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Volume 94 - Number 2 - Summer 1979

 

U.S. Military Forces as a Political Instrument Since World War II
Barry M. Blechman and Stephen S. Kaplan analyze how the United States sought to further foreign policy objectives since World War II by what they call "the demonstrative use of the military." They conclude that such uses of the military were often effective political instruments in the short term, but that their impact eroded over time.

pp. 193-209
 

The Patron-Recipient Relationship and Minority Politics in New York City
Charles V. Hamilton suggests that the antipoverty programs of the 1960s in New York City rather than politicizing the black poor, actually produced a patron-recipient relationship that kept them depoliticized.

pp. 211-227
 

Secularization, Industrialization, and Khomeini's Islamic Republic
Cheryl Benard and Zalmay Khalilzad examine the implications of recent developments in Iran for theories of political modernization. Benard and Khalilzad argue that the events in Iran and the surrounding region require the reassessment of some of the basic assumptions of mainstream modernization theories.

pp. 229-241
 

The Soviets and Strategic Arms: Toward an Evaluation of the Record
William D. Jackson discusses the controversy in the explanation of Moscow's behavior in strategic arms competition. He contends that Moscow has not consistently sought to achieve nuclear superiority and that Soviet interest in curbing the strategic competition has been substantial.

pp. 243-261
 

CIA Covert Action in Zaire and Angola: Patterns and Consequences
Stephen R. Weissman describes the Central Intelligence Agency's intervention in the Third World through case studies of "covert action" in Zaire and Angola. Weissman shows that the varying degrees of success of covert action depended upon collateral use of overt diplomacy, the internal organization of targeted groups, and the nature of the Soviet and Chinese responses.

pp. 263-286
 

Legislative Liaison in the Carter Administration
Eric L. Davis examines the behavior of the White House and departmental legislative liaison staffs during the first years of the Carter administration and attempts to account for its relative lack of legislative success.

pp. 287-301
 

Advising the President on Enrolled Legislation: Patterns of Executive Influence
Stephen J. Wayne, Richard L. Cole, and James F. C. Hyde, JR., analyze presidential decisions to approve or veto enrolled bills during the Nixon and Ford years. The authors show that presidential action was closely related to advice from the agency most directly affected by the proposed legislation and especially the Office of Management and Budget.

pp. 303-317
 

The Senate Reorganizes Its Committees, 1977
Judith H. Parris describes the 1977 committee reorganization in the Senate, suggests why it was successful; and indicates ways in which committee reorganization matters in political, symbolic, and managerial terms.

pp. 319-337
 

Taking the Long View: Rostow on Prospects for the World Economy
Peter B. Kenen reviews W. W. Rostow's diagnosis and remedies for the problems of the U. S. economy. He has doubts about the diagnosis and reservations about the remedies, suggesting that democracies must come to grips with the politics of distribution if they are to solve their economic problems.

pp. 339-342
 

Correspondence

p. 389
 

Blowing on the Wind: The Nuclear Test Ban Debate 1954-1960, Robert A. Divine
Reviewed by Donald M. Snow

pp. 343-344
 

View from the UN, U. Thant
Reviewed by Leland M. Goodrich

pp. 344-346
 

Leadership, James MacGregor Burns
Reviewed by Larry Berman

pp. 346-348
 

American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, William Manchester
Reviewed by Stanley L. Falk

pp. 348-349
 

America in Vietnam, Guenter Lewy
Reviewed by John W. Holmes

pp. 349-350
 

A Dangerous Place, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Suzanne Weaver
Reviewed by Rita E. Hauser

pp. 350-351
 

Robert Kennedy and His Times, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Reviewed by Steven F. Lawson

pp. 352-353
 

Injustice: The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt, Barrington Moore
Reviewed by Clifford Orwin

pp. 353-354
 

Ethnic Leadership in America, John Higham
Reviewed by Shirley E. Ostholm

pp. 354-355
 

Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process, Walter J. Oleszek
Reviewed by Morris S. Ogul

pp. 355-356
 

Race for the Presidency: The Media and the Nominating Process, James David Barber
Reviewed by Robert G. Meadow

pp. 356-358
 

Crisis and Legitimacy: The Administrative Process and American Government, James O. Freedman
Reviewed by Robert J. Harris

pp. 358-359
 

Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice, Charles E. Silberman
Reviewed by Herbert Jacob

pp. 360-361
 

The Great Fear: The Anti-Communist Purge under Truman and Eisenhower, David Caute
Reviewed by John P. Roche

pp. 361-362
 

Emerging Coalitions in American Politics, Seymour Martin Lipset
Reviewed by Peter B. Natchez

pp. 362-364
 

The Constitution Between Friends: Congress, the President, and the Law, Louis Fisher
Reviewed by Pietro S. Nivola

pp. 364-366
 

Poverty and Social Change, Kirsten Gronbjerg, David Street and Gerald D. Suttles
Reviewed by Beryl A. Radin

pp. 366-367
 

The Divided Left: American Radicalism, 1900-1975, Milton Cantor
Reviewed by Daniel J. Leab

pp. 367-368
 

Television and Human Behavior, George Comstock
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 368-369
 

The Capitol Press Corps: Newsmen and the Governing of New York State, David Morgan
Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin

pp. 370-371
 

The Diplomacy of Detente: The Kissinger Era, Coral Bell
Reviewed by Linda B. Miller

pp. 371-372
 

Trudeau, George Radwanski
Reviewed by Thomas P. Peardon

pp. 372-373
 

Eurocommunism: The Italian Case, Giovanni Sartori and Austin Ranney ; Eurocommunism: A New Kind of Communism?, Annie Kriegel ; From Stalinism to Eurocommunism, Ernest Mandel
Reviewed by Robert Leonardi

pp. 373-376
 

Conservative Dissidents: Dissent within the Parliamentary Conservative Party 1970-74, Philip Norton
Reviewed by Peter Marsh

pp. 376-377
 

Electoral Dynamics in Britain since 1918, William L. Miller
Reviewed by Harry Lazar

pp. 377-378
 

The British Experience 1945-75, Peter Calvocoressi
Reviewed by Anthony King

pp. 378-379
 

China's Role in World Affairs, Michael B. Yahuda
Reviewed by Steven I. Levine

pp. 380-381
 

The Pacific War: World War II and the Japanese, 1931-1945, Saburō Ienaga
Reviewed by Akira Iriye

pp. 381-382
 

U.S.-Japan Relations and the Security of East Asia: The Next Decade, Franklin B. Weinstein
Reviewed by Michael Mandelbaum

pp. 382-383
 

Sons of the Soil: Migration and Ethnic Conflict in India, Myron Weiner
Reviewed by Cynthia H. Enloe

pp. 383-384
 

Bentham's Theory of the Modern State, Nancy L. Rosenblum
Reviewed by Dennis F. Thompson

pp. 385-386
 

Right and Wrong, Charles Fried
Reviewed by Nathan Tarcov

pp. 386-388
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