Volume 129 - Number 1 - Spring 2014

Pakistani Opposition to American Drone Strikes
C. CHRISTINE FAIR, KARL KALTENTHALER, and WILLIAM MILLER seek to explain why some Pakistanis oppose the American drone program while others support it. They find that the principal grounds of opposition to the drone strikes in Pakistan are not religious in nature. Instead, most Pakistanis oppose the strikes because their only knowledge of them comes from highly negative coverage in the elite media.

pp. 1-33

Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Reviewed by H.W. BRANDS

pp. 134-136

Early Start: Preschool Politics in the United States, Andrew Karch

pp. 139-141

The Making of Southeast Asia: International Relations of a Region, Amitav Acharya
Reviewed by MARK T. BERGER

pp. 167-168

Volume 128 - Number 4 - Winter 2013-14

International Influence, Domestic Activism, and Gay Rights in Argentina
OMAR G. ENCARNACIÓN explores the development of gay rights in Argentina. He focuses on the role of gay rights activists as internal filters of international gay rights trends and on their capacity for molding their strategies to the domestic environment. 

pp. 687-716

The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960–2010, Crawford Young
Reviewed by Gretchen Bauer

pp. 748-750

The Undeserving Rich: American Beliefs about Inequality, Opportunity, and Redistribution, Leslie McCall
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro

pp. 750-753

Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government, Jeffrey A. Jenkins
Reviewed by Chris Den Hartog

pp. 768-769

Global Health and International Relations, Colin McInnes

pp. 792-794

Volume 128 - Number 3 - Fall 2013

The Islamist Moment: From Islamic State to Civil Islam?
Fawaz A. Gerges discusses the rise to power of Islamist parties in the Middle East after the Arab Spring. He argues that the political future of Islamists will depend on whether they meet the rising expectations of the Arab public. He concludes that if the Islamists fail to deliver local public goods, the voters and society will turn against them. 

pp. 389-426

Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War, Andrew Polsky
Reviewed by William G. Howell

pp. 539-541

Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States, Jason Hackworth
Reviewed by DAVID K. RYDEN

pp. 550-551

The Timeline of Presidential Elections: How Campaigns Do (and Do Not) Matter, Christopher Wlezien

pp. 552-553

Volume 128 - Number 2 - Summer 2013

The Role of Villain: Iran and U.S. Foreign Policy
Paul R. Pillar examines why Iran has become a major focus of attention of U.S. foreign policy and finds that even a nuclear-armed Iran would not pose the major threat that is commonly assumed. The Iran issue simply fills a traditional American psychological and political need to have a foreign adversary. 

pp. 211-231

Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office, Jennifer L. Lawless

pp. 347-349

Warlords: Strong-Arm Brokers in Weak States, Kimberly Marten

pp. 352-353

Obama and China’s Rise: An Insider’s Account of America’s Asia Strategy, Jeffrey A. Bader
Reviewed by Peter Trubowitz

pp. 360-361

California Crucible: The Forging of Modern American Liberalism, Jonathan Bell

pp. 366-367

Volume 128 - Number 1 - Spring 2013

How the Economy and Partisanship Shaped the 2012 Presidential and Congressional Elections
Gary C. Jacobson analyzes the 2012 presidential and congressional elections. He finds that Barack Obama won despite the weak economy because Democrat partisans outnumbered Republican in the highly polarized electorate and remained unusually loyal to their candidate. The relationship between presidential and House and Senate voting patterns was extraordinarily strong, making it the most partisan, nationalized, and president-centered election in at least 60 years. 

pp. 1-38

Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics and the Young Can Remake Race in America, Jennifer L. Hochschild
Reviewed by Rogers M. Smith

pp. 161-162

Social Protest and Contentious Authoritarianism in China, Xi Chen
Reviewed by Andrew Scobell

pp. 168-170

The Saddam Tapes: The Inner Workings of a Tyrant’s Regime, 1978–2001, Kevin M. Woods
Reviewed by Andrew Flibbert

pp. 170-171

Poverty in Common: The Politics of Community Action during the American Century, Alyosha Goldstein
Reviewed by Rose Ernst

pp. 190-191
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