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Volume 95 - Number 2 - Summer 1980

 

The Crisis of Competence in Our National Government
James L. Sundquist attributes the "crisis of confidence" identified by President Carter to a "crisis of competence" in government. Sundquist argues that recent changes such as the disintegration of political parties, the haphazard methods of selecting presidents, the rejection by the Congress of presidential leadership, the fragmentation of the Congress itself, and the gradual deterioration of administrative capability, all militate againstgovernmental effectiveness.

pp. 183-208
 

A Resurgent Congress and the Imperial Presidency
Thomas E. Cronin assesses the argument that Congress has successfully reasserted itself in national policymaking and seriously curbed the "imperial presidency." He finds that Congress has indeed become more involved in national policymaking and that constraints have been added to the way presidents exercise their powers. Cronin concludes that whatever reassertion has taken place may not last and that, in any event, the presidency has not been weakened as much as some commentators have claimed.

pp. 209-237
 

The Politics of Nuclear Power: A Subgovernment in Transition
James R. Temples analyzes the federal government's role in the development of the nuclear power industry and the licensing of commercial nuclear power plants. He sees evidence of a gradual long-term shift from a "distributive to a "regulatory" posture toward the nuclear industry.

pp. 239-260
 

The International Fund for Agricultural Development
Ross B. Talbot reviews the creation of the newest of the United Nations's specialized agencies -- the International Fund for Agricultural Development. His analysis focuses on why such an organization was proposed, how the complicated negotiations for its adoption were consummated, and how its unique triumvirate decision-making procedures work.

pp. 261-276
 

Lasers, Charged-Particle Beams, and the Strategic Future
Donald M. Snow

pp. 277-294
 

Eavesdropping on Justice: A Review Essay
[ Citation ][ Article ]

pp. 295-304
 

Foreign Policy by Congress, Edward Weisband and Thomas W. Franck
Reviewed by H. Bradford Westerfield

pp. 305-306
 

The White House Years, Henry Kissinger
Reviewed by Walter LaFeber

pp. 306-308
 

The Crises of Power: An Interpretation of United States Foreign Policy During the Kissinger Years, Seyom Brown
Reviewed by Richard H. Ullman

pp. 308-309
 

Endgame: The Inside Story of SALT II, Strobe Talbott
Reviewed by Robert C. Gray

pp. 309-310
 

Presidential Decisionmaking in Foreign Policy: The Effective use of Information and Advice, Alexander L. George
Reviewed by Richard M. Pious

pp. 310-312
 

The Nuclear Question: The United States and Nuclear Weapons, 1946-1976, Michael Mandelbaum
Reviewed by Robert J. Bresler

pp. 312-313
 

Limited War Revisited, Robert E. Osgood
Reviewed by Philip W. Dyer

pp. 313-314
 

On Every Front: The Making of the Cold War, Thomas G. Paterson
Reviewed by Robert A. Divine

pp. 314-315
 

The Neoconservatives: The Men who are Changing America's Politics, Peter Steinfels
Reviewed by Alonzo L. Hamby

pp. 315-317
 

Rockefeller of New York: Executive Power in the Statehouse, Robert H. Connery and Gerald Benjamin
Reviewed by Clifton McCleskey

pp. 317-318
 

Truman, American Jewry, and Israel, 1945-1948, Zvi Ganin
Reviewed by Mark H. Lytle

pp. 318-319
 

Financial Invasion of the U.S.A.: A Threat to American Society?, Earl H. Fry
Reviewed by Renato Mazzolini

pp. 319-320
 

Civil Rights and the Crisis of Liberalism: The Democratic Party 1945-1976, John Frederick Martin
Reviewed by James L. Sundquist

pp. 320-321
 

Ideological Coalitions in Congress, Jerrold E. Schneider

pp. 321-322
 

Promise and Performance: Carter Builds a New Administration, Bruce Adams and Kathryn Kavanagh-Baran
Reviewed by Larry Berman

pp. 323-325
 

The Past and Future of Presidential Debates, Austin Ranney
Reviewed by Richard L. Rubin

pp. 325-326
 

Geography of Elections, Peter J. Taylor and R. J. Johnston
Reviewed by Scott Keeter

pp. 326-327
 

From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1954-1978, J. Harvie Wilkinson
Reviewed by John A. Davis

pp. 327-329
 

Catholics and American Politics, Mary T. Hanna
Reviewed by Stephen M. David

pp. 329-330
 

Black Detroit and the Rise of the UAW, August Meier and Elliot Rudwick
Reviewed by Daniel J. Leab

pp. 330-331
 

International Conflict in an American City: Boston's Irish, Italians, and Jews, 1935-1944, John F. Stack, Jr.
Reviewed by Charles H. Trout

pp. 332-333
 

Nuclear Power and the Public Safety: A Study in Regulation, Elizabeth S. Rolph
Reviewed by James R. Temples

pp. 333-334
 

Policymaking for Social Security, Martha Derthick
Reviewed by Dona Cooper Hamilton

pp. 334-335
 

Evaluating Federal Social Programs: An Uncertain Art, Sar A. Levitan and Gregory Wurzburg
Reviewed by Patrick J. Hennigan

pp. 336-337
 

The Process is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court, Malcolm M. Feeley
Reviewed by Jean Bickmore White

pp. 337-338
 

Schooled to Order: A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States, David Nasaw
Reviewed by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

pp. 338-339
 

The New Deal and the Unemployed: The View from New York City, Barbara Blumberg
Reviewed by Ronald H. Bayor

pp. 339-340
 

The Politics of Opposition: Antifederalists and the Acceptance of the Constitution, Steven R. Boyd
Reviewed by Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.

p. 342
 

Russia and the United States, Nikolai V. Sivachev and Nikolai N. Yakovlev
Reviewed by Cynthia A. Roberts

pp. 342-343
 

Soviet Bargaining Behavior: The Nuclear Test Ban Case, Christer Jonsson
Reviewed by Steven Sestanovich

pp. 344-345
 

The European Alternative: An Inquiry into the Policies of the European Community, Ghita Inonescu
Reviewed by Linda B. Miller

pp. 345-346
 

The Struggle for Greece, 1941-1949, C. M. Woodhouse
Reviewed by Harry J. Psomiades

pp. 346-347
 

The United Arab Emirates: Unity in Fragmentation, Ali Mohammed Khalifa ; The Creation of Qatar, Rosemarie Said Zahlan
Reviewed by Lisa S. Anderson

pp. 347-349
 

Politics between Departments: The Fragmentation of Executive Control in Australian Government, Martin Painter and Bernard Carey
Reviewed by Francis E. Rourke

pp. 349-350
 

Multinationalism, Japanese Style: The Political Economy of Outward Dependence, Terutomo Ozawa
Reviewed by T. J. Pempel

pp. 351-352
 

International Economic Sanctions: The Cases of Cuba, Israel, and Rhodesia, Donald L. Losman
Reviewed by Elliot Zupnick

pp. 352-353
 

Cuba: Order and Revolution, Jorge I. Dominguez
Reviewed by Peter Winn

pp. 354-355
 

Mexican Workers in the United States: Historical and Political Perspectives, George C. Kiser and Martha Woody Kiser
Reviewed by Gilbert Cardenas

pp. 355-357
 

Suburban Tokyo: A Comparative Study in Politics and Social Change, Gary D. Allinson
Reviewed by Edward Seidensticker

pp. 357-358
 

Images of Conflict, Albert F. Eldridge
Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser

pp. 358-359
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