Book reviews: Democratic governance, IMF decisionmaking, groupthink in international relations
In the current issue of Governance, Henrik Enroth of Linnaeus University reviews Democratic Governance by Mark Bevir. The book makes “vital contributions to our understanding” of the rise and spread of the language of governance, Enroth says. Read the review. Richard Allen reviews The International Monetary Fund in the Global Economy by M.S. Copelovitch. Allen says that Copelovitch “provides a comprehensive review of how decisions are taken in the IMF . . . and is exceptional in terms of the depth of its coverage and adroit use” of evidence. Read the review. And Paul ‘t Hart reviews Groupthink vs. High Quality Decision Making in International Relations by Mark Schafer and Scott Crichlow. Their study “adds a whole new layer of analysis” about the way leaders’ traits and behavior can affect high-level policymaking, ‘t Hart concludes. Read the review.