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Volume 130 - Number 3 - Fall 2015

 

Is the American Century Over?
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., discusses whether the “American century” beginning in 1941 has come to the end. He argues that transnational and non-state forces are changing America’s pre-eminence, but that we are not entering a post-American world.

pp. 393-400
 

Is the Pentagon Papers Case Relevant in the Age of WikiLeaks?
Bruce E. Altschuler revisits the Pentagon Papers case to determine its relevance in the internet age. He argues that the emergence of independent leakers with access to the internet has shifted greater responsibility on the mainstream media to practice self-restraint and to decide what to publish. The emergence of independent leakers has also accelerated prosecutions by the Obama administration.

pp. 401-423

Inequality as a Danger to Democracy: Reflections on Piketty’s Warning
Sanford Lakoff reflects on Thomas Piketty’s warning that the extreme inequality of wealth and income erodes the bonds of social solidarity that sustain democracy. He contends that in the United States, reforms aimed at promoting equality of opportunity, moderating inequality of reward and inheritance, and curbing the influence of great wealth on elections and legislation, are acutely needed.

pp. 425-447
 

Saint or Sinner? Human Rights and U.S. Support for the Arms Trade Treaty
JENNIFER L. ERICKSON analyses the U.S. decision to support the UN Arms Trade Treaty initiative in October 2009. She argues that this support was part of a broader policy shift toward multilateralism that the Obama administration made in an effort to repair the reputation of the United States within the diplomatic community.

pp. 449-474
 

Japan’s Nuclear Hedge: Beyond “Allergy” and Breakout
Richard J. Samuels and JAMES L. SCHOFF examine the origins and current state of Japan’s policy toward nuclear weapons. They argue that Japan’s nuclear hedging strategy is likely to continue in the near future, but maybe not indefi nitely. Japan’s choices to go nuclear will be determined by its ability to manage potential threats and on the strength of the U.S. commitment to extended deterrence.

pp. 475-503
 

From Periphery to the Moderates: Israeli Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East
YANIV VOLLER argues that historical experiences, religion, nationalism, and liberalism have molded an Israeli identity and self-perception. He claims that foreign policy doctrines adopted by Israeli policymakers have been shaped less by specific threats and more by Israel’s sense of isolation and location on the periphery of the Middle East.

pp. 505-535
 

Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, Ira Katznelson
Reviewed by James A. Morone

pp. 537-538
 

American Power after the Financial Crisis, Jonathan Kirshner
Reviewed by Benjamin J. Cohen

pp. 538-540
 

The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government, Richard A. Epstein
Reviewed by JAMAL GREENE

pp. 540-541
 

When Does Gender Matter? Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections, Kathleen Dolan
Reviewed by JENNIE SWEET-CUSHMAN

pp. 541-542

Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics, Lawrence Rubin
Reviewed by CURTIS R. RYAN

pp. 543-544
 

Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration, Ralph A. Rossum
Reviewed by J. RICHARD BROUGHTON

pp. 544-545
 

Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.–China Relations in the Twenty-First Century, Michael E. O’Hanlon and James Steinberg
Reviewed by Andrew Scobell

pp. 546-547
 

Resilient America: Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government, Michael Nelson
Reviewed by SCOTT SPITZER

pp. 547-549
 

Drone Warfare, Sarah Kreps and John Kaag
Reviewed by AUDREY KURTH CRONIN

pp. 549-550
 

American Conspiracy Theories, Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent
Reviewed by Brigitte L. Nacos

pp. 550-552

Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform, Robert E. Mutch
Reviewed by ROBERT G. BOATRIGHT

pp. 552-553
 

Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth, and the People, Nadia Urbinati
Reviewed by ALEXANDER S. KIRSHNER

pp. 554-555
 

American Public Opinion, Advocacy, and Policy in Congress: What the Public Wants and What It Gets, Paul Burstein
Reviewed by Christopher Wlezien

pp. 555-557
 

Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy Change since 1945, Matt Grossmann
Reviewed by DINO P. CHRISTENSON

pp. 557-558
 

How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century, Hahrie Han
Reviewed by MELISSA R. MICHELSON

pp. 559-560

Politics Is a Joke! How TV Comedians Are Remaking Political Life, S. Robert Lichter, Jody C. Baumgartner and Jonathan S. Morris
Reviewed by DANNAGAL G. YOUNG

pp. 560-562
 

Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences, John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith and John A. Alford
Reviewed by Eric Oliver

pp. 562-563
 

Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior: Term Limits and Executive Action in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina, Genevieve M. Kehoe
Reviewed by JEFF CUMMINS

pp. 563-565
 

The Cosmopolitan First Amendment: Protecting Transborder Expressive and Religious Liberties, Timothy Zick
Reviewed by ENRIQUE ARMIJO

pp. 565-566
 

Becoming Bureaucrats: Socialization at the Front Lines of Government Service, Zachary W. Oberfield
Reviewed by DANIEL P. HAWES

pp. 567-568
 

Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War, Roham Alvandi
Reviewed by CLAUDIA CASTIGLIONI

pp. 568-569
 

The General and the Politician: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and American Politics, John W. Malsberger
Reviewed by TIMOTHY ANDREWS SAYLE

pp. 570-571
 

Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State, Douglas S. Reed
Reviewed by MEGHAN CONDON

pp. 571-573

Insuring Children’s Health: Contentious Politics and Public Policy, Alice Sardell
Reviewed by MICHAEL DOONAN

pp. 573-574
 

Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States, Adam D. Reich
Reviewed by HENGAMEH HOSSEINI

pp. 574-576
 

Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs, Amanda Murdie
Reviewed by WILLIAM E. DEMARS

pp. 576-577
 

Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner
Reviewed by CIARA TORRES-SPELLISCY

pp. 577-579
 

Dividing Divided States, Gregory F. Treverton
Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER CYR

pp. 579-580
 

Seizing Power: The Strategic Logic of Military Coups, Naunihal Singh
Reviewed by BARBARA GEDDES

pp. 580-581
 

Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism, Larissa Fast
Reviewed by TAYLOR B. SEYBOLT

pp. 582-583
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