Perspectives on Politics is a journal that I have long admired, so I am very happy to now appear in both the September and December 2017 issues. In the September issue I have a full length article that argues democratic peace scholarship is not looking enough at changes within established democracies, specifically how trends like populism and neoliberalism are changing how democracy operates, which has consequences for thinking about their international behaviour. This is followed by a review on two important recent books on democracy: Breaking Democracy’s Spell, by John Dunn and Politics Against Domination, by Ian Shapiro. And in the December issue, there is a review of my book, The Rise of Democracy, by Michael Thompson. Links below.
- Christopher Hobson, ‘Democratic Peace: Progress and Crisis’, Perspectives on Politics, 15:3 (September 2017).
- Christopher Hobson ‘Review: Breaking Democracy’s Spell, by John Dunn and Politics Against Domination, by Ian Shapiro’, Perspectives on Politics, 15:3 (September 2017).
- Michael Thompson, ‘Review: The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics Since 1776, by Christopher Hobson and The Trouble with Democracy: Political Modernity in the 21st Century, edited by Gerard Rosich and Peter Wagner‘, Perspectives on Politics, 15:4 (December 2017).