Worth a Look: Recent Books on 12 Major Political Players

Worth A Look

Brazil

Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed by Larry Rohter (Feb 28, 2012)

The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) by Robert M.Levine and John Crocitti (Jun 24, 1999)

Brazil: Five Centuries of Change by Thomas E. Skidmore (Jun 4, 2009)

China

China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles (Mar 24, 2011)

Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping by David M. Lampton (Feb 3, 2014)

By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World by Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi (Feb 4, 2014)

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel (Sep 30, 2013)

Cuba

Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Second Edition by Julia E. Sweig (Apr 26, 2013)

The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) by Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff (Feb 4, 2004)

Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution by Louis A. Pérez (Feb 23, 2010)

Ecuador

The Ecuador Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) by Carlos de la Torre and Steve Striffler (Jan 16, 2009)

Portrait of a Nation: Culture and Progress in Ecuador by Osvaldo Hurtado and Barbara Sipe (Jan 16, 2010)

One State, Many Nations: Indigenous Rights Struggles in Ecuador (School for Advanced Research Global Indigenous… by Maximilian Viatori (Jul 7, 2010)

Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador (American Encounters/Global… by Suzana Sawyer (Jun 7, 2004)

European Union

The European Union: Politics and Policies by John McCormick and Jonathan Olsen (Aug 6, 2013)

The Crisis of the European Union: A Response by Jurgen Habermas (Oct 7, 2013)

The End of the Euro: The Uneasy Future of the European Union by Johan Van Overtveldt (Nov 8, 2011)

India

India: A Sacred Geography by Diana L Eck (Mar 26, 2013)

India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India by Akash Kapur (Mar 5, 2013)

Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower by McKinsey & Company Inc. (Nov 19, 2013)

India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha (Aug 12, 2008)

Managing Conflicts in India: Policies of Coercion and Accommodation by Bidisha Biswas (Feb 16, 2014)

Indonesia

The Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The World Readers) by Tineke Hellwig and Eric Tagliacozzo (Mar 13, 2009)

In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos by Richard Lloyd Parry (Jan 26, 2007)

Sharia and Social Engineering: The Implementation of Islamic Law in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia (Oxford Islamic… by R. Michael Feener (Feb 12, 2014)

Understanding Islam in Indonesia: Politics and Diversity by Robert Pringle (Jun 30, 2010)

Islamic Education and Indoctrination: The Case in Indonesia by Charlene Tan (Feb 1, 2014)

Iran

Understanding Iran: Everything You Need to Know, from Persia to the Islamic Republic, from Cyrus to Ahmadinejad… by William R. Polk (Jan 4, 2011)

Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy by Kenneth Pollack (Sep 10, 2013)

Iran: Sanctions, Energy, Arms Control, and Regime Change (CSIS Reports) by Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold and Chloe Coughlin-Schulte (Feb 10, 2014)

Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare by Gareth Porter (Feb 14, 2014)

Denmark International

Denmark and the European Union (Europe and the Nation State) by Lee Miles and Anders Wivel (Jul 9, 2013)

Different Paths to Curbing Corruption: Lessons from Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore (Research… by Jon S.T. Quah (Nov 18, 2013)

Denmark in the World by Lars Bo Kaspersen (Apr 1, 2013)

Finland International

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (Series on School Reform) (The Series… by Pasi Sahlberg (Nov 1, 2011)

Nordic Childhoods and Early Education: Philosophy, Research, Policy and Practice in Denmark, Finland, Iceland,… by et al Johanna Johanna Einarsdottir (Editor) (Mar 1, 2006)

The Ideological Cold War: The Politics of Neutrality in Austria and Finland (Routledge Studies in Modern History… by Johanna Rainio-Niemi (Feb 11, 2014)

The Nordic Welfare State in Three Eras: From Emancipation to Discipline by Johannes Kananen (Jan 28, 2014)

Norway International

Norway and National Liberation in Southern Africa by Tore Linné Eriksen (Dec 2000)

Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway by John Dryzek, Daid Downs, Hans-Kristian Hernes and David Schlosberg (Apr 10, 2003)

Norway Army, National Security and Defense Policy Handbook by USA International Business Publications (Mar 20, 2009)

Sweden International

The Swedish Secret: What the United States Can Learn from Sweden’s Story by Earl Gustafson (Apr 7, 2006)

Working Class in Welfare Capitalism: Work, Unions and Politics in Sweden (International Library of Society) by Walter Korpi (Jul 6, 1978)

Neutrality and International Sanctions: Sweden, Switzerland, and Collective Security by John Ross (Nov 3, 1989)

International Arbitration in Sweden: A Practitioner’s Guide by Ulf Franke, Annette Magnusson, Jakob Ragnwaldh and Martin Wallin (Jul 25, 2013)

Russia International

In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia (Sciences Po Series in International… by Marlène Laruelle (Oct 27, 2009)

Russia’s Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity by Andrei P. Tsygankov (Feb 14, 2013)

Putin’s Russia by Lilia Shevtsova (Jan 27, 2005)

Russia’s Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed by Anders Aslund (Oct 26, 2007)

South Africa International

South Africa and the International Media, 1972-1979: A Struggle for Representation by James Sanders (Dec 1, 1999)

South Africa Pushed to the Limit: The Political Economy of Change by Hein Marais (Jan 15, 2011)

Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Miracle or Model? by Lyn S. Graybill (Mar 2002)

South Africa’s Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects by Adam Habib (Oct 9, 2013)

Turkey International

Two different perspectives on Turkey’s International Image: Image Management and Dialogue Training by Ahsen Armagan and Tuba Gültekin (Feb 9, 2014)

The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century’s First Muslim Power by Soner Cagaptay (Feb 2014)

Turkey Reframed: Constituting Neoliberal Hegemony by Ahmet Bekmen, Ismet Akça and Baris Alp Özden (Dec 20, 2013)

Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds by Stephen Kinzer (Sep 16, 2008)

Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey (Religion, Culture, and Public Life) by Ahmet T. Kuru and Alfred Stepan (Feb 21, 2012)

The New Turkish Republic: Turkey as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World (Pivotal State Series) by Graham E. Fuller (Dec 2007)