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Volume 120 - Number 3 - Fall 2005

Why the Bush Doctrine Cannot Be Sustained
Robert Jervis argues that despite some successes, the Bush Doctrine cannot be sustained because it has many internal contradictions, requires more sustained domestic support than is possible, makes excessive demands on intelligence, places too much faith in democracy, and is overly ambitious. It will, however, be difficult to construct a replacement foreign policy.

pp. 351-377
 

Complications of American Democracy: Elections Are Not Enough
Demetrios James Caraley discusses the major features critical to the working of our democratic institutions: free elections, separation of powers with checks and balances, and government limited by constitutional guarantees. He looks at some evidence that suggests our democracy may be shifting to an “elective despotism” of the majority—something that Jefferson declared “was not the government we fought for.”

pp. 379-405
 

China's Porous Protectionism: The Changing Political Economy of Trade Policy
Scott Kennedy analyzes China’s growing use of antidumping regulations to protect its domestic industry. He finds that the accused foreign firms’ surprising victories are due not to the existence of liberal Chinese political elites or an impartial Chinese bureaucracy, but rather are the result of lobbying by foreign companies and their Chinese customers. Globalization generates powerful pro-liberal non-state forces even in authoritarian states.

pp. 407-432
 

"Going Bipartisan": Politics by Other Means
PETER TRUBOWITZ and NICOLE MELLOW examine the electoral conditions associated with bipartisanship in Congress over the last century of American politics. They challenge the widely held view that bipartisanship is above politics and show that bipartisanship is just as driven by electoral imperatives as partisanship. They argue that the polarization of political parties combined with sluggish economic conditions and the war on terrorism challenge the future of bipartisanship.

pp. 433-453
 

The EU, Human Rights, and the Russo-Chechen Conflict
TUOMAS FORSBERG and GRAEME P. HERD assess the role that the Russo–Chechen conflict has played in shaping EU relations with Russia. They argue that the EU sacrificed coherent and systematic support of its own foreign policy agenda in order to maintain stable relations with Russia.

pp. 455-478
 

Triumph of Globalism: American Trade Politics
ORIN KIRSHNER argues that America’s promotion of an open, international trading system has required a fundamental reorganization of the foreign trade policy–making process. The reorganization has led to the subordination of domestic concerns to issues of global economic management and to the centralization of state power. He calls this phenomenon the “triumph of globalism.”

pp. 479-503
 

For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy and American Democracy, John G. Matsusaka
Reviewed by Todd Donovan

pp. 505-506
 

A World Challenged: Fighting Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century, Yevgeny M. Primakov
Reviewed by Jonathan Harris

pp. 506-508

Seeking Justices: The Judging of Supreme Court Nominees, Michael Comiskey
Reviewed by Ronald Stidham

pp. 508-509

Gulliver Unbound: America's Imperial Temptation and the War in Iraq, Stanley Hoffmann and Frédéric Bozo
Reviewed by Ronald R. Krebs

pp. 509-510
 

After the Collapse of Communism: Comparative Lessons of Transition, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss and Michael McFaul, eds.
Reviewed by Henry E. Hale

pp. 511-512
 

Educated by Initiative: The Effects of Direct Democracy on Citizens and Political Organizations in the United States, Daniel A. Smith and Caroline J. Tolbert
Reviewed by M. Dane Waters

pp. 512-513
 

Passing the Buck: Congress, the Budget, and Deficits, Jasmine Farrier
Reviewed by David Schoenbrod

pp. 513-514
 

Congress, the Press and Political Accountability, R. Douglas Arnold
Reviewed by Steven V. Roberts

pp. 515-516
 

Silent Voices: Public Opinion and Political Participation in America, Adam J. Berinsky
Reviewed by Yaeli Bloch-Elkon

pp. 516-518
 

The Invention of the United States Senate, Daniel Wirls and Stephen Wirls
Reviewed by Sarah A. Binder

pp. 518-520
 

The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement, Richard M. Valelly
Reviewed by Robert J. Norrell

pp. 520-522
 

The Republican South: Democratization and Partisan Change, David Lublin
Reviewed by William F. Connelly, Jr.

pp. 522-523

The Formation of the National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Great Britain, India, and the United States, Pradeep K. Chhibber and Ken Kollman
Reviewed by Joseph LaPalombara

pp. 523-524
 

The Paradox of American Unionism: Why Americans like Unions More than Canadians Do, but Join Much Less, Seymour Martin Lipset, Noah M. Meltz, Rafael Gomez and Ivan Katchanovski
Reviewed by Rick Fantasia

pp. 525-526
 

The Political Use of Military Force in US Foreign Policy, James David Meernik
Reviewed by Meena Bose

pp. 526-527
 

Creating Insecurity: Realism, Constructivism, and US Security Policy, Anthony D. Lott
Reviewed by Daniel Nexon

pp. 527-528
 

Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics, Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore
Reviewed by David Clinton

pp. 529-530
 

The Bullet's Song: Romantic Violence and Utopia, William Pfaff
Reviewed by Stuart A. Scheingold

pp. 530-531
 

Parting Ways: The Crisis in German-American Relations, Stephen F. Szabo
Reviewed by Dorothee Heisenberg

pp. 531-532
 

Interagency Fratricide: Policy Failures in the Persian Gulf and Bosnia, Vicki J. Rast
Reviewed by William Crotty

pp. 533-534
 

The Enlargement of the European Union and NATO: Ordering from the Menu in Central Europe, Wade Jacoby
Reviewed by John S. Duffield

pp. 534-535
 

Caught in the Crossfire: Revolutions, Repression, and the Rational Peasant, T. David Mason
Reviewed by Dipak K. Gupta

pp. 535-537
 

Courting Democracy in Mexico: Party Strategies and Electoral Institutions, Todd A. Eisenstadt
Reviewed by Joseph L. Klesner

pp. 537-539
 

Inside Putin's Russia: Can There Be Reform without Democracy?, Andrew Jack
Reviewed by Brian D. Taylor

pp. 539-540
 

Democracy in Modern Spain, Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero and Joan Botella
Reviewed by Gerard Alexander

pp. 540-541
 

Human Rights in Russia: A Darker Side of Reform, Jonathan Weiler
Reviewed by Kathleen E. Smith

pp. 541-543
 

Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network, Evan F. Kohlmann
Reviewed by Richard Drake

pp. 543-544
 

Landing Votes: Representation and Land Reform in Latin America, Nancy D. Lapp
Reviewed by Gabriel Ondetti

pp. 544-545
 

Mayors and the Challenge of Urban Leadership, Daniel C. Kramer
Reviewed by Richard E. DeLeon

pp. 545-547
 

Politics, Persuasion, and Educational Testing, Lorraine M. McDonnell
Reviewed by Kenneth R. Howe

pp. 547-548
 

The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women's Struggles against Urban Inequality, Rhonda Y. Williams
Reviewed by Nancy A. Naples

pp. 548-550
 

More Equal than Others: America from Nixon to the New Century, Godfrey Hodgson
Reviewed by Matthew A. Crenson

pp. 550-552
 

The Making of Environmental Law, Richard J. Lazarus
Reviewed by Douglas A. Kysar

pp. 552-554
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