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Politics in Spires is launching a new series in which contributors are invited review books written by Oxford academics. If you know of a recent (last 24 months) book by anyone at Oxford please submit it to katharine.brooks@politics.ox.ac.uk. Here is a provisional list of books for review:

Brown, Archie. The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in Modern Politics. (Basic Books 2014).

Caplan, Richard (ed.) Exit Strategies and State-Building (Oxford University Press; 2012) Reviewed.

Cheeseman, Nick (with Anderson, David & Scheibler, Andrea, eds.) Routledge Handbook of African Politics (Routledge; 2013).

Dill, Janina. Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing (Cambridge University Press; forthcoming November 2014).

Evans, Geoff (with De Graaf, N. D.) Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective (Oxford University Press; 2013).

Fawcett, Louise. International Relations of the Middle East  (3rd ed.) (Oxford University Press; 2013).

Frazer, Elizabeth (with Christopher Brooke, eds.) Ideas of Eduction: Philosophy and Politics from Plato to Dewey (Routledge; 2013).

Frazer, Elizabeth (with Sophie Duchesne, Florence Haegel & Virginie Van Ingelgom). Citizens Reactions to  European Integration Compared: Overlooking Europe  (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013).

Gingrich, Jane (with Gary Cohen, Ben Ansell and Robert Cox, eds.) Social Policy in Small European States (Berghahn Books; 2012).

Hazareesingh, Sudhir. In the Shadow of the General. Modern France and the Myth of De Gaulle (Oxford University Press; 2012). Reviewed

King, Desmond (with Randall Hansen). Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race and the Population Scare in Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press; 2013).

Mattli, Walter (with Joseph Jupille  and Duncan Snidal). Institutional Choice and Global Commerce (Cambridge University Press; 2013).

Mattli, Walter (with Thomas Dietz, eds.) International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence (Oxford University Press; 2014).

McLean, Ian (with G. Lodge and J. Gallagher). Scotland’s Choices: The Referendum and What Happens After It (Edinburgh University Press; 2013).

McNay, Lois. The Misguided Search for the Political: Social Weightlessness in Democratic Theory (Polity Press; 2014).

Mitter, Rana. China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival  (Allen Lane; 2013). Reviewed

Nicolaidis, Kalypso (with Berny Sebe & Gabi Maas, eds.) Echoes of Empire:  Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies (I.B. Tauris; 2014).

Penslar, Derek. Jews and the Military: A History (Princeton University Press; 2013).

Schonmann, Noa. Israel’s Phantom Pact: Foreign Policy on the Periphery  of the Middle East (I.B. Tauris; forthcoming 2014).

Snidal, Duncan (with Kenneth Abbott, Philipp Genschel, and Bernhard Zangl, eds.) International Organizations as Orchestrators  (Cambridge University Press; forthcoming 2014).

Soares de Oliveira, Ricardo. Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola Since the Civil War (Hurst; forthcoming in 2014).

Tilley, James (with Sara Hobolt). Blaming  Europe? Responsibility without Accountability in the European Union (Oxford University Press; 2014).

Whitefield, Stephen (with Robert Rohrschneider) The Strain of Representation: How Parties Represent Diverse Voters in Western and Eastern Europe (Oxford University Press; 2012).

Zielonka, Jan. Is the EU doomed? (Polity Press; 2014).



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