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Volume 93 - Number 3 - Fall 1978

 

Planning Foreign Policy: Can it Be Done?
LINCOLN BLOOMFIELD reviews the experience of policy planning staffs in the United States State Department and in foreign governments and sharply questions their effectiveness. Bloomfield concludes with suggestions for how to improve the incorporation of long-range thinking into foreign policy making.

pp. 369-391
 

The Reassertion of Congressional Power: New Curbs on the President
Harvey G. Zeidenstein surveys the provisions legislated by Congress from 1972 to 1977 to restrict the freedom of action of presidents in foreign policy, military deployments, weapons procurement and sales, intelligence activities, and impoundment of funds. He shows how some of these provisions go beyond strengthening the influence of Congress in its traditional legislative role and extend to giving Congress vetoes over specific administrative acts.

pp. 393-409
 

Congressional Politics and Urban Aid: A 1978 Postscript
Demetrios Caraley examines congressional voting on urban aid issues in 1977 and concludes that, contrary to what some policy makers have claimed, support for pro-urban programs did exist in the 95th Congress and was primarily dependent not on the number of "urban" constituencies, but on the size of the Democratic majority and the willingness of President Carter to mobilize it. Caraley also shows the extent to which snowbelt vs. sunbelt voting cleavages replaced more traditional ones.

pp. 411-419
 

Federal-Local Relations Under Block Grants
Richard P. Nathan and Paul R. Dommel report on changes that occurred in the pattern of federal-local relations as a result of the consolidation in 1974 of federal categorical aid programs for physical development into "community development block grants." They find that more decentralized decision making has occurred under the block grant system, but that as the program progressed, there was evidence of increased federal control.

pp. 421-442
 

U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changing Africa
Henry Bienen analyzes interests in southern Africa in relation to the nation's interest in Africa as a whole. He argues that Africa has become too differentiated, and relations between African states too complex, for the United States to have a single African policy.

pp. 443-464
 

Newsmen and Campaigners: Organization Men Make the News
Leon V. Sigal views newsmaking during presidential election campaigns as the product of interaction between two organizations: one composed of newsmen, the other of campaigners. He concludes that the news coverage that results from current organizational routines and journalistic conventions may favor the candidacy of outsiders over that of Washingtonians.

pp. 465-470
 

Herbert Croly, Progressive Ideology, and the FTC Act
Douglas Walter Jaenicke reexamines the origins of the Federal Trade Commission Act within the context of progressive thought and argues that the act was a victory neither for equal opportunity nor for big business.

pp. 471-493
 

Correspondence

pp. 553-557
 

A Pretty Good Club: The Founding Fathers of the U.S. Foreign Service, Martin Weil and W. W. Norton
Reviewed by Martin B. Travis

pp. 495-496
 

Uncertain Greatness: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy, Roger Morris
Reviewed by Walter LaFeber

pp. 496-497
 

Decade of Decisions: American Policy toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1967-1976, William B. Quandt
Reviewed by Naomi Joy Williams

pp. 498-499
 

The Panama Canal: The Crisis in Historical Perspective, Walter LaFeber
Reviewed by Thomas G. Paterson

pp. 499-501
 

The Missile Defense Controversy: Strategy, Technology, and Politics, 1955-1972, Ernest J. Yanarella
Reviewed by Robert H. Trice

pp. 501-502
 

The Counterinsurgency Era: U.S. Doctrine and Performance, 1950 to the Present, Douglas S. Blaufarb
Reviewed by Robert L. Gallucci

pp. 502-503
 

War: Controlling Escalation, Richard Smoke
Reviewed by Harvey Starr

pp. 504-505
 

The Structure of Violence: Armed Forces as Social Systems, Maury D. Feld
Reviewed by Thomas L. McNaugher

pp. 505-506
 

Tragic Choices, Guido Calabresi and Philip Bobbitt
Reviewed by Catherine Gwin

pp. 506-507
 

Politics and Markets: The World's Political-Economic Systems, Charles E. Lindblom
Reviewed by Michael Mandelbaum

pp. 507-508
 

Myth, Oil, and Politics: Introduction to the Political Economy of Petroleum, Charles F. Doran
Reviewed by Stephen D. Krasner

pp. 509-510
 

Politics and the Professors: The Great Society in Perspective, Henry J. Aaron
Reviewed by Robert Taggart

pp. 510-511
 

Doing Good: The Limits of Benevolence, David Rothman, Willard Gaylin, Ira Glasser and Steven Marcus
Reviewed by Bernard Barber

pp. 512-513
 

The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America, Daniel J. Kevles
Reviewed by N. P. Samios

pp. 513-515
 

The Sponsor: Notes on a Modern Potentate, Erik Barnouw
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 515-516
 

