New Books

Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation

By Jennifer L. Hochschild, Jacqueline Chattopadhyay, Claudine Gay, and Michael Jones-Correa, eds.

Image of book coverOutsiders No More? brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to consider pathways by which immigrants may be incorporated into the political processes of western democracies. At a time when immigrants are increasingly significant political actors in many democratic polities, this volume makes a timely and valuable intervention by pushing researchers to articulate causal dynamics, provide clear definitions and measurable concepts, and develop testable hypotheses. By including historians, sociologists, and political scientists, by ranging across North America and Western Europe, by addressing successful and failed incorporative efforts, this handbook offers guides for anyone seeking to develop a dynamic, unified, and supple model of immigrant political incorporation. (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Jennifer L. Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and a professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. Jacqueline Chattopadhyay is an assistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Claudine Gay is a professor of government and of African and African American studies at Harvard University. Michael Jones-Correa is a professor of government at Cornell University.

Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era

By Peter A. Hall and Michèle Lamont

Image of book coverWhat is the impact of three decades of neoliberal narratives and policies on communities and individual lives? What are the sources of social resilience? This book offers a sweeping assessment of the effects of neoliberalism, the dominant feature of our times. It analyzes the ideology in unusually wide-ranging terms as a movement that not only opened markets but also introduced new logics into social life, integrating macro-level analyses of the ways in which neoliberal narratives made their way into international policy regimes with micro-level analyses of the ways in which individuals responded to the challenges of the neoliberal era. The book introduces the concept of social resilience and explores how communities, social groups, and nations sustain their well-being in the face of such challenges. The product of ten years of collaboration among a distinguished group of scholars, it integrates institutional and cultural analysis in new ways to understand neoliberalism as a syncretic social process and to explore the sources of social resilience across communities in the developed and developing worlds. (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Peter A. Hall is the Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University. Michèle Lamont is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology, and a professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University.

A Journey With Margaret Thatcher: Foreign Policy Under The Iron Lady

By Robin Renwick

Image of book coverA Journey with Margaret Thatcher is an extraordinary insider’s account of British foreign policy under Margaret Thatcher by one of her key advisers. Providing a close-up view of the Iron Lady in action, former highranking diplomat Robin Renwick examines Thatcher’s diplomatic successes—including the defeat of aggression in the Falklands, what the Americans felt to be the excessive influence she exerted on Ronald Reagan, her special relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev and contribution to the ending of the Cold War, the Anglo-Irish agreement, her influence with F.W. de Klerk in South Africa and relationship with Nelson Mandela—and what she herself acknowledged as her spectacular failure in resisting German reunification. He describes at first hand her often turbulent relationship with other European leaders and her arguments with her Cabinet colleagues about European monetary union (in which regard, he contends, her arguments have stood the test of time better and are highly relevant to the crisis in the eurozone today). Finally, the book tells of her bravura performance in the run up to the Gulf War, her calls for intervention in Bosnia, and the difficulties she created for her successor. While her faults were on the same scale as her virtues, Margaret Thatcher succeeded in her mission to restore Britain’s standing and influence, in the process becoming a cult figure in many other parts of the world. (Bitback Press, 2013)

Weatherhead Center Fellow Robin Renwick (1980–1981) is a former diplomat and is now a crossbench member of the House of Lords.

Divided Rule: Sovereignty and Empire in French Tunisia, 1881–1938

By Mary Dewhurst Lewis

Image of book coverAfter invading Tunisia in 1881, the French installed a protectorate in which they shared power with the Tunisian ruling dynasty and, due to the dynasty’s treaties with other European powers, with some of their imperial rivals. This “indirect” form of colonization was intended to prevent the violent clashes marking France’s annexation of neighboring Algeria. But as Mary Dewhurst Lewis shows in Divided Rule, France’s method of governance in Tunisia actually created a whole new set of conflicts. In one of the most dynamic crossroads of the Mediterranean world, residents of Tunisia—whether Muslim, Jewish, or Christian—navigated through the competing power structures to further their civil rights and individual interests and often thwarted the aims of the French state in the process. (University of California Press, 2013)

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Mary Dewhurt Lewis is a professor of history at Harvard University.

Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America

By Jorge I. Domínguez and Michael Shifter, eds.

Image of book coverAfter more than a century of assorted dictatorships and innumerable fiscal crises, the majority of Latin America’s states are governed today by constitutional democratic regimes. Some analysts and scholars argue that Latin America weathered the 2008 fiscal crisis much better than the United States. How did this happen? Jorge I. Domínguez and Michael Shifter asked area specialists to examine the electoral and governance factors that shed light on this transformation and the region’s prospects. They gather their findings in the fourth edition of Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America.

Part I is thematic, covering issues of media, constitutionalism, the commodities boom, and fiscal management vis-à-vis governance. Part II focuses on eight important countries in the region— Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

Already widely used in courses, Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America will continue to interest students of Latin American politics, democratization studies, and comparative politics as well as policymakers. (The John Hopkins University Press, 2013)

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate and Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies Chairman Jorge I. Domínguez is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico in the Department of Government and the vice provost for international affairs at Harvard University. Michael Shifter is the president of the Inter-American Dialogue and an adjunct professor of Latin American studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

The EU and Military Operations: A Comparative Analysis

By Katarina Engberg

Image of book coverThis book is a comparative study that aims to answer the question: Under what circumstances does the EU undertake military operations? Since 2003, the EU has carried out six military operations. What accounts for this historic development? The EU and Military Operations examines the dynamics behind the EU´s collective use of force and situates the EU in the context of a global division of labor with regard to military crisis management. It centers on the study of two main cases of EU military operations: the non-case when an operation was planned in the 2006 Lebanon War but did not occur, and the positive case of EUFOR RD Congo that same year.

Drawing upon these findings, the author creates an innovative analytical framework based upon the techniques of defense planning, and applies this to the case studies with the purpose of identifying the main driving and inhibiting factors behind the operations. Key findings derived from this analysis include the growing importance of local actors in facilitating or impeding the EU´s deployment of military force and the enhanced role of regional organizations as security providers. (Routledge, 2013)

Weatherhead Center Fellow Katarina Engberg (1988–1987) is the deputy director general of the Swedish Ministry of Defence.