Section 35 of the American Political Science Association
Volume 3, Number 3, November 2005
Table of Contents
1. Current Section Officers
2. Report from the Chair
3. Editor’s Note
4. Section News
5. News From Members
6. Professional Announcements
7. Recent Conferences
8. Future Conferences
9. New Research
1. CURRENT SECTION OFFICERS
Professor of Political Science
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Gretchen C. Casper
Associate Professor of Political Science
Pennsylvania State University
Associate Professor of Political Science
Georgia State University
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Notre Dame
Newsletter Editor (ex officio)
Thomas W. Skladony
Senior Program Officer
International Forum for Democratic Studies
National Endowment for Democracy
Comparative democratization has become an important organized section within APSA, with more than 600 members, and I am very honored to have been elected chair of our Section. I would like to thank again all the section officers and award committee members who worked so hard this past year; in particular, let me recognize our outgoing chair, Cynthia McClintock, and our outgoing treasurer, William Reisinger, for their invaluable contributions these past two years, and Eva Bellin, our 2005 program chair. I look forward to working with Gretchen Casper (vice-chair), Carrie Manning (secretary), Michael Coppedge (treasurer), and Tom Skladony (newsletter editor) over this next year and hope to hear from many of you.
I will seek to build on the excellent work of previous section leaders in encouraging and recognizing all types of political science research on issues of democratization, in order to help you in your work while sustaining and ideally increasing the section’s membership. One way to do this is to continue to publicize more extensively our section awards for best book, best article, and best field work; the Juan Linz best dissertation award (which was handed out for the first time last year); and a best convention paper award that we will give next year as well. In a separate e-mail, I will be highlighting all of our awards and encouraging nominations.
Another way to strengthen our section is to coordinate more with other organized sections and with Related Groups with which we have overlapping memberships to expand panel offerings on comparative democratization themes at APSA conventions. We all are appreciative of the hard work of our program chair for the 2006 APSA Convention, Mark Jones, who will soon be hard at work putting together the convention panels now that the panel submission deadline has passed. The good news is that our allocation for 2006 is up from last year, to 23 panels. A key for the section continuing to have more panels lies in attendance at section panels, an area in which we had only a fair record in 2005.
I am eager to hear your ideas and suggestions (email@example.com). I urge you to continue to send relevant information and news about your professional activities and publications, as well as conferences and fellowships and grant, to our newsletter editor.
I am happy to echo Jonathan Hartlyn’s words of appreciation for outgoing officers Cynthia McClintock and Bill Reisinger, who surely can take tremendous pride in all they did during their tenure to increase the size and visibility of our section, and to solidify its financial base. Cynthia’s wise counsel on editorial matters has been particularly valuable to me over these past two years. I shall miss working with both of them, and look forward to reporting their future accomplishments in subsequent issues of this newsletter. I likewise look forward to helping Jonathan and Michael Coppedge, our incoming treasurer, communicate their new ideas to all section members, some of which you will already find in this issue.
The primary purpose of our newsletter, of course, is to allow members to communicate with each other by reporting what you have written and published, where you have moved (temporarily or permanently), what awards you have received, and what you plan to do next. Anyone who reads the News from Members section, below, cannot come away without being impressed by the breadth and quality of scholarship being produced by members of this section.
I was pleased to see so many section members at our section’s annual business meeting and reception, the details of which you will find in Carrie Manning’s comprehensive Minutes, below. Finally, it gives me great pleasure to thank Rhonda Mays-Buntoro and Juan-Victor Seminario, fall semester interns at the International Forum, for their excellent work drafting text, checking facts, compiling the bibliography of new research, and proofreading this issue of the newsletter.
2006 APSA Annual Meeting: Mark Jones, our section’s program chair for the 2006 annual meeting, will soon begin reviewing all the paper and panel proposals submitted by the November 15 deadline. We look forward to learning of his decisions next spring, and to seeing many of you at the 2006 meeting in Philadelphia.
Report on the 2005 APSA Meeting: The Comparative Democratization Section sponsored or cosponsored thirty-one panels at the 2005 APSA annual meeting in Washington, DC. For a listing visit www.apsanet.org/mtgs/program/divisions.cfm and scroll down to Section 45. Papers presented at the meeting are available at http://archive.allacademic.com/publication/browse.php.
The Section’s annual business meeting and reception were held on Saturday evening, September 5. Highlights of the meeting included the installation of new officers; the awarding of prizes for the best book, article, and field work; and the first Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation in Comparative Study of Democracy. For complete details see the minutes prepared by Carrie Manning of Georgia State University, secretary of the Comparative Democratization section.
Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting, September 3, 2005:
Welcome to the meeting. Outgoing section president Cynthia McClintock (George Washington University) called the meeting to order and thanked the officers for their outstanding work during the year. The meeting was held at 6 p.m. in the Calvert Room of the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C., and was attended by approximately fifty people.
Previous minutes. Minutes of the 2004 meeting were distributed and approved at the beginning of the meeting.
Chair’s report. Cynthia McClintock reported that membership in the section now stands at 640 members, up from 600 two years ago. She also highlighted the fact that our section’s voter turnout rate for competitive section officer elections (38 percent) exceeded the turnout for APSA elections as well as the average for the users of this electronic voting software. The section was allotted twenty panels at the 2005 APSA meeting, but through skillful negotiating with other sections to cosponsor panels, we were able to sponsor or cosponsor a total of thirty-one panels. Cynthia commended Tom Skladony and Melissa Aten at the National Endowment for Democracy for their excellent work on the section newsletter and Web site, and urged members to send contributions to the newsletter and relevant course syllabi for posting on the section Web site.
Treasurer’s report. Outgoing section treasurer Bill Reisinger (University of Iowa) gave the report on the section’s finances. We have collected $2,312 in section dues, an increase of almost $200 over last year. Donations to the Juan Linz Fund for best dissertation award were $8,150 last year. The total amount collected for the Linz Fund endowment now stands at $16,300. Bill reported a net positive balance of $4,116. Net activity since last year’s meeting, excluding the Linz Fund donations, was $874. Expenditures included the costs of the annual business meeting and reception, prizes, cosponsoring of speakers at the annual meeting, and electronic voting for section officers.
Report on the newsletter. Tom Skladony (NED) appealed to members to continue to send in news of publications, presentations, promotions, and other noteworthy items. He also urged members to send course syllabi to the Web site, and reminded members that the newsletter can also serve as a communication tool for members wishing to make requests for information from other members. Tom asked for input of section members on the following two issues:
1. Last January emeritus section chair John Harbeson provided the first of what was hoped would be a regular series of regionally or issue-focused bibliographic and review essays by submitting a bibliographic essay on the democratization literature on Africa. His has remained the lone submission for this feature. Tom urged members to make submissions or to identify graduate students who might be interested in doing so. Submissions could include essays on a particular research problem, approach, or method. They need not be regional bibliographic essays or reviews. A modest honorarium will be available.
2. Tom also asked for member input regarding efforts to get the section to work more closely with NED’s international Network of Democracy Research Institutes to enhance links with scholars in developing democracies.
Program chair’s report. Eva Bellin (Hunter College) gave an overview of the program for this year’s meeting. There were thirty-one panels sponsored or cosponsored by the section, and panels covered a wide range of the subfield in terms of substance, method, and geographic region. Eva emphasized that virtually every region of the world was represented. She noted that it is increasingly difficult to get a paper accepted by our section. More than 350 papers were submitted, two-thirds of which were rejected. This makes ours one of the most competitive sections in the APSA. She urged members to submit complete panel proposals, as opposed to single papers, to increase their chances of acceptance. Eva also reported a decline in the giving of papers by senior scholars in the section’s panels, in line with a similar trend for the APSA meeting as a whole.
Incoming program chair Mark Jones (Rice University) reminded members that the conference theme for next year is power, and encouraged panel proposals that address this theme. He noted that the APSA leadership was planning to reserve a block of panels to allocate to those that addressed the conference theme. The total number of panels to be allocated to the section next year has still not been determined but is expected to be between sixteen and twenty-four.
Juan Linz award for the best dissertation in the comparative study of democratization. The first Juan Linz award went to Staffan Lindberg of Kent State University (Ph.D., University of Lund, Sweden) for his dissertation, “The Power of Elections.”
Runner-up for the award was Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (Ph.D., George Washington University, now at Miami University of Ohio), for her dissertation, “The Dynamics of Postcommunist Transformation: Varieties of Authoritarian Regimes and Paradoxes of Crony Capitalism in Russia’s Regions.”
Incoming section chair Jonathan Hartlyn (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) chaired the committee and presented the award. The two other committee members were Richard Snyder (Brown University) and Kathleen Collins (University of Notre Dame).
Arturo Valenzuela (Georgetown University) took the opportunity to remind members of Juan Linz’s extraordinary mentoring and dedication to his students.
