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Volume 135 - Number 1 - Summer 2020


Intelligence in the Cyber Era: Evolution or Revolution?
DAVID V. GIOE, MICHAEL S. GOODMAN, and Tim Stevens consider whether the cyber era ushered in an intelligence revolution and identify areas of continuity and change in intelligence priorities and rationale in the Anglo-American intelligence communities. They argue that the cyber era is a technological revolution, but not an intelligence revolution.

Political Science and Big Data: Structured Data, Unstructured Data, and How to Use Them
Jonathan Grossman and Ami Pedahzur examine how political scientists analyze and write about big data. They discuss the limitations of using structured big data for quantitative purposes, demonstrate the potential of unstructured big data for historically oriented political research, identify the main challenges of such research, and propose ways to overcome them.

Do Campaign Events Matter? New Evidence from Voting Advice Applications
ANJA KILIBARDA, CLIFTON VAN DER LINDEN, and Yannick Dufresne leverage the extraordinarily large samples of public opinion collected by Voting Advice Application to examine the granular effects of campaign events on electoral outcomes. Drawing on the case of the 2011 Canadian federal election, they demonstrate how particular events that took place during the campaign contributed to the so-called ‘Orange Wave’ which catapulted the historically third party NDP into Official Opposition status.

Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis
KATHERINE LEVINE EINSTEIN, DAVID M. GLICK, and Maxwell Palmer use a wide array of administrative, elite survey, and qualitative data to show how neighborhood participation in the housing permitting process exacerbates existing political inequalities, limits the housing supply, and contributes to the current affordable housing crisis.

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.

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Book Reviews

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

Administrative Burden: Policymaking by Other Means, Pamela Herd and Donald P. Moynihan
Reviewed by John Sivolella

Participation without Democracy: Containing Conflict in Southeast Asia, Garry Rodan
Reviewed by Nhu Truong

The Credibility Challenge: How Democracy Aid Influences Election Violence, Inken von Borzyskowski
Reviewed by Mariya Y. Omelicheva

The Future of UK-China Relations, Kerry Brown
Reviewed by Vasilis Trigkas

Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration, Kent E. Calder
Reviewed by Kyungkook Kang FREE

Strategic Warning Intelligence: History, Challenges, and Prospects, John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon
Reviewed by Uri Bar-Joseph

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Book Talk with Andrew Hacker
Reflections on the Centennial of Women's Suffrage
Money and Politics
Panel III Highlights - Greater Good Gathering
Panel V Highlights - Greater Good Gathering
Robert Jervis - Panel VII - Greater Good Gathering

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