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Volume 122 - Number 3 - Fall 2007

 

The Rhetoric of Genocide in U.S. Foreign Policy: Rwanda and Darfur Compared
ERIC A. HEINZE compares the U.S. response to the crisis in Darfur to that of the Rwandan genocide ten years earlier. He concludes that prevailing domestic and international political realities during the debate over the Darfur crisis allowed U.S. administration officials to use the rhetoric of genocide as a substitute for taking more forceful action to stop the killings.

pp. 359-384
 

The State Secrets Privilege: Relying on Reynolds
Louis Fisher analyzes the state secrets privilege, which permits the executive branch to withhold certain documents requested in litigation. In examining United States v. Reynolds (1953), the first Supreme Court case to recognize and uphold the privilege, he concludes that the decision presented an incoherent policy leading to judicial abdication and that the executive branch misled the Court on the content of key documents.

pp. 385-408

The UN Security Council’s Response to Terrorism: Before and After September 11, 2001
HILDE HAALAND KRAMER and STEVE A. YETIV argue that the UN Security Council’s response to global terrorism has been more forceful and comprehensive since September 11 and that it has broken some new ground. The authors posit that although the UN remains controversial in the United States, Washington benefited from its response to September 11, as imperfect as it was.

pp. 409-432
 

Sustaining Authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa
STEPHEN J. KING focuses on how incumbent elites in the Arab world create political support during periods of authoritarian transformation. His argument highlights how these elites use certain institutions to sustain authoritarian rule.

pp. 433-459
 

On the Crossing of Rubicons: Norm Dissemination and Policy Idiosyncrasy in the UK
KENDALL W. STILES and DEBORAH WELLS posit that patterns with respect to international law endorsement hold in the case of Britain’s endorsement of the European Convention on Human Rights. They argue that this, however, conceals a much more complex and counter-intuitive set of causal dynamics below the surface.

pp. 461-480

The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, Ron Suskind
Reviewed by Akira Iriye

pp. 481-482

China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World, John W. Garver
Reviewed by ANDREW J. NATHAN

pp. 482-484
 

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Jimmy Carter
Reviewed by Jerome Slater

pp. 484-485
 

Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder, Daniel Chirot and Clark McCauley
Reviewed by Dipak Gupta

pp. 485-487
 

Who Intervenes? Ethnic Conflict and Interstate Crisis, Patrick James, David Carment and Zeynep Taydas
Reviewed by Aysegul Aydin

pp. 487-489

State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III, Bob Woodward
Reviewed by Stanley A. Renshon

pp. 489-492
 

The America that Reagan Built, J. David Woodard
Reviewed by Andrew Rudalevige

pp. 492-493
 

Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power into a Threat to America’s Future, Geoffrey Perret
Reviewed by Melvin Small

pp. 493-494
 

The Truth Is Our Weapon: The Rhetorical Diplomacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles, Chris Tudda
Reviewed by Jay M. Parker

pp. 495-496
 

The Moral Rhetoric of American Presidents, Colleen J. Shogan
Reviewed by Adam L. Warber

pp. 496-497
 

A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen, Scott Keeter, Cliff Zukin, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Molly Andolina and Krista Jenkins
Reviewed by David E. Campbell

pp. 497-499
 

At the Front Lines of the Welfare System: A Perspective on the Decline in Welfare Caseloads, Irene Lurie
Reviewed by Sanford F. Schram

pp. 499-501
 

Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative versus Participatory Democracy, Diana C. Mutz
Reviewed by Benjamin I. Page

pp. 501-502
 

The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public, Sarah Igo
Reviewed by Ken Dautrich

pp. 502-504
 

The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform, John Samples
Reviewed by James E. Campbell

pp. 504-505
 

Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil, Mark A. Graber
Reviewed by Richard M. Valelly

pp. 505-507
 

Images, Issues, and Attacks: Television Advertising by Incumbents and Challengers in Presidential Elections, E.D. Dover
Reviewed by Stephen J. Farnsworth

pp. 507-508
 

Mandate Politics, James A. Stimson, Lawrence J. Grossback and David A.M. Peterson
Reviewed by Raymond Tatalovich

pp. 508-509
 

The Presidential Agenda: Sources of Executive Influence in Congress, Roger T. Larocca
Reviewed by Jeffrey S. Peake

pp. 509-511

The Race to 270: The Electoral College and the Campaign Strategies of 2000 and 2004, Daron R. Shaw
Reviewed by Michael John Burton

pp. 511-512
 

Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power, Randall Schweller
Reviewed by Richard Rosecrance

pp. 512-514
 

Globalization and the Politics of Pay: Policy Choices in the American States, Susan B. Hansen
Reviewed by Duane Swank

pp. 514-515
 

National Security and Immigration: Policy Development in the United States and Western Europe Since 1945, Christopher Rudolph
Reviewed by Steve J. Mazurana

pp. 516-517
 

Deterring America: Rogue States and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Derek D. Smith
Reviewed by Andrew H. Kydd

pp. 517-518
 

Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics, Carol Lancaster
Reviewed by Phyllis R. Pomerantz

pp. 518-519
 

China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy, Minxin Pei
Reviewed by David Bachman

pp. 520-521
 

Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry Are Reforming Japanese Capitalism, Steven Kent Vogel
Reviewed by Dennis Patterson

pp. 521-522
 

Democracy and the Culture of Skepticism: Political Trust in Argentina and Mexico, Matthew Cleary and Susan Carol Stokes
Reviewed by Chappell Lawson

pp. 522-524
 

Voting for Autocracy: Hegemonic Party Survival and its Demise in Mexico, Beatriz Magaloni
Reviewed by David A. Shirk

pp. 524-525
 

Rotten States? Corruption, Post-Communism, and Neoliberalism, Leslie Holmes
Reviewed by Graeme B. Robertson

pp. 525-527
 

The Foreign Policy Disconnect: What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don’t Get, Benjamin I. Page and Marshall M. Bouton
Reviewed by Lauren Cohen Bell

pp. 527-528
 

The Peace of Illusions: American Grand Strategy from 1940 to the Present, Christopher Layne
Reviewed by Chaim Kaufmann

pp. 528-530
 

The Politics of AIDS in Africa, Amy S. Patterson
Reviewed by Josh Busby

pp. 530-532
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