Volume 129 - Number 3 - Fall 2014

Candidate Emergence Revisited: The Lingering Effects of Recruitment, Ambition, and Successful Prospects among House Candidates
L. Sandy Maisel and WALTER STONE identify the sources of political ambition of potential congressional candidates. They find that potential candidates are influenced by their perceived prospects for success, by their ambition for a congressional career, and by the costs associated with running for congress. 

pp. 429-447

Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy, Rahul Sagar
Reviewed by Geoffrey R. Stone

pp. 501-502

The End of Exceptionalism in American Education: The Changing Politics of School Reform, Jeffrey R. Henig
Reviewed by Terry M. Moe

pp. 509-512

Changing Minds or Changing Channels? Partisan News in an Age of Choice, Martin Johnson
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro

pp. 513-515

Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us, Avi Tuschman
Reviewed by John R. Hibbing

pp. 545-547

Volume 129 - Number 2 - Summer 2014

Building National Armies after Civil War: Lessons from Bosnia, El Salvador, and Lebanon
Zoltan Barany looks at how national armies are built following the conclusion of civil wars and identifies lessons derived from three cases: Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, and Lebanon. He describes the key components of successful post-civil war building of an army.

pp. 211-238

An Education in Politics: The Origin and Evolution of No Child Left Behind, Jesse H. Rhodes
Reviewed by Terry M. Moe

pp. 333-336

He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates, Deborah Jordan Brooks

pp. 340-342

Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terror, Barnett R. Rubin
Reviewed by PAUL D. MILLER

pp. 342-343

Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution, Thomas Carothers
Reviewed by Carol Lancaster

pp. 374-375

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
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