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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 Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump. By Hal Brands. Brookings Institution Press, 2018. 236 pp.
Crisis, Austerity, and Transformation: How Disciplinary Neoliberalism is Changing Portugal. Edited by Isabel David. Lexington, 2018. 195 pp.
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War. By Benn Steil. Simon and Schuster, 2018. 608 pp.
Politics at Work: How Companies Turn Their Workers into Lobbyists. By Hertel-Fernandez. Oxford University Press, 2018. 334 pp.
Presidential Leverage: Presidents, Approval, and the American State. By Daniel E. Ponder. Stanford University Press, 222 pp.
Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace. By Paul B. Stares. Columbia University Press, 2018. 318 pp.


Asian Tradition and Cosmopolitan Politics: Dialogue with Kim Dae-Jung. Edited by Han Sang-Jin. Lexington, 2018. 350 pp.
Democracy Under Threat. Edited by Surendra Munshi. Oxford University Press, 2017. 258 pp.
Encountering China: Michael Sandel and Chinese Philosophy. Edited by Michael J. Sandel and Paul J. D’Ambrosio. Harvard University Press, 2018. 296 pp.
How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise. By Ornit Shani. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 284 pp.
In China’s Backyard: Policies and Politics of Chinese Resource Investments in Southeast Asia. Edited by Jason Morris-Jung. ISEAS, 2018. 332 pp.
Japan’s International Democracy Assistance as Soft Power: Neoclassical Realist Analysis. By Maiko Ichihara. Routledge, 2018. 149 pp.
The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in China. By Xiaowei Zheng. Stanford University Press, 2018. 358 pp.
South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers. By Scott A. Snyder. Columbia University Press, 2018. 355 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past. By Shaun Walker. Oxford University Press, 2018. 278 pp.
Modern Antisemitism in the Visegrád Countries. Edited by Ildikó Barna and Anikó Félix. Tom Lantos Institute, 2017. 130 pp. [End Page 178]

Latin America and the Caribbean

Making Peace in Drug Wars: Crackdowns and Cartels in Latin America. By Benjamin Lessing. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 326 pp.
Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse. Edited by Scott Mainwaring. Harvard University Press, 2018. 496 pp.
Polity: Demystifying Democracy in Latin America and Beyond. By Joe Foweraker. Lynne Rienner, 2018. 224 pp.

Middle East and North Africa

Turkey and the West: Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance. By Kemal Kirişci. Brookings Institution Press, 2018. 309 pp.

Comparative, Theoretical, General

Democracy. By Paul Cartledge. Oxford University Press, 2016. 386 pp.
Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy. By William A. Galston. Yale University Press, 2018. 158 pp.
Cyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers, and Power. By Tim Maurer. Cambridge University Press, 246 pp.
Direct Democracy: A Double-Edged Sword. By Shauna Reilly. Lynne Rienner, 2018. 209 pp.
The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy’s Resilience. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2017. 328 pp.
Good Government: Democracy Beyond Elections. By Pierre Rosanvallon, translated by Malcolm DeBevoise. Harvard University Press, 2018. 338 pp.
How Democracies Die. By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. Penguin Random House, 2018. 320 pp.
The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It. By Yascha Mounk. Harvard University Press, 2018. 400 pp.
The Political Writings of Alexander Hamilton, Volume I: 1767–1789. Edited by Carson Holloway and Bradford P. Wilson. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 437 pp.
The Political Writings of Alexander Hamilton, Volume II: 1789–1804. Edited by Carson Holloway and Bradford P. Wilson. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 663 pp.
The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda. By Christopher C. Harmon and Randall G. Bowdish. Brookings Institution Press, 2018. 343 pp.
The Third Sector: Community Organizations, NGOs, and Nonprofits. By Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Terry Nichols Clark. University of Illinois Press, 2016. 251 pp.
We Decide! Theories and Cases in Participatory Democracy. By Michael Menser. Temple University Press, 2018. 316 pp.
When Democracies Collapse: Assessing Transitions to Non-Democratic Regimes in the Contemporary World. By Luca Tomini. Routledge, 2018. 174...


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