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Volume 111 - Number 4 - Winter 1996-97

 

When Work Disappears
William Julius Wilson examines the disappearance of jobs in inner-city ghetto neighborhoods and the impact of that grim reality for the future of many large cities. He offers long-term policy proposals for alleviating the problems of jobless ghettos, including school reforms and new public sector employment programs.

pp. 567-595

Regional Security After the Gulf War
Michael N. Barnett explores the prospect of regional security in the Middle East by examining the discussion over the political rules of the game, the chances for cooperative security, and the relationship between domestic and regional order.

pp. 597-618
 

Understanding the Language of Politics: A Study of Elites and Masses
Richard Herrera examines the meanings ascribed to the ideological terms "liberal" and "conservative" by political elites and citizens. He argues that contrary to expectations, there is remarkable similarity in their definitions and suggests that political communication between leaders and the electorate may be more promising than previously believed.

pp. 619-637
 

The Failure of Liberal Homeless Policy in the Koch and Dinkins Administration
J. PHILLIP THOMPSON examines how the flawed policy positions of homeless advocates and of the administrations of Edward I. Koch and David Dinkins led to unworkable housing policies in New York City. He suggests that support for social welfare programs would be better served through a more self-limited role on the part of legal advocates and the courts.

pp. 639-660
 

The Struggle for a National Identity in Post-Soviet Russia
Glenn Chafetz investigates the sources of Russia's current foreign policy. He shows that the inconsistencies in policy spring from competing conceptions of Russia's identity in the minds of different top officials as well as from their different domestic political needs.

pp. 661-688
 

Breaking the News: A Review Essay
Doris A. Graber summarizes and critiques the major findings presented by media critic James Fallows in the book "Breaking the News." She explains why the book has created a major stir among Beltway pundits and assesses its likely long range impact.

pp. 689-694
 

Two Very Different Senators: A Review Essay
Bill Green reviews the autobiographies of two very different senators--Bill Bradley and Al D'Amato--and offers insights on the motivating forces influencing their distinct political styles.

pp. 695-700
 

Correspondence

pp. 747-749
 

Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, James Fallows
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 689-694
 

At a Century's Ending: Reflections, 1982-1995, George F. Kennan
Reviewed by Lloyd C. Gardner

pp. 701-702
 

Arming Japan, Michael J. Green
Reviewed by Akira Iriye

pp. 703-704
 

The New Multilateralism in Japan's Foreign Policy, Dennis T. Yasutomo
Reviewed by Robert M. Uriu

pp. 704-706
 

Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics, Sidney Verba, Kay Lehman Schlozman and Henry E. Brady
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro

pp. 706-707
 

Communication in Congress: Members, Staff, and the Search for Information, David Whiteman
Reviewed by Samuel C. Patterson

pp. 707-708

White House to Your House: Media and Politics in Virtual America, Edwin Diamond and Robert A. Silverman
Reviewed by John J. Smee

pp. 708-709
 

Social Movements, Political Violence, and the State: A Comparative Analysis of Italy and Germany, Donatella della Porta
Reviewed by Joseph LaPalombara

pp. 709-710
 

Ideological Profile of Twentieth-Century Italy, Norberto Bobbio
Reviewed by Andrea Bartoli

pp. 710-711
 

The Monarchy and the Constitution, Vernon Bogdanor
Reviewed by John D. Fair

pp. 712-713
 

British Politics and European Elections 1994, David Butler and Martin Westlake
Reviewed by Roger Adelson

pp. 713-714
 

The Anti-Marcos Struggle: Personalistic Rule and Democratic Transition in the Philippines, Mark R. Thompson ; Corazon Aquino and the Brushfire Revolution, Robert H. Reid and Eileen Guerrero
Reviewed by Michael Cullinane

pp. 714-715
 

Fascism: Past, Present, Future, Walter Laqueur ; The Radical Right in Western Europe: A Comparative Analysis, Herbert Kitschelt
Reviewed by Hans-Georg Betz

pp. 716-717
 

Reconsidering American Liberalism: The Troubled Odyssey of the Liberal Idea, James P. Young
Reviewed by Bruce Kuklick

pp. 717-718
 

State and Party in America's New Deal, Theda Skocpol and Kenneth Finegold
Reviewed by Bruce G. Carruthers

pp. 718-719
 

Saving the Constitution from the Courts, William Gangi
Reviewed by Howard Gillman

pp. 720-721
 

Defense Conversion: Transforming the Arsenal of Democracy, Jacques Gansler
Reviewed by Gregory Hooks

pp. 721-722
 

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace, Donald Kagan
Reviewed by Roger Hilsman

pp. 722-723
 

Consolidating Democracy in Poland, Raymond Taras
Reviewed by Barbara Hicks

pp. 723-724
 

Citizens, Politics, and Social Communication: Information and Influence in an Election Campaign, Robert Huckfelt and John Sprague
Reviewed by Robin Andersen

pp. 725-726
 

Nothing to Read: Newspapers and Elections in a Social Experiment, Jeffrey J. Mondak
Reviewed by Lee Sigelman

pp. 726-727
 

Reversals of Fortune: Public Policy and Private Interests, Gary Mucciaroni
Reviewed by David Vogel

pp. 727-728
 

Catastrophic Politics: The Rise and Fall of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988, Richard Himelfarb
Reviewed by Colleen M. Grogan

pp. 728-729
 

Telltale Hearts: The Origins and Impact of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement, Adam Garfinkle
Reviewed by Elizabeth Feder

pp. 729-730
 

The Secret World of American Communism, Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes and Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov
Reviewed by David Plotke

pp. 730-732
 

Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors: Kahnawake Mohawk Politics and the Rise of Native Nationalism, Gerald R. Alfred
Reviewed by Wilbert H. Ahern

pp. 732-734
 

Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law, Lucy E. Salyer
Reviewed by Mae M. Ngai

pp. 734-735
 

Business and Democracy in Latin America, Ernest Bartell and Leigh A. Payne, eds.
Reviewed by Deborah L. Norden

pp. 735-736
 

Governance and Reform: India's Political Economy, John P. Lewis
Reviewed by Patrick Heller

pp. 736-737
 

Urban Leviathan: Mexico City in the Twentieth Century, Diane E. Davis
Reviewed by Walter Vanderbush

pp. 737-738
 

Organizing Civil Society: The Popular Sectors and the Struggle for Democracy in Chile, Philip D. Oxhorn
Reviewed by Eduardo Silva

pp. 738-740
 

Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia: The Quest for Moral Authority, Muthiah Alagappa
Reviewed by Gary Hawes

pp. 740-741
 

Danger and Opportunity: Explaining International Crisis Outcomes, Eric Herring
Reviewed by Steven R. David

pp. 741-742
 

Launching Democracy in South Africa: The First Open Election, April 1994, R. W. Johnson and Lawrence Schlemmer, eds.
Reviewed by Jeffrey Herbst

pp. 742-743
 

Strategies to Combat Poverty in Latin America, Dagmar Raczynski, ed.
Reviewed by Susan Eckstein

pp. 743-744
 

Non-Governmental Organizations and Rural Poverty Alleviation, Roger C. Riddell, Mark Robinson, John de Coninck, Ann Muir and Sarah White
Reviewed by Norman Uphoff

pp. 744-745
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