Political Ideologies of Organized Labor: The New Deal Era, Ruth L. Horowitz
Reviewed by Harry Holloway

pp. 516-517
 

Congress in the American System, Carl P. Chelf
Reviewed by Judith H. Parris

pp. 518-519
 

American Democratic Theory: Pluralism and Its Critics, William Alton Kelso
Reviewed by Michael Parenti

pp. 519-520
 

Two Cheers for Capitalism, Irving Kristol
Reviewed by Robert Lekachman

pp. 520-521
 

The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions, William Julius Wilson
Reviewed by James L. Sundquist

pp. 521-522
 

Research to Answer What Blacks Ought to Have, Warren M. Banner
Reviewed by Winston Van Horne

pp. 523-524
 

The Ungovernable City: The Politics of Urban Problems and Policy Making, Douglas Yates
Reviewed by Stephen David

pp. 524-526
 

Police Work: The Social Organization of Policing, Peter K. Manning
Reviewed by James P. Gifford

pp. 526-527
 

The Quest for Justice: The Politics of School Finance Reform, Richard Lehne
Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin

pp. 527-528
 

The Builders: Houses, People, Neighborhoods, Governments, Money, Martin Mayer
Reviewed by Robert W. Ponte

pp. 528-529
 

Councils of Government: A Study of Political Incrementalism, Nelson Wikstrom
Reviewed by Vincent L. Marando

pp. 529-530
 

At the Grass Roots in the Garden State: Reform and Regular Democrats in New Jersey, Vicki Granet Semel
Reviewed by Duane Lockard

pp. 531-532
 

Crisis on the Left: Cold War Politics and American Liberals, 1947-1954, Mary Sperling McAuliffe
Reviewed by John P. Roche

pp. 532-533
 

Taxation and Political Change in the Young Nation, 1781-1833, Dall W. Forsythe
Reviewed by Edward Pessen

pp. 533-534
 

The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology, Lance Banning
Reviewed by James M. Banner

pp. 534-536
 

Christian Democracy in Western Germany: The CDU/CSU in Government and Opposition, 1945-1976, Geoffrey Pridham
Reviewed by Gerald Braunthal

pp. 536-537
 

Representation in Italy: Institutionalized Tradition and Electoral Choice, Samuel H. Barnes ; Italy at the Polls: The Parliamentary Elections of 1976, Howard R. Penniman
Reviewed by Anthony F. Greco

pp. 537-539
 

P'yongyang between Peking and Moscow: North Korea's Involvement in the Sino-Soviet Dispute, 1958-1975, Chin O. Chung
Reviewed by Steven I. Levine

pp. 539-540
 

Up to the Mountains and Down to the Villages: The Transfer of Youth from Urban to Rural China, Thomas P. Bernstein
Reviewed by Ronald N. Montaperto

pp. 541-542
 

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962, Alistair Horne
Reviewed by René Albrecht-Carrie

pp. 542-543
 

Arab Politics: The Search for Legitimacy, Michael C. Hudson
Reviewed by Robert O. Freedman

pp. 543-545
 

Diversity and Development in Southeast Asia: The Coming Decade, Frank H. Golay, Cynthia H. Enloe and Guy J. Pauker
Reviewed by Robert O. Tilman

pp. 545-546
 

China and the Major Powers in East Asia, A. Doak Barnett
Reviewed by Thomas Fingar

pp. 547-548
 

Peasant Politics: Struggle in a Dominican Village, Kenneth Evan Sharpe
Reviewed by Joel S. Migdal

pp. 548-549
 

The Weak in the World of the Strong: The Developing Countries in the International System, Robert L. Rothstein
Reviewed by Richard K. Betts

pp. 549-551
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