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Volume 133 - Number 4 - Winter 2018-19

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Why Trump Won’t Retrench: The Militarist Redoubt in American Foreign Policy
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PETER HARRIS assesses the likelihood of a retrenchment in overseas commitments under President Donald J. Trump. He argues that the Trump administration may challenge aspects of the liberal international order, but is unlikely to retrench from America’s military commitments abroad.

The Two Vietnam Wars: American Perceptions of the Use of Force
DOMINIC TIERNEY uses the Vietnam War to test the theory that Americans support interstate wars and oppose nation-building in foreign civil wars. He finds that Americans who viewed Vietnam as an interstate war supported it, whereas those Americans who viewed the conflict mainly as a civil war tended to disapprove.

Is Health Care in England Really on the Road to Privatization?
Alex Waddan analyzes whether recent health policy reforms are leading to the privatization of health care in England. He concludes that important changes have taken place, but that the principle of social equity underpinning access to health care in England remains largely in place.

When Militias Provide Welfare: Lessons from Pakistan and Nigeria
YELENA BIBERMAN and MEGAN TURNBULL identify the conditions under which militias provide welfare to the local population. Looking at Pakistan and Nigeria, they find that militias that begin poor but acquire wealth over time possess the incentive and capacity to provide basic goods and services to local communities.

Nothing on the Floor: Congress, the Territorial Delegates, and Political Representation
JONATHAN LEWALLEN and Bartholomew H. Sparrow examine the legislative activities of the congressional delegates representing the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. They argue that even though delegates attract fewer cosponsors to their legislation than other House members and are not appointed to the most prestigious committees, their behavior across several indicators does not differ from that of the average House member.

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American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the Twenty-First Century, David C. Kang
Reviewed by NICHOLAS D. ANDERSON FREE

Diplomacy: Communication and the Origins of International Order, Robert Trager
Reviewed by Brian Rathbun FREE

Legacies of Losing in American Politics, Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow
Reviewed by William D. Adler

The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office, Steven E. Schier and Todd Eberly
Reviewed by Matthew N. Green

Neither Liberal Nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public, Donald R. Kinder and Nathan P. Kalmoe
Reviewed by William G. Jacoby

The Battle for the Court: Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy, Lawrence Baum , David Klein and Matthew J. Streb
Reviewed by Michael J. Nelson FREE

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