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Volume 129 - Number 2 - Summer 2014

 

Finding Bin Laden: Lessons for a New American Way of Intelligence
ERIK J. DAHL describes the nearly decade-long search for Osama bin Laden and what it reveals about the capabilities and the limitations of the American intelligence community. He argues that this case suggests that we may be seeing the first signs of a “new American way of intelligence” with a reduced reliance on the expensive, high-technology systems of the Cold War and a greater emphasis on broad-based intelligence fusion and analysis.

pp. 179-210

Building National Armies after Civil War: Lessons from Bosnia, El Salvador, and Lebanon
Zoltan Barany looks at how national armies are built following the conclusion of civil wars and identifies lessons derived from three cases: Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, and Lebanon. He describes the key components of successful post-civil war building of an army.

pp. 211-238
 

The Role of Political Science in China: Intellectuals and Authoritarian Resilience
STEPHEN NOAKES discusses the relationship between political scientists and the state in China. He argues that political scientists do more to strengthen the rule of the Chinese Communist Party than they do to undermine it, and are therefore complicit in preserving the authoritarian status quo.

pp. 239-260
 

Papers Please: State-Level Anti-Immigrant Legislation in the Wake of Arizona’s SB 1070
SOPHIA J. WALLACE examines the factors that influence the introduction of SB 1070–type bills in state legislatures. She finds that Republican control of state legislatures and a rising unemployment rate greatly increase the likelihood of introducing this type of restrictive immigration bill. She asserts that Latino population changes and the percentage of Latino state legislators do not have an impact.

pp. 261-291
 

Critical Junctures, Catalysts, and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey
RAMAZAN KILINÇ argues that at critical junctures, structural factors weaken and actors are enabled to gain strength for future political trajectories. He applies this argument to democratic consolidation in Turkey. He finds that the 1997 military intervention unintentionally led to the eventual outcome of democratic consolidation. In the absence of this catalyst, it might have taken several more years for structural factors to generate democratization.

pp. 293-318
 

Serving or Self-Serving? A Review Essay of Robert Gates’s Memoir
Robert Jervis reviews Robert Gates’s recently published memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. The reviewer argues that the memoir is very revealing, but inadvertently so insofar as it shows for example Gates’s failure to focus on the key issues involved in the decisions to send more troops to Afghanistan and his inability to bridge the gap between the perspectives of the generals and of the White House.

pp. 319-331

An Education in Politics: The Origin and Evolution of No Child Left Behind, Jesse H. Rhodes
Reviewed by Terry M. Moe

pp. 333-336
 

Acting White? Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America, Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati
Reviewed by Jennifer L. Hochschild

pp. 336-337
 

Outlier States: American Strategies to Change, Contain, or Engage Regimes, Robert S. Litwak
Reviewed by Matthew Kroenig

pp. 337-339
 

The Constitution of Religious Freedom: God, Politics, and the First Amendment, Dennis J. Goldford
Reviewed by RANDALL BALMER

pp. 339-340

He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates, Deborah Jordan Brooks
Reviewed by JESSICA ROBINSON PREECE

pp. 340-342

Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terror, Barnett R. Rubin
Reviewed by PAUL D. MILLER

pp. 342-343
 

Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy, Charles D. Freilich
Reviewed by EFRAIM INBAR

pp. 343-344
 

Anthropology and Political Science: A Convergent Approach, Myron J. Aronoff and Jan Kubik
Reviewed by ROBERT A. RUBINSTEIN

pp. 344-346
 

Can Russia Modernise? Sistema, Power Networks and Informal Governance, Alena V. Ledeneva
Reviewed by JESSICA PISANO

pp. 346-348
 

The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China, Joseph Fewsmith
Reviewed by KAY SHIMIZU

pp. 348-349
 

3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan, Richard J. Samuels
Reviewed by ANDREW E. BARSHAY

pp. 349-351
 

Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq, David Fitzgerald
Reviewed by PETER R. MANSOOR

pp. 351-352
 

Proxy Warfare, Andrew Mumford
Reviewed by ARIEL ZELLMAN

pp. 352-354
 

Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America, Peter Andreas
Reviewed by CHRISTIAN J. KOOT

pp. 354-355
 

Evolving Iran: An Introduction to Politics and Problems in the Islamic Republic, Barbara Ann Rieffer‐Flanagan
Reviewed by CYRUS BINA

pp. 355-357
 

The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror, Anthony Gregory
Reviewed by ROBERT PALLITTO

pp. 357-358
 

Teaching for Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism, Sarah M. Stitzlein
Reviewed by IAN MACMULLEN

pp. 358-360
 

The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy, Jeffrey L. Pasley
Reviewed by Richard S. Conley

pp. 360-361
 

Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform: The Politics of Congressional Elections Across Time, Jason M. Roberts and Jamie L. Carson
Reviewed by Peter L. Francia

pp. 361-363
 

The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court, Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt and Artemus Ward
Reviewed by EVE M. RINGSMUTH

pp. 363-365
 

Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court, Carla J. Barrett
Reviewed by SUSAN M. KUNKLE

pp. 365-366
 

Congress: A Performance Appraisal, Andrew J. Taylor
Reviewed by Laurel Harbridge

pp. 366-368
 

How Voters Feel, Stephen Coleman
Reviewed by George E. Marcus

pp. 368-369
 

The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform, Andrew Koppelman
Reviewed by Joseph White

pp. 369-371
 

Vice Presidents, Presidential Elections, and the Media: Second Fiddles in the Spotlight, Stacy G. Ulbig
Reviewed by Jody C. Baumgartner

pp. 371-372
 

Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
Reviewed by David Farber

pp. 372-374

Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution, Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont
Reviewed by Carol Lancaster

pp. 374-375
 

How Rivalries End, Sumit Ganguly, William R. Thompson and Karen Rasler
Reviewed by Paul F. Diehl

pp. 375-377
 

Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring, Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain
Reviewed by Jennifer Earl

pp. 377-378
 

Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need It Most, Thomas Hale, David Held and Kevin Young
Reviewed by PETER M. HAAS

pp. 378-380
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