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ISSF Roundtable 8-18 on The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators
“In short, in pursuing what all of the reviewers agree is a well-conceived, well executed, and notably innovative effort to apply rigorous social science methods to democracy assistance, Bush has not only made an important substantive contribution by probing the crucial issue of how tame U.S. democracy programs are and whether they are becoming more so over time. She has provided one of the most substantial tests to date of the utility of such methods, one that will clearly be of considerable use in guiding the efforts of other scholars seeking to redress the long-standing imbalance between the enormous size of this field and the relatively modest amount of in-depth, independent analysis of it.”