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Volume 111 - Number 3 - Fall 1996

 

The Future of International Leadership
G. John Ikenberry argues that the character of leadership in world politics haschanged over the decades and that while the U.S. may not be able to providethe transformative leadership of the early postwar era, it is also no longer necessary. Other types and sources of American leadership that are alive and well are discussed.

pp. 385-402

Clinton and the Economy: The Paradox of Policy Success and Political Mishap
M. Stephen Weatherford and Lorraine M. McDonnell discuss the formulation and congressional conflict over President Clinton's economic program during the new administration's first year, arguing that the success of presidential initiatives cannot be adequately evaluated without considering changes in national politics over the last two decades.

pp. 403-436
 

In Defense of Negative Campaigning
William G. Mayer examines the attempt to limit or discourage negative campaigning and "attack" advertising in contemporary US election campaigns, arguing that negative campaigning is actually a necessary and legitimate part of any election and that it provides voters with essential information about the issues and choices at stake.

pp. 437-455
 

Dial-In Democracy: Talk Radio and the 1994 Election
Louis Bolce, Gerald De Maio, and Douglas Muzzio examine the political orientations and voting behavior of talk radio listeners in the 1994 elections. The data reveal that talk radio listeners are a politically conservative, attentive, and engaged public.

pp. 457-481
 

Parliamentary Government with a Strong President: The Post-1989 Turkish Experience
Metin Heper and Menderes Cinar examine the difficulties arising from a basic conflict between presidents and prime ministers in the complicated governing structure of Turkey.

pp. 483-503
 

The Eisenhower Administration's Fear of Empowering the Chinese
Rosemary Foot reexamines the evidence for the inflexibility in the Eisenhower administration's China policy. She concludes that a major part of the explanation came from the administration's fear that a softening of U.S. policy would empower and legitimize a regime bent on undermining Western interests.

pp. 505-521
 

Growing Income Inequalities in America? A Review Essay
In a review essay Hugh Heclo discusses three new books that document different aspects of income inequality in America.

pp. 523-527
 

American Unequal, Sheldon Danziger and Peter Gottschalk ; Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality, Melvin L. Oliver ; The Winner-Take-All Society, Robert H. Frank and Philip J. Cook
Reviewed by Hugh Heclo

pp. 523-527
 

Serious Money: Fundraising and Contributing in Presidential Nomination Campaigns, Clifford W. Brown, Jr., Clyde Wilcox and Lynda W. Powell
Reviewed by Frank J. Sorauf

pp. 529-530

The Very Best Men, Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the CIA, Evan Thomas ; U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads: Agendas for Reform, Ernest R. May, Roy Godson and Gary Schmitt ; Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992, H. Bradford Westerfield, ed.
Reviewed by Raymond L. Garthoff

pp. 530-533
 

Intelligence Intervention in the Politics of Democratic States, Uri Bar-Joseph
Reviewed by Richard I. Brody

pp. 533-534
 

The Voice of the People: Public Opinion & Democracy, James S. Fishkin
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 534-535
 

Good Intentions make Bad News: Why Americans Hate Campaign Journalism, S. Robert Lichter and Richard E. Noyes
Reviewed by John J. Smee

pp. 535-536
 

Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and the Wars for Vietnam, Lloyd C. Gardner
Reviewed by Brian VanDeMark

pp. 536-537
 

Inside the Arab World, Michael Field
Reviewed by Mia Bloom

pp. 537-539
 

In the Shadow of War: The United States since the 1930s, Michael S. Sherry
Reviewed by H. W. Brands, Jr.

pp. 539-540
 

The Cuban Missile Crisis, Mark J. White
Reviewed by David A. Welch

pp. 540-541
 

Words of Welfare: The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty, Sanford F. Schram
Reviewed by Randy Albelda

pp. 541-542
 

Intensive Care: How Congress Shapes Health Policy, Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann, eds.
Reviewed by Anne Reisinger

pp. 542-543
 

Risk versus Risk: Tradeoffs in Protecting Health and the Environment, John D. Graham and Jonathan Baert Wiener, eds.
Reviewed by James B. Lane

pp. 543-544
 

Shaping America: The Politics of Supreme Court Appointments, George L. Watson and John A. Stookey
Reviewed by Henry J. Abraham

p. 545
 

The Two Faces of Political Apathy, Tom DeLuca
Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Berry

p. 546
 

The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence: Disparaging the Fundamental Right of Popular Control, Marshall L. DeRosa
Reviewed by Ronald Kahn

p. 547
 

They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era, E. J. Dionne
Reviewed by Gerald M. Pomper

pp. 548-549
 

Optimal Imperfection? Domestic Uncertainty and Institutions in International Relations, George W. Downs and David M. Rocke
Reviewed by Andrew Kydd

pp. 549-550
 

Zhirinovsky: Russian Fascism and the Making of a Dictator, Vladimir Solovyov and Elena Klepikova
Reviewed by Leonard Benardo

pp. 550-551
 

Democracy and International Conflict: An Evaluation of the Democratic Peace Proposition, James Lee Ray
Reviewed by Thomas Risse-Kappen

pp. 551-552
 

Disintegration or Transformation: The Crisis of the State in Advanced Industrial Societies, Erik Jones and Patrick McCarthy, eds.
Reviewed by Herman M. Schwartz

pp. 552-553
 

The Paradox of Revolution: Labor, the State, and Authoritarianism, Kevin J. Middlebrook
Reviewed by John Womack, Jr.

pp. 553-554
 

Moscow: Governing the Socialist Metropolis, Timothy J. Colton
Reviewed by Jeffrey W. Hahn

pp. 554-555
 

Greece at the Crossroads: The Civil War and its Legacy, John O. Iatrides and Linda Wrigley
Reviewed by Edward Malefakis

pp. 555-557
 

The Best of What We Are: Reflections on the Nicaraguan Revolution, John Brentlinger
Reviewed by Cynthia Chavez Metoyer

pp. 557-558
 

An Ethic for Enemies: Forgiveness in Politics, Donald W. Shriver, Jr.
Reviewed by Kenneth W. Thompson

pp. 558-559
 

The Origins of Social Knowledge and the Origins of Modern Social Policy, Theda Skocpol and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, eds.
Reviewed by Alexander Hicks

pp. 559-560
 

"We Have Just Begun To Not Fight": An Oral History of Conscientious Objectors in Civilian Public Service during World War II, John O'Sullivan and Heather T. Frazer, comps.
Reviewed by Edgar F. Raines, Jr.

pp. 560-561
 

The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, The Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics, Dan T. Carter
Reviewed by Michael K. Brown

pp. 562-563
 

Congress and the Rent-Seeking Society, Glenn R. Parker
Reviewed by Andrew Rutten

pp. 563-564
 

Congress and the Governance of the Nation's Capital: The Conflict of Federal and Local Interests, Charles Wesley Harris
Reviewed by Marion Orr

pp. 564-565
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