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Volume 108 - Number 3 - Fall 1993

 

Deficit-Cutting Politics and Congressional Elections
Gary C. Jacobson examines the effect of electoral politics on U.S. budget policies in 1990 and the effect of the unpopular October budget legislation on the 1990 congressional elections. He finds that members of both houses were acutely sensitive to the very real electoral risks faced in trying to reduce the deficit by raising taxes and cutting programs. The legislation passed only because a great majority of members were safe enough electorally to absorb the political damage without risking their careers.

pp. 375-402
 

The Hidden Side of the American Welfare State
Christopher Howard shows how tax expenditures, a major form of indirect social spending in the United States, substantially increase the size and alter the structure of the American welfare state. He also shows how tax expenditures challenge widely held beliefs about the origins of U.S. social programs.

pp. 403-436
 

Arab Public Opinion and the Gulf War
Shibley Telhami argues that on issues of foreign policy, Arab public opinion has a discernible impact on the policies of Arab states. He shows that upheavals in the Middle East following the Gulf War were contained, partly because Saddam Hussein failed to deliver what he promised and partly due to the fact that the allies took seriously the predictions of public upheaval.

pp. 437-452
 

The Limits of White House Image Control
Mark J. Rozell examines the Ford presidency press strategy with respect to its ability to mold a favorable presidential image. Interviews with White House communications advisers reveal the limitations that events such as the Nixon pardon and terHorst resignation had on the successful implementation of this strategy.

pp. 453-480
 

Lessons from the Failure of Perestroika
John Blaney and MICHAEL GFOELLER analyze Gorbachev's attempts to check Soviet economic decline, pointing to the underlying political design of the Soviet economy and resulting weaknesses as the key factor causing the USSR's disintegration. They warn that the wreckage of the old command system continues to cause regional instability.

pp. 481-496
 

The Politics of the American Catholic Hierarchy
Timothy A. Byrnes examines the political role of the American Catholic hierarchy. He argues that the decay of the Democrat New Deal coalition and the major parties' subsequent attempts to build a new electoral majority placed the bishops near the center of American electoral politics in the 1970s and 1980s.

pp. 497-514
 

British Mass Perceptions of the Anglo-American Special Relationship
Jorgen Rasmussen and James M. McCormick analyze the British public's views of Anglo-American relations and find the "special relationship" to be largely a myth. The British public, in contrast to the political elite, does not feel any affinity with the United States. As a result, firm support for U.S. international policies can prove costly in domestic popularity for a prime minister.

pp. 515-541
 

Correspondence

p. 588
 

The Roosevelt Presence: A Biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Patrick Maney
Reviewed by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

pp. 543-544
 

At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War, Strobe Talbott and Michael R. Beschloss
Reviewed by Joseph Lepgold

pp. 544-545
 

Japan and Latin America in the New Global Order, Susan Kaufman Purcell and Robert M. Immerman
Reviewed by Kotaro Horisaka

pp. 546-547
 

The Gulf Conflict 1990-1991: Diplomacy and War in the New World Order, Lawrence Freedman and Efraim Karsh
Reviewed by Scott D. Sagan

pp. 547-548
 

Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy, Robert D. Putnam
Reviewed by Joseph LaPalombara

pp. 549-550
 

The Road from Paradise: Prospects for Democracy in Eastern Europe, Stjepan G. Meštrović, Miroslav Goreta and Slaven Letica
Reviewed by Ivo Banac

pp. 550-551
 

Hollow Mandates: American Public Opinion and the Conservative Shift, Howard J. Gold
Reviewed by Gerald M. Pomper

pp. 552-553
 

Hubert H. Humphrey: The Politics of Joy, Charles L. Garrettson III
Reviewed by Frank J. Sorauf

pp. 553-554
 

The Politics of Parenthood: Child Care, Women's Rights, and the Myth of the Good Mother, Mary Frances Berry
Reviewed by Susan Rose-Ackerman

pp. 554-555
 

Passions and Interests: Political Party Concepts of American Democracy, Gerald M. Pomper
Reviewed by Francis E. Rourke

pp. 556-557
 

Morality and American Foreign Policy: The Role of Ethics in International Affairs, Robert W. McElroy
Reviewed by Andrew Moravcsik

pp. 557-559
 

The Conservative Political Tradition in Britain and the United States, Arthur Aughey, Greta Jones and W. T. M. Riches
Reviewed by A. James Reichley

pp. 559-560
 

The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr, Burton I. Kaufman
Reviewed by Richard C. Thornton

pp. 560-562
 

Watergate in American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, and Reconstruct the Past, Michael Schudson
Reviewed by Stephen Amberg

pp. 562-563
 

Broadcasting Propaganda: International Radio Broadcasting and the Construction of Political Reality, Philo C. Wasburn
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 563-565
 

Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction, and Democracy, Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Reviewed by Roberta S. Sigel

pp. 565-566
 

Weapons Don't Make War: Policy, Strategy, and Military Technology, Colin S. Gray
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 566-567
 

Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America, Richard K. Vedder and Lowell E. Gallaway
Reviewed by Eli Ginzberg

pp. 568-569
 

Britain at the Polls, 1992, Anthony King, Kenneth Newton, Ivor Crewe, Philip Norton, David Denver, David Sanders and Patrick Seyd
Reviewed by Donley T. Studlar

pp. 569-570
 

The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and the Development of the Inner City, Joel Schwartz
Reviewed by Herbert Kaufman

pp. 570-571
 

To Be Mayor of New York: Ethnic Politics in the City, Chris McNickle
Reviewed by Bruce F. Berg

pp. 571-573
 

Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force, Jerome H. Skolnick and James J. Fyfe
Reviewed by Douglas W. Perez

pp. 573-574
 

American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, Douglass S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton
Reviewed by Wilbur C. Rich

pp. 574-575
 

Race Against the Court: The Supreme Court and Minorities in Contemporary America, Girardeau A. Spann
Reviewed by Walter E. Volkomer

pp. 575-576
 

The Spirit of Community: Rights, Responsibilities and the Communitarian Agenda, Amitai Etzioni
Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser

p. 577
 

Making Ends Meet: Congressional Budgeting in the Age of Deficits, Daniel P. Franklin
Reviewed by Joseph White

pp. 577-578
 

Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality, Richard G. Niemi, Bernard Grofman and Lisa Handley
Reviewed by Katherine Tate

pp. 579-580
 

The Speaker and the Budget: Leadership in the Post-Reform House of Representatives, Daniel J. Palazzolo
Reviewed by Steven E. Schier

pp. 580-581
 

Talking Politics, William A. Gamson
Reviewed by Elihu Katz

pp. 581-582
 

After Wilson: The Struggle for the Democratic Party, 1920-1934, Douglas B. Craig
Reviewed by Wesley M. Bagby

pp. 583-584
 

Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin: The Memoirs of Yegor Ligachev, Yegor Ligachev
Reviewed by Lars T. Lih

pp. 584-585
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