The Convervatism of Antonin Scalia
Richard A. Brisbin, JR. explores the political values of Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court. He argues that Scalia's writings and opinions to the end of the 1987 term of the Court contain a variation of the ideology of legalistic conservatism associated with Justice Felix Frankfurter and the current "right" members of the Court.
Contradictions in Communist Reform: China before 4 June 1989
Benedict Stavis provides the background for the Spring 1989 Tiananmen crisis and massacre in China. He explains that for two years economic problems and political tensions built up, yet the political system had not become resilient enough to resolve the crisis peacefully.
The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia in the 1980s: A Relationship in Flux
Mark A. Cichock describes a fundamental alteration that has come to characterize the Soviet-Yugoslav relationship in the Gorbachev era. The author concludes that a nonthreatening transformation took shape that was an early indicator of the change process in the rest of Eastern Europe.
Democracy, Dependency, and Destabilization: The Shaking of Allende's Regime
Gil Merom critically discusses contemporary approaches to the study of sanction and destabilization policies, using Chile as a primary example. Drawing from the American efforts against Chile and Cuba, he concludes that success or failure depends not only on the distribution of economic power in the system to be destabilized but also on the domestic social structure, the control over ideas and institutions, and the leader's talents.
Social Policy through Land Reform: New Jersey's Mount Laurel Controversy
Mark Alan Hughes and Peter M. Vandoren examine the New Jersey Supreme Court's Mount Laurel decisions, which prohibited that township from excluding low-income housing through zoning ordinances. They question several premises of the strategy to defeat exclusionary zoning, supporting instead agreements negotiated between municipalities where one pays the other to provide up to half of its low-cost housing obligations.
Fiorello H. La Guardia as the Making of Modern New Yord, Thomas Kessner ;
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Robert A. Caro Reviewed by Herbert Kaufman
China Eyes Japan, Allen S. Whiting Reviewed by David Bachman
Japan and Protection, The Growth of Protectionist Sentiment and the Japanese Response, Syed Javed Maswood Reviewed by Marie Anchordoguy
Germany, America, and Europe: Forty Years of German Foreign Policy, Wolfram Hanrieder ;
At the Creation of a New Germany: From Adenauer to Brandt, An Ambassador's Account, George McGhee Reviewed by A. James McAdams
Germany Through American Eyes: Foreign Policy and Domestic Issues, Gale A. Mattox and John H. Vaughan, Jr. Reviewed by John Gimbel
Harold Macmillan: 1957-1986, Alistair Horne Reviewed by Dennis Kavanagh
Perspectives on Deterrence, Robert Jervis, Paul C. Stern, Robert Axelrod and Roy Radner Reviewed by David Goldfischer
Power and Insecurity: Beijing, Moscow & Washington, 1949-1988, Harvey W. Nelsen Reviewed by Allen S. Whiting
Justice Rehnquist and the Constitution, Sue Davis Reviewed by Henry J. Abraham
America's Secret Power: The CIA in a Democratic Society, Loch K. Johnson Reviewed by Athan Theoharis
In Pursuit of Happiness and Good Government, Charles Murray Reviewed by Henry J. Aaron
Pathways to Power: Selecting Rulers in Pluralist Democracies, Mattei Dogan Reviewed by G. Bingham Powell, Jr.
Democracy Without Citizens: Media and the Decay of American Politics, Robert M. Entman Reviewed by Michael X. Delli Carpin
At the Margins: Presidential Leadership of Congress, George C. Edwards III Reviewed by Stephen J. Wayne
Presidential Influence and the Administrative State, Richard W. Waterman Reviewed by William F. West
Belief Systems and Decision Making in the Mayaguez Crisis, Christopher John Lamb Reviewed by Charles B. McGuire
Escape from Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World, Aristide R. Zolberg, Astri Suhrke and Sergio Aguayo Reviewed by Inis L. Claude, Jr.
The Ideology of State Terror: Economic Doctrine and Political Repression in Argentina and Peru, David Pion-Berlin Reviewed by Maria Jose Moyano
Entrepreneurs and Politics in Twentieth-Century Mexico, Roderick A. Camp Reviewed by Sylvia Maxfield
Campaigning in America: A History of Election Practices, Robert J. Dinkin Reviewed by Gerald M. Pomper
Issue Evolution: Race and the Transformation of American Politics, James A. Stimson and Edward G. Carmines Reviewed by Byran O. Jackson
Listening for the Bomb: A Study in Nuclear Arms Control Verification Policy, Philip G. Schrag Reviewed by Leon V. Sigal
Political Learning in Adulthood: A Sourcebook of Theory and Research, Roberta S. Sigel Reviewed by Betty Glad
Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta, 1946-1988, Clarence N. Stone Reviewed by Barbara Ferman
The Democratic Imperative, Gregory A. Fossedal Reviewed by Bradford Perkins
Feminism and Politics: A Comparative Perspective, Joyce Gelb Reviewed by Roberta S. Sigel
The Ecology of City Policymaking, Robert J. Waste Reviewed by Peter Eisinger
Biting the Hand That Feeds Them: Organizing Women at the Grass Roots Level, Jacqueline Pope Reviewed by Jewel Bellush
The Struggle for Black Empowerment in New York City: Beyond the Politics of Pigmentation, Charles Green and Basil Wilson Reviewed by Paul Kantor
The Politics of Regulatory Change: A Tale of Two Agencies, Richard A. Harris and Sidney M. Milkas Reviewed by Jerry L. Mashaw
Race-Ethnicity and Society, Benjamin B. Ringer and Elinor R. Lawless Reviewed by Marcus D. Pohlmann
Governing by Committee: Collegial Leadership in Advanced Societies, Thomas A. Baylis Reviewed by Fritz Gaenslen
Beyond Privatization: The Tools of Government Action, Lester M. Salamon and Michael S. Lund Reviewed by Steven Rathgeb Smith
The Generous Corporation: A Political Analysis of Economic Power, Neil J. Mitchell Reviewed by Frank J. Macchiarola
Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq, Samir al-Khalil Reviewed by Laurie Mylroie
Third-World Development: Aspects of Political Legitimacy and Viability, Tri Q. Nguyen Reviewed by James H. Mittelman
Embargo Disimplemented: South Africa's Military Industry, Signe Landgren Reviewed by Kenneth W. Grundy
Soviet Nuclear Strategy from Stalin to Gorbachev: A Revolution in Soviet Military and Political Thinking, Honoré M. Catudal Reviewed by Matthew Evangelista