Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

Understanding White Polarization in the 2016 Vote for President: The Sobering Role of Racism and Sexism

BRIAN  F.  SCHAFFNER,  MATTHEW  MACWILLIAMS,  and  Tatishe Nteta examine the extent to which economic insecurity, racism, and sexism were important factors in determining vote choices in the 2016 American presidential election. They find that racism and sexism were particularly strong predictors of vote choice in 2016, while economic insecurity was much less important.

pp. 9-34

Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold
Reviewed by Jeffrey Mankoff

pp. 152-154

Avoiding War with China: Two Nations, One World, Amitai Etzioni
Reviewed by James Steinberg

pp. 162-164

The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens, Daniel L. Hatcher
Reviewed by SCOTT W. ALLARD

pp. 167-168

The Courts, the Ballot Box, and Gay Rights: How Our Governing Institutions Shape the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, Joseph Mello
Reviewed by Zein Murib

pp. 170-171

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care, Dayna Bowen Matthew
Reviewed by Nancy López

pp. 178-179

Volume 132 - Number 4 - Winter 2017–18

Disruption, Demonization, Deliverance, and Norm Destruction: The Rhetorical Signature of Donald J. Trump
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Doron Taussig examine Donald Trump’s rhetoric during the presidential campaign and through his first 100 days in office. They argue that Trump’s “rhetorical signature,” which distinguishes him from his predecessors, certified Trump’s authenticity as a candidate of change and now complicate his ability to govern.

pp. 618-649

China's Future, David Shambaugh
Reviewed by Robert Sutter

pp. 751-752

Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe, Kenneth Scheve
Reviewed by Christopher Faricy

pp. 762-763

Embracing Dissent: Political Violence and Party Development in the United States, Jeffrey S. Selinger
Reviewed by Jeffrey D. Broxmeyer

pp. 769-771

The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government, Jefferson Decker
Reviewed by Philip Kronebusch

pp. 774-775

Confederate Political Economy: Creating and Managing a Southern Corporatist Nation, 1861–1865, Michael Brem Bonner
Reviewed by Patrick G. Williams

pp. 778-780

Women in Presidential Cabinets: Power Players or Abundant Tokens?, Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon
Reviewed by Ingrid Bego

pp. 783-784

Confounding Powers: Anarchy and International Society from the Assassins to Al Qaeda, William J. Brenner
Reviewed by Christopher J. Fettweis

pp. 786-787

Volume 132 - Number 3 - Fall 2017

Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security
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.

pp. 435-466

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

pp. 551-553

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

pp. 553-555

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

pp. 559-561

Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, and Democracy in Nigeria, Darren Kew
Reviewed by A. Carl LeVan

pp. 575-577

Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism, Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon
Reviewed by George Ross

pp. 578-580

Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United Kingdom, Timothy P.R. Weaver
Reviewed by RACHEL MELTZER

pp. 583-584

Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

The President’s Daily Brief: Managing the Relationship between Intelligence and the Policymaker
ADRIAN WOLFBERG examines the roles of intelligence officers who present the President’s Daily Brief to the nation’s most senior policymakers. He argues that these officers add to the political landscape by contextualizing meta-information, that is, information about information, that only they can acquire and convey. He concludes that PDB briefers operate as a parallel organization to the intelligence community.

pp. 225-258

America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century, William C. Wohlforth
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 347-348

The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus, Kevin P. Gallagher
Reviewed by R. EVAN ELLIS

pp. 355-356

Populism’s Power: Radical Grassroots Democracy in America, Laura Grattan
Reviewed by PAUL STOB

pp. 367-369

The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How they Weaken Democracy, Seth E. Masket
Reviewed by DANIEL DISALVO

pp. 369-370

The Future of Financial Regulation: Who Should Pay for the Failure of American and European Banks?, Johan A. Lybeck
Reviewed by Kevin Young

pp. 375-376

Volume 132 - Number 1 - Spring 2017

When Do the Rich Win?
J. ALEXANDER BRANHAM, STUART N. SOROKA, and Christopher Wlezien examine the influence of economic “haves” and “have-nots” on public policy decisions in the United States. They find that the middle class, the rich, and the poor almost always agree on policies. When they disagree, the rich win only slightly more often. They conclude that the rich may matter more than they seemingly should but they do not dominate policymaking.

pp. 43-62

The New Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev
Reviewed by Archie Brown

pp. 151-152

American Pendulum: Recurring Debates in U.S. Grand Strategy, Christopher Hemmer
Reviewed by PETER HARRIS

pp. 161-162

The Workfare State: Public Assistance Politics from the New Deal to the New Democrats, Eva Bertram
Reviewed by SARA E. DAHILL-BROWN

pp. 168-170

Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction, Samara Klar
Reviewed by CHRIS BAYLOR

pp. 191-192
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