Volume 133 - Number 3 - Fall 2018

The De-Institutionalization of Congress
ANTHONY J. CHERGOSKY and Jason M. Roberts argue that institutional changes in the United States Congress have eroded its capacity to enact laws and perform its essential duties. They maintain that the poor performance of Congress in recent years has resulted from these structural reforms which may not be permanent, but are difficult to reverse.

pp. 475-495

Hard Target: Sanctions, Inducements, and the Case of North Korea, Stephan Haggard
Reviewed by Bryan R. Early

pp. 561-562

Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union, Harold D. Clarke
Reviewed by Thomas S. Robinson

pp. 564-565

Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP ,Conservative but Not Republican: The Paradox of Party Identification and Ideology among African Americans, Joshua D. Farrington
Reviewed by Andra Gillespie

pp. 565-569

The Forgotten Front: Patron-Client Relationships in Counterinsurgency, Walter C. Ladwig III
Reviewed by Renanah F. Miles

pp. 579-580

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

The South China Sea and U.S.-China Rivalry
Andrew Scobell analyzes why the South China Sea has become a central matter in U.S.–China relations. He contends that geopolitics explains why this body of water has become such a contentious issue.

pp. 199-224

The Imprint of Congress, David R. Mayhew
Reviewed by Frances E. Lee

pp. 355-356

Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation, Alexandre Debs
Reviewed by Matthew Fuhrmann

pp. 358-359

Race and the Politics of Deception: The Making of an American City, Christopher Mele
Reviewed by Paru Shah

pp. 383-384

Voting Together: Intergenerational Politics and Civic Engagement among Hmong Americans, Carolyn Wong
Reviewed by Kau Vue

pp. 392-393

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

Compromising Positions: Why Republican Partisans Are More Rigid than Democrats
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.

pp. 99-125

Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold
Reviewed by Jeffrey Mankoff

pp. 152-154

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

pp. 154-155

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

pp. 157-159

The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens, Daniel L. Hatcher
Reviewed by SCOTT W. ALLARD

pp. 167-168

Volume 132 - Number 4 - Winter 2017–18

Disruption, Demonization, Deliverance, and Norm Destruction: The Rhetorical Signature of Donald J. Trump
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Doron Taussig examine Donald Trump’s rhetoric during the presidential campaign and through his first 100 days in office. They argue that Trump’s “rhetorical signature,” which distinguishes him from his predecessors, certified Trump’s authenticity as a candidate of change and now complicate his ability to govern.

pp. 618-649

China's Future, David Shambaugh
Reviewed by Robert Sutter

pp. 751-752

Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe, Kenneth Scheve
Reviewed by Christopher Faricy

pp. 762-763

Embracing Dissent: Political Violence and Party Development in the United States, Jeffrey S. Selinger
Reviewed by Jeffrey D. Broxmeyer

pp. 769-771

The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government, Jefferson Decker
Reviewed by Philip Kronebusch

pp. 774-775

Confederate Political Economy: Creating and Managing a Southern Corporatist Nation, 1861–1865, Michael Brem Bonner
Reviewed by Patrick G. Williams

pp. 778-780

Women in Presidential Cabinets: Power Players or Abundant Tokens?, Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon
Reviewed by Ingrid Bego

pp. 783-784

Confounding Powers: Anarchy and International Society from the Assassins to Al Qaeda, William J. Brenner
Reviewed by Christopher J. Fettweis

pp. 786-787

Volume 132 - Number 3 - Fall 2017

Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security
FENG ZHANG finds that the ongoing debates among diverse Chinese actors and interest groups, suggest that China has not developed a distinct or coherent strategy toward the South China Sea. He argues that the future of Chinese policy remains dependent upon the outcome of this debate and the interactions between China and other countries involved in the region.

pp. 435-466

Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act, Daniel Béland
Reviewed by Michael K. Gusmano

pp. 551-553

Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order, Hal Brands
Reviewed by TOM LONG

pp. 553-555

Chinese Nuclear Proliferation: How Global Politics Is Transforming China’s Weapons Buildup and Modernization, Susan Turner Haynes
Reviewed by David Bachman

pp. 559-561

Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, and Democracy in Nigeria, Darren Kew
Reviewed by A. Carl LeVan

pp. 575-577

Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism, Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon
Reviewed by George Ross

pp. 578-580

Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United Kingdom, Timothy P.R. Weaver
Reviewed by RACHEL MELTZER

pp. 583-584
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