The Politics of Exclusionary Zoning in Suburbia
Michael N. Danielson discusses the factors that account for local resistance to opening the suburbs to subsidized housing. He argues that lack of incentives for local officials and residents, combined with the weak articulation of latent sources of support for open housing, tend to preclude significant policy change from within suburbia.
Congressional Politics and Urban Aid
Demetrios Caraley analyzes the patterns of support and opposition that have evidenced themselves in congressional voting on federal financial assistance to large cities. In the article's conclusions, he speculates on the prospects for expanded federal aid to large cities in the face of the continual decrease in the proportion of the nation's population that lives in them.
Understanding Central City Hardship
Richard P. Nathan and Charles Adams present a comparative analysis of the degree of "hardship" being experienced by fifty-five of the nation's largest central cities. The authors conclude that the urban crisis in America is highly differentiated and that census data are valuable tools for studying the differences that exist among cities.
Is United States Foreign Policy "Imperialist" or "Imperial"?
Jerome Slater critically examines the increasingly common view that the United States has been either an "imperialist" or an "imperial" power. After scrutinizing the distinctions between these two views, he argues that both are misleading about the intentions of policy makers and the actual capacity of the United States to control other nations.
Cleavages, Decisions, and Legitimation: The Democrats' Mid-Term Conference, 1974
Jeffrey L. Pressman, Denis G. Sullivan, and P. CHRISTOPHER ARTERTON focus on the 1974 Democratic mid-term conference to analyze patterns of delegate behavior at party conventions. They identify the character of persisting party cleavages, the sources of increasing group caucus power, and the conditions that facilitate legitimation and party unity.
Television Coverage of Presidential Conventions: Now You See It, Now You Don't
David L. Paletz and Martha Elson review various criticisms of the kind of coverage television gives to presidential nominating conventions. Examining 1972 data, the authors conclude that given the nature of television coverage, the nominees of divisive conventions are disadvantaged later at the polls.
The Academy of Political Science: Report of the President, 1966-75
Robert H. Connery
Political Money: A Strategy for Campaign Financing in America, David W. Adamany and George E. Agree Reviewed by Alexander Heard
The New Deal: Vol. I, The National Level; Vol. II, The State and Local Levels, David Brody, John Braeman and Robert H. Bremner Reviewed by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
The Hard Years: A Look at Contemporary America and American Institutions, Eugene J. McCarthy Reviewed by Robert Lekachman
A Presidential Nation, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Reviewed by Erwin C. Hargrove
Curing the Mischiefs of Faction: Party Reform in America, Austin Ranney Reviewed by Gerald M. Pomper
Power Shift: The Rise of the Southern Rim and Its Challenge to the Eastern Establishment, Kirkpatrick Sale Reviewed by James L. Sundquist
A Responsible Congress: The Politics of National Security, Alton Frye Reviewed by David W. Tarr
The American Party Systems: Stages of Political Development, 2d ed, William Nisbet Chambers and Walter Dean Burnham Reviewed by Dorothy Buckton James
Personality and Democratic Politics, Paul M. Sniderman Reviewed by Roberta S. Sigel
Women and the Power to Change, Florence Howe Reviewed by Phyllis Keller
Newsmaking, Bernard Roshco Reviewed by Doris A. Graber
A World Destroyed: The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance, Martin J. Sherwin Reviewed by Robert E. Beitzell
Deterrence in American Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice, Alexander L. George and Richard Smoke Reviewed by Lincoln P. Bloomfield
Terrorists and Terrorism, Edward Hyams ;
Political Terrorism, Paul Wilkinson Reviewed by W. R. Campbell
Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin 1941-1946, W. Averell Harriman and Elie Abel Reviewed by John Spanier
Detente in Historical Perspective, George Schwab and Henry Friedlander Reviewed by Alan K. Henrikson
The China Hands: America's Foreign Service Officers and What Befell Them, E. J. Kahn Reviewed by Warren I. Cohen
Cold War America: From Hiroshima to Watergate, Lawrence S. Wittner Reviewed by Richard D. Challener
The 1940s: Decade of Triumph and Trouble, Cabell Phillips Reviewed by Norman Markowitz
The Rise and Fall of American Communism, Philip J. Jaffe Reviewed by Daniel J. Leab
Jails: The Ultimate Ghetto, Ronald Goldfarb Reviewed by Harry E. Allen
A Time to Die, Tom Wicker Reviewed by Richard E. Libman-Rubenstein
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis, Volume IV (1916-1921): Mr. Justice Brandeis, Melvin I. Urofsky and David M. Levy Reviewed by Osmond K. Fraenkel
Frank Murphy: The Detroit Years, Sidney Fine Reviewed by John W. Chambers
Bread upon the Waters: Federal Aids to the Maritime Industries, Gerald R. Jantscher Reviewed by Steve C. Dune
James W. Wadsworth, Jr.: The Gentleman from New York, Martin L. Fausold Reviewed by John O'Sullivan
Federal Tax Reform: The Impossible Dream?, George F. Break and Joseph A. Pechman Reviewed by Ira L. Tannenbaum
Canada at the Polls: The General Election of 1974, Howard R. Penniman Reviewed by Thomas Peardon
On Socialist Democracy, Roy A. Medvedev Reviewed by Michael Harrington
Parts of a Lifetime, Milovan Djilas, Michael Milenkovitch and Deborah Milenkovitch Reviewed by Alex N. Dragnich
Latin America: The Search for a New International Role, Ronald G. Hellman and H. Jon Rosenbaum Reviewed by Richard R. Fagen
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Chile: A Dossier on Workers' Participation in the Revolutionary Process, Michel Raptis Reviewed by James F. Petras
Saints and Samurai: The Political Culture of the American and Japanese Elites, Lewis Austin Reviewed by Robert D. Putnam
Japanese Radicals Revisited: Student Protest in Postwar Japan, Ellis S. Krauss Reviewed by Susan J. Pharr
Presidentialism in Commonwealth Africa, B. O. Nwabueze Reviewed by M. Crawford Young
The Politics of Pollution in a Comparative Perspective: Ecology and Power in Four Nations, Cynthia H. Enloe Reviewed by John H. Herz
Sociologie des Relations Internationales, Marcel Merle Reviewed by Stephen G. Xydis