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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

Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections. By Michael H. Armacost. Columbia University Press, 2015. 289 pp.
Democratic Humility: Reinhold Niebuhr, Neuroscience, and America’s Political Crisis. By Christopher Beem. Lexington, 2015. 173 pp. [End Page 175]
The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis. Edited by Simona Piattoni. Oxford University Press, 2015. 298 pp.
In Search of Democracy. By Larry Diamond. Routledge, 2016. 469 pp.
No Freedom Without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis. By Joseph William Singer. Yale University Press, 2015. 215 pp.
Practicing Democracy: Popular Politics in the United States From the Constitution to the Civil War. Edited by Daniel Peart, and Adam I.P. Smith. 296 pp.
Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept. By Dieter Grimm, translated by Belinda Cooper. Columbia University Press, 2015. 167 pp.
Voters’ Verdicts: Citizens, Campaigns, and Institutions in State Supreme Court Elections. By Chris W. Bonneau and Damon M. Cann. University of Virginia Press, 2015. 163 pp.
When Should State Secrets Stay Secret? Accountability, Democratic Governance, and Intelligence. By Genevieve Lester. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 239 pp.


Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa. By Robert A. Dowd. Oxford University Press, 2015. 224 pp.


The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power. By Thomas J. Christensen. W.W. Norton, 2015. 371 pp.
Citizen Publications in China Before the Internet. By Shao Jiang. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 268 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Nothing Is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia. By Peter Pomerantsev. Public Affairs, 2014. 241 pp.

Latin American and the Caribbean

Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela. By Alejandro Velasco. University of California Press, 2015. 321 pp.
Challenging Social Inequality: The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian Reform in Brazil. Edited by Miguel Carter. Duke University Press, 2015. 494 pp.
Mobilizing Poor Voters: Machine Politics, Clientelism, and Social Networks in Argentina. By Mariela Szwarcberg. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 175 pp.
Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy. By John F. Collins. Duke University Press, 2015. 464 pp. [End Page 176]

Middle East and North Africa

EU Democracy Promotion and the Arab Spring: International Cooperation and Authoritarianism. By Vera Van Hüllen. Palgrave Macmillian, 2015. 242 pp.
Islam and Politics in the Middle East: Explaining the Views of Ordinary Citizens. By Mark Tessler. Indiana University Press, 2015. 245 pp.
National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System. By F. Michael Wuthrich. Syracuse University Press, 2015. 342 pp.
Political Islam and Democracy in the Muslim World. By Paul Kubicek. Lynne Rienner, 2015. 349 pp.
Turkey’s Difficult Journey to Democracy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. By İlter Turan. Oxford University Press, 2015. 252 pp.
Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World. By Avi Max Spiegel. Princeton University Press, 2015. 246 pp.

Comparative, Theoretical, General

The Anomie of the Earth: Philosophy, Politics, and Autonomy in Europe and the Americas. Edited by Federico Luisetti, John Pickles, and Wilson Kaiser. Duke University, 2015. 260 pp.
Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders. Edited by Sergio Bitar and Abraham F. Lowenthal. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 467 pp.
Enemies of Violence: Transantional Feminism, Postsocialism, and the Politics of Sex Trafficking. By Jennifer Suchland. Duke University Press, 2015. 260 pp.
Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy. Edited by Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri. Oxford University Press, 2015. 284 pp.
Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts. By Samuel Issacharoff. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 298 pp.
The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions. By Michael Walzer. Yale University Press, 2015. 172 pp.
The Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy. By Richard Youngs. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2015. 212 pp.
The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World. By Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot. Princeton University Press, 2015. 492...


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