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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. [End Page 174]
Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States. By Edward B. Foley. Oxford University Press, 2016. 479 pp.
A Sense of Power: The Roots of America’s Global Role. By John A. Thompson. Cornell University Press, 2015. 343 pp.
Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation in America. By Hollie Russon Gilman. Brookings Institution Press, 2016. 202 pp.
Multidimensional Democracy: A Supply and Demand Theory of Representation in American Legislatures. By Jeffrey J. Harden. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 185 pp.
Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics. By Stephen E. Gottlieb. New York University Press, 2016. 381 pp.


Coping with Crisis in African States. Edited by Peter M. Lewis and John W. Harbeson. Lynne Rienner, 2016. 235 pp.
Recovering Democracy in South Africa. By Raymond Suttner. First Forum, 2015. 254 pp.
The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa. By Kate Baldwin. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 237 pp.


The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower. By Michael Pillsbury. Henry Holt and Company, 2015. 319 pp.
The Last Thousand: One School’s Promise in a Nation at War. By Jeffrey E. Stern. St. Martin’s Press, 2016. 325 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Building An Authoritarian Polity: Russia in Post-Soviet Times. By Graeme Gill. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 230 pp.
From Private to Public: Transformation of Social Spaces in the South Caucasus. By Humay Akhundzadeh et al. South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2015. 229 pp.
New Trends in Russian Political Mentality: Putin 3.0. Edited by Elena Shestopal. Lexington, 2016. 396 pp.
Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics. By Lucan Way. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 257 pp.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Avoiding Governors: Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina. By Tracy Beck Fenwick. University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. 277 pp. [End Page 175]
Cuban Studies. Edited by Alejandro de la Fuente and Cary Aileen García Yero. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. 249 pp.
Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution. By Omar G. Encarnación. Oxford University Press, 2016. 243 pp.
Participatory Democracy in Brazil: Socioeconomic and Political Origins. By J. Ricardo Tranjan. University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. 269 pp.
Religious Response to Violence: Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present. Edited by Alexander Wilde. University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. 498 pp.
Populism’s Power: Radical Grassroots Democracy in America. By Laura Grattan. Oxford University Press, 2016. 288 pp.

Middle East and North Africa

Building Rule of Law in the Arab World: Tunisia, Egypt, and Beyond. Edited by Eva Bellin and Heidi E. Lane. Lynne Rienner, 2016. 311 pp.
Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia. By Mohamed Zayani. Oxford University, 2015. 275 pp.

Comparative, Theoretical, General

Across the Lines of Conflict: Facilitating Cooperation to Build Peace. Edited by Michael Lund and Steve McDonald. Columbia University Press, 2016. 414 pp.
Ancient and Modern Democracy: Two Concepts of Liberty. By Wilfred Nippel. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 385 pp.
The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences. By Barak Mendelsohn. Oxford University Press, 2016. 274 pp.
Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order. By Ted Piccone. Brookings Institution, 2016. 350 pp.
How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why. By Zoltan Barany. Princeton University Press, 2016. 230 pp.
On Inequality. By Harry G. Frankfurt. Princeton University Press, 2016. 102 pp.
Parliament and Parliamentarism: A Comparative History of a European Concept. Edited by Pasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie, and Kari Palonen. Berghahn Books, [YEAR] 327 pp.
Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us...


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