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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

Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise. By Stephen M. Caliendo. Westview, 2015. 270 pp.
Judicial Politics in the United States. By Mark C. Miller. Westview, 2015. 432 pp.
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy. Edited by Daniel Béland, Christopher Howard, and Kimberley J. Morgan. Oxford University Press, 2015. 668 pp.
Writing Democracy: The Norwegian Constitution, 1814–2014. Edited by Karen Gammelgaard and Eirik Holmoyvik. Berghahn, 2015. 276 pp.


The Limits of Democratic Governance in South Africa. By Louis A. Picard and Thomas Mogale. Lynne Rienner, 2015. 277 pp.
Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism. By Ato Quayson. Duke University Press, 2014. 297 pp.


Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China. By Jeremy L. Wallace. Oxford University Press, 2014. 252 pp.
Communism in India: Events, Processes and Ideologies. By Bidyut Chakrabarty. Oxford University Press, 2014. 314 pp.
Democratic Local Governance: Reforms and Innovations in Asia. Edited by G. Shabbir Cheema. United Nations University Press, 2013. 211 pp.
Incomplete Democracies in the Asia-Pacific: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Edited by Giovanna Maria Dora Dore, Jae H. Ku, and Karl D. Jackson. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 281 pp.
Moral China in the Age of Reform. By Jiwei Ci. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 230 pp.
Religious Practice and Democracy in India. By Pradeep K. Chhibber. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 204 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia. By Kelly M. McMann. Cornell University Press, 2014. 182 pp. [End Page 188]
Engineering Revolution: The Paradox of Democracy Promotion in Serbia. By Marlene Spoerri. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 242 pp.
Gleichschaltung: Authoritarian Consolidation in Ukraine, 2010–2012. By Mykola Riabchuk. K.I.S. Publishing, 2012. 191 pp.
Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia. By Valerie Sperling. Oxford University Press, 2015. 360 pp.

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Invention of the Brazilian Northeast. By Durval Muniz de Albuquerque, Jr. Duke University Press, 2014. 277 pp.
The Great Depression in Latin America. Edited by Paulo Drinot and Alan Knight. Duke University Press, 2014. 362 pp.
Political Empowerment of the Cocaleros of Bolivia and Peru. By Ursula Durand Ochoa. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 230 pp.
Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru. By Moisés Arce. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014. 171 pp.
The Vanguard of the Atlantic World: Creating Modernity, Nation and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Latin America. By James E. Sanders. Duke University Press, 2014. 339 pp.

Middle East

Assessing MENA Political Reform, Post-Arab Spring: Mediators and Micro-foundations. Edited by Brian Robert Calfano. Lexington, 2014. 239 pp.
Gaza: A History. By Jean-Pierre Filiu. Oxford University Press, 2014. 422 pp.
Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis. By Eve Sandberg and Kenza Aqertit. Lexington, 2014. 171 pp.
Political Islam in the Age of Democratization. By Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 258 pp.

Comparative, Theoretical, General

Corruption in the Contemporary World: Theory, Practice, and Hotspots. Edited by Jonathan Mendilow and Ilan Peleg. Lexington, 2014. 271 pp.
Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic Reform: When and How International Institutions Help. By Leonardo Baccini and Johannes Urpelainen. Oxford University Press, 2015. 267 pp.
Deliberative Mini-Publics: Involving Citizens in the Democratic Process. Edited by Kimmo Grönlund, André Bächtiger and Maija Setälä. ECPR, 2014. 255 pp.
Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security. By Michael P. Colaresi. Oxford University Press, 2014. 379 pp. [End Page 189]
Democratic Militarism: Voting, Wealth, and War. By Jonathan D. Caverley. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 306 pp.
A Different Democracy: American Government in a Thirty-One-Country Perspective. By Stephen L. Taylor et al. Yale University Press, 2014. 378 pp.
Divided Sovereignty: International Institutions and the Limits of State Authority. By Carmen E. Pavel. Oxford University Press, 2015. 211 pp.
Fateful Transitions: How Democracies Manage Rising Powers, from the Eve of World War I to China’s Ascendance. By Daniel M. Kliman. University of Pennsylvania...


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