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Volume 134 - Number 3 - Fall 2019

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American Grand Strategy and the Rise of Offensive Realism
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Ionut Popescu outlines the principles of a new American grand strategy grounded in an offensive realist theoretical framework. He argues that offensive realism is better suited to the new era of geopolitical competition with China and Russia.

Beyond Likely Voters: An Event Analysis of Conservative Political Outreach
Angie M. Bautista-Chavez and Sarah E. James look at the constituency-building strategies of three politically conservative organizations designed to reach veterans, millennials, and Latinos. They show how these organizations vary their outreach tactics to align the target audience with the political right.

Hazy Accountability in a Federal System: The Role of Air Quality in Gubernatorial Performance Evaluation
Bradford H. Bishop and Jason A. Kalmbach discuss whether citizens hold state governors accountable for local air quality. They argue that their findings suggest that the public holds the president accountable for air quality, but not the governor.

A Prologue to Manifest Destiny: Why Britain Allowed the United States’ Unchallenged Rise in North America, 1836–1848
Dong Jung Kim analyzes why Britain did not respond militarily to the United States’ massive territorial expansion during the period of 1836–1848. Building on leading theories of great power politics, he argues that three considerations constrain a leading power’s military behavior against a rising power.

Political Groups, Coordination Costs, and Credible Communication in the Shadow of Power
BRANDON K. YODER, KURT TAYLOR GAUBATZ and RACHEL A. SCHUTTE argue that when political actors adopt public discourse that misrepresents their preferences, they risk hindering the effectiveness of private discussion required for them to meet their goals.

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Book Reviews

The Government-Citizen Disconnect, Suzanne Mettler
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Prius or Pickup? How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide, Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler
Reviewed by Christopher M. Federico

Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction, David Bateman , Ira Katznelson and John S. Lapinski
Reviewed by Paul E. Herron FREE

Why Journalism Still Matters, Michael Schudson
Reviewed by Benjamin Toff

Grand Improvisations: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945–1957, Derek Leebaert
Reviewed by Richard Immerman

Russia’s Military Revival, Bettina Renz
Reviewed by Matthew J. Schmidt

Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself, Frances McCall Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro
Reviewed by Jacob R. Neiheisel

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