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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blowing on the Wind: The Nuclear Test Ban Debate 1954-1960, Robert A. Divine Reviewed by Donald M. Snow
View from the UN, U. Thant Reviewed by Leland M. Goodrich
Leadership, James MacGregor Burns Reviewed by Larry Berman
American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, William Manchester Reviewed by Stanley L. Falk
America in Vietnam, Guenter Lewy Reviewed by John W. Holmes
A Dangerous Place, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Suzanne Weaver Reviewed by Rita E. Hauser
Robert Kennedy and His Times, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Reviewed by Steven F. Lawson
Injustice: The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt, Barrington Moore Reviewed by Clifford Orwin
Ethnic Leadership in America, John Higham Reviewed by Shirley E. Ostholm
Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process, Walter J. Oleszek Reviewed by Morris S. Ogul
Race for the Presidency: The Media and the Nominating Process, James David Barber Reviewed by Robert G. Meadow
Crisis and Legitimacy: The Administrative Process and American Government, James O. Freedman Reviewed by Robert J. Harris
Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice, Charles E. Silberman Reviewed by Herbert Jacob
The Great Fear: The Anti-Communist Purge under Truman and Eisenhower, David Caute Reviewed by John P. Roche
Emerging Coalitions in American Politics, Seymour Martin Lipset Reviewed by Peter B. Natchez
The Constitution Between Friends: Congress, the President, and the Law, Louis Fisher Reviewed by Pietro S. Nivola
Poverty and Social Change, Kirsten Gronbjerg, David Street and Gerald D. Suttles Reviewed by Beryl A. Radin
The Divided Left: American Radicalism, 1900-1975, Milton Cantor Reviewed by Daniel J. Leab
Television and Human Behavior, George Comstock Reviewed by Doris A. Graber
The Capitol Press Corps: Newsmen and the Governing of New York State, David Morgan Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin
The Diplomacy of Detente: The Kissinger Era, Coral Bell Reviewed by Linda B. Miller
Trudeau, George Radwanski Reviewed by Thomas P. Peardon
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
Conservative Dissidents: Dissent within the Parliamentary Conservative Party 1970-74, Philip Norton Reviewed by Peter Marsh
Electoral Dynamics in Britain since 1918, William L. Miller Reviewed by Harry Lazar
The British Experience 1945-75, Peter Calvocoressi Reviewed by Anthony King
China's Role in World Affairs, Michael B. Yahuda Reviewed by Steven I. Levine
The Pacific War: World War II and the Japanese, 1931-1945, Saburō Ienaga Reviewed by Akira Iriye
U.S.-Japan Relations and the Security of East Asia: The Next Decade, Franklin B. Weinstein Reviewed by Michael Mandelbaum
Sons of the Soil: Migration and Ethnic Conflict in India, Myron Weiner Reviewed by Cynthia H. Enloe
Bentham's Theory of the Modern State, Nancy L. Rosenblum Reviewed by Dennis F. Thompson
Right and Wrong, Charles Fried Reviewed by Nathan Tarcov