Best book award. The award for best book on comparative democratization was shared by Charles Tilly for his book, Social Movements: 1768-2004 (Paradigm, 2004) and Kurt Schock for his book, Unarmed Insurrections: People Power Movements in Nondemocracies (University of Minnesota, 2004). The award was presented by the best book committee chair Steven Fish (University of California at Berkeley). The other members of the committee were Wendy Hunter (University of Texas, Austin) and William Case (Griffith University, Australia).
Best article award. Best article committee chair Ellen Lust Okar (Yale) presented the best article award to Lisa Baldez (Dartmouth College) for her article, “Elected Bodies: The Gender Quota Law for Elective Bodies in Mexico,”Legislative Studies Quarterly (May 2004). The other committee members were Tim Frye (Ohio State) and Mark Jones (Rice University).
Best field work award. The award for best field work went to Lilly Tsai (Ph.D., Harvard, now at MIT), for her dissertation, “The Informal State: Government, Accountability and Public Goods Provision in Rural China.” Joe Klesner (Kenyon College) chaired the committee, and fellow committee members Tim Sisk (University of Denver) and Claudia Dahlerus (Albion College) presented the award.
New officers. Cynthia McClintock introduced new section chair Jonathan Hartlyn (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and new section treasurer Michael Coppedge (University of Notre Dame). She thanked the other candidates (Valerie Bunce for chair, Gabriella Montinola for treasurer) for running. Gretchen Casper (Pennsylvania State University), Nicolas van de Walle (Cornell University), and Jo Andrews (University of California at Davis) constituted the nominations committee, with Gretchen Casper serving as chair.
New proposals. Jonathan Hartlyn reiterated that we are still among a very few APSA sections that hold competitive elections. He reminded members of the 20 percent discount available to section members for subscriptions to the Journal of Democracy and thanked the International Forum for Democratic Studies and Tom Skladony for serving as the secretariat for the section. He asked for contributions to the newsletter, especially for the essays described earlier, and for good turnout at section panels. Jonathan expressed the desire to bring more scholars from outside the United States to APSA meetings, and suggested that the section explore ways to raise money to facilitate this.
He also reported that the section would make its newsletter available immediately to political science departments outside the United States. (Michael Britnall, the new executive director of the APSA, has said that he, too, wants to make international outreach a priority.) Jonathan also reminded members of the new APSA working groups, in which people commit to attend a set of panels together and then meet to discuss the panels. He suggested that the section considering organizing a working group for the 2006 annual meeting. Finally, he noted that the section would work to generate nominees for a section award for best paper presented at APSA at one of the section’s panels, and alerted panel chairs and discussants that requests for nominations would be forthcoming.
The section meeting adjourned at 7 p.m. for the annual reception, cosponsored by the NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies.
Harley D. Balzer, associate professor of government, Georgetown University, published “Ordinary Russians? Rethinking August 1991” in the spring 2005 Demokratizatsiya, in which the author discounted the prevailing belief that only a few urban Russians resisted the attempted coup in August 1991 and argued that Russians evinced an unusual willingness to face down a military takeover.
Sarah Birch, reader in politics, University of Essex, published “Single-Member District Electoral Systems and Democratic Transition” in the June 2005 Electoral Studies. Reviewing seventy-eight cases of third-wave democratization, Ms. Birch found that single-member district electoral systems work against the institutionalization of democratic politics in newly competitive states, and thus are not a viable source of democratic consolidation.
David Brooker, formerly in the department of politics and government at the University of Hartford, has assumed a new position as assistant professor of political science at Alverno College in Milwaukee.
In June 2005 Archie Brown, professor of politics at Oxford University and fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, was appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his “services to UK-Russian relations and to the study of political science and international affairs.”
A Festschrift for Mr. Brown entitled Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective. Essays in Honour of Archie Brown was published by Oxford University Press in 2005. The volume was edited by Alex Pravda and included essays on the ambiguities and contradictions of Vladimir Putin’s rule, and on the complex relationship between postcommunist rule leadership, democracy, and economic modernization in Russia today. Mr. Brown also contributed an article, “Comparative Politics: A View from Britain,” to the winter 2005 Newsletter of the APSA Comparative Politics section.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, professor of politics, New York University, and George W. Downs, published “Development and Democracy: The Rise of Sustainable Autocracy,” in the September/October 2005 Foreign Affairs. In it the authors challenged the conventional wisdom that economic liberalization undercuts repressive regimes and contributes to democratization, finding instead that “the growing number of affluent authoritarian states suggests that greater wealth alone does not automatically lead to greater political freedom.”
Tulia G. Falleti, assistant professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania, published “A Sequential Theory of Decentralization: Latin American Cases in Comparative Perspective” in the August 2005 American Political Science Review. Her research used evidence from Latin America to address whether decentralization invariably increases the power of subnational governments.
Jonathan Fox, professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, convened and participated in a November 4, 2005, conference on “Mexican Migrant Civic and Political Participation” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Mr. Fox also received a two-year grant from the Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development Program to study Mexico’s recent reforms expanding public access to information and their likely impact on public accountability.
Venelin Ganev, assistant professor of political science, Miami University of Ohio, and Karen Dawisha served as guest editors of the summer 2005 East European Politics and Societies. The special issue on “The Role of Ideas in Postcommunist Politics: A Reevaluation” also included Mr. Ganev’s article, “The ‘Triumph of Neoliberalism’ Reconsidered: Critical Remarks on Ideas-Centered Analyses of Political and Economic Change in Postcommunism.”
Jack Goldstone, professor of public policy, George Mason University, was recently named director of that university’s new Center for Global Policy. The Center’s work focuses on four key areas: conflict, terrorism, and democratization; international trade and finance; culture, opinion, and global policy; and information technology. For more information visit http://globalpolicy.gmu.edu.
States, Parties, and Social Movements (Cambridge University Press, 2003), a volume of essays edited by Mr. Goldstone, was named an “Outstanding Academic Title” in the social and behavioral sciences in 2004 by Choice.
John W. Harbeson, professor of political science, City College of New York, contributed “Ethiopia’s Extended Transition” to the October 2005 Journal of Democracy. His essay examined the strong showing of opposition parties in Ethiopia’s first genuinely competitive elections and speculated on their possible role in advancing democracy in that country.
Mr. Harbeson recently completed a term on the American Political Science Association’s executive council, where he chaired a subcommittee that monitored the renewal of Title VI of the Higher Education Act.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York named Amaney A. Jamal, assistant professor of politics, Princeton University, one of sixteen Carnegie Scholars for 2005. The award included a two-year grant that will allow her to conduct research on “Citizenship, Political Agency, and Democracy in the Arab World: The Mediating Effects of Islam.” In August 2005 Ms. Jamal also received a grant from the United Institute of Peace to continue a project on “Islam and Citizenship in the Arab World.”
Terry Lynn Karl, Gildred Professor of Latin American Studies, Stanford University, delivered the 2005 commencement address at the University of San Francisco, from which she also received the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, for her work as an expert witness and organizer of research in several major human rights trials conducted in the United States, including a civil trial against one of the murderers of El Salvador’s Archbishop Romero.
Ray Kennedy completed nineteen months of service as an international member of the Joint Electoral Management Body in Afghanistan. In May 2005 he took up a new position as director of the electoral division of the UN Mission in Liberia.
Joseph L. Klesner, professor of political science, Kenyon College, will be a Fulbright Scholar at University College Dublin for the 2005–2006 academic year, where he will teach classes on democracy and development in Latin America and on elections and political parties in the United States. He will also conduct research on the impact of European integration on the political culture of Ireland.
Russell E. Lucas, assistant professor of political science, and of international and area studies, University of Oklahoma, published Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan: Domestic Responses to External Challenges, 1988–2001 (State University of New York Press, 2005), a study of how the Jordanian monarchy survived an economic crisis and regional political instability in the 1990s by coopting and dividing its opposition while also uniting the regime’s coalition of supporters.
Carrie Manning, associate professor of political science, Georgia State University, published “Assessing African Party Systems after the Third Wave” in Party Politics Vol. 11, no. 6 (November 2005).
Gerardo Munck, associate professor of international relations, University of Southern California, contributed a chapter entitled “Measuring Democratic Governance: Central Tasks and Basic Problems” to Measuring Empowerment: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (World Bank, 2005), edited by Deepa Narayan.
David M. Olson, professor emeritus of political science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, along with Zdenka Mansfeldová and Petra Rakušanová, edited Central European Parliaments: First Decade of Democratic Experience and the Future Perspective (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 2004). Mr. Olson also contributed the concluding chapter, entitled “Cohesion and Discipline Revisited: Contingent Unity in the Parliamentary Party Group,” to Cohesion and Discipline in Legislatures: Political Parties, Parliamentary Committees, Party Leadership, and Governance, an essay collection edited by Reuven Y. Hazan (Taylor and Francis, 2005).
M. Anne Pitcher, professor of political science and director of the Center for Ethics and World Societies, Colgate University, published (in French) “Mozambique’s 2004 General Elections: Choices, Implications, and Visions” in the June 2005 Politique Africaine. The article examined the outcome of Mozambique’s third national election and explored the diverse challenges facing the new government, as well as the corrective policies it is most likely to adopt.
