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Volume 135 - Number 4 - Winter 2020-21

Conflict Aggravation or Alleviation? A Cross-National Examination of U.S. Military Aid’s Effect on Conflict Dynamics with Insights from Pakistan
Amira Jadoon analyzes the effects of U.S. military aid on conflict dynamics and violence within recipient states. She argues that higher levels of U.S. military aid to states with weak governance structures can inadvertently result in a diffusion rather than elimination of militant organizations and fail to constrain retaliatory attacks.


 

Volume 135 - Number 4 - Winter 2020-21

The Twitter Presidency: How Donald Trump’s Tweets Undermine Democracy and Threaten Us All
Brian L. Ott and Greg Dickinson discuss Donald Trump’s use of Twitter. They argue that this ability to leverage the structural biases of Twitter has eroded the democratic norms and principles that protect against the slide into authoritarianism.


 

Volume 135 - Number 4 - Winter 2020-21

Perception and Misperception in U.S.-China Relations
Andrew Scobell assesses contemporary U.S.-China relations. He concludes that bilateral ties are best characterized as full-blown greatpower rivalry. He argues that heightened intensity and persistent hostility is likely due to the powerful impact of pervasive misperceptions and enduring negative images of each other.


 

Volume 135 - Number 3 - Fall 2020

Integration: A Key for Progress in Our Increasingly Diverse Country
Jaleel Howard and Pedro Noguera review the recently published Children on the Dram: Why School Integration Works and A Single Garment: Creating Intentionally Diverse Schools That Benefit All Children. They find that through in-depth analysis the books provide substantial evidence supporting the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision and the need for diverse schools. They argue that integration is not only a valuable tool in child development, but also essential for the future of American democracy.


 

Volume 135 - Number 3 - Fall 2020

Political Trust in Nonconsolidated Democracies: The Turkish Case in Comparative Perspective
Kursat Cinar and Tekin Kose explore individual- and country-level determinants of political trust in 17 nonconsolidated democracies with particular emphasis on the case of Turkey. They situate their findings in the growing body of literature on political trust, identifying similarities and differences, and offer insights on the correlates of political trust throughout the world.


 

Volume 135 - Number 3 - Fall 2020

Going Nuclear: The Promises and Perils of Nuclear Energy in China
Il Hyun Cho discusses China’s pursuit of nuclear energy and identifies domestic political legitimacy and geopolitical ambitions as key factors shaping Beijing’s policy. He argues that China’s nuclear drive raises questions about nuclear safety and proliferation.


 

Volume 135 - Number 3 - Fall 2020

That “Special Something”: The U.S.-Australia Alliance, Special Relationships, and Emotions
Lloyd Cox and BRENDON O’CONNOR challenge the common realist assumption that emotions are irrelevant for understanding inter-state relations. They examine the notion of special relationships in international politics. They develop a distinctive approach to the collectivization of emotions within and between states and apply this to the U.S.-Australia
special relationship.


 

Volume 135 - Number 4 - Winter 2020-21

Religious Parties and Ideological Change: A Comparison of Iran and Turkey
Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar and A.Kadir Yildirim examine ideological change within religious parties in Iran and Turkey. They argue that these political parties actively and continuously shift ideological discourse in response to their political context.


Volume 135 - Number 4 - Winter 2020-21

The Emergence of a Latino Political Ethnicity: 1990 to the Era of Trump
Alan Yang examines how ordinary U.S. Latinos of different national origin ancestries have become an increasingly cohesive panethnic political group since the time of the 1990 Latino National Political Survey. He argues that this trend towards increasing convergence across national origin has been both reinforced and disrupted on questions related to politically relevant sentiments and perceptions two years into the Trump presidency.


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.


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