"Cheeseman and Klaas hit the nail on the head: in many countries elections are a sham. The problem is getting worse, while the international community connives at being deceived. The implications for public policy are profound and will take years to digest. An excellent book."
—Sir Paul Collier, author of Wars, Guns and Votes
Nadia Hilliard. 2017. The Accountability State: US Federal Inspectors General and the Pursuit of Democratic Integrity. Kansas.
"This timely book is essential reading for anyone who concerned about government accountability in this era of complex services....Nadia Hilliard has written a comprehensive, long overdue book on the intersection between these key officers in the "accountability state" and the norms that guide democratic process. She has written the most important book on the inspectors general in at least two decades."
—Paul C. Light, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service, NYU
"Brian Klaas uses his knowledge of the world's despotic regimes to shed light on authoritarian tendencies in contemporary America. A chilling reminder of the very real threats that the Trump administration poses to American democracy, and essential reading for those who want to do something about it."
—Anne Applebaum, columnist for the Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize winner
Brian Klaas. 2016. The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy. Oxford Univ. Press
"This efficient and thought-provoking plea for the U.S. and other Western countries to prioritize democracy promotion is a must-read, especially with the pending development of President Trump’s foreign policy."
"This thorough and well-written book ably combines theory with a wide range of case studies to provide an excellent introduction to the growing field of nonviolence."
—Brian Martin, University of Wollongong, New South Wales