. Raskin. Routledge, 2003. 290 pp.

Privileges and Immunities: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution. By David Skillen Bogen. Praeger, 2003. 171 pp.

Public Spaces, Private Lives: Democracy Beyond 9/11. By Henry A. Giroux. Rowman and Littlefield, 2003. 204 pp.

Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock. By Sarah A. Binder. Brookings Institution, 2003. 202 pp.

The Two Majorities and the Puzzle of Modern American Politics. By Byron E. Shafer. University Press of Kansas, 2003. 356 pp.


African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalisation and Governance. Edited by M.A. Mohamed Salih. Pluto Press, 2003. 368 pp.

Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves. Edited by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. 434 pp.

Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence. By Stephen Chan. University of Michigan Press, 2003. 244 pp. [End Page 178]


Autonomy and Disintegration in Indonesia. Edited by Damien Kingsbury and Harry Aveling. Routledge, 2003. 219 pp.

Inequality, Crisis and Social Change in Indonesia: The Muted Worlds of Bali. Edited by Thomas A. Reuter. Routledge, 2003. 222 pp.

Japan and Okinawa: Structure and Subjectivity. Edited by Glenn D. Hook and Richard Siddle. RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. 256 pp.

Japan's Dysfunctional Democracy. By Roger W. Bowen. M.E. Sharpe, 2003. 139 pp.

The Political Economy of Cambodia's Transition, 1991-2001. By Caroline Hughes. Routledge, 2003. 260 pp.

The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia: Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement. By Bob S. Hadiwinata. Routledge, 2003. 304 pp.

The Scandal of the State: Women, Law, Citizenship in Postcolonial India. By Rajeswari Sunder Rajan. Duke University Press, 2003. 336 pp.

Taiwan: A Political History. By Charles K. Armstrong. Cornell University Press, 2003. 255 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Embodying Democracy: Electoral System Design in Post-Communist Europe. By Sarah Birch, Frances Millard, Marina Popescu, and Kieran Williams. Palgrave, 2002. 241 pp.

En Escarpins dans les Neiges de Siberie. Sandra Kalniete. Editions des Syrtes, 2003. 269 pp.

National Interest and Violent Conflict in Post-Soviet Societies: The Cases of Estonia and Moldova. Edited by Pål Kolstø. Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. 320 pp.

Putin's Russia. By Lilia Shevtsova. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003. 306 pp.

Religious Separation and Political Intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina. By Mtja Velikonja. Texas A&M University Press, 2003. 365 pp.

Uncivil Society? Contentious Politics in Post-Communist Europe. Edited by Petr Kopecky and Cas Mudde. Routledge, 2003. 188 pp.

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Quiet Revolution: Decentralization and the Rise of Political Participation in Latin American Cities. By Tim Campbell. Duquesne University Press, 2003. 216 pp.

Middle East

Islam and Democracy: The Failure of Dialogue in Algeria. By Frederic Volpi. Pluto Press, 2003. 168 pp. [End Page 179]

Iranian History and Politics: The Dialectic of State and Society. By Homa Katouzian. RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. 274 pp.



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