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Volume 123 - Number 4 - Winter 2008-09

The Political and Economic Forces Shaping Concentrated Poverty
William Julius Wilson examines the racial and nonracial political forces as well as the impersonal economic forces that have adversely impacted inner-city areas. He suggests a new policy agenda that reflects an awareness and appreciation of the effects of systemic changes on poor urban neighborhoods.

pp. 555-571
 

Multilateral Military Interventions: Theory and Practice
Sarah E. Kreps advances a two-level definition of multilateralism that incorporates both quantitative and qualitative attributes of cooperation. She argues that the relative decline in American power, rather than leading to more robust multilateralism, might instead make UN-authorized interventions less tenable and ad hoc “coalitions of the willing” a viable alternative.

pp. 573-603
 

George W. Bush and the Partisan Presidency
Richard M. Skinner challenges notions that the strong presidency of the modern era has proved incompatible with powerful political parties. Instead, he argues that, since 1980, the United States has seen a dramatic growth in presidential partisanship across a range of areas.

pp. 605-622

Saddam Hussein and the Sunni Insurgency: Findings from Values Surveys
Mansoor Moaddel, Mark Tessler, and Ronald Inglehart use findings from two national values surveys that were carried out in Iraq in 2004 and 2006 to determine the attitudes of the Sunni Arabs toward Saddam Hussein, which they use as a proxy measure of their attitudes toward the Sunni insurgency and American-led coalition forces.

pp. 623-644
 

War, Intelligence, and Honesty: A Review Essay
Robert Jervis analyzes what the memoirs of George Tenet and Douglas Feith tell us about themselves and about the Bush administration’s war on terror and war in Iraq. He argues that as accounts of failures, they have the difficult task of defending without seeming defensive, and in the end are as important for what they reveal inadvertently as for the information they mean to convey.

pp. 645-675

American Juries: The Verdict, Valerie P. Hans and Neil Vidmar
Reviewed by Geoffrey R. Stone

pp. 677-678

Organizations at War in Afghanistan and Beyond, Abdulkader H. Sinno
Reviewed by Kimberly Marten

pp. 678-679
 

The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order, Parag Khanna
Reviewed by Evan Resnick

pp. 679-681
 

Nations, States, and Violence, David D. Laitin
Reviewed by Tonya L. Putnam

pp. 681-682
 

On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society, Andrew Hurrell
Reviewed by Robert M. Pallitto

pp. 682-683
 

The Next Great Clash: China and Russia vs. the United States, Michael L. Levin
Reviewed by Mikhail A. Alexseev

pp. 684-685

On the Ethics of War and Terrorism, Uwe Steinhoff
Reviewed by Jerome Slater

pp. 685-686
 

A Pact with the Devil: Washington's Bid for World Supremacy and the Betrayal of the American Promise, Tony Smith
Reviewed by Lloyd Gardner

pp. 686-687
 

Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches, Keith T. Poole, Nolan McCarty and Howard Rosenthal
Reviewed by Peter K. Enns

pp. 687-689
 

Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, Janet Abu-Lughod
Reviewed by Wilbur Rich

pp. 689-691
 

State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace, Christian Davenport
Reviewed by Ronald A. Francisco

pp. 691-692
 

Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy, Amitai Etzioni
Reviewed by Stanley A. Renshon

pp. 692-694

Healthy Voices, Unhealthy Silence: Advocacy and Health Policy for the Poor, Colleen M. Grogan and Michael K. Gusmano
Reviewed by Michael Givel

pp. 694-696
 

The Failed Welfare Revolution: America's Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy, Brian Steensland
Reviewed by Daniel Béland

pp. 696-697
 

God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America, Michael Leo Owens
Reviewed by Ted G. Jelen

pp. 697-698
 

The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?, Craig A. Rimmerman
Reviewed by Donald P. Haider-Markel

pp. 698-700
 

Regulation and Public Interests: The Possibility of Good Regulatory Government, Steven P. Croley
Reviewed by Philip J. Cook

pp. 700-701
 

Against the President: Dissent and Decision-Making in the White House: A Historical Perspective, Mark J. White
Reviewed by Matthew J. Dickinson

pp. 701-703
 

The Social Contract in America: From the Revolution to the Present Age, Mark Hulliung
Reviewed by Mark Button

pp. 703-704
 

Statutory Default Rules: How to Interpret Unclear Legislation, Einer Elhauge
Reviewed by Frank B. Cross

pp. 704-705
 

American Liberalism: An Interpretation for Our Time, John McGowan
Reviewed by Kevin Boyle

pp. 706-707
 

Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán
Reviewed by Kirk A. Hawkins

pp. 707-708
 

Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Conflict, and the Chávez Phenomenon, Steve Ellner
Reviewed by KURT WEYLAND

pp. 708-710
 

Nations of Emigrants: Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in El Salvador and the United States, Susan Bibler Coutin
Reviewed by Hector Perla, Jr.

pp. 710-711
 

Over a Barrel: The Costs of U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence, John Duffield
Reviewed by Patrick M. Morgan

pp. 711-713
 

Turning Point: The Arab World's Marginalization and International Security after 9/11, Dan Tschirgi
Reviewed by Fred H. Lawson

pp. 713-714
 

Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East, Etel Solingen
Reviewed by James H. Lebovic

pp. 714-715
 

The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons Since 1945, Nina Tannenwald
Reviewed by Peter Liberman

pp. 715-717
 

The Disaster Gypsies: Humanitarian Workers in the World's Deadliest Conflicts, John Norris
Reviewed by Josh Busby

pp. 717-718
 

Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict, Marc Howard Ross
Reviewed by Myra A. Waterbury

pp. 718-720
 

Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity, Will Kymlicka
Reviewed by Harvey Waterman

pp. 720-721
 

Capitalism Without Democracy: The Private Sector in Contemporary China, Kellee S. Tsai
Reviewed by Martin Dimitrov

pp. 721-722
 

When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa, Robert H. Bates
Reviewed by William Reno

pp. 723-724
 

Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence, Leigh A. Payne
Reviewed by Monika Nalepa

pp. 724-725
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