Vincent K. Pollard, assistant professor of political science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, contributed a chapter entitled “Minor Political Parties” to The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America (M.E. Sharpe, 2005), edited by David Schultz and John E. Vile. The three volume set provides the most detailed coverage of contemporary and historical issues relating to basic rights protected by the United States Constitution. “Hawai’i Politics,” a Web site maintained by Mr. Pollard (see www2.hawaii.edu/~pollard/Hawaii.html), was described as an essential scholarly resource by the Pacific Studies WWW Monitor, an online weekly review of Internet-based research resources that is based at the Australian National University.
Marsha Pripstein Posusney, professor of political science, Bryant University, and Michele Penner Angrist, assistant professor of political science, Union College, edited Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Regimes and Resistance (Lynne Rienner, 2005). Contributors to the volume explored why authoritarian regimes continue to prevail in the Middle East while successful democratic transitions are occurring elsewhere in the developing world.
Clemente Quinones recently completed his Ph.D. degree at the University of Connecticut by defending his doctoral dissertation on “The Impact of Mexico’s Electoral System Evolution on Proportionality, Party System, Strategic Voting, and Democracy.” On August 1 he assumed a new position as research coordinator of the Latin American Public Opinion project at Vanderbilt University.
Sybil Rhodes, assistant professor of political science, Western Michigan University, published Social Movements and Free-Market Capitalism in Latin America: Telecommunications Privatization and the Rise of Consumer Protest (State University of New York Press, 2005), a study of how the privatization of state-owned telephone companies led to new consumer movements in the region.
Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr., Professor of International Studies, Brown University; and Matthew Lange edited States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), a collection of essays examining how states affect developmental processes, the long-term effects of states on development, and the historical nature of state building.
Mr. Rueschemeyer and Miguel Glatzer also edited Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), in which leading researchers explored how social welfare policies are affected by economic globalization through a focus on the middle-income countries of southern and eastern Europe, Latin America, Russia, and East Asia.
Andreas Schedler, professor of political science, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE, Mexico City), serves as chair of the Committee on Concepts and Methods, a research committee of the International Political Science Association. He is also editor of its Working Papers series, whose recent publications include studies assessing alternative indices of democracy, defining and measuring democracy, and measuring democracy in Latin America. Visit www.concepts-methods.org/ to access the complete texts.
Jillian Schwedler, assistant professor of government and politics, University of Maryland, is part of a research team that received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project examining the connection between repression and dissent in transitional societies in the Middle East. Other participants in the project on “The Dissident/Repression Nexus in the Middle East” include Christian Davenport, Deborah Gerner, Philip Schrodt, and Mary Ann Tetreault.
Jennifer C. Seely recently joined the faculty of the State University of New York at Potsdam, where she is an assistant professor of political science. Her latest publication, “The Legacies of Transition Governments: Post-Transition Dynamics in Benin and Togo,” appeared in the June 2005 Democratization.
Alan Siaroff, associate professor of political science, University of Lethbridge (Canada), published Comparing Political Regimes: A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics (Broadview Press, 2005), in which he outlined and described four regime types (liberal democracy, electoral democracy, semiliberal autocracy, and closed autocracy), and then assigned each of the world’s 192 sovereign states to one of these categories.
Timothy D. Sisk, associate professor of international studies, University of Denver, is codirector of a new project on Dilemmas of Democratization in Post-War Societies sponsored by his university and the University of Uppsala (Sweden). The research will explore how the introduction of democracy and competitive politics in war-torn societies may exacerbate conflict among social groups.
Sherrill L. Stroschein concluded a two-year term as an academy scholar at the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies and, in September 2005, assumed a new position as lecturer in politics at University College, London, where she is also directing a new master’s degree program in democracy and democratization. She continues working on a book tentatively entitled Contention and Coexistence that explores how protest by ethnic minorities can advance policy goals in democracies.
Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, assistant professor of political science, University of British Columbia, along with Alfred B. Evans, Jr., and Laura A. Henry, edited Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment (M.E. Sharpe, 2005). Contributors to the volume analyzed the development of civil society in post-Soviet Russia through historical and theoretical overviews, plus case studies of women’s organizations, environmental groups, trade unions, advocates for the disabled, and other associations.
Jay Ulfelder, research director of the Political Instability Task Force, Science Applications International Corporation, published “Contentious Collective Action and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes” in the July 2005 International Political Science Review, a study of how different types of autocratic regimes respond to events such as protests, strikes, and riots that threaten their continued existence.
Mr. Ulfelder also presented a paper at the 2005 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association entitled “Modeling Transitions to and from Democracy” that developed statistical models to assess the likelihood of regime transitions in countries around the world.
Milada Anna Vachudova, assistant professor of political science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is spending the fall 2005 semester conducting field research on the impact of international organizations and democracy-assistance programs on political party development in the Balkans.
Christian Welzel, associate professor of political science, International University Bremen, and Ronald Inglehart published Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence (Cambridge University Press, 2005), a major empirical study of how people’s beliefs and values are changing in many human societies as a result of modernization, and how economic development contributes to greater human autonomy, gender equality, and democracy.
Charles R. Wise, director of Indiana University’s Parliamentary Development Project for Ukraine, received a major grant from the United States Agency for International Development that will support activities designed to reform and strengthen Ukraine’s legislature, to combat corruption, and to promote Ukraine’s integration into a number of international organizations.
Fellowship Opportunity: The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University welcomes applications from predoctoral students at the write-up stage and from postdoctoral scholars working in any of the four program areas of democracy, development, sovereignty, and rule of law. Applicants working at the intersection of two or more of these issue areas will receive preferential consideration.
The Center (http://cddrl.stanford.edu) expects to award between two and four fellowships each year. Appointments are for nine months of the academic year. Fellows spend the academic year at Stanford University completing their projects, participating in seminars, and interacting with each other and the resident faculty and research staff. For more information, including a complete program announcement and application details, visit http://cddrl.stanford.edu/docs/fellowships/.
The deadline for applications is February 3, 2006, and notifications will be sent in mid-March. Completed applications should be mailed to:
Associate Director for Research, Senior Research Scholar
Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
616 Serra Street E103
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
Phone: (650) 736-1820
Fax: (650) 724-2996
Call for Submissions: The Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City invite submissions to the 2006 Award for Conceptual Innovation in Democratic Studies. The $1,500 award will be given at the 2006 IPSA World Congress in Fukuoka, Japan.
The award will be given to a scholarly work published any time before December 31, 2005. Any form (book, book chapter, journal article) of formal publication may be submitted. Submissions are open to authors, journal editors, and book publishers. Self-nominations are encouraged. Submissions must include four copies of the submitted work and the mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author and the person who submits. Please submit nominations by January 31, 2006 to:
Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas
Division de Estudios Politicos
Carretera Mexico-Toluca 3655
Col. Lomas de Santa Fe
CP 01210 Mexico City
Call for Papers: The next triennial World Congress of the International Political Science Association will be held in Fukuoka, Japan in July 2006, where the overall meeting theme will be “Is Democracy Working?” Dirk Berg-Schlosser of Phillips University (Marburg, Germany), who is organizing a set of eight panels on the subtheme, “Crisis and Capacity of Democracy: Comparative Perspectives,” invites fellow section members who wish to participate to write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Submissions: The editor of Polity, the journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association, invites submissions on topics that engage questions of interest to scholars across an entire field within political science, to the discipline as a whole, and to related disciplines. Contact Andrew J. Polsky (email@example.com) for more information.
New Master’s Degree Program in Democracy Studies: The Center for Democracy and the Third Sector and Georgetown University’s Department of Government announced the creation of a new master’s degree program in democracy studies that will begin in fall 2006. The program will address the diverse needs of a growing population working in the field of democracy promotion, with a specific focus on issues of democracy and development, and on improving the quality of democratic life around the world. Additional information about this program is available at www.georgetown.edu/centers/cdats/maprogramaims.htm.
The Political Science Association’s Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties working group held its annual conference on September 9–11, 2005, at the University of Essex, England. The conference included panel discussions on all aspects of the 2005 British election, including party strategies and campaigns, media coverage, electoral administration and polls, and voting behavior. For more information, including a conference agenda and papers presented at the meeting, visit www.essex.ac.uk/bes/EPOP%202005/index.htm.
The third conference of the European Consortium for Political Research was held September 8–11, 2005, in Budapest, Hungary. The meeting included panel sessions on the quality of democracy, on how EU integration influences democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe, and on the importance of civil society in local, regional, and global contexts. For more information visit www.essex.ac.uk/ECPR/events/generalconference/budapest/index.asp.
The Australasian Political Science Association held it annual meeting on September 28–30, 2005, at the University of Otago, Dunedin, Australasia. Panel topics included comparative political economy, nationalism and ethnicity, indigenous people, and gender issues. For more information visit www.auspsa.anu.edu.au/.
The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies held its 37th annual national convention on November 3–6, 2005, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/SLC_Info.html for more information.
