The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics Since 1776. By Christopher Hobson. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 264p. $110.00 cloth. The Trouble with Democracy: Political Modernity in the 21st Century. Edited by Gerard Rosich and Peter Wagner. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. 304p. $110.00 cloth, $39.95 paper.