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Volume 130 - Number 1 - Spring 2015

 

Obama and Nationalized Electoral Politics in the 2014 Midterm
Gary C. Jacobson analyzes the 2014 midterm congressional elections. He finds that, in aggregate, the electorate treated the midterm as a referendum on the economy and particularly Barack Obama’s presidency, producing the most partisan, nationalized, and president-centered midterm election in at least 60 years. 

pp. 1-25
 

China and the Free-Rider Problem: Exploring the Case of Energy Security
ANDREW B. KENNEDY asks whether China should be understood as a free rider in the international system, focusing on efforts to enhance energy security with respect to oil. He concludes that China can be understood as free riding in one regard and cheap riding in another, but that its behavior is better explained by distrust than by a desire to exploit the cooperation of other states. 

pp. 27-50

How Ideology Divides American Liberals and Conservatives over Israel
Peter Hays Gries examines the impact of ideology on the American public’s attitudes towards Israel. He finds that social and cultural conservatives feel much more warmly towards Israel—and coolly towards Palestinians and Muslims—than their liberal counterparts. 

pp. 51-78
 

France as the Gendarme of Africa, 1960–2014
VICTOR-MANUEL VALLIN looks at the evolution of France’s militarism in sub-Saharan Africa since the 1960s. He concludes that successive French leaders have considered that Paris has a historic responsibility in this region and have been able to legitimize and perpetuate military activism. 

pp. 79-101
 

Turkish Public Opinion on the Coup Allegations: Implications for Democratization
YAPRAK GÜRSOY discusses the impact of the Ergenekon investigation on Turkish politics between 2007 and 2012. She argues that the case contributed to the polarization of Turkish society that was not conducive to democratic consolidation. 

pp. 103-132
 

Maxwell’s Demon and the Golden Apple: Global Discord in the New Millennium, Randall L. Schweller
Reviewed by Jonathan Kirshner

pp. 133-134

Party Pursuits and the Presidential–House Electoral Connection, 1900–2008, Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Reviewed by DANIEL M. SHEA

pp. 134-136

Leaders in Conflict: Bush and Rumsfeld in Iraq, Stephen Benedict Dyson
Reviewed by Paul R. Pillar

pp. 136-137
 

Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States, Jonathan Nagler and Jan E. Leighley
Reviewed by Matthew Levendusky

pp. 138-139
 

Why India Matters, Maya Chadda
Reviewed by John Echeverri-Gent

pp. 139-141
 

The End of the American World Order, Amitav Acharya
Reviewed by SIMON REICH

pp. 141-143
 

The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World, T.V. Paul
Reviewed by SHAMILA N. CHAUDHARY

pp. 143-144
 

Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, David M. Lampton
Reviewed by BRUCE DICKSON

pp. 145-146
 

Brazil: Reversal of Fortune, Alfred P. Montero
Reviewed by BRANDON VAN DYCK

pp. 146-147
 

Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics, Patrick J. Egan
Reviewed by Jeremy C. Pope

pp. 148-149
 

The Senate Syndrome: The Evolution of Procedural Warfare in the Modern U.S. Senate, Steven S. Smith
Reviewed by GREGORY J. WAWRO

pp. 149-150
 

Majoritarian Cities: Policy Making and Inequality in Urban Politics, Neil Kraus
Reviewed by JONATHAN B. JUSTICE

pp. 151-152
 

Timing and Turnout: How Off-Cycle Elections Favor Organized Groups, Sarah F. Anzia
Reviewed by MICHAEL HARTNEY

pp. 152-153
 

Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics, Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner
Reviewed by ANTHONY ROTOLO

pp. 154-155
 

War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority, Mariah Zeisberg
Reviewed by JOSEPH MARGULIES

pp. 155-156
 

Theory of Unipolar Politics, Nuno P. Monteiro
Reviewed by BRIAN BLANKENSHIP

pp. 157-158
 

The Horn of Africa, Kidane Mengisteab
Reviewed by EDMOND J. KELLER

pp. 158-159
 

Environmental Policy in North America: Approaches, Capacity, and the Management of Transboundary Issues, Robert G. Healy, Debora L. VanNijnatten and Marcela López-Vallejo
Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER McGRORY KLYZA

pp. 160-161

Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement, Lisa Leitz
Reviewed by Fabio Rojas

pp. 161-163
 

Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America, Hans Noel
Reviewed by Laurel Harbridge

pp. 163-164
 

Political Tone: How Leaders Talk and Why, Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers and Colene J. Lind
Reviewed by MARTIN J. MEDHURST

pp. 164-165
 

The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America, Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost
Reviewed by MARC MEREDITH

pp. 166-167
 

Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage, Daria Roithmayr
Reviewed by VAN C. TRAN

pp. 167-168
 

America’s Dirty Wars: Irregular Warfare from 1776 to the War on Terror, Russell Crandall
Reviewed by JOHN A. NAGL

pp. 168-170
 

American Democracy: From Tocqueville to Town Halls to Twitter, Andrew J. Perrin
Reviewed by Patrick Flavin

pp. 170-171
 

Speaking with the People’s Voice: How Presidents Invoke Public Opinion, Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury
Reviewed by Justin S. Vaughn

pp. 171-173
 

The Civic Imagination: Making a Difference in American Political Life, Gianpaolo Baiocchi
Reviewed by Hahrie Han

pp. 173-174
 

Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict, Andrew A. G. Ross
Reviewed by MARCUS HOLMES

pp. 174-176
 

Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources, Patricia I. Vásquez
Reviewed by NORA WEBB WILLIAMS

pp. 176-177
 

Ruling Russia: Authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman
Reviewed by KATHRYN STONER

pp. 177-179
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