The Middle East Studies Association held its annual meeting on November 19–22, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The program included panel discussions on such topics as Arabic writing, Middle Eastern refugees, Muslim women, international relations, and crime and punishment, as well as sessions on the history and politics of individual countries and regions. The meeting also included a proposal-writing workshop for graduate students. For more information visit http://fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/.
The Southern Political Science Association will hold its 77th annual conference on January 5–7, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit www.spsa.net/conference06.htm for more information.
The April 2005 (Volume 12, no. 2) issue of Democratization featured articles on federalism, elections, party politics, as well as country studies of Hong Kong, South Korea, and Senegal. For abstracts of articles listed below, visit www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13510347.asp.
“A Framework for the Systematic Study of Election Quality” by Jørgen Elklit and Andrew Reynolds
“The Riddle of Federalism: Does Federalism Impact on Democracy?” by Jan-Erik Lane and Svante Ersson
“Civil Wars, Party Politics, and the Consolidation of Regimes in Twentieth Century Europe” by Bill Kissane and Nick Sitter
“Assessing the Shifting Qualities of Democratic Citizenship: The Case of South Korea” by Doh Chull Shin, Chong-Min Park, and Jiho Jang
“The Role of Nonformal Education in Promoting Democratic Attitudes: Findings from Senegal” by Michelle Kuenzi
“Public Support for Democracy in Hong Kong” by Ming Sing
The June 2005 (Volume 12, no. 3) issue of Democratization featured articles on India, Egypt, party competition, and religion. For abstracts of articles listed below, please visit www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13510347.asp.
“Religious Parties and Democracy: A Comparative Assessment of Israel and Turkey” by Sultan Tepe
“Revisiting the Crisis of Representation Thesis: the Indian Context” by Neera Chandhoke
“Party Competition in Emerging Democracies: Representation and Effectiveness in Post-Communism and Beyond” by Jack Bielasiak
“The Legacies of Transition Governments: Post-Transition Dynamics in Benin and Togo” by Jennifer C. Seely
“How Can Opposition Support Authoritarianism? Lessons from Egypt” by Holger Albrecht
“Religion and International Relations after ‘9/11’” by Jeffrey Haynes
The August 2005 (Volume 12, no. 4) issue of Democratization was a special issue on democracy promotion. For abstracts of articles listed below, please visit www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13510347.asp.
“Promoting Democracy Abroad” by Peter Burnell and Peter Calvert
“Assisting Democrats or Resisting Dictators? The Nature and Impact of Democracy Support by the United States National Endowment for Democracy, 1990–1999” by James M. Scott and Carie A. Steele
“Hybrids on the Rim? The European Union’s Mediterranean Aid Policy” by Patrick Holden
“Projects Do Not Create Institutions: The Record of Democracy Assistance in Post-Conflict Societies” by Jeroen de Zeeuw
“Reflections on International Political Party Assistance” by Krishna Kumar
“Taking Stock of Civil-Society Development in Post-Communist Europe: Evidence from the Czech Republic” by Adam Fagan
“The International Context of Morocco’s Stalled Democratization” by Francesco Cavatorta
“The Rule of Law Enterprise: Promoting a Dialogue between Practitioners and Academics” by Julio Faundez
Journal of Democracy
The July 2005 (Volume 16, no. 3) issue of the Journal of Democracy featured clusters of articles on Iraq and semipresidentialism, as well as country studies of Brazil, Costa Rica, Angola, and Turkey. For selected online articles and the tables of contents of all Journal issues, visit www.journalofdemocracy.org.
“Transitions from Postcommunism” by Michael McFaul
The years since 2000 have seen a surprising new wave of democratic breakthroughs in postcommunist lands as varied as Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine. Can we identify any factors common to each case?
“International Linkage and Democratization” by Steven Levitsky and Lucan A. Way
The role of international factors varied greatly across the post–Cold War transitions to democracy, but the intensity and results of external democratizing pressure depended on two variables: linkage to the West and Western leverage.
The New Iraq
I. “Democratic Institutions and Performance” by Adeed Dawisha
Even after its successful elections, Iraq remains a divided society. Democracy did not create these divisions, but it could be the key to managing them.
II. “The Sistani Factor” by Ahmed H. al-Rahim
For the Shi’ite majority and its senior religious leader, the January elections played out against the background of a longing for justice that has deep spiritual sources as well as more recent sociopolitical roots.
III. “The Uses of Historical Memory” by Eric Davis
If Iraq is to become the free and self-governing country that an overwhelming majority of its citizens want it to be, a “useable past” made accessible by historical memory will be vital.
“Turkey’s AKP: A Model “Muslim-Democratic” Party?” by Sultan Tepe
Is the Islamic-oriented party that has ruled since 2002 really the harbinger of “Muslim democracy,” or is it something more familiar in Turkish politics: a hierarchical group none too closely in touch with society and overly focused on one man?
“Gauging Arab Support for Democracy” by Mark Tessler and Eleanor Gao
Despite some moves toward liberalization in the past three decades, all Arab-majority countries remain authoritarian. Nonetheless, opinion surveys show that popular support for democracy in this part of the world is high.
A Fresh Look at Semipresidentialism
I. “Variations on a Theme” by Robert Elgie
The regime type known as semipresidentialism became a popular choice during the “third wave” of democratization. But some variations of this constitutional arrangement are more conducive to democracy than others.
II. “The Russian Predicament” by Cindy Skach and Timothy Colton
At the end of the Cold War, semipresidentialism became the modal constitution of the postcommunist world. In Russia and other post-Soviet states, however, this system of government has impeded consolidation.
“Lula’s Brazil at Midterm” by Wendy Hunter and Timothy J. Power
Many saw the election of Workers’ Party leader Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva to the Brazilian presidency in October 2002 as the beginning of an era. Two years into his first term, Lula has yet to live up to that expectation.
“Costa Rica: Paradise in Doubt” by Fabrice Lehoucq
Once routinely praised as the “Switzerland of Central America,” Costa Rica has in recent years begun to show troubling signs of having a political system that citizens feel is not keeping faith with them.
“Promoting Transparency in Angola” by John McMillan
Natural-resource wealth has been at the root of Angola’s corruption and authoritarianism. By giving leverage to those pushing for reform, however, it has also become a key factor in the struggle for accountability.
The October 2005 (Volume 16, no. 4) issue of the Journal of Democracy featured a cluster of articles on Iran, as well as case studies of Belarus, the Caribbean, Cambodia, Nepal, and Ethiopia. For selected online articles and the tables of contents of all Journal issues, visit www.journalofdemocracy.org.
“The Emperor Has No Clothes” by Václav Havel
What can be done with regimes that proclaim their devotion to democratic principles but violate them in practice?
Iran’s Peculiar Election
I. “The Conservative Wave Rolls On” by Vali Nasr
The May 2005 presidential election capped a process of conservative reentrenchment, but with a surprising populist twist.
II. “A Historical Perspective” by Abbas Milani
The June 2005 presidential ballot marks the culmination of the regime’s effort to dominate even the limited powers of the popularly elected offices.
III. “The Voices of Akbar Ganji” by Azar Nafisi
In the lines of suffering etched on the visage of this courageous dissident may be read the drama of Iran today.
IV. “The Struggle Against Sultanism” by Akbar Ganji
Given the unaccountable authority of the supreme leader, the Islamic Republic should be classified as a sultanistic regime. In such regimes, democratic change is more likely to come from nonviolent resistance than from internal reform.
V. “The Role of Ideology” by Ladan Boroumand
The election results reflect less what voters want than the ideological dynamics that shape the behavior of factions within the regime.
VI. “What Should ‘We’ Do Now?” by Mohsen Sazegara
The large number of nonvoters suggests that the movement for a free, internationally monitored referendum on the Islamic Republic’s constitution could gain widespread support. We must now work to make that so.
VII. “Chinese Dreams, Persian Realities” by Michael McFaul
Basic demographic and socioeconomic factors in Iran are favorable to democratization. The mullahs may hope to stave off democratic change by emulating the Chinese model, but this strategy is doomed to fail.
“Preempting Democracy: The Case of Belarus” by Vitali Silitski
Having drawn lessons from the downfall of some of his fellow autocrats, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is preventing the emergence of an effective democratic movement in Belarus.
“Cambodia: Getting Away with Authoritarianism” by Duncan McCargo
While Cambodia is often thought of as a “transitional” democracy and as a case where UN intervention succeeded, the truth is quite different.
“Babel in Democratization Studies” by Ariel C. Armony and Hector E. Schamis
Recent works on regime types have led to confusion and a tendency to overstate the differences between established and newer democracies.
“Nepal: Between Dictatorship and Anarchy” by Sumit Ganguly and Brian Shoup
Nepal’s people find themselves caught in an ugly struggle between two anti-democratic ideologies—royal absolutism and Maoism. What happened?
“Ethiopia’s Extended Transition” by John W. Harbeson
In May, Ethiopia held its first genuinely competitive elections. The strong showing of opposition parties gives hope for a more democratic future.
