There are so many book reviews in this issue, it deserves its own post.
Political Studies Review, Vol. 10, #1, 2012
Symposium on ‘Democracy and Utopophobia’
David Stevens. From deliberative democracy to utopophobia: Themes from Estlund’s Democratic Authority.
Colin Farrelly. Virtue epistemology and the ‘epistemic fitness’ of democracy.
Ben Saunders. Democratic politics between the market and the forum.
Patrick Tomlin. Should we be utopophobes about democracy in particular?
Alan Hamlin and Zofia Stemplowska. Theory, ideal theory and the theory of ideals.
Michael Keaney. Tackling the financial crisis.
Kun-Chin Lin. Politics and the market in twenty-first century China: Strategies of authoritarianism management of state-society relations.
Book Reviews: Political Theory
The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi. Review by Irmak Ertuna-Howison.
Democratic Governance by Mark Bevir. Review by Rob Manwaring.
Hegel’s Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right by Thom Brooks. Review by Evangelina Sembou.
The Legacy of Leo Strauss edited by Tony Burns and James Connelly. Review by Clifford A. Bates, Jr.
The Platonian Leviathan by Leon Harold Craig. Review by Michal T. Rogers.
Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance by John S. Dryzek. Review by Shaun P. Young.
Political Leadership in Liberal and Democratic Theory edited by Joseph Femia, Andras Korosenyi, and Gabriella Stomp. Review by Filipe Teles.
Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics by J. Carl Ficarrotta. Review by Michael B. Mathias.
Anarchism and Moral Philosophy edited by Benjamin Franks and Matthew Wilson. Review by Mara-Daria Cojocaru.
Habermas: Introduction and Analysis by David Ingram. Review by Gemma Bird.
Valences of the Dialectic by Frederic Jameson. Review by Joaquin A. Pedroso.
Sovereignty in Fragments: The Past, Present, and Future of a Contested Concept edited by Hent Kalmo and Quentin Skinner. Review by Michael T. Rogers.
Rethinking Democracy by Rajni Kothari. Review by Chidella Upendra.
Spinoza and the Specters of Modernity: The Hidden Enlightenment of Diversity from Spinoza to Freud by Michael Mack. Review by Kelly C. MacPhail.
Rawls: An Introduction by Sebastiano Maffettone. Review by David Marjoribanks.
Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Ranciere: Equality in Action by Todd May. Review by Lasse Thomassen.
Beyond Animal Rights: Food, Pets and Ethics by Tony Milligan. An Introduction to Animals and Political Theory by Alasdair Cochrane. Review by Steve Cooke.
Michael Oakeshott: The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence edited by Luke O’Sullivan. Review by Richard Mullender.
Aristotle, Adam Smith, and Karl Marx: On Some Fundamental Issues in 21st Century Political Economy by Spencer J. Pack. Review by Christopher May.
Constructions of Neoliberal Reason by Jamie Peck. Review by Dipankar Sinha.
Immigration and the Constraints of Justice: Between Open Borders and Absolute Sovereignty by Ryan Pevnick. Review by Jonathan Seglow.
Gender and Culture by Anne Phillips. Review by Alexander Boniface Makulilo.
Gender and Culture by Anne Phillips. Review by Vidhu Verma.
Critical Theory of International Politics: Complementarity, Justice, and Governance by Steven C. Roach. Review by Edmund Arghand.
Jacques Ranciere: History, Politics, Aesthetics edited by Gabriel Rockhill and Philip Watts. Review by Robert Glover.
Marx: A Guide for the Perplexed by John Seed. Review by Robert D. King.
Zizek and Politics: A Critical Introduction by Matthew Sharpe and Geoff M. Boucher. Review by Aaron Cooley.
Political Philosophy: An Introduction by Richard G. Stevens. Review by Clifford A. Bates, Jr.
Michel Foucault: Key Concepts edited by Dianna Taylor. Review by Evangelia Sembou.
Rawls, Dewey and Constructivism: On the Epistemology of Justice by Eric Thomas Weber. Review by Richard Cotter.
Book Reviews: International Relations
The Human Right to Development in a Globalized World by Daniel Aguirre. Review by Gemma Bird.
Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming (Revised Edition) by William Antholis and Strobe Talbott. Review by Christopher Hrynkow.
After the Nation? Critical Reflections on Nationalism and Postnationalism edited by Keith Breen and Shane O’Neil. Review by John Lowe.
The Practice of Global Citizenship by Luis Cabrera. Review by Mathias Koenig-Archibugi.
Imperialism and Global Political Economy by Alex Callinicos. Review by Alexander Boniface Makulilo.
Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society: The Civilization of War edited by Alessandro Dal Lago and Salvatore Palidda. Review by Daniel Falkiner.
Public War, Private Conscious: The Ethics of Political Violence by Andrew Fiala. Review by Eric M. Rovie.
Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations: A Synthesis of Realism, Neoliberalism, and Constructivism by Guilio M. Gallarotti. Review by Alireza Rezaei.
International Relations and Identity: A Dialogical Approach by Xavier Guillaume. Review by Or Rosenboim.
