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Volume 115 - Number 1 - Spring 2000

Chinese Nationalism and Its International Orientations
Suisheng Zhao explores whether or not Chinese nationalism is a source of international aggression by examining its different perspectives, orientations, and characteristics. He finds that Chinese nationalism has been a situational matter, more reactive than proactive in international affairs.

pp. 1-33
 

A Democratic Paradox?
Robert A. Dahl poses the paradox that in many democracies citizens possess little confidence in their key democratic institutions yet believe in the desirability of democracy. He offers an explanation.

pp. 35-40
 

After the Fall: The Clinton Presidency in Psychological Perspective
Stanley A. Renshon examines the extent to which President Clinton's psychology shaped the events that led to his impeachment and how much we should have been able to foretell by his behavior before then. He then analyzes the advantages and limitations of psychologically-based predictions of presidential behavior and concludes with observations about character issues in the 2000 presidential campaign.

pp. 41-65
 

Military Professionalization and Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East
Mehran Kamrava examines the current state of civil-military relations in the Middle East and looks at the dilemmas posted to governing elites because of the partial professionalization of the military. He demonstrates that while professionalization has not necessarily meant civilian control over the military, Middle Eastern states have devised a variety of modalities aimed at containing the threat of recurrent military coups common in the region in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

pp. 67-92
 

Republican Gains in the House in the 1994 Elections: Class Polarization in American Politics
Jeffrey M. Stonecash and Mack D. Mariani examine the role of increasing class divisions as an explanation for the success of Republicans in winning the 1994 House elections.

pp. 93-113
 

Reckoning with Reagan: A Review Essay on Edmund Morris's Dutch
Fred I. Greenstein reviews Edmund Morris's fictionalized biography of Ronald Reagan, characterizing it as an intellectual embarrassment. He goes on to address the question of how Reagan could have been an adept chief executive, despite his striking cognitive limitations.

pp. 115-122
 

Correspondence

pp. 172-174

Vietnam: The Necessary War, Michael Lind
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 123-124
 

Issues in Privatizing Social Security, Peter A. Diamond, ed. ; Should the United States Privatize Social Security?, Henry J. Aaron and John B. Shoven
Reviewed by Rudolph G. Penner

pp. 124-126
 

The Nuclear Turning Point: A Blueprint for Deep Cuts and De-Alerting of Nuclear Weapons, Harold A. Feiveson, ed.
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 126-127

Rethinking Party Systems in the Third Wave of Democratization: The Case of Brazil, Scott P. Mainwaring
Reviewed by Jorge I. DomĂ­nguez

pp. 127-129
 

Unarmed Forces: The Transnational Movement to End the Cold War, Matthew Evangelista
Reviewed by Michael Urban

pp. 129-131
 

Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict, Stephen Van Evera
Reviewed by George H. Quester

pp. 131-132
 

In the Shadow of Power: States and Strategies in International Politics, Robert Powell
Reviewed by Glenn H. Snyder

pp. 132-134
 

The Dynamics of Secession, Viva Ona Bartkus
Reviewed by Monica Duffy Toft

pp. 134-135
 

The Spectacle of U.S. Senate Campaigns, Kim Fridkin Kahn and Patrick J. Kenney
Reviewed by Barbara Sinclair

pp. 135-136

The True Size of Government, Paul C. Light
Reviewed by Richard M. Pious

pp. 136-137
 

Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition in America, Paul Frymer
Reviewed by Hanes Walton, Jr.

pp. 138-139
 

Elections and War: The Electoral Incentive in the Democratic Politics of War and Peace, Kurt Taylor Gaubatz
Reviewed by Susan Peterson

pp. 139-140
 

The End of Utopia: Politics and Culture in an Age of Apathy, Russell Jacoby
Reviewed by Clarissa Rile Hayward

pp. 140-141
 

Condemned to Repetition? The Rise, Fall, and Reprise of Soviet-Russian Military Interventionism, 1973-1996, Andrew Bennett
Reviewed by Paul Kubicek

pp. 141-143
 

Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System, Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly J. Silver
Reviewed by Mark Blyth

pp. 143-144
 

Heaven's Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy, George J. Borjas
Reviewed by Jim Gimpel

pp. 145-146
 

Brennan and Democracy, Frank I. Michelman
Reviewed by David E. Marion

pp. 146-148
 

Corrupt Exchanges: Actors, Resources, and Mechanisms of Political Corruption, Donatella della Porta and Alberto Vannucci ; Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform, Susan Rose-Ackerman
Reviewed by Michael Johnston

pp. 148-150

The Spy Novels of John LeCarre: Balancing Ethics and Politics, Myron J. Aronoff
Reviewed by Raymond L. Garthoff

pp. 150-151
 

Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering, Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox
Reviewed by Marjorie Randon Hershey

pp. 151-152
 

The Image-Is-Everything Presidency: Dilemmas in American Leadership, Richard W. Waterman, Robert Wright and Gilbert St. Clair
Reviewed by Lynn Vavreck

pp. 153-154
 

Money Matters: Consequences of Campaign Finance Reform in U.S. House Elections, Robert K. Goidel, Donald A. Gross and Todd G. Shields
Reviewed by Douglas Rose

pp. 154-155
 

Mortal Friends, Best Enemies: German-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War, Celeste A. Wallander
Reviewed by Alan Rousso

pp. 155-158
 

Perceptions of Palestine: Their Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy, Kathleen Christison
Reviewed by James L. Gelvin

pp. 158-159
 

Predatory Globalization: A Critique, Richard Falk
Reviewed by Tom Farer

pp. 159-161
 

The New Right in Chile, 1973-97, Marcelo Pollack
Reviewed by Brian Loveman

pp. 161-163
 

Controlling Public Education: Localism versus Equity, Kathryn A. McDermott
Reviewed by David C. Powell

pp. 163-164
 

Metropolitan Government and Governance: Theoretical Perspectives, Empirical Analysis, and the Future, Nelson Wikstrom and G. Ross Stephens
Reviewed by Daniel C. Kramer

pp. 164-166
 

For la Patria: Politics and the Armed Forces in Latin America, Brian Loveman
Reviewed by Roderic Ai Camp

pp. 166-167
 

Regional Orders at Century's Dawn: Global and Domestic Influences on Grand Strategy, Etel Solingen
Reviewed by Arie M. Kacowicz

pp. 167-169
 

Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformations in Egypt, Gregory Starrett
Reviewed by Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

pp. 169-170
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