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Volume 132 - Number 3 - Fall 2017

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The Varieties of Collective Financial Statecraft: The BRICS and China
SAORI N. KATADA, CYNTHIA ROBERTS, and LESLIE ELLIOTT ARMIJO examine the collective financial statecraft initiatives implemented by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), five emerging powers important internationally and in their respective regions. They argue that BRICS cooperation has been surprisingly successful thus far.

Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security
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FENG ZHANG finds that the ongoing debates among diverse Chinese actors and interest groups, suggest that China has not developed a distinct or coherent strategy toward the South China Sea. He argues that the future of Chinese policy remains dependent upon the outcome of this debate and the interactions between China and other countries involved in the region.

“Whither We Are Tending”: Interrogating the Retrenchment Narrative in U.S. Environmental Policy
DAVID J. SOUSA and Christopher McGrory Klyza argue that environmental policy moves in the direction favored by environmentalists due to the strong statutes that constitute the policy landscape. They find that this runs counter to the retrenchment narrative, which argues the opposite.

Making America Grate Again: The “Italianization” of American Politics and the Future of Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Donald J. Trump
DAVID G. HAGLUND, MARCO CLEMENTI, and ANDREA LOCATELLI reflect on analogies drawn between President Donald Trump and two Italian counterparts: Benito Mussolini and Silvio Berlusconi. They conclude that while the former is widely off the mark, the latter provides some insight. They argue that a Berlusconi type Trump administration will prove challenging for transatlantic relations.

The Racial Gap in Wait Times: Why Minority Precincts Are Underserved by Local Election Officials
STEPHEN PETTIGREW demonstrates that voters in mostly minority electoral precincts wait considerably longer than those in predominantly white precincts. He finds that a considerable amount of this racial gap can be attributed to logistical decisions made by local election officials.

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Book Reviews

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government, Larry M. Bartels, Christopher H. Achen
Reviewed by ROBERT ERIKSON

The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act, Justin J. Wert, Charles S. Bullock I I I and Ronald Keith Gaddie
Reviewed by MARGARET M. GROARKE

Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act, Daniel Béland, Philip Rocco and Alex Waddan
Reviewed by Michael K. Gusmano FREE

Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order, Hal Brands
Reviewed by TOM LONG FREE

The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa, Kate Baldwin
Reviewed by Michael G. Schatzberg

Presidential Power: Theories and Dilemmas, John P. Burke
Reviewed by Diane J. Heith

The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race, Melanye T. Price
Reviewed by Michael Javen Fortner

Chinese Nuclear Proliferation: How Global Politics Is Transforming China’s Weapons Buildup and Modernization, Susan Turner Haynes
Reviewed by David Bachman FREE

Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century, Sumit Ganguly
Reviewed by PAUL KAPUR

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Hard and Soft Dimensions of a Rising Power

NINE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, 1980–2012:
Dealignments, Brittle Mandates, and Partisan Polarization

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