Volume 130 - Number 4 - Winter 2015-16

Power and Risk in Foreign Policy: Understanding China’s Crisis Behavior
Kai He discusses China’s foreign policy and responses to crises under former General Secretary Hu Jintao. He argues that when Chinese leaders perceive that their political survival is threatened they are more likely to exhibit risky behavior in terms of foreign policy. He discusses how these findings could inform our understanding of China’s current and future foreign policy orientation.

pp. 701-733

Presidential Policies on Terrorism: From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, Donna G. Starr-Deelen
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 767-768

Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect, Reese Erlich

pp. 771-773

On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith
Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin

pp. 777-778

Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress: The Lawmakers, Craig Volden
Reviewed by Jordan M. Ragusa

pp. 778-780

The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East, David L. Phillips
Reviewed by Michael M. Gunter

pp. 809-810

Volume 130 - Number 3 - Fall 2015

Inequality as a Danger to Democracy: Reflections on Piketty’s Warning
Sanford Lakoff reflects on Thomas Piketty’s warning that the extreme inequality of wealth and income erodes the bonds of social solidarity that sustain democracy. He contends that in the United States, reforms aimed at promoting equality of opportunity, moderating inequality of reward and inheritance, and curbing the influence of great wealth on elections and legislation, are acutely needed.

pp. 425-447

Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics, Lawrence Rubin
Reviewed by CURTIS R. RYAN

pp. 543-544

Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform, Robert E. Mutch

pp. 552-553

Politics Is a Joke! How TV Comedians Are Remaking Political Life, S. Robert Lichter

pp. 560-562

Insuring Children’s Health: Contentious Politics and Public Policy, Alice Sardell

pp. 573-574

Volume 130 - Number 2 - Summer 2015

Understanding International Partnership: The Complicated Rapprochement between the United States and Brazil
Javier Corrales studies the rapprochement between the United States and Brazil in an effort to develop a theory about international partnerships. He contends that power transitions can offer new incentives for cooperation so long as the existing power faces greater security threats in other regions of the world and the rising power meets certain tests of reliability.

pp. 213-244

The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress, Sean M. Theriault
Reviewed by GERALD C. WRIGHT

pp. 344-345

Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations, Keren Yarhi-Milo
Reviewed by Mark L. Haas

pp. 358-359

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings in the U.S. Senate: Reconsidering the Charade, Dion Farganis
Reviewed by Jeffrey Budziak

pp. 376-378

Volume 130 - Number 1 - Spring 2015

How Ideology Divides American Liberals and Conservatives over Israel
Peter Hays Gries examines the impact of ideology on the American public’s attitudes towards Israel. He finds that social and cultural conservatives feel much more warmly towards Israel—and coolly towards Palestinians and Muslims—than their liberal counterparts. 

pp. 51-78

Party Pursuits and the Presidential–House Electoral Connection, 1900–2008, Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Reviewed by DANIEL M. SHEA

pp. 134-136

Leaders in Conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq, Stephen Benedict Dyson
Reviewed by Paul R. Pillar

pp. 136-137

Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement, Lisa Leitz
Reviewed by Fabio Rojas

pp. 161-163

Volume 129 - Number 4 - Winter 2014-15

Report X Marks the Spot: The British Government’s Deceptive Dossier on Iraq and WMD
Eric Herring and PIERS ROBINSON evaluate the British government’s claims for war against Iraq through a critical evaluation of the Iraq Dossier, which was published in September 2002. They argue that government officials, through intentional distortion and exaggeration of intelligence, pursued a campaign of deceptive organized political persuasion. 

pp. 551-583

Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, John Paul Stevens
Reviewed by Geoffrey R. Stone

pp. 711-712

Financing Medicaid: Federalism and the Growth of America’s Health Care Safety Net, Shanna Rose
Reviewed by Frank J. Thompson

pp. 714-715

Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future, Michael G. Miller
Reviewed by Brian E. Adams

pp. 733-735

Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era, Saladin Ambar

pp. 736-738

The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper: Civil–Military Relations and the United Nations, Arturo C. Sotomayor

pp. 748-749

Making Constitutions: Presidents, Parties and Institutional Choice in Latin America, Gabriel L. Negretto
Reviewed by TOM GINSBURG

pp. 749-751

No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security, Thomas M. Nichols
Reviewed by TODD S. SECHSER

pp. 754-756
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