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Volume 121 - Number 3 - Fall 2006

The Geneva Conventions and New Wars
RENÉE DE NEVERS explores how ‘‘new’’ wars—ranging from civil wars to asymmetric war—and new warriors, including warlords, private security companies, and children, fit within the Geneva Conventions. Although the nature of warfare and warriors has changed from the time the Conventions were adopted in 1949, she challenges the view that the Conventions should be abandoned. Rather, she argues, the Conventions should be revitalized to address a broader spectrum of war, because this will generate greater international support for U.S. efforts to combat terrorism.

pp. 369-395
 

“I’m Changing the Climate, Ask Me How!”: The Politics of the Anti-SUV Campaign
SARAH PRALLE examines the politics of the anti-SUV campaign in light of its similarities to and differences from other moral reform movements in the United States. She argues that the campaign confronts fundamental tensions in American political culture around issues of consumption and the role of the automobile but that it fails to fully resolve them.

pp. 397-423
 

In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion: The Political Conversion of Jimmy Carter
Yael S. Aronoff analyzes the political conversion of Jimmy Carter from dove to hawk in his relations with the Soviet Union, particularly in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. She concludes that Carter’s transformation can be better understood by examining a combination of Carter’s religious beliefs, his personality characteristics, and the influence of his advisers. This case illuminates the broader question of what makes some leaders more likely than others to transform their foreign policy.

pp. 425-449
 

“Dear Mr. President”:The Institutionalization and Politicization of Public Opinion Mail in the White House
Brandon Rottinghaus looks at an important but untold story of the origins, adaptations, and utility of public opinion mail sent to the White House as a political tool. He concludes that the apparatus for gauging public opinion by the mail predates but largely mirrors the institutionalization of opinion polling in the West Wing and serves as a valuable measure of opinion for presidents interested in understanding and managing public opinion.

pp. 451-476
 

Islamist New Thinking in Turkey: A Model for Political Learning?
GAMZE ÇAVDAR discusses the factors behind the political learning of the Justice and Development party (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi [AKP]) in Turkey. She challenges the view that the AKP’s political learning can be replicated by Islamist political parties in the Muslim Middle East.

pp. 477-497

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 499-501

The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century, Robert Leiber ; The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the World's Government in the Twenty-first Century, Michael Mandelbaum
Reviewed by Patrice McMahon

pp. 501-503
 

Suicide Terrorism, Ami Pedahzur
Reviewed by Mia Bloom

pp. 503-504
 

Terrorism and the State: Rethinking the Rules of State Responsibility, Tal Becker
Reviewed by Eric A. Posner

pp. 505-506
 

Ending Empire: Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition, Hendrik Spruyt
Reviewed by Peter Liberman

pp. 506-507
 

Modern Revolution: Social Change and Cultural Continuity in Czechoslovakia and China, Daniel Brook
Reviewed by Thomas P. Bernstein

pp. 507-509
 

A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium, Peter J. Katzenstein
Reviewed by Norrin M. Ripsman

pp. 509-510

How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change, Nelson W. Polsby
Reviewed by Alan Ware

pp. 510-512
 

Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy, Paul Pierson and Jacob S. Hacker
Reviewed by Todd L. Belt

pp. 512-513
 

Campaigning for Hearts and Minds: How Emotional Appeals in Political Ads Work, Ted Brader
Reviewed by Glenn W. Richardson, Jr.

pp. 513-514
 

The Politics of Attention: How Government Prioritizes Problems, Bryan D. Jones and Frank R. Baumgartner
Reviewed by Scott E. Robinson

pp. 515-516
 

American Voter Turnout: An Institutional Perspective, David Hill
Reviewed by Michael P. McDonald

pp. 516-517
 

Politics Online: Blogs, Chatrooms and Discussion Groups in American Democracy, Richard Davis
Reviewed by Henry Farrell

pp. 517-519
 

The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate, Andrew Rudalevige
Reviewed by Russell Muirhead

pp. 519-520
 

Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change, David A. Welch
Reviewed by Max Paul Friedman

pp. 520-521
 

From Movements to Parties in Latin America: The Evolution of Ethnic Politics, Donna Lee Van Cott
Reviewed by Scott Mainwaring

pp. 522-523
 

Political Culture and Institutional Development in Costa Rica and Nicaragua: World-making in the Tropics, Consuelo Cruz
Reviewed by Bruce M. Wilson

pp. 523-524
 

Rwanda’s Genocide: The Politics of Global Justice, Kingsley Moghalu
Reviewed by David J. Simon

pp. 524-526
 

Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime, Robert Cryer
Reviewed by Jenia Iontcheva Turner

pp. 526-527
 

Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid, Sarah Kenyon Lischer
Reviewed by Scott Straus

pp. 527-529
 

New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, Philip N. Howard
Reviewed by John Sides

pp. 529-530
 

Uncompromising Positions: God, Sex, and the U.S. House of Representatives, Elizabeth Anne Oldmixon
Reviewed by Melody Rose

pp. 530-532
 

Issue Politics in Congress, Tracy Sulkin
Reviewed by Eric S. Heberlig

pp. 532-533
 

Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education Standards, Kevin R. Kosar
Reviewed by David E. Campbell

pp. 533-534
 

Popular Efficacy in the Democratic Era: A Reexamination of Electoral Accountability in the United States, 1828-2000, Peter F. Nardulli
Reviewed by Nicole Mellow

pp. 534-536
 

The Market for Force: The Consequences of Privatizing Security, Deborah D. Avant
Reviewed by Jeremi Suri

pp. 536-537
 

Companies, International Trade and Human Rights, Janet Dine
Reviewed by Layna Mosley

pp. 537-539
 

Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective, Harold A. Trinkunas
Reviewed by Deborah L. Norden

pp. 539-540
 

Mexico’s Military on the Democratic Stage, Roderic Ai Camp
Reviewed by Naunihal Singh

pp. 540-542
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