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Volume 125 - Number 3 - Fall 2010

The United States and the Rise of China: Implications for the Long Haul
Robert J. Art analyzes the Sino-American relationship from the standpoint of Washington's and Beijing's interests in East Asia. He finds many points of common interest and concludes that wise policy decisions in both capitals can keep the cooperative aspects of this relationship stronger than the conflictual ones.

pp. 359-391
 

A Modified National Primary:State Losers and Support for Changing thePresidential Nominating Process
Caroline J. Tolbert, Amanda Keller, and Todd Donovan examine public opinion data on proposals to reform the presidential nominating process. They argue that one way to preserve a role for grassroots politics and the sequential process that is critical for candidate quality is to combine rotating state primaries and caucuses in a dozen small-population states with a national primary in which voters from all states would cast ballots.

pp. 393-424
 

Are Caucuses Bad for Democracy?
Costas Panagopoulos discusses the behavior, demographic characteristics, and political preferences of caucus and primary voters in the 2008 presidential nominating contests. He finds that primary voters, as compared to caucus participants, are generally more representative of the electorate overall along most dimensions, although the differences observed tend to be substantively small.

pp. 425-442
 

Beyond Gridlock: Green Drift in American Environmental Policymaking
Christopher McGrory Klyza and David Sousa argue that environmental policy in the United States has moved in the direction favored by environmentalists over the last two decades, despite efforts by many conservatives to roll back these policies. This green drift is based on the combination of major environmental laws and institutional structures created in the 1960s and 1970s and frozen in place by the legislative gridlock of the last two decades.

pp. 443-463
 

Bush, Blair, and the War in Iraq:Alliance Politics and the Limits of Influence
Kelly McHugh describes Tony Blair's failed attempts to use his friendship with George W. Bush to influence U.S. foreign policy in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. She finds that although Blair was often successful in persuading Bush in private meetings, he was outmaneuvered by Vice President Dick Cheney, who opposed Blair's advocacy of multilateralism and diplomacy.

pp. 465-491
 

From Theodore White to Game Change: A Review Essay
Alan Brinkley looks at the evolution of campaign journalism from Theodore White's classic analysis of the 1960 presidential election to John Heilemann and Mark Helperin's recently published Game Change.

pp. 493-503
 

Inventing the Job of President: Leadership Style from George Washington to Andrew Jackson, Fred I. Greenstein
Reviewed by Joseph M. Bessette

pp. 505-506

National Security in the Obama Administration: Reassessing the Bush Doctrine, Stanley Renshon
Reviewed by James Goldgeier

pp. 506-508
 

The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, Taylor Branch
Reviewed by Stephen J. Wayne

pp. 508-510
 

The Will to Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America's Strategy for Peace and Security, Ross A. Kennedy
Reviewed by Meena Bose

pp. 510-511
 

The Myth of Presidential Representation, B. Dan Wood
Reviewed by Andrew Rudalevige

pp. 511-513

Hierarchy in International Relations, David A. Lake
Reviewed by Bidisha Biswas

pp. 513-514

Cosmopolitan Communications: Cultural Diversity in a Globalized World, Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris
Reviewed by Patricia Moy

pp. 514-515

The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management of Competition, Alan Ware
Reviewed by Hans Noel

pp. 515-517
 

Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public, Jennifer Merolla and Elizabeth Zechmeister
Reviewed by Gregory D. Miller

pp. 517-518
 

The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons, T.V. Paul
Reviewed by Nina Tannenwald

pp. 518-520
 

The War Puzzle Revisited, John A. Vasquez
Reviewed by Jack S. Levy

pp. 520-521
 

Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics, Beth A. Simmons
Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Bloodgood

pp. 521-522
 

America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity, Fredrik Logevall and Campbell Craig
Reviewed by David S. Painter

pp. 523-524
 

American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals?, Morten G. Ender
Reviewed by James H. Lebovic

pp. 524-525
 

Combating Jihadism: American Hegemony and Interstate Cooperation in the War on Terrorism, Barak Mendelsohn
Reviewed by Austin Long

pp. 525-527
 

Iraq in Transition: The Legacy of Dictatorship and the Prospects for Democracy, Peter J. Munson
Reviewed by Jack J. Porter

pp. 527-528
 

Diplomatic Theory of International Relations, Paul Sharp
Reviewed by Richard J. Harknett

pp. 528-530
 

Americans, Congress, and Democratic Responsiveness: Public Evaluations of Congress and Electoral Consequences, David R. Jones and Monika L. McDermott
Reviewed by Justin Buchler

pp. 530-531
 

Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections, Seth McKee
Reviewed by David M. Brodsky

pp. 531-533
 

The Message Matters: The Economy and Presidential Campaigns, Lynn Vavreck
Reviewed by Jonathan Nagler

pp. 533-534
 

Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing, D. Bradford Hunt
Reviewed by Robert Chaskin

pp. 534-536
 

Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America, Richard Alba
Reviewed by Kevin Boyle

pp. 536-537
 

Campaign Crises: Detours on the Road to Congress, R. Sam Garrett
Reviewed by James M. Glaser

pp. 537-538
 

Direct Democracy and the Courts, Kenneth P. Miller
Reviewed by Joshua J. Dyck

pp. 538-540
 

Outside the Law: Emergency and Executive Power, Clement Fatovic
Reviewed by Matthew A. Pauley

pp. 540-541
 

Remaking the Presidency: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson, 1901–1916, Peri E. Arnold
Reviewed by Steven Doherty

pp. 541-542
 

The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American Democracy, Eileen McDonagh
Reviewed by Sarah Elise Willarty

pp. 543-544
 

The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order, David Ekbladh
Reviewed by Travis Nelson

pp. 544-545
 

Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement, Marshall Ganz
Reviewed by Tracy Roof

pp. 545-547
 

Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold, Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe
Reviewed by Jeff D. Colgan

pp. 547-548
 

Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars, Monica Duffy Toft
Reviewed by Richard Frank

pp. 548-549
 

The Israeli Peace Movement: A Shattered Dream, Tamar S. Hermann
Reviewed by Mira Sucharov

pp. 549-551
 

The Power Curse: Influence and Illusion in World Politics, Giulo M. Gallarotti
Reviewed by Jacob Wobig

pp. 551-552
 

Whose Ideas Matter? Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism, Amitav Acharya
Reviewed by Gaspare M. Genna

pp. 552-553
 

Why NATO Endures, Wallace Thies
Reviewed by Paul K. MacDonald

pp. 553-555
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