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Volume 121 - Number 1 - Spring 2006

 

Russia, China, and the Immigration Security Dilemma
MIKHAIL A. ALEXSEEV and C. RICHARD HOFSTETTER assess anti-Chinese hostility in the Russian Far East. They find that local Russians exaggerated the scale and negative effects of Chinese migration, supporting extreme exclusionist policies.

pp. 1-32

An Empirical Analysis of Failed Intelligence Reforms Before September 11
AMY B. ZEGART examines the failures to reform U.S. intelligence agencies before the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. She finds that during the 1990s, intelligence officials and policy makers understood the rising terrorist threat and the urgent need for reform, but failed to address critical organizational deficiencies.

pp. 33-60
 

Performing the Northern Ireland Peace Process on the World Stage
PAUL DIXON explores the impact of the international dimension of the Northern Ireland peace process. He uses a theatrical metaphor to show how the role of international actors has been exaggerated, but he argues that the performance of some of those actors, such as President Bill Clinton, did have an effect.

pp. 61-91
 

Presidents and the Congressional War Resolutions of 1991 and 2002
Gary R. Hess compares the leadership of Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in dealing with the issue of congressional war authorization resolutions in 1991 and 2002. He finds that Bush II operated from a much stronger political position reminiscent of the ‘‘imperial presidency’’—partially the result of a weakened Democratic Party in Congress.

pp. 93-118
 

Escaping the Zero-Sum Scenario: Democracy versus Technocracy in Latin America
Mark Eric Williams analyzes the tensions between technocratic market reform projects and fundamental democratic principles in Argentina, Mexico, and Venezuela. He argues that the political dynamics that surround these market-friendly programs and the market pressures they unleash can bolster democratic governance by enhancing accountability, checks and balances, representation, and transparency.

pp. 119-139

Electing Justice: Fixing the Supreme Court Nomination Process, Richard Davis
Reviewed by Donald Grier Stephenson, Jr.

pp. 141-142
 

Making Sense of Suicide Missions, Diego Gambetta, ed.
Reviewed by Assaf Moghadam

pp. 142-144
 

Healthy, Wealthy, & Fair: Health Care and the Good Society, James A. Morone and Lawrence R. Jacobs, eds.
Reviewed by Mary Ruggie

pp. 144-145
 

Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution to the War on Terrorism, Louis Fisher
Reviewed by Joseph M. Bessette

pp. 145-147
 

Trust and Mistrust in International Relations, Andrew H. Kydd
Reviewed by Aaron M. Hoffman

pp. 147-148

Trust and Rule, Charles Tilly
Reviewed by Omar G. Encarnación

pp. 148-150
 

From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland, Susan Rose-Ackerman
Reviewed by Anna Grzymala-Busse

pp. 150-151

Dying To Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror, Mia Bloom
Reviewed by Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca

pp. 151-152
 

The Pentagon and the Presidency: Civil-Military Relations from FDR to George W. Bush, Dale R. Herspring
Reviewed by Jay M. Parker

pp. 153-154
 

The Business of Lobbying in China, Scott Kennedy
Reviewed by Andrew C. Mertha

pp. 154-155
 

Partisan Interventions: European Party Politics and Peace Enforcement in the Balkans, Brian C. Rathbun
Reviewed by Susan L. Woodward

pp. 155-157
 

Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe, Kitty Calavita
Reviewed by Terri E. Givens

pp. 157-158
 

Modern Romania: The End of Communism, the Failure of Democratic Reform, and the Theft of a Nation, Tom Gallagher
Reviewed by Katia Papagianni

pp. 158-159

Greek-Turkish Relations in an Era of Détente, Barry Rubin and Ali Carkoglu, eds.
Reviewed by Nikolaos Zahariadis

pp. 160-161
 

The Vital Partnership: Power and Order, America and Europe Beyond Iraq, Simon Serfaty
Reviewed by Werner D. Lippert

pp. 161-162
 

Saving Our Environment from Washington: How Congress Grabs Power, Shirks Responsibility, and Shortchanges the People, David Schoenbrod
Reviewed by Denise Scheberle

pp. 162-164
 

Moving Up or Moving On: Who Advances in the Low-Wage Labor Market, Harry J. Holzer, Fredrik Andersson and Julia I. Lane
Reviewed by Helen C. Connolly

pp. 164-165
 

Disabling Interpretations: The Americans with Disabilities Act in Federal Court, Susan Gluck Mezey
Reviewed by Bradley D. Hays

pp. 165-167
 

Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s, Michael W. Flamm
Reviewed by Edward P. Morgan

pp. 167-168
 

The Logic of Persecution: Free Expression and the McCarthy Era, Martin H. Redish
Reviewed by Lucas A. Powe, Jr.

pp. 168-169
 

Women with a Mission: Religion, Gender, and the Politics of Women Clergy, Melissa M. Deckman, Laura R.Olson and Sue E.S. Crawford
Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Oldmixon

pp. 170-171
 

Elusive Togetherness: Church Groups Trying to Bridge America’s Divisions, Paul Lichterman
Reviewed by Katherine Cramer Walsh

pp. 171-172
 

To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance, Richard J. Ellis
Reviewed by David Greenberg

pp. 172-174
 

At the Water’s Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War, Melvin Small
Reviewed by Robert Buzzanco

pp. 174-175
 

The Shadowlands of Conduct: Ethics and State Politics, Beth A. Rosenson
Reviewed by Frank Anechiarico

pp. 175-177
 

The New Wars, Herfried Münkler
Reviewed by Jack S. Levy

pp. 177-178
 

Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Commissar (1918–1945), Sergei Khrushchev, ed.
Reviewed by William Tompson

pp. 178-179
 

Collision Course: NATO, Russia, and Kosovo, John Norris
Reviewed by James M. Goldgeier

pp. 179-181
 

The Russian Military: Power and Policy, Steven E. Miller and Dmitri Trenin
Reviewed by Deborah Yarsike Ball

pp. 181-182
 

The Impact of Norms in International Society: The Latin American Experience, 1881–2000, Arie M. Kacowicz
Reviewed by Cameron G. Thies

pp. 182-183
 

Political Movements and Violence in Central America, Charles D. Brockett
Reviewed by John A. Booth

pp. 183-185
 

Globalization and the International Financial System: What’s Wrong and What Can Be Done, Peter Isard
Reviewed by Anastasia Xenias

pp. 185-187
 

The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order, Nicolas Guilhot
Reviewed by Suzanne Ogden

pp. 187-188
 

Identity and Institutions: Conflict Reduction in Divided Societies, Kristen P. Williams and Neal G. Jesse
Reviewed by Steven Majstorovic

pp. 188-190
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