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Volume 133 - Number 3 - Fall 2018

The Puzzle of Democratic Divergence in the Arab World: Theory Confronts Experience in Egypt and Tunisia
EVA BELLIN explores the divergent political trajectories pursued by Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring. She argues that factors such as socio-economic development, mass culture, and prior regime character were less consequential in shaping the chances of democratic transition than were factors such as civil society, the character of the military, and leadership.

Volume 132 - Number 4 - Winter 2017–18

The Case of the Pivot to Asia: System Effects and the Origins of Strategy
NICHOLAS D. ANDERSON and Victor D. Cha discuss the origins of the pivot to Asia, the Obama administration’s strategy in the Asia-Pacific. They argue that the pivot was neither a failure, as its critics suggest, nor a success, as its supporters claim. For the authors the pivot was a midcourse adjustment to a weak and flawed early Obama Asia policy.

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U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

Volume 133 - Number 3 - Fall 2018

America First? Explaining Continuity and Change in Trump’s Foreign Policy
Paul K. MacDonald examines shifts in American foreign policy during the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. He finds that Trump has not disrupted American foreign policy as dramatically as he promised, and that his choices appear driven more by domestic and bureaucratic politics than an overarching vision.

Volume 133 - Number 1 - Spring 2018

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.

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U.S. POLITICS & PUBLIC POLICY

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.

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Review: Homelessness in New York City: Policymaking from Koch to de Blasio

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International Relations

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Review: Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Review: Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation

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Law & Institutions

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Humanitarianism, State Sovereignty, and Authoritarian Regime Maintenance in the Syrian War
Reinoud Leenders and KHOLOUD MANSOUR discuss the war in Syria. They argue that since 2011 the Syrian regime has used UN-led humanitarian assistance to bolster its claims on state sovereignty and to support its wider efforts of authoritarian regime maintenance.

Volume 132 - Number 1 - Spring 2017

The Roberts Court and Democracy: A Review Essay on Judicial Review and Liberal Critique
ERIC SEGALL reviews Stephen Gottlieb’s recently published book Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics. He agrees with Gottlieb’s argument that the Roberts Court has too often neglected the needs of racial minorities, the poor, and the disenfranchised. Segall suggests that Gottlieb could have made a more persuasive case by setting forth in more detail the conservative positions supporting the Roberts Court decisions.

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Politics & Society

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Review: Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America

Volume 133 - Number 2 - Summer 2018

Not Waiting for Washington: Climate Policy Adoption in California and New York
ROGER KARAPIN explains the adoption of climate change policies by the California and New York state governments during the 2000s. He argues that despite structural barriers the convergence of problem and political events created policy windows that broad advocacy coalitions used to attain major policies.

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