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Volume 121 - Number 2 - Summer 2006

Tragic Choices in the War on Terrorism: Should We Try to Regulate and Control Torture?
Jerome Slater argues that in certain circumstances in the war on terrorism, the coercion or perhaps even the torture of captured terrorists may be both necessary for national security and morally a lesser evil than the preventable mass murder of innocents.

pp. 191-215
 

President Bush and Social Policy: The Strange Case of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
DOUGLAS JAENICKE and ALEX WADDAN analyze the distinctive partisan politics that culminated in the passage of the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act, which not only created a new prescription drug benefit for the elderly but also advanced a Republican agenda for re-structuring Medicare and health care more generally. They argue that while electoral expediency drove most Republicans to support drug coverage for the elderly, their stealth-like conservative reforms of Medicare caused most Democrats to oppose the details of the Republicans’ legislation.

pp. 217-240
 

The Rise of a European Defense
Seth G. Jones examines the increase in cooperation of Europe’s defense industry. He challenges the view that European cooperation is more fiction than fact and argues that the changing structure of the international system has caused a notable rise in defense cooperation. European states, he argues, have been motivated by a desire to decrease reliance on the United States and to increase European power.

pp. 241-267
 

U.S. Human Rights Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
JOHN W. DIETRICH explores U.S. human rights policy in the post-Cold War era. He notes important policy developments, but also continued constraints. He concludes that the constraints stem from the realities of global and domestic politics.

pp. 269-294
 

The Rationality of Radical Islam
QUINTAN WIKTOROWICZ and KARL KALTENTHALER focus on how spiritual incentives inspire Islamic radicalism. They argue that radical Islamic groups offer spiritual incentives and strategies for fulfilling divine duties and maximizing the prospect of salvation on judgment day. They conclude that the choice of individuals to move to high-cost and high-risk activism can be understood as a rational decision.

pp. 295-319

The Cold War: A New History, John Lewis Gaddis
Reviewed by Fred I. Greenstein

pp. 321-322
 

Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide, Gerard Prunier
Reviewed by Ousmane Kane

pp. 322-323
 

Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security, Edward D. Mansfield
Reviewed by Michael R. Chambers

pp. 323-325
 

Political Parties Matter: Realignment and the Return of Partisan Voting, Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Reviewed by Mary P. McGuire

pp. 325-326
 

Deterrence by Diplomacy, Anne E. Sartori
Reviewed by Richard J. Harknett

pp. 326-327
 

True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism, Noah Pickus
Reviewed by Andrew L. Aoki

pp. 327-329
 

Producing Security: Multinational Corporations, Globalization, and the Changing Calculus of Conflict, Stephen G. Brooks
Reviewed by Tanisha M. Fazal

pp. 329-330
 

Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa, Daniel N. Posner
Reviewed by Nelson Kasfir

pp. 330-332
 

The Strange Death of Marxism: The European Left in the New Millennium, Paul Edward Gottfried
Reviewed by George Ross

pp. 332-333

Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco, David L. Phillips
Reviewed by PATRICE C. McMAHON

pp. 333-334
 

Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order, Jeffrey W. Legro
Reviewed by Stacie E. Goddard

pp. 334-336
 

How America Goes to War, Frank E. Vandiver
Reviewed by Meena Bose

pp. 336-337
 

Selling Intervention and War: The Presidency, the Media, and the American Public, Jon Western
Reviewed by Paul Brace

pp. 337-338
 

The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy, David M. Barrett
Reviewed by Sean Gailmard

pp. 339-340
 

Elephant’s Edge: The Republicans as a Ruling Party, Andrew J. Taylor
Reviewed by Wendy J. Schiller

pp. 340-341
 

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2004, William G. Mayer, ed.
Reviewed by Philip Paolino

pp. 341-343
 

Saving the Reagan Presidency: Trust is the Coin of the Realm, David M. Abshire
Reviewed by Brandon Rottinghaus

pp. 343-344

The Talk of the Party: Political Labels, Symbolic Capital and American Life, Sharon E. Jarvis
Reviewed by Darrell M. West

pp. 344-345
 

Prophetic Politics: Christian Social Movements and American Democracy, David S. Gutterman
Reviewed by Kimberly H. Conger

pp. 345-347
 

The Politics of Minor Concerns: American Indian Policy and Congressional Dynamics, Charles C. Turner
Reviewed by David R. Jones

pp. 347-348
 

Courts Liberalism, and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada, Jason Pierceson ; The Case for Gay Rights: From Bowers to Lawrence and Beyond, David A.J. Richards
Reviewed by David Rayside

pp. 348-351
 

Interpreting State Constitutions: A Jurisprudence of Function in a Federal System, James A. Gardner
Reviewed by John Kincaid

pp. 351-352
 

Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus, Donald Alexander Downs
Reviewed by Mark Kemper

pp. 352-354

It Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for Office, Richard L. Fox and Jennifer L. Lawless
Reviewed by Elizabeth S. Smith

pp. 354-355
 

Women in the South African Parliament: From Resistance to Government, Hannah E. Britton
Reviewed by Michael Kevane

pp. 355-358
 

Africa’s Media: Democracy and the Politics of Belonging, Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Reviewed by Goran Hyden

pp. 358-359
 

Virtual Politics: Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World, Andrew Wilson
Reviewed by Juliet Johnson

pp. 359-360
 

How Russia is Not Ruled: Reflections on Russian Political Development, Allen C. Lynch
Reviewed by Andrew C. Kuchins

pp. 361-362
 

Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China, Mary Elizabeth Gallagher
Reviewed by Peter R. Moody, Jr.

pp. 362-363
 

Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment, Jennifer Clapp and Peter Dauvergne
Reviewed by Douglas A. Kysar

pp. 364-365
 

Understanding Institutional Diversity, Elinor Ostrom
Reviewed by Jonathan Koppell

pp. 365-367
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