“The Caribbean: Democracy Adrift?” by Daniel P. Erikson and Adam Minson From hurricanes to ethnic and political tensions, the past decade has not been easy for the countries of the Caribbean Community. What does the future hold for these small democracies?
SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES ON DEMOCRACY
This section features selected articles on democracy that appeared in journals received by the NED’s Democracy Resource Center.
African Affairs, Vol. 104, no. 416, July 2005
“Patronage Politics, Donor Reforms, and Regime Consolidation in Uganda” by Andrew M. Mwenda and Roger Tangri
American Political Science Review, Vol. 99, no. 2, May 2005
“Madison’s Opponents and Constitutional Design” by David Brian Robertson
American Political Science Review, Vol. 99, no. 3, August 2005
“No Rest for the Democratic Peace” by David Kinsella
“Probabilistic Causality, Selection Bias, and the Logic of the Democratic Peace” by Branislav L. Slantchev, Anna Alexandrova, and Erik Gartzke
“Three Pillars of the Liberal Peace” by Michael W. Doyle
“Explaining the Democratic Peace” by Sebastian Rosato
Asian Affairs, Vol. XXXVI, no. II, July 2005
“Bangladesh Since 1971: How Far Has It Come?” by Syed Badrul Ahsan
“Elections in Iraq–30 January 2005: An Assesment” by Sir Harold Walker and Sir Terence Clark
Asian Survey, Vol. XLV, no. 2, March/April 2005
“Participatory Democracy and Chaebol Regulation in Korea: State-Market Relations under the MDP Governments, 1997–2003” by Yeonho Lee
Asian Survey, Vol. XLV, no. 3, May/June 2005
“Burma and U.S. Sanctions: Punishing an Authoritarian Regime” by Donald M. Seekins
Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 18, no. 2, July 2005
“The Partnership-Conditionality Binary in the Western Balkans: Promoting Local Ownership for Sustainable Democratic Transition” by Rory Keane
“Do All Roads Lead to Brussels? Analysis of the Different Trajectories of Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, and Bosnia-Herzegovina” by Maurizio Massari
Central Asian Survey, Vol. 24, no. 2, June 2005
“The Road Not Taken: Daghestan and Chechen Independence” by Moshe Gammer
China Quarterly, no. 182, June 2005
“China’s Legislation Law and the Making of a More Orderly and Representative Legislative System” by Laura Paler
“Political Institutions, Resistance and China’s Harmonization with International Law” by Andrew C. Mertha and Ka Zeng
Government Capacity and the Hong Kong Civil Service by John P. Burns. Reviewed by Melanie Manion
Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 38, no. 2, June 2005
“Ukraine’s 1994 Elections as an Economic Event” by Robert S. Kravchuk and Victor Chudowsky
“Regime Type and Politics in Ukraine under Kuchma” by Taras Kuzio
“Rapacious Individualism and Competitive Authoritarianism in Ukraine, 1992–2004” by Lucan A. Way
“The Ukrainian Orange Revolution Brought More Than a New President: What Kind of Democracy Will the Institutional Changes Bring?” by Robert K. Christensen, Edward R. Rakhimkulov, and Charles R. Wise
“The Last Hurrah: The 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections and the Limits of Machine Politics” by Paul D’Anieri
“Ukrainian Political Parties and Foreign Policy in Election Campaigns: Parliamentary Elections of 1998 and 2002” by Anna Makhorkina
“The European Union and Democratization in Ukraine” by Paul Kubicek
Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 38, no. 5, June 2005
State Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century by Francis Fukuyama. Reviewed by Hilary Appel
The Rule of Law in Nascent Democracies: Judicial Politics in Argentina by Rebecca Bill Chavez. Reviewed by Joseph L. Staats
Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 38, no. 5, June 2005
Towards Juristocracy: The Origins and Consequences of the New Constitutionalism by Ran Hirschl. Reviewed by Shannon M. Roesler
The Dubious Link: Civic Engagement and Democratization by Ariel C. Armony. Reviewed by Kristina Mani
Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 38, no. 7, September 2005
“Anchors and Democratic Change” by Leonardo Morlino
“The Ideological Organization of Latin American Legislative Parties: An Empirical Analysis of Elite Policy Preferences” by Guillermo Rosas
Politicians and Economic Reform in New Democracies: Argentina and the Philippines in the 1990s by Kent Eaton. Reviewed by Brian Wampler
Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 38, no. 8, October 2005
“Measuring Democracy: Case Expertise, Data Adequacy, and Central America” by Kirck Bowman, Fabrice Lehoucq, and James Mahoney
Comparative Politics, Vol. 37, no. 4, July 2005
“‘The President Is Coming to Visit!’ Dramas and the Hijack of Democratization in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania” by Cédric Jourde
Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 27, no. 2, August 2005
“Political Reform in the Philippines: Challenges Ahead” by Samuel C. K. Yu
The Thaksinization of Thailand by Duncan McCargo and Ukrist Pathmanand. Reviewed by Thitinan Pongsudhirak
Current History, Vol. 104, no. 682, May 2005
“Nigeria: Chronicle of a Dying State” by Ike Okonta
“Kenya’s Antipolitics” by Frank Holmquist
“Africa’s Democratization: A Work in Progress” by Jennifer Widner
Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 13, No. 1, Winter 2005
“The Perestroika of Demokratizatsiya” by Fredo Arias-King
“Breaking the Postcommunist Liminality: The Transformation Process in Eastern Europe” by Jiri S. Melich
“Russia’s Political Party System as a (Continued) Impediment to Democratization: The 2003 Duma and 2004 Presidential Elections in Perspective” by Jonathan W. Riggs and Peter J. Schraeder
East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 19, no. 2, Spring 2005
“Politics of Intraexecutive Conflict in Semipresidential Regimes in Eastern Europe” by Oleh Protsyk
“Racist Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe” by Cas Muddle
“‘Democracy’ without a Demos? The Bosnian Constitutional Experiment and the Intentional Construction of Nonfunctioning States” by Robert M. Hayden
“The Instrumental Use of European Union Conditionality: Regionalization in the Czech Republic and Slovakia” by Martin Brusis
East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 19, no. 3, Summer 2005
“The ‘Triumph of Neoliberalism’ Reconsidered: Critical Remarks on Ideas-Centered Analyses of Political and Economic Change in Post-Communism” by Venelin I. Ganev
“Anti-Communist Justice and Founding the Post-Communist Order: Lustration and Restitution in Central Europe” by Hilary Appel
“The National Idea: Imperial Legacies and Post-Communist Pathways in Eastern Europe” by Valerie Bunce
“Where Has Marxism Gone? Gauging the Impact of Alternative Ideas in Transition Bulgaria” by Georgy Ganev
“Communism as a Lived System of Ideas in Contemporary Russia” by Karen Dawisha
Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 57, no. 2, March 2005
Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000 by Timothy J. Colton and Michael McFaul. Reviewed by Luke March
Democracy after Communism edited by Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner. Reviewed by Katlijn Malfliet
Women’s Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe edited by Richard E. Matland and Kathleen A. Montgomery. Reviewed by Joanna McKay
Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 57, no. 3, May 2005
“The 2003–2004 Russian Elections and Prospects for Democracy” by Richard Sakwa
“Easy Come, Easy Go: Ministerial Turnover in Russia, 1990–2004” by Iulia Shevchenko
Making and Breaking Democratic Transitions: The Comparative Politics of Russia’s Regions by Vladimir Gel’man, Sergei Ryzhenkov and Michael Brie. Reviewed by Derek S. Hutcheson
The Politics of Local Government in Russia edited by Alfred B. Evans Jr. and Vladimir Gel’man. Reviewed by Derek S. Hutcheson
The Dynamics of Russian Politics: Putin’s Reform of Federal-Regional Relations, Volume 1 edited by Peter Reddaway and Robert W. Orttung. Reviewed by Hans Oversloot
Liberal Nationalism in Central Europe by Stefan Auer. Reviewed by Peter Vermeersch
Democratic Revolutions: Asia and Eastern Europe by Mark Thompson. Reviewed by Katlijn Malfliet
The Evolution of Civil-Military Relations in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union edited by Natalie L. Mychajlyszyn and Harald von Riekhoff. Reviewed by Graeme P. Herd
Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 57, no. 4, June 2005
“Electoral Success and Federal-level Influence of Russian Regional Executives” by Peter J. Söderlund
“Recent Russian Federal Elections in Dagestan: Implications for Proposed Electoral Reform” by Robert Bruce Ware
Building a Trustworthy State in Post-Socialist Transition edited by János Kornai and Susan Rose-Ackerman. Reviewed by Katerina Svickova
The Road to the European Union: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania edited by Vello Pettai and Jan Zielonka. Reviewed by Aleksander Lust
The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State: A Study in Transition by Anita Sengupta. Reviewed by Etibar Najafov
Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 57, no. 5, July 2005
Governing the Locals: Local Self-Government and Ethnic Mobilization in Russia by Tomila V. Lankina. Reviewed by Andrew Konitzer
Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 57, no. 6, September 2005
“On the Road: The Path of Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania to the EU and the Euro” by Jesus Crespo-Cuaresma, Jarko Fidrmuc, and Maria Antoinette Silgoner
“Europe’s Last Dictatorship: The Roots and Perspectives of Authoritarianism in ‘White Russia’” by David R. Marples
Putin’s Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain edited by Dale R. Herspring. Reviewed by Geir Flikke
Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule edited by Grzegorz Ekiert and Stephen E. Hanson. Reviewed by Aleks Szczerbiak
Foreign Affairs, Vol. 84, no. 5, September–October 2005
“Can Democracy Stop Terrorism?” by F. Gregory Gause III
“Development and Democracy” by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and George W. Downs
Government and Opposition, Vol. 40, no. 3, June 2005
“From Election to Government: Principal Rules and Deviant Cases” by Guy-Erik Isaksson
“Political Representation in Leader Democracy” by András Körösényi
“‘Civil Society’ and the Limits of Democratic Assistance” by Ivelin Sardamov
“Electoral Politics in Africa: The Experience of Zambia and Zimbabwe” by William Tordoff and Ralph Young
Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 27, no. 2, May 2005
“Truth, Lies, Ritual: Preliminary Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Sierra Leone” by Tim Kelsall
“Victims on Transitional Justice: Lessons from the Reparation of Human Rights Abuses in the Czech Republic” by Roman David and Susanne Choi Yuk-ping
“Civic Nationalism and Ethnocultural Justice in Turkey” by Thomas W. Smith
“A Second Look at the South African Human Rights Commission, Access to Information, and the Promotion of Socioeconomic Rights” by Jonathan Klaaren
International Political Science Review, Vol. 26, no. 3, July 2005
“Mapping Out Political Europe: Coalition Patterns in EU Decision-Making” by Michael Kaeding and Toerstein J. Selck
“Why Democracies Collapse: The Reasons for Democratic Failure and Success” by Abraham Diskin, Hanna Diskin, and Reuven Y. Hazan
“Contentious Collective Action and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes” by Jay Ulfelder
Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Vol. 21, no. 2, June 2005
“EU Enlargement and Party Systems in Central Europe” by Paul G. Lewis
“Klaus, Havel, and the Debate over Civil Society in the Czech Republic” by Martin Myant
Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 14, no. 43, May 2005
“Interest Group Politics in Macau after Handover” by Bill K. P. Chou
“The 2001 Legislative Assembly Elections and Political Development in Macau” by Herbert S. Lee
Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 14, no. 44, August 2005
“Economic Development and the Implementation of Village Elections in Rural China” by Rong Hu
“Sociopolitical Attitudes of the Masses and Leaders in the Chinese Village: attitude congruence and constraint” by Jie Chen
Journal of Legislative Studies, Vol. 11, no. 1, March 2005
“‘We are not asking you to hug each other, but we ask you to co-exist’: The Kosovo Assembly and the Politics of Co-existence” by Andrew J. Taylor
Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 43, no. 2, June 2005
“The Measure and Mismeasure of Decentralisation: Subnational Autonomy In Senegal and South Africa” by J. Tyler Dickovick
“Engendering Civil Society: Oil, Women Groups and Resource Conflicts in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria” by Augustine Ikelegbe
“Guerrillas and Civilian Participation: The National Resistance Army in Uganda, 1981-86” by Nelson Kasfir
Media and Democracy in Africa edited by Göran Hydén, Michael Leslie, and Folu F. Ogundimu. Reviewed by Carla W. Heath
Democratising Foreign Polticy? Lessons from South Africa by Philip Nel and Janis van der Westhuizen. Reviewed by Tom Lodge
Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 43, no. 3, September 2005
“Reforming the Algerian Electoral System” by Youcef Bouandel
“‘Continuidade na Renovação?’ Ten Years of Multiparty Politics in Mozambique: Roots, Evolution and Stabilisation of the Frelimo-Renamo Party System” by Giovanni M. Carbone
“Getting the State Right: Think Tanks and the Dissemination of New Public Management Ideas in Ghana” by F. L. K. Ohemeng
Journal of Politics, Vol. 67, no. 3, August 2005
“Electoral Incentives for Political Corruption under Open-List Proportional Representation” by Eric C. C. Chang
“The Authorities Really Do Matter: Party Control and Trust in Government” by Luke Keele
“Bloc Voting, Polarization, and the Panethnic Hypothesis: The Case of Little Saigon” by Christian Collet
Corruption by Design: Building Clean Government in Mainland China and Hong Kong by Melanie Manion. Reviewed by Benjamin L. Read
Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 16, no. 2, Spring 2005
“Dissenting Views on Turkey’s European Prospects” by Christos Yannaras
“Reinvigorating the Parliamentary Dimension of the Barcelona Process: The Establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly” by Ioannis Seimenis and Miltiadis Makriyannis
Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 16, no. 3, Summer 2005
Uncharted Journey: Promoting Democracy in the Middle East edited by Thomas Carothers and Marina Ottaway. Reviewed by Sol Schindler
Middle East Journal, Vol. 59, no. 2, Spring 2005
“Independence, Cantons, or Bantustans: Wither the Palestinian State?” by Leila Farsakh
“The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy, or Division?” by Liam Anderson and Gareth Stansfield
Middle East Journal, Vol. 59, no. 3, Summer 2005
“The United Arab Emirates: Statehood and Nation-Building in a Traditional Society” by Frauke Heard-Bey
“Democracy Development in Oman” by Jeremy Jones and Nicholas Ridout
“Women, Islam, and the Moroccan State: The Struggle over the Personal Status Law” by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
“National Human Rights Institutions in the Middle East” by Sonia Cardenas and Andrew Flibbert
“Women’s Parties in Israel: Their Unrecognized Significance and Potential” by Esther Hertzog
Middle East Policy, Vol. 12, no. 2, Summer 2005
“Symposium: Democracy: Rising Tide or Mirage?” by Marina S. Ottaway, Jillian Schwedler, Shibley Telhami, Saad Eddin Ibrahim
“Democracy in the Arab Region: Getting There from Here” by Alan Richards
“Communitarianism vs. Individual Rights in the West and the Islamic World” by David Lea
National Interest, No. 80, Summer 2005
“An Axis of Democracy?” by Rajan Menon and Swati Pandey
“Israel and Arab Democracy” by Aluf Benn
Nationalities Papers, Vol. 33, no. 2, June 2005
“The Development of Institutionalization of Romani Representation” by Ilona Klímová-Alexander
“Between Minority Rights and Civil Liberties: Russia’s Discourse Over ‘Nationality’ Registration and the Internal Passport” by Sven Gunnar Simonsen
Political Organization in Central Asia and Azerbaijan: Sources and Documents by Vladimir Babak, Demian Vaisman and Aryeh Wasserman. Reviewed by Michael Rywkin
Control and Subversion: Gender Relations in Tajikistan by Colette Harris. Reviewed by Najam Abbas
Orbis, Vol. 49, no. 3, Summer 2005
“The New Bipartisanship within the Chinese Communist Party” by Cheng Li
“Party Politics and Taiwan’s External Relations” by Shelley Rigger
Pacific Affairs, Vol. 77, no. 4, Winter 2004-2005
“Domestic and International Considerations of Taiwan’s 2004 Presidential Election: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable” by Scott Simon, Wang Fu-chang, Joseph Wong, André Laliberté, and Robert D’A. Henderson
Pacific Affairs, Vol. 78, no. 1, Spring 2005
“Introduction: Democratization and Communication in the Asia-Pacific Region” by Caroline Hughes
“Party Control: Electoral Campaigning in Vietnam in the Run-Up to the May 2002 National Assembly Elections” by Martin Gainsborough
“Candidate Debates and Equity News: International Support for Democratic Deliberation in Cambodia” by Caroline Hughes
“The Discourse of Vote Buying and Political Reform in Thailand” by William A. Callahan
Party Politics, Vol. 11, no. 3, May 2005
“Party Cohesion and Policy-Making in Russia” by Paul Chaisty
Democracy Transformed? Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies, edited by Bruce E. Cain, Russell J. Dalton, Susan E. Scarrow. Reviewed by Ben Seyd
Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies, edited by Russell J. Dalton. Reviewed by Ben Seyd
Party Politics, Vol. 11, no. 4, July 2005
“The Puzzle of African Party Systems” by Shaheen Mozaffar and James R. Scarritt
“Party Systems and Democratic Consolidation in Africa’s Electoral Regimes” by Michelle Kuenzi and Gina Lambright
“Political Parties, Social Demographics and the Decline of Ethnic Mobilization in South Africa, 1994-99” by Jessica Piombo
“Party Politics and Different Paths to Democratic Transitions: A Comparison of Benin and Senegal” by Lucy Creevey, Paul Ngomo and Richard Vengroff
“Political Parties in Madagascar: Neopatrimonial Tools or Democratic Instruments?” by Richard R. Marcus and Adrien M. Ratsimbaharison
Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 3, no. 2, June 2005
“Ethnic Parties and Democratic Stability” by Kanchan Chandra
The Dubious Link: Civic Engagement and Democratization by Ariel C. Armony. Reviewed by Anirudh Krishna
