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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 2018: The Shifting Supreme Court. By Todd Ruger. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 138 pp.
The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal. By William Burns. Random House, 2019. 483 pp.
Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives. By Matthew Green and Douglas Harris. Yale University Press, 2019. 304 pp.
Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security. By Michael Desch. Princeton University Press, 2019. 351 pp.
Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day. By Sheri Berman. Oxford University Press, 2019. 545 pp.
The Foundations of American Jewish Liberalism. By Kenneth Wald. Cambridge University Press, 2019. 255 pp.
Fox Populism: Branding Conservativism as Working Class. By Reece Peck. Cambridge University Press, 2019. 289 pp.


Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya. By Nanjala Nyabola. Zedd Books, 2018. 273 pp.
How Autocrats Compete: Parties, Patrons, and Unfair Elections in Africa. By Yonatan Morse. Cambridge University Press, 2019. 336 pp.
Uganda: The Dynamics of Neoliberal Transformation. Edited by Jörg Wiegratz, Giuliano Martiniello, and Elisa Greco. Zedd Books, 2018. 391 pp.


Scandal and Democracy: Media Politics in Indonesia. By Mary McCoy. Cornell University Press, 2019. 208 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

The Putin System: An Opposing View. By Grigory Yavlinsky. Columbia University Press, 2019. 231 pp.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Politics After Violence: Legacies of the Shining Path Conflict in Peru. Edited by Hillel David Soifer and Alberto Vergara. University of Texas Press, 2019. 383 pp.

Middle East and North Africa

Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment. Edited by Stéphane Lacroix and Jean-Pierre Filiu. Oxford University Press, 2018. 330 pp.

Comparative, Theoretical, General

Chains of Persuasion: A Framework for Religion in Democracy. By Benjamin R. Hertzberg. Oxford University Press, 2018. 210 pp.
Civic Activism Unleashed: New Hope or False Dawn for Democracy? By Richard Youngs. Oxford University Press, 2019. 183 pp.
Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation. Edited by Dario Castiglione and Johannes Pollak. University of Chicago Press, 2019. 353 pp.
Democracy and Truth: A Short History. By Sophia Rosenfeld. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. 213 pp.
Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism. Edited by Andrew Arato, Jean Cohen, and Astrid von Busekist. Columbia University Press, 2018. 377 pp.
Geo-Economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century: The Revival of Economic Statecraft. Edited by Mikael Wigell, Sören Scholvin, and Mika Aaltola. Routledge, 2019. 239 pp.
Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar. By Roman David and Ian Holiday. Oxford University Press, 2018. 234 pp.
The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century. By Helen Rosenblatt. Princeton University Press, 2018. 348 pp.
Populisms: A Quick Immersion. By Carlos de la Torre. Tibidabo Publishing, 2018. 200 pp.
Power Sharing and Power Relations after Civil War. Edited by Caroline Hartzell and Andreas Mehler. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2019. 255 pp.
Rise of the Revisionists: Russia, China, and Iran. Edited by Gary Schmitt. The American Enterprise Institute, 2018. 112 pp.
Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics. By Austin Carson. Princeton University Press, 2018. 325 pp.
The 3rd Ingredient: The Journey of Analog Ethics into the World of Digital Fear and Greed. By Jim Blasingame. SBN Books, 2018. 314 pp.
When Democracy Trumps Populism: European and Latin American Lessons for the United States. Edited by Kurt Weyland and Raúl Madrid. Cambridge University Press, 2019. 216 pp.


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