America's Political Heritage: Revolution and Free Government--A Bicentennial Tribute
In a bicentennial tribute, Alpheus Thomas Mason reviews the twofold nature of America's political heritage-its revolutionary origins and the fashioning of governmental institutions that permit major changes without violence.
Mao Tse-tung's Leadership Style
Lucian W. Pye describes Mao Tse-tung's operational code and advances a theory about the psychological roots of charismatic authority. Mao's leadership style reveals not only what he himself has called his part "tiger" and part "monkey" nature, but also an intuitive understanding of the emotional linkage between the narcissism of the leader and the need for dependency of followers.
The United States Senate as a Presidential Incubator: Many Are Called but Few Are Chosen
Robert L. Peabody, Norman J. Ornstein, and David W. Rohde analyze the Senate's role in developing vice-presidential and presidential candidates. The implications of this role for the operation of the Senate and its policy process are discussed.
British Populism: The Labour Party and the Common Market Parliamentary Debate
Harry Lazer see the British Labour party's split over Common Market entry in the 1971 parliamentary debate as reflecting a clash between populism and liberal elitism. The usually dominant right wing of the Labour party, in a minority on this issue, was forced to face fundamental questions about majority rule and the role of a democratic representative.
The United States and the Origins of the World Court
DAVID S PATTERSON describes and interprets the attempts of American lawyers and government officials to establish a world court in the two decades before 1920. Ironically, President Woodrow Wilson nearly subverted this long-term American effort at the Paris Peace Conference and only reluctantly acquiesced in the provision for the Permanent Court of International justice in the Covenant of the League of Nations.
Why Few Women Hold Public Office: Democracy and Sexual Roles
Marcia Manning Lee argues that the percentage of women holding elected public office is unlikely to increase by a substantial amount in the future unless radical changes occur in current sexual role assignment, particularly those related to child care.
Governor Alfred E. Smith and