The EU-Russia Strategic Partnership: The Limits of Post-soverignty in International Relations by Hiski Haukkala. Review by Cristina N. Porrata.
The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations by Daniel Heller-Roazen. Review by Amanda Harmon Cooley.
The Prism of Just War: Asian and Western Perspectives on the Legitimate Use of Military Force edited by Howard M. Hensei. Review by Chris Rahman.
Alternative Globalizations: An Integrative Approach to Studying Dissident Knowledge in the Global Justice Movement by S.A. Hamed Hosseini. Review by Adrian Gray.
International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice by Ian Hurd. Review by Christopher May.
Globalization: Key Thinkers by Andrew Jones. Review by Norman Wintrop.
International Relations Theory: A New Introduction by Knud Erik Jorgensen. Review by Dylan Kissane.
How Enemies Became Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace by Charles A. Kupchan. Review by Peter Harris.
Forbidden Fruit: Counterfactuals and International Relations by Richard Ned Lebow. Review by John Craig.
Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance by Milton L. Mueller. Review by Johannes Fritz.
Foreign Interventions in Ethnic Conflicts by Robert Nalbandov. Review by Elisa Randazzo.
Making Corporate Social Responsibility a Global Concern: Norm Construction in a Globalizing World by Lisbeth Segerlund. Review by Christopher May.
Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics by Beth A. Simmons. Review by Digdem Soyaltin.
Business, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding: Contributions from the Private Sector to Address Violent Conflict by Derek Sweetman. Review by Sandra Buchanan.
The International Relations of Sub-Saharan Africa by Ian Taylor. Review by Sylvester Odion Akhaine.
Questioning Cosmopolitanism edited by Stan van Hooft and Wim Vandekerchkhove. Review by Rajeev Kadambi.
Legislating the War on Terror: An Agenda for Reform edited by Benjamin Wittes. Review by Kawu Bala.
Book Reviews: Comparative Politics
Religious America, Secular Europe? A Theme and Variations by Peter Berger, Grace Davie, and Effie Fokas. Review by Kelly C. MacPhail.
Changing the World, Changing Oneself: Political Protest and Collective Identities in West Germany and the US in the 1960s and 1970s edited by Belinda Davis, Wilfried Mausbach, Martin Klimke and Carla MacDougall. Review by Quinn Slobodian.
The Incomplete Revolution: Adapting to Women’s New Roles by Gosta Esping-Andersen. Review by Edwin Griggs.
Green Parties in Transition: The End of Grass-Roots Democracy? Edited by E. Gene Frankland, Paul Lucardie and Benoit Rihoux. Review by Direnc Kanol.
Inventing the Job of President: Leadership Style from George Washington to Andrew Jackson by Fred I. Greenstein. After Number 10: Former Prime Ministers in British Politics by Kevin Theakston. Review by Nicholas Allen.
Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change edited by Kathryn Harrison and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom. Review by Andre Schaffrin.
Democracy Within Parties: Candidate Selection Methods and their Political Consequences by Reuven Y. Hazan and Gideon Rahat. Review by Consolata Raphael.
Origin, Ideology and Transformation of Political Parties: East-Central and Western Europe Compared by Vit Hlousek and Lubomir Kopecek. Review by Melanie G. Mierzejewski.
The Rise of Regional Authority: A Comparative Study of 42 Democracies by Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, and Arjan H. Schakel. The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe edited by John Loughlin, Frank Hendriks and Anders Lidstrom. Review by Scott L. Greer.
Degrees of Democracy: Politics, Public Opinion, and Policy by Stuart N. Soroka and Christopher Wlezien. Review by Shaun P. Young.
General Politics Book Reviews
Just Warriors, Inc.: The Ethics of Privatized Force by Deane-Peter Baker. Review by Christopher Mills.
Sousveillance, Media, and Strategic Political Communication: Iraq, USA, UK by Vian Bakir. The Tabloid Terrorist: The Predicative Construction of New Terrorism in the Media by Alexander Spencer. Review by Alexander Brand.
The State as Cultural Practice by Mark Bevir and R.A.W. Rhodes. Review by Joel D. Wolfe.
Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty, and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism by David L. Blaney and Naeem Inayatullah. Review by Fatih Cagatay Cengiz.
How Power Corrupts: Cognition and Democracy in Organizations by Ricardo Blaug. Review by Anja Carolin Gebel.
The Political Art of Bob Dylan edited by David Boucher and Gary Browning. Review by Constantine Sandis.
Governing Climate Change by Harriet Bulkeley and Peter Newell. Review by Carola Betzold.
Citizenship Acquisition and National Belonging: Migration, Membership and the Liberal Democratic State edited by Gideon Calder, Philip Cole, and Jonathan Seglow. Review by John Lowe.
Bonfire of Illusions: The Twin Crises of the Liberal World by Alex Callinicos. Review by Richard Cotter.
Beyond Borders: Environmental Movements and Transnational Politics edited by Brian Doherty and Timothy Doyle. Review by Johannes Kruse.
Handbook on Multi-level Governance edited by Henrik Enderlein, Sonja Walti and Michael Zurn. Review by Ian Bache.
