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Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

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Understanding White Polarization in the 2016 Vote for President: The Sobering Role of Racism and Sexism
BRIAN F. SCHAFFNER, MATTHEW MACWILLIAMS, and Tatishe Nteta examine the extent to which economic insecurity, racism, and sexism were important factors in determining vote choices in the 2016 American presidential election. They find that racism and sexism were particularly strong predictors of vote choice in 2016, while economic insecurity was much less important.

The Mayaguez Crisis: Correcting 30 Years of Scholarship
CHRISTOPHER LAMB evaluates scholarship on the 1975 Mayaguez crisis when the United States responded with military force to a Cambodian seizure of an American merchant ship. He argues that past scholarship has generated poor explanations of the U.S. reaction. According to the author, in responding to the crisis, the United States was focused on reinforcing credibility and, more importantly, on deterring North Korea.

The Power and Limits of Compellence: A Research Note
Robert J. Art and Kelly M. Greenhill offer a comprehensive review of the scholarly literature on compellence. They highlight the findings that could be of use to contemporary policymakers and identify gaps that inhibit a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of compellence.

Compromising Positions: Why Republican Partisans Are More Rigid than Democrats
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James M. Glaser and Jeffrey M. Berry seek to explain why Republican legislators are less likely to favor compromise than Democrats. They argue that in their unwillingness to compromise, Republicans respond to the preferences of their constituents.

Latino Democrats, Latino Republicans and Interest in Country of Origin Politics
Nikola Mirilovic and Philip H. Pollock III analyze 2012 American National Election Study data to examine why some Latino U.S. citizens, but not others, maintain an interest in their country of origin politics. They argue that party identification helps explain this variation and that Republicans are less likely than Democrats to maintain an interest.

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The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World, Anne-Marie Slaughter
Reviewed by Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold
Reviewed by Jeffrey Mankoff FREE

The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden, Joel K. Goldstein
Reviewed by Nancy Beck Young FREE

Courts without Borders: Law, Politics, and U.S. Extraterritoriality, Tonya L. Putnam
Reviewed by Austen Parrish

Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency, William G. Howell and Terry M. Moe
Reviewed by Matthew J. Dickinson

Obama on the Home Front: Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks, John D. Graham
Reviewed by Graham G. Dodds

North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation, Walter C. Clemens Jr.
Reviewed by Stephen Noerper

Avoiding War with China: Two Nations, One World, Amitai Etzioni
Reviewed by James Steinberg

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