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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 Justice 2015: The Dramatic Tenth Term of the Roberts Court. By Steven V. Mazie. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 167 pp.
American Pendulum: Recurring Debates in U.S. Grand Strategy. By Christopher Hemmer. Cornell University Press, 2015. 224 pp.
The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. By William E. Leuchtenburg. Oxford University Press, 2015. 886 pp.
Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism. By John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart. Oxford University Press, 2016. 391 pp.
Language Assistance under the Voting Rights Act: Are Voters Lost in Translation? By Shauna Reilly. Lexington, 2015. 131 pp.
Tides of Consent: How Public Opinion Shapes American Politics, 2nd ed. By James A. Stimson. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 173 pp.
What Would Madison Do? The Father of the Constitution Meets Modern American Politics. Edited by Benjamin Wittes and Pietro Nivola. Brookings Institution Press, 2015. 240 pp.
Youth Participation in Democratic Life: Stories of Hope and Disillusion. By Bart Cammaerts et al. Palgrave Macmillian, 2016. 237 pp.

Africa

African Institutions: Challenges to Political, Social, and Economic Foundations of Africa’s Development. By Ali A. Mazrui and Francis Wiafe-Amoako. Rowman and Littlefield, 2016. 184 pp.
Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home. By Anne-Maria Makhulu. Duke University Press, 2015. 228 pp. [End Page 172]

Asia

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea. By David Straub. Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, 2015. 246 pp.
Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India. By Sanjay Ruparelia. Oxford University Press, 2015. 480 pp.
India: Democracy and Violence. Edited by Samir Kumar Das. Oxford University Press, 2015. 258 pp.
Metamorphosis: Studies in Social and Political Change in Myanmar. Edited by Renaud Egreteau and François Robinne. NUS Press, 2016. 428 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

The Policy-Making Process and Social Learning in Russia: The Case of Housing Policy. By Marina Khmelnitskaya. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 279 pp.
Politics and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Eurasia. Edited by Martin Brusis. Palgrave Macmillian, 2016. 251 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.
The Organization of American States as the Advocate and Guardian of Democracy: An Insider’s Critical Assessment of Its Role in Promoting and Defending Democracy. By Rubén M. Perina. University Press of America, 2015. 257 pp.
The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Institutions, Actors, and Interactions. By Françoise Montambeault. Stanford University Press, 2015. 265 pp.

Middle East and North Africa

EU Democracy Promotion and the Arab Spring: International Cooperation and Authoritarianism. By Vera Van Hüllen. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 242 pp.
The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East: Northern Lebanon from al-Qaeda to ISIS. By Bernard Rougier. Princeton University Press, 2015. 259 pp.
Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. By Joel Beinin. Stanford University Press, 2016. 164 pp.

Comparative, Theoretical, General

The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy. By Daniel A. Bell. Princeton University Press, 2015. 336 pp. [End Page 173]
Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents. Edited by Michael Schuck and John Crowley-Buck. Fordham University Press. 350 pp.
Democratic Equilibrium: The Supply and Demand of Democracy. By Michael W. Fowler. Lexington, 2015. 219 pp.
Do International Corruption Metrics Matter? The Impact of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. By Omar E. Hawthorne. Lexington Books, 2015. 159 pp.
The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy. Edited by Benjamin Powell. Oxford University Press, 2015. 249 pp.
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. By Angus Deaton. Princeton University Press, 2013. 360 pp.
La revanche des passions: Métamorphoses de la violence et crises du politique. By Pierre Hassner. Fayard, 2015. 360 pp.
Media and Politics in New Democracies: Europe in a Comparative Perspective. Edited by Jan Zielonka. Oxford University Press, 2015. 322 pp.
The Midas Paradox: Financial Markets, Government Policy Shocks, and the Great Depression. By Scott Sumner. Independent...

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 172-174
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-27
Open Access
No
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