Bioregionalism and Global Ethics: A Transactional Approach to Achieving Ecological Sustainability, Social Justice, and Human Well-Being by Richard Evanoff. Review by Christopher Hrynkow.
The Truth About Trade: The Real Impact of Liberalization by Clive George. Review by Gabriel Siles-Brugge.
Complexity and Public Policy: A New Approach to 21st Century Politics, Policy and Society by Robert Geyer and Samir Rihani. Review by Emilian Kavalski.
Governing Modern Societies: Towards Participatory Governance by Huburt Heinelt. Review by Axel Kaehne.
Nationalism and Multiculturalism in a World of Immigration edited by Nils Holtug, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Sune Laegaard. Review by John Lowe.
Environmental Skepticism: Ecology, Power, and Public Life by Peter J. Jacques. Review by Mark B. Brown.
Public Policy and Mass Media: The Interplay of Mass Communication and Political Decision Making edited by Sigrid Koch-Baumgarten and Katrin Voltmer. Review by Lisa Thomas.
Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World by Dries Lesage, Thijs Van de Graaf and Kirsten Westphal. Review by Veronica Lenzi.
Totalitarian Capitalism and Beyond by George Liodakis. Review by Jelle Versieren.
Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform by Helen Margetts, Perri 6 and Christopher Hood. Review by Andrew Steven Gunn.
National Self-Determination and Justice in Multinational States by Anna Moltchanova. Review by John Lowe.
The Anatomist: The Autobiography of Anthony Sampson by Anthony Sampson. Review by David E. Martin.
Framing the Global and Economic Downturn: Crisis Rhetoric and the Politics of Recessions edited by Paul ‘t Hart and Karen Tindall. Review by Liam Stanley.
The Enemies of Progress: The Dangers of Sustainability by Austin Williams. Review by Rory Shand.
Book Reviews: Britain and Ireland
Your Britain: Media and the Making of the Labour Party by Laura Beers. Review by Andrew Scott Crines.
Independent: The Rise of the Non-Aligned Politician by Richard Berry. Review by Luke Sloan.
Fighting Fascism: The British Left and the Rise of Fascism by Keith Hodgson. Review by Andrew Scott Crines.
The British Conservative Party and One Nation Politics by David Seawright. Review by Jamie Simcox.
Britain’s War on Poverty by Jane Waldfogel. Review by Andrew Connell.
Book Reviews: Europe
Europe’s 212st Century Challenge: Delivering Liberty edited by Didier Bigo, Sergio Carrera, Elspeth Guild and R.B.J. Walker. Review by Cristian Nitoiu.
Multiple Democracies in Europe: Political Culture in the New Member States by Paul Blokker. Review by Didgem Soyaltin.
Migration and Mobility in Europe: Political Culture in New Member States by Paul Blokker. Review by Bozena Sojka-Koirala.
Research Agendas in EU Studies: Stalking the Elephant by Michelle Egan, Neill Nugent, and William E. Paterson. Review by Gozde Yilmaz.
EU Enlargement and Socialization: Turkey and Cyprus by Stefan Engert. Review by Seckin Baris Gulmez.
The Black Sea Region and EU Policy: The Challenge of Divergent Agendas edited by Karen Henderson and Carol Weaver. Review by Oscar Pardo Sierra.
Europe and the Management of Globalization edited by Wade Jacoby and Sophie Meunier. Review by Gabriel Siles-Brugge.
The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe by Michael Kolb. Review by Lukas Stotzer.
Interest Groups and Lobbying in Europe: Essays on Trade, Environment, Legislation, and Economic Development edited by Conor McGrath. Review by Matthias Haber.
Contemporary European Politics: A Comparative Introduction by Jose M. Magone. Review by Helena Ekelund.
Rights, Promotion and Integration Issues for Minority Languages in Europe edited by Susanna Pertot, Tom M.S. Priestly, and Colin H. Williams. Review by Ozgur Cicek.
Dagestan: Russian Hegemony and Islamic Resistance in the North Caucasus by Robert Bruce Ware and Enver F. Kisriev. Review by Yuliya Zabyelina.
The European Union and Central Asia by Alexander Warkotsch. Review by Janine Reinhard.
Book Reviews: The Americas
War and Empire: The American Way of Life by Paul L. Atwood. Review by Mark Sullivan.
The Anti-Communist Manifesto: Four Books that Shaped the Cold War by John V. Fleming. Review by Yves Laberge.
The Nationalization of American Political Parties, 1880-1896 by Daniel Klinghard. Review by Rob Griffiths.
The Language of Law and the Foundations of American Constitutionalism by Gary L. McDowell. Review by Clifford A. Bates.
Defenders of Liberty or Champions of Security? Federal Courts, the Hierarchy of Justice, and US Foreign Policy by Kirk A. Randazzo. Review by Jens Brandenburg.
Party Polarization in Congress by Sean M. Theriault. Review by Donald M. Gooch.
Why the Constitution Matters by Mark Tushnet. Review by Amanda Harmon Cooley.
Irrational Security: The Politics of Defense from Reagan to Obama by Daniel Wirls. Review by Peter Harris.