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Volume 103 - Number 2 - Summer 1988

 

Prospects and Policies for Soviet-American Reconciliation
Eric A. Nordlinger offers a realist interpretation of past and current developments in Soviet-American relations that underscore the prospects of a near-term reconciliation. He identifies the most important policy change that would maximize the likelihood of a superpower reconciliation and the several paths leading to its realization.

pp. 197-222
 

Feeding the Hungry with Surplus Commodities
Michael Lipsky and MARK A. THIBODEAU analyze the federal policy of hunger relief through surplus food distribution. They discuss its impact on hunger and on the organizations responsible for distribution, on fairness in distribution, and on Reagan administration efforts to give away food.

pp. 223-244
 

Dismounting the Tiger: Lessons from Four Liberalizations
John Orme considers why liberalization by authoritarian governments succeeds or fails, comparing Spain, Hungary, Brazil, and Iran.

pp. 245-265
 

The President and the Court: Reinterpreting the Court-packing Episode of 1937
Michael Nelson reassesses President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Court-packing plan of 1937 as a case study of the theory of presidential power. He concludes that Roosevelt had two better alternatives in his effort to influence the Supreme Court.

pp. 267-293
 

Humanitarianism and Politics in Central America
Gil Loescher examines the situation of refugees in Central America. He demonstrates that the treatment of refugees is intensely political and concludes that only the return of peace and stability to the region will ensure their protection.

pp. 295-320
 

Three Images of Soviet Arms Control Compliance
Gary L. Guertner examines the charges of Soviet noncompliance with arms control agreements. The Soviet record is assessed against three competing images -- deliberate cheating; bureaucratic politics and organizational routines; and conflicting interpretations of treaty obligations.

pp. 321-346
 

The Federal Government and Needy Citizens in Nineteenth-Century America
Walter I. Trattner rebuts the notion that it was only during the Great Depression of the 1930s that the federal government began an active role in social welfare. He shows that throughout the nineteenth century, the federal government played a significant role in helping the nation's dependent and that the failure to understand the historical role of government in social policy is helping to foster erroneous conclusions regarding its proper role today.

pp. 347-356
 

Mr. Justice Rehnquist, Judicial Activist: The Early Years, Donald E. Boles
Reviewed by David Adamany

pp. 357-358
 

Self-Reliance Versus Power Politics: The American and Indian Experiences in Building Nation States, J. Ann Tickner
Reviewed by Richard Sisson

pp. 358-360
 

Appointment of Judges: The Johnson Presidency, Neil D. McFeeley
Reviewed by John R. Schmidhauser

pp. 360-361
 

Libel and the First Amendment: Legal History and Practice in Print and Broadcasting, Richard Labunski
Reviewed by Burke Marshall

pp. 361-362
 

In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.
Reviewed by Peter S. Onuf

pp. 362-364
 

The Forging of the Union, 1781-1789, Richard B. Morris
Reviewed by Jack P. Greene

pp. 364-365
 

The Modern Presidency: From Roosevelt to Reagan, Malcolm Shaw
Reviewed by David Gray Adler

pp. 365-367
 

The Dissolving Alliance: The United States and the Future of Europe, Richard L. Rubenstein
Reviewed by George L. Sherry

pp. 367-368
 

Reagan, Thatcher and the Politics of Decline, Joel Krieger
Reviewed by Dennis Kavanagh

pp. 368-369
 

From Crisis to Complacency? Shaping Public Policy in Britain, Brian W. Hogwood
Reviewed by Kent Worcester

pp. 369-370
 

Taking Japan Seriously: A Confucian Perspective on Leading Economic Issues, Ronald Dore
Reviewed by Winston Davis

pp. 370-371
 

Democratizing Japan: The Allied Occupation, Robert E. Ward and Sakamoto Yoshikazu ; Law and Change in Postwar Japan, Frank K. Upham
Reviewed by Steven R. Reed

pp. 372-373
 

The Power of Ideology: The Quest for Technological Autonomy in Argentina and Brazil, Emanuel Adler
Reviewed by Jorge I. DomĂ­nguez

pp. 373-375
 

U.S. Policy and Regional Security in Central America, Edward Best
Reviewed by Julie Marie Bunck

pp. 375-376
 

Open Borders, Nonalignment, and the Political Evolution of Yugoslavia, William Zimmerman
Reviewed by Robin Alison Remington

pp. 376-377
 

Condemned to Repetition: The United States and Nicaragua, Robert A. Pastor
Reviewed by Kenneth E. Sharpe

pp. 378-379
 

Partners in Conflict: The United States and Latin America, Abraham F. Lowenthal
Reviewed by John Bailey

pp. 379-380
 

The Engineering of Consent: Democracy and Authority in Twentieth-Century America, William Graebner
Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser

pp. 380-381
 

Power and Pluralism in American Cities: Researching the Urban Laboratory, Robert J. Waste
Reviewed by Frank J. Macchiarola

pp. 381-382
 

Dossier Society: Value Choices in the Design of National Information Systems, Kenneth C. Laudon
Reviewed by Judith A. Perrolle

pp. 383-384
 

Money, Media, and the Grass Roots: State Ballot Issues and the Electoral Process, Betty H. Zisk
Reviewed by Leonard P. Stavisky

pp. 384-386
 

Rights of Passage: The Past and the Future of the ERA, Joan Hoff-Wilson
Reviewed by Elisabeth Griffith

pp. 386-387
 

The Tenant Movement in New York City, 1904-1984, Mark Naison and Ronald Lawson
Reviewed by Peter Marcuse

p. 388
 

Setting the Mould: The United States and Britain, 1945-1950, Robin Edmonds
Reviewed by Lloyd C. Gardner

pp. 389-390
 

The Collapse of the Grand Alliance 1945-1948, James L. Gormly
Reviewed by John Gimbel

pp. 390-391
 

Forging the Atomic Shield: Excerpts from the Office Diary of Gordon E. Dean, Roger M. Anders
Reviewed by Robert D. English

pp. 391-392
 

Military Technology and Defense Manpower, Martin Binkin
Reviewed by M. C. Devilbiss

pp. 393-394
 

The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War, John Lewis Gaddis
Reviewed by Stephen M. Walt

pp. 394-396
 

The Party and Agricultural Crisis Management in the USSR, Cynthia S. Kaplan
Reviewed by Elizabeth Clayton

pp. 396-397
 

Bureaucratic Discretion: Law and Policy in Federal Regulatory Agencies, Gary C. Bryner
Reviewed by Paul J. Quirk

pp. 397-398
 

International Trade and the Tokyo Round Negotiation, Gilbert R. Winham
Reviewed by Judith Goldstein

pp. 398-399
 

Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine, Robert Conquest
Reviewed by George Liber

pp. 400-401
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