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Volume 94 - Number 3 - Fall 1979

 

Soviet Views on the Interrelation of Diplomacy and Military Strategy
Raymond L. Garthoff analyzes Soviet views on the complementary roles of diplomacy and military strategy, using materials from a heretofore unavailable Soviet General Staff journal as well as other sources.

pp. 391-405
 

Network News Coverage of Congress
Michael J. Robinson and Kevin R. Appel examine network television news coverage of the House and Senate. Among other findings, Robinson and Appel show that while most coverage about Congress is neutral, when the stories are not neutral, they are always negative.

pp. 407-418
 

Implementing Federal Programs at the Local Level
Robert D. Thomas analyzes how federal aid programs to localities are adapted to local circumstances through a complex intergovernmental policy process. He concludes that national political officials allow local authorities to negotiate for their set of priorities and mold national program objectives to their diverse local conditions.

pp. 419-435
 

Can the Cities be Trusted? The Community Development Experience
Donald F. Kettl uses the experiences of four Connecticut cities participating in the Community Development Block Grant program to explore the implications of increased local discretion in the use of federal grants. He finds that these cities attacked small-scale neighborhood-based problems but proved unable to deal with problems of broader scope.

pp. 437-451
 

Human Rights and Economic Realities: Tradeoffs in Historical Perspective
Sylvia Ann Hewlett argues that the pursuit of rapid growth in the twentieth century has led to the denial of many political and social rights for the citizens of the Third World. She finds that contemporary tradeoffs between growth and equity are likely to be deeper and longer lasting than those typical of the original industrial revolution.

pp. 453-473
 

Conflicting Images of the USSR: American Career Diplomats and the Balkans, 1944-1946
Hugh De Santis analyzes the conflicting images of the Soviet Union formed by American Foreign Service officers posted in the Balkans and in the State Department between 1944 and 1946. He argues that differing experiences gave rise initially to perceptions of ideological confrontation in the field and of ideological cooperation in Washington. By the winter of 1945-46, however, diplomats in the Department similarly concluded that the United States and Russia were locked in a global struggle of irreconcilable ideologies and endorsed the policy of containment.

pp. 475-494
 

The 1948 American Embargo on Arms to Palestine
Shlomo Slonim traces the initial imposition of America's 1948 embargo on arms for Palestine to State Department officials intent on minimizing any American role in implementing the partition plan earlier endorsed by President Truman. Even after Truman reversed State Department policy by his immediate recognition of Israel, the embargo was maintained intact throughout 1948. This was primarily in order to avoid a split with Britain over Middle East policy at the height of the cold war.

pp. 495-514
 

The Political Lessons of Two World War II Novels: A Review Essay
Michael Mandelbaum's review essay of Herman Wouk's two historical novels of World War II reflects on the aspects of that war that seem most important forty years after it began.

pp. 515-522
 

Correspondence

pp. 573-574
 

The Presidential Experience: What the Office Does to the Man, Bruce Buchanan
Reviewed by Louis Fisher

pp. 523-524
 

Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945, Robert Dallek
Reviewed by Frederick C. Adams

pp. 524-525
 

Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left, Sara Evans
Reviewed by Susan A. MacManus

pp. 526-527
 

Lobbying the Corporation: Citizen Challenges to Business Authority, David Vogel
Reviewed by Grant McConnell

pp. 528-529
 

Curing Chronic Inflation, Arthur M. Okun and George L. Perry
Reviewed by John H. Ciccolo

pp. 529-530
 

The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in the Modern House, Kenneth A. Shepsle
Reviewed by Randall B. Ripley

pp. 530-532
 

Decision for the Democrats: Reforming the Party Structure, William J. Crotty
Reviewed by Robert T. Nakamura

pp. 532-533
 

Creating Jobs: Public Employment Programs and Wage Subsidies, John L. Palmer
Reviewed by George Iden

pp. 533-534
 

Scandal and Reform: Controlling Police Corruption, Lawrence W. Sherman
Reviewed by Eli B. Silverman

pp. 535-536
 

A Voluntary Tax? New Perspectives on Sophisticated Estate Tax Avoidance, George Cooper
Reviewed by James M. Verdier

pp. 537-538
 

Towards a Philosophy of Administration, Christopher Hodgkinson
Reviewed by Patrick J. Hennigan

pp. 538-539
 

Essays and Data on American Ethnic Groups, Thomas Sowell
Reviewed by Shirley E. Ostholm

pp. 539-540
 

The Lost Peace: America's Search for a Negotiated Settlement of the Vietnam War, Allan E. Goodman
Reviewed by John E. Mueller

pp. 541-542
 

Spying on Americans: Political Surveillance from Hoover to the Houston Plan, Athan Theoharis
Reviewed by Christopher H. Pyle

pp. 542-544
 

Never Again: Learning from America's Foreign Policy Failures, Earl C. Ravenal
Reviewed by Michael Roskin

pp. 544-545
 

America's Ascent: The United States Becomes a Great Power, 1880-1914, John M. Dobson
Reviewed by Lewis L. Gould

pp. 545-546
 

The Process of Government under Jefferson, Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.
Reviewed by Linda K. Kerber

pp. 546-548
 

The Politics of Benevolence: Revival Religion and American Voting Behavior, John L. Hammond
Reviewed by Richard L. McCormick

pp. 548-549
 

The American as Anarchist: Reflections on Indigenous Radicalism, David Deleon
Reviewed by Andrew Levine

pp. 549-551
 

Dimensions of Detente, Della W. Sheldon
Reviewed by Steven E. Miller

pp. 551-552
 

Referendums: A Comparative Study of Practice and Theory, Austin Ranney and David Butler
Reviewed by Thomas E. Cronin

pp. 553-554
 

Elections without Choice, Richard Rose, Guy Hermet and Alain Rouquie
Reviewed by William H. Riker

pp. 554-555
 

Controlling Future Arms Trade, Joseph J. Kruzel, Ann Hessing Cahn, Peter M. Dawkins and Jacques Huntzinger
Reviewed by Mary Kaldor

pp. 555-556
 

Distrust and Democracy: Political Distrust in Britain and America, Vivien Hart
Reviewed by Bernard Barber

pp. 556-557
 

America and Western Europe: Problems and Prospects, Karl Kaiser and Hans-Peter Schwarz
Reviewed by Philip W. Dyer

pp. 558-559
 

Lloyd George: The People's Champion, 1902-1911, John Grigg
Reviewed by Jonathan Schneer

pp. 559-560
 

Elites in French Society: The Politics of Survival, Ezra N. Suleiman
Reviewed by Henry W. Ehrmann

pp. 560-562
 

How the Soviet Union is Governed, Merle Fainsod and Jerry F. Hough
Reviewed by Robert Wesson

pp. 562-563
 

Soviet Perceptions of the United States, Morton Schwartz
Reviewed by C. Ben Wright

pp. 564-565
 

In a Moment of Enthusiasm: Political Power and the Second Stratum in Egypt, Leonard Binder
Reviewed by Ronald Colman

pp. 565-566
 

Egypt's Uncertain Revolution under Nasser and Sadat, Raymond William Baker
Reviewed by Manfred Halpern

pp. 567-568
 

Black Power in South Africa: The Evolution of an Ideology, Gail M. Gerhart
Reviewed by William J. Foltz

pp. 568-570
 

Civil War in China: The Political Struggle, 1945-1949, Suzanne Pepper
Reviewed by Jane L. Price

pp. 570-571
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