Resurgent Voices in Latin America: Indigenous Peoples, Political Mobilization, and Religious Change by Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien. Reviewed by Lynda Erickson
Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies by Russell J. Dalton. Reviewed by Allan Kornberg
Making Sense of Governance: Empirical Evidence from 16 Developing Countries by Goran Hyden, Julius Court, and Kenneth Mease. Reviewed Pádraig Carmody
Remaking the Chinese Leviathan: Market Transition and the Politics of Governance in China by Dali L. Yang. Reviewed by Barrett L. McCormick
Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy by Katrina Burgess. Reviewed by Maria Lorena Cook
Violence and Democracy by John Keane. Reviewed by Brien Hallett
Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 120, no. 2, Summer 2005
“What Political Institutions Does Large-Scale Democracy Require?” by Robert A. Dahl
“Globalization and Diversification of Islamic Movements: Three Turkish Cases” by Ahmet T. Kuru
“The Problem of Judicial Control in Africa’s Neopatrimonial Democracies: Malawi and Zambia” by Peter VonDoepp
Popular Political Support in Urban China by Jie Chen. Reviewed by Andrew J. Nathan
Citizens without Shelter: Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion by Leonard C. Feldman. Reviewed by Ralph da Costa Nunez
Why Deliberative Democracy? By Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson. Reviewed by Evan Charney
Crafting Democracy: How Novgorod Has Coped with Rapid Social Change by Nicolai Petro. Reviewed by Nikolai Petrov
Transforming Korean Politics: Democracy, Reform, and Culture by Young Whan Kihl. Reviewed by Gi-Wook Shin
Votes and Violence: Electoral Competition and Ethnic Riots in India by Steven I. Wilkinson. Reviewed by John Echeverri-Gent
Political Theory, Vol. 33, no. 3, June 2005
“Preferences and Paternalism: On Freedom and Deliberative Democracy” by Christian F. Rostbøll
“Deliberation before the Revolution: Toward an Ethics of Deliberative Democracy in an Unjust World” by Archon Fung
Political Theory, Vol. 33, no. 4, August 2005
“Is Liberalism the Only Way toward Democracy? Confucianism and Democracy” by Brooke A. Ackerly
Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 32, no. 103, March 2005
“Reaction and Resistance to Neo-Liberalism in Zambia” by Miles Larmer
SAIS Review of International Affairs, Vol. XXV, no. 1, Winter-Spring 2005
“The Accidental Dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko” by Andrei Sannikov
“In Search of an Effective Democratic Realism” by David Yang
Third World Quarterly, Vol. 26, no. 4-5 (2005)
“Post-Saddam Iraq: Deconstructing a Regime, Reconstructing a Nation” by Sultan Barakat
“Divisible Sovereignty and the Reconstruction of Iraq” by Rolf Schwarz and Oliver Jütersonke
“Iraq, Imperialism, and Global Governance” by Eric Herring and Glen Rangwala
“Corruption, Reconstruction, and Oil Governance in Iraq” by Philippe Le Billon
“The Prospects for Democracy in Iraq: Challenges and Opportunities” by Adeed Dawisha
Third World Quarterly, Vol. 26, no. 6 (2005)
“Framing Post-Conflict Societies: International Pathologisation of Cambodia and the Post-Yugoslav States” by Caroline Hughes and Vanessa Pupavac
“Hindu Bias in India’s ‘Secular’ Constitution: Probing Flaws in the Instruments of Governance” by Pritam Singh
“Orientalism and African Development Studies: The ‘Reductive Repetition’ Motif in Theories of African Undervelopment” by Stefan Andreasson
Washington Quarterly, Vol. 28, no. 3, Summer 2005
“U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future of Democracy in Iran” by Abbas Milani
“The Two South Koreas: A House Divided” by Hahm Chaibong
Washington Quarterly, Vol. 28, no. 4, Autumn 2005
“Kosovo and Serbia after the French Non” by Elizabeth Pond
World Politics, Vol. 57, no. 2, January 2005
“Authoritarian State Building and the Sources of Regime Competitiveness in the Fourth Wave: The Cases of Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine” by Lucan A. Way
SELECTED NEW BOOKS ON DEMOCRACY
The American Constitution and the Debate over Originalism. By Dennis J. Goldford. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 305 pp.
The American Way of Peace: An Interpretation. By Jan S. Prybyla. University of Missouri Press, 2005. 252 pp.
The Battle for Florida: An Annotated Compendium of Materials from the 2000 Presidential Election. Edited by Lance deHaven-Smith. University Press of Florida, 2005. 323 pp.
Building Europe’s Parliament: Democratic Representation Beyond the Nation- State. By Berthold Rittberger. Oxford University Press, 2005. 234 pp.
The Deliberative Democracy Handbook. Edited By John Gastil and Peter Levine. Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 2005. 308 pp.
Democracy as the Political Empowerment of the Citizen: Direct-Deliberative e-Democracy. by Majid Behrouzi. Lexington Books, 2005. 238 pp.
Democracy as the Political Empowerment of the People: The Betrayal of an Ideal. by Majid Behrouzi. Lexington Books, 2005. 226 pp.
A Democratic Audit of the European Union. By Christopher Lord. Palgrave MacMillan, 2004. 256 pp.
The Hand of the Past in Contemporary Southern Politics. By James M. Glaser. Yale University Press, 2005. 218 pp.
John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic. By Jeffrey H. Morrison. University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. 220 pp.
The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy. By Murray Friedman. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 303 pp.
The Opportunity: America’s Moment to Alter History’s Course. By Richard N. Haas. Public Affairs, 2005.
Organizing U.S. Foreign Aid: Confronting the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century. By Carol Lancaster and Ann Van Dusen. Brookings, 2005. 78 pp.
Partners or Rivals? European-American Relations After Iraq. Edited by Matthew Evangelista and Vittorio Emanuele Parsi. Vita e Pensiero, 2005. 350 pp.
The Pentagon and the Presidency: Civil-Military Relations from FDR to George W. Bush. By Dale R. Herspring. University of Kansas Press, 2005. 490 pp.
Polling America: An Encyclopedia of Public Opinion. Edited by Samuel J. Best and Benjamin Radcliff. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005. 482 pp.
The Supreme Court in the American Legal System. By Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth, and Sara C. Benesh. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 409 pp.
True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism. By Noah Pickus. Princeton University Press, 2005. 257 pp.
Voting the Agenda: Candidates, Elections, and Ballot Propositions. By Stephen Nicholson. Princeton University Press, 2005. 208 pp.
The Collapse of Zimbabwe in the Wake of the 2000–2003 Land Reforms. By Craig Richardson. Edwin Mellen, 2004. 172 pp.
Constitutionalism and Society in Africa. Edited by Okon Akiba. Ashgate, 2004. 186 pp.
The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence. By Martin Meredith. Public Affairs, 2005. 752 pp.
Party Finance Reform in Africa. By Sefakor Ashiagbor. National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, 2005. 29 pp.
Politics in Southern Africa: State and Society in Transition. By Gretchen Bauer and Scott D. Taylor. Lynne Rienner, 2005. 400 pp.
Undermining Development: The Absence of Power Among Local NGOs in Africa. By Sarah Michael. Indiana University Press, 2005. 218 pp.
China Inside Out: Contemporary Chinese Nationalism and Transnationalism. Edited by Pal Nyiri and Joana Breidenbach. Central European University Press, 2005. 354 pp.
Crime, Punishment, and Policing in China. Edited by Borge Bakken. Rowman and Littlefield, 2005. 224 pp.
Deepening Democracy: Challenges of Governance and Globalization in India. By Madhu Purnima Kishwar. Oxford University Press, 2005. 333 pp.
Divided Korea: Toward a Culture of Reconciliation. By Roland Bleiker. University of Minnesota Press, 2005. 179 pp.
Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists. By Morris Rossabi. University of California Press, 2005. 397 pp.
Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military. By Husain Haqqani. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005. 175 pp.
Power and Political Culture in Suharto’s Indonesia: The Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) and the Decline of the New Order (1986–98). By Stefan Eklöf. Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, 2003. 352 pp.
Values and Life Styles in Urban Asia: A Cross-Cultural Analysis and Sourcebook Based on the Asia Barometer Survey of 2003. Edited by Takashi Inoguchi et al. Institute of Oriental Culture, 2005. 503 pp.
EASTERN EUROPE AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
The Defeat of Solidarity: Anger and Politics in Postcommunist Europe. by David Ost. Cornell University Press, 2005. 238 pp.
Developments in Russian Politics. Edited By Stephen White, Zvi Gitelman, and Richard Sakwa. Duke University Press, 2005. 284 pp.
From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland. By Susan Rose-Ackerman. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 272 pp.
Imagining Postcommunism: Visual Narratives of Hungary’s 1956 Revolution. By Beverly A. James. Texas A&M University Press, 2005. 201 pp.
Inside Putin’s Russia: Can There Be Reform Without Democracy? By Andrew Jack. Oxford University Press, 2004. 362 pp.
Institutional Capital: Building Post-Communist Government Performance. By Laura Brunell. University Press of America, 2004. 270 pp.
Modern Romania: The End of Communism, the Failure of Democratic Reform, and the Theft of a Nation. By Tom Gallagher. New York University Press, 2005. 428 pp.
Putin’s Russia: Revised and Expanded Edition. By Lilia Shevtsova. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005. 457 pp.
Racist Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe. Edited By Cas Mudde. Taylor and Francis, 2005. 314 pp.
Revolutionary Passage: From Soviet to Post-Soviet Russia, 1985-2000. By Marc Garcelon. Temple University Press, 2005. 328 pp.
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Creating Fiscal Space for Poverty Reduction in Ecuador: A Fiscal Management and Public Expenditure Review. Edited by Jose R. Lopez-Calix and Alberto Melo. World Bank, 2005. 243 pp.
Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge. By Deborah J. Yashar. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 365 pp.
Decentralizing the State: Elections, Parties, and Local Power in the Andes. By Kathleen O’Neill. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 275 pp.
Democracy in Latin America: Political Change in Comparative Perspective. By Peter H. Smith. Oxford University Press, 2005. 380 pp.
Fujimori’s Peru: Deception in the Public Sphere. By Catherine M. Conaghan. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. 328 pp.
The Impact of Norms in International Society: The Latin American Experience 1881-2001. By Arie M. Kacowicz. University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. 232 pp.
Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 1990–2001. By Leslie E. Anderson and Lawrence C. Dodd. University of Chicago Press, 2005. 370 pp.
Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression. By Alvaro Vargas Llosa. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005. 276 pp.
The Rise and Fall of Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez: The Later Years 1973–2004. By H. Michael Tarver. Edwin Mellen, 2005. 156 pp.
The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America. Edited by Frances Hagopian and Scott P. Mainwaring. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 413 pp.
Transforming Latin America. By Craig Arceneaux and David Pion-Berlin. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. 267 pp.
Women and Politics in Chile. By Susan Franceschet. Lynne Rienner, 2005. 201 pp.
Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Regimes and Resistance. Edited By Marsha Pripstein Posusney and Michele Penner Angrist. Lynne Rienner, 2005. 275 pp.
Civil Society in the Muslim World: Contemporary Perspectives. Edited by Amyn Sajoo. I.B. Tauris, 2004. 339 pp.
Engagement through Disengagement: Gaza and the Potential for Renewed Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking. By David Makovsky. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2005. 139 pp.
Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism. By Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson. University of Chicago Press, 2005. 345 pp.
The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq. Edited by Brendan O’Leary et al. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 384 pp.
Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse. By Mansoor Moaddel. University of Chicago Press, 2005. 424 pp.
Modernity, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey: Bodies, Places, and Time. By Alev Çinar. University of Minnesota Press, 2005. 197 pp.
Rethinking Islam and Liberal Democracy: Islamist Women in Turkish Politics. By Yesim Arat. State University of New York, 2005. 150 pp.
The Right War? The Conservative Debate on Iraq. Edited by Gary Rosen. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 254 pp.
The Road Ahead: Middle East Policy in the Bush Administration’s Second Term. Edited by Flynt Leverett. Brookings Institution Press, 2005. 107 pp.
Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians. By Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley. Temple University Press, 2005. 224 pp.
Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Modern Times. By Margaret K. Nydell. 4th ed. Intercultural Press, 2005. 202 pp.
COMPARATIVE, THEORETICAL, GENERAL
Ancient Athens and Modern Ideology: Value, Theory, and Evidence in Historical Sciences. By Mohammad Nafissi. Institute of Classical Studies, 2005. 325 pp.
Building Democratic Institutions: Governance Reform in Developing Countries. By G. Shabbir Cheema. Kumarian, 2005. 288 pp.
Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare. By Torben Iversen. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 312 pp.
Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies. By Kevin Howley. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 309 pp.
Comparing Political Regimes: A Thematic Introduction to Comparative Politics. By Alan Siaroff. Broadview Press, 2005. 301 pp.
Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition. By John Durham Peters. Chicago University Press, 2005. 309 pp.
The Concept of Constituency: Political Representation, Democratic Legitimacy, and Institutional Design. By Andrew Rehfeld. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 259 pp.
Defending Democracy: Reactions to Extremism in Interwar Europe. By Giovanni Capoccia. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. 335 pp.
Democracy: A Beginner’s Guide. By David Beetham. OneWorld, 2005. 194 pp.
Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred. By John Lukacs. Yale University Press, 2005. 272 pp.
Democracy and War: Institutions, Norms, and the Evolution of International Conflict. By David L. Rousseau. Stanford University Press, 2005. 384 pp.
The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order. By Nicolas Guilhot. Columbia University Press, 2005. 288 pp.
Democratic Efficiency: Inequality, Representation, and Public Policy Outputs in the United States and Worldwide. By Lee Ryan Miller. Authorhouse, 2004. 191 pp.
Democratic Faith. By Patrick J. Deneen. Princeton University Press, 2005. 368 pp.
Democratic Transitions: Exploring the Structural Sources of the Fourth Wave. By Renske Doorenspleet. Lynne Rienner, 2005. 225 pp.
Elections in the Americas: A Data Handbook. Edited By Dieter Nohlen. Oxford University Press, 2005. 739 pp.
Engineering Peace: The Military Role in Postconflict Reconstruction. By Garland H. Williams. United States Institute of Peace, 2005. 317 pp.
Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries: Strategies and Analysis. Edited by Bertram I. Spector. Kumarian Press, 2005. 300 pp.
Foundations of National Identity: From Catalonia to Europe. By Josep R. Llobera. Berghahn Books, 2004. 215 pp.
Global Civil Society 2004–2005. Edited by Helmut Anheier, Marlies Glasius, and Mary Kaldor. Sage, 2005. 375 pp.
Global Instability and Strategic Crisis. By Neville Brown. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2004. 318 pp.
Global Responsibilities: Who Must Deliver on Human Rights? Edited by Andrew Kuper. Routledge, 2005. 320 pp.
Global Revolt: A Guide to the Movements Against Globalization. By Amory Starr. Zed Books, 2005. 264 pp.
Human Rights and Democracy: Discourse Theory and Global Rights Institutions. By Eva Erman. Ashgate, 2005. 250 pp.
Institutions and the Fate of Democracy: Germany and Poland in the Twentieth Century. By Michael Bernhard. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. 328 pp.
International Democracy and the West: The Role of Governments, Civil Society, and Multinational Business. By Richard Youngs. Oxford University Press, 2005. 222 pp.
The Limits of International Law. By Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric A. Posner. Oxford University Press, 2005. 272 pp.
Loser’s Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy. By Christopher J. Anderson, Andre Blais, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Ola Listhaug. Oxford University Press, 2005. 222 pp.
Money in Politics: A Study of Party Financing Practices in 22 Countries. Edited by Shari Bryan and Denise Baer. National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, 2005. 149 pp.
Moses as Political Leader. By Aaron Wildavsky. Shalem Press, 2005. 325 pp.
Networks of Democracy: Lessons from Kosovo for Afghanistan, Iraq, and Beyond. By Anne Holohan. Stanford University Press, 2005. 220 pp.
The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service. By Craig A. Rimmerman. Westview, 2005. 192 pp.
One World Democracy: A Progressive Vision of Enforceable Global Law. By Jerry Tetalman and Byron Belitsos. Origin Press, 2005. 257 pp.
Partners or Rivals? European-American Relations after Iraq. Edited by Matthew Evangelista and Vittorio Emanuele Parsi. Vita e Pensiero, 2005. 350 pp.
Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics: The Mystery of Ministry. Edited by Loic Wacquant. Polity Press, 2005. 224 pp.
Political Liberalism: Expanded Edition. By John Rawls. Columbia University Press, 2005. 525 pp.
The Politics of Democratic Inclusion. Edited by Christina Wolbrecht and Rodney E. Hero. Temple University Press, 2005. 345 pp.
The Politics of Human Frailty: A Theological Defense of Political Liberalism. By Christopher J. Insole. University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. 208 pp.
The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies. Edited by Thomas Poguntke and Paul Webb. Oxford University Press, 2005. 361 pp.
Profiting from Peace: Managing the Resource Dimensions of Civil War. Edited by Karen Ballentine and Heiko Nitzschke. Lynne Rienner, 2005. 539 pp.
Protecting Democracy: International Responses. Edited by Mirna Galic and Morton H. Halperin. Lexington Books, 2005. 256 pp.
Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power. By Lisa Anderson. Columbia University Press, 2003. 158 pp.
Solidarity: From Civic Friendship to a Global Legal Community. By Hauke Brunkhorst. MIT Press, 2005. 262 pp.
True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism. By Noah Pickus. Princeton University Press, 2005. 257 pp.
Trust and Rule. By Charles Tilly. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 196 pp.
Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential. By Gene Sharp. Porter Sargent, 2005. 608 pp.
War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe. By Victoria Tin-bor Hui. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 294 pp.