Volume 135 - Number 3 - Fall 2020

Limits of the Conservative Revolution in the States
MATT GROSSMANN analyzes the policy consequences of increasing Republican control of U.S. state governments since the 1990s. He finds that Republican states have enacted some new conservative policies, but many other liberal policy revolutions have continued unabated. He argues that conservative policymaking is difficult because federal policy and electoral incentives incentivize continued government expansion.

pp. 377-407

Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide, Jonathan Rodden
Reviewed by Jamie Monogan

pp. 507-508

Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison, Ahmet T. Kuru
Reviewed by Elizabeth R. Nugent

pp. 515-516

Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics, Austin Carson
Reviewed by ERIK J. DAHL

pp. 528-530

Conformity: The Power of Social Influences, Cass R. Sunstein
Reviewed by Frank J. Gonzalez

pp. 539-541

An Anti-Federalist Constitution: The Development of Dissent in the Ratification Debates, Michael J. Faber
Reviewed by Zachary K. German

pp. 545-547

Volume 135 - Number 2 - Summer 2020

Foreign Policy Dilemmas and Opportunities for a New Administration: An Opinion Piece
Robert Jervis speculates about the likely foreign policy that a Democratic administration will follow if its candidate wins in November. He argues that President Donald Trump will have left a difficult legacy and his successor will have to simultaneously rebuild trust and instructions while also utilizing the leverage that Trump has generated.

pp. 313-325

The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics, David S. Heidler
Reviewed by Adam Pratt

pp. 327-328

Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century, Torben Iversen
Reviewed by Christopher Way

pp. 361-362

Disenfranchising Democracy: Constructing the Electorate in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, David A. Bateman
Reviewed by Dawn Langan Teele

pp. 365-367

Volume 135 - Number 1 - Spring 2020

Do Global Publics View Human Rights Organizations as Handmaidens of the United States?
David Crow and James Ron look at how global publics view the relationship between human rights organizations and the U.S. government. They argue that ordinary people across various world regions do not perceive human rights groups as “handmaidens” of U.S. foreign policy.

pp. 9-35

Presidents and Parties in the Public Mind, Gary C. Jacobson
Reviewed by CHRIS BAYLOR

pp. 141-142

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, Robert A. Caro
Reviewed by Meena Bose

pp. 145-147

Toppling Foreign Governments: The Logic of Regime Change, Melissa Willard-Foster
Reviewed by Alexander B. Downes

pp. 152-155

Conspiracies of Conspiracies: How Delusions Have Overrun America, Thomas Milan Konda
Reviewed by Joseph M. Parent

pp. 161-162

Volume 134 - Number 4 - Winter 2019–20

Striking a Blow for Unity? Race and Economics in the 2010 New Orleans Mayoral Election
MAREK STEEDMAN, ILIYAN ILIEV, Marcus Coleman, and Allan McBride analyze the 2010 New Orleans mayoral election. They find that racial, economic, and partisan context affected voting behavior. They argue that analytical approaches that account for the effects of social context on political behavior are important to understanding urban politics.

pp. 611-640

Billionaires and Stealth Politics, Benjamin I. Page
Reviewed by David Szakonyi

pp. 720-722

How Democracy Ends, David Runciman
Reviewed by TOM GINSBURG

pp. 722-723

Starving the Beast: Ronald Reagan and the Tax Cut Revolution, Monica Prasad
Reviewed by Christopher Faricy

pp. 734-736

Changing Cultures in Congress: From Fair Play to Power Plays, Donald R. Wolfensberger
Reviewed by Ryan D. Williamson

pp. 736-737

Drones and Support for the Use of Force, James Igoe Walsh
Reviewed by Avery Plaw

pp. 747-748

Volume 134 - Number 3 - Fall 2019

American Grand Strategy and the Rise of Offensive Realism
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.

pp. 375-405

The Government-Citizen Disconnect, Suzanne Mettler
Reviewed by Christopher Wlezien

pp. 537-538

Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction, David Bateman
Reviewed by Paul E. Herron

pp. 540-541

Migrants and Political Change in Latin America, Luis F. Jiménez
Reviewed by Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz

pp. 555-556

Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan, Daniel M. Smith
Reviewed by Carlos Velasco Rivera

pp. 558-560
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