Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics (Princeton University Press), by politics professor Rafaela Dancygier, examines the growing political clout of Europe’s Muslim population, whose views on religion, tradition, and gender roles often deviate sharply from the majority’s. Dilemmas explores when and why political parties seek to include Muslim candidates and voting blocs and how including them can shake up party systems. 

In Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso Books) Ashley Dawson, a visiting professor at the Princeton Environmental Institute, argues that American cities are ground zero for climate change: They contribute the most atmospheric carbon, and many are coastal, making them especially vulnerable to sea-level rise. Dawson argues for more sustainable building and living practices in urban areas.