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Volume 110 - Number 3 - Fall 1995

 

Third-Party and Independent Candidates in American Politics: Wallace, Anderson, and Perot
PAUL R. ABRAMSON, John H. Aldrich, Phil Paolino, and David W. Rohde analyze the independent presidential candidacies of George C. Wallace (1968), John B. Anderson (1980), and H. Ross Perot (1992). Comparing these candidacies, they shed light on problems facing third-party and independent candidates in the United States.

pp. 349-367
 

Is American Foreign Policy Exceptional? An Empirical Analysis
Joseph Lepgold and Timothy McKeown examine the common view that American foreign policy is exceptionally moralistic, mistrustful of entangling commitments, and judgmental about others' domestic affairs. They show empirically that claims of highly unusual U.S. behavior have been exaggerated and suggest a way to reframe the exceptionalist debate.

pp. 369-384
 

President Clinton and the Politics of Symbolism: Cutting the White House Staff
John Hart examines President Clinton's attempt to reduce the size of the presidential staff. He sees this as a badly mismanaged exercise in political symbolism that backfired and argues that it raises doubts about the effectiveness of presidential leadership through symbolic politics.

pp. 385-403
 

Ninth Amendment Rights and Wrongs--A Note on Noninterpretism
Wallace Mendelson finds "interpretism-noninterpretism" a less than useful approach to constitutional law. The real problem, he suggests via the history of the Ninth Amendment, is artifice versus candor in court opinions.

pp. 405-415
 

Third World Nationalism and the United States After the Cold War
Deepa Ollapally analyzes the drawbacks of conventional realism in explaining Third World relations with the United States. She argues that domestic politics and ideology in the Third World are significant variables in foreign policy and utilizes the case of Indo-U.S. relations to suggest that the post-cold war era may hold more difficulties for the United States than expected.

pp. 417-434
 

Classification and Consolidation: Some Lessons from the Greek Dictatorship
Nancy Bermeo reexamines the concept of bureaucratic authoritarianism and argues that we have mistakenly applied it to dictatorships of fundamentally different natures. Comparing the short-lived Greek dictatorship of 1967-1974 to the states that gave rise to the model initially, she shows how misclassification leads us to misperception and erroneous predictions.

pp. 435-452
 

OPINION: The Enola Gay Saved Lives
In a new PSQ section called "Opinion," James R. Van De Velde argues that the United States in August 1945 was fortunate in getting such a stubborn foe as Japan to surrender without an invasion of the homeland. The atomic bomb, far from being unnecessary, secured an early surrender, thus saving Japanese and Allied lives and leading to a benevolent occupation of Japan by American forces.

pp. 453-459
 

Shaping Political Attitudes: The Impact of Interpersonal Communication and Mass Media, Silvo Lenart
Reviewed by Diana C. Mutz

pp. 461-462
 

The Power of News, Michael Schudson
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 462-463
 

Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics: Attention, Choice and Public Policy, Bryan D. Jones
Reviewed by Forrest Maltzman

pp. 463-465
 

Broken Covenant: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis between the U.S. and Israel, Moshe Arens
Reviewed by James Lee Ray

pp. 465-466
 

Leadership Style and Soviet Foreign Policy: Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, James M. Goldgeier
Reviewed by William C. Wohlforth

pp. 466-467
 

The Political Behavior of Older Americans, Steven A. Peterson and Albert Somit
Reviewed by John Strate

pp. 467-469
 

Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British, and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State, Sven Steinmo
Reviewed by Paul Pierson

pp. 469-470
 

Incapacitation: Penal Confinement and the Restraint of Crime, Gordon Hawkins and Franklin E. Zimring
Reviewed by John J. DiIulio, Jr.

pp. 470-472
 

Pitching the Presidency: How Presidents Depict the Office, Paul Haskell Zernicke
Reviewed by Kathy B. Smith

pp. 472-473
 

The State and Labor in Modern America, Melvyn Dubofsky
Reviewed by Stephen Amberg

pp. 473-474
 

The Union Inspiration in American Politics: The Autoworkers and the Making of a Liberal Industrial Order, Stephen Amberg
Reviewed by Jennifer Klein

pp. 475-476
 

Bureaucratic Dynamics: The Role of Bureaucracy in a Democracy, Richard W. Waterman and B. Dan Wood
Reviewed by Francis E. Rourke

pp. 476-477
 

Democracy in the Fifty States, Kim Quaile Hill
Reviewed by Howard E. Davis

pp. 477-478
 

The Welfare of Children, Duncan Lindsey
Reviewed by Brenda G. McGowen

pp. 478-479
 

The Rebirth of Federalism: Slouching toward Washington, David B. Walker
Reviewed by Frank J. Sorauf

pp. 480-481
 

Military Readiness: Concepts, Choices, Consequences, Richard Betts
Reviewed by Deborah D. Avant

pp. 481-482
 

Reinventing the Pentagon: How the New Public Management Can bring Institutional Renewal, Fred Thompson and L. R. Jones
Reviewed by Peter J. Roman

pp. 482-483
 

Regional Integration: The West European Experience, William Wallace
Reviewed by Helen Milner

pp. 483-484
 

Beyond the Liberal Consensus: A Political History of the United States since 1965, Ivan W. Morgan
Reviewed by James L. Sundquist

pp. 484-485
 

Genocide in Bosnia: The Policy of "Ethnic Cleansing", Norman Cigar
Reviewed by Sanya Popović

pp. 485-487
 

Democracy from Scratch: Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution, M. Steven Fish
Reviewed by Philip G. Roeder

pp. 487-488
 

Making Health Reform Work: The View from the States, Richard P. Nathan and John J. DiIulio, Jr., eds.
Reviewed by Laurel Hixon Illston

pp. 488-489
 

Experts and Politicians: Reform Challenges to Machine Politics in New York, Cleveland and Chicago, Kenneth Finegold
Reviewed by Paul Kantor

pp. 489-490
 

The Vogue of Revolution in Poor Countries, Forrest D. Colburn
Reviewed by Jeff Goodwin

pp. 490-492
 

Mobilizing the Masses: Building Revolution in Henan, Odoric Y. K. Wou
Reviewed by Kenneth Pomeranz

pp. 492-493
 

Democratization in South Africa: The Elusive Social Contract, Timothy D. Sisk
Reviewed by Anthony W. Marx

pp. 493-494
 

The Cost of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life, Barry Schwartz
Reviewed by Jon D. Wisman

pp. 494-495
 

Conflict of Loyalty, Geoffrey Howe
Reviewed by Leon D. Epstein

pp. 495-496
 

The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change and Democratization, Alison Brysk
Reviewed by Michael Shifter

pp. 496-498
 

International Economic Policy in the 1990s, William R. Cline
Reviewed by Arvid Lukauskas

pp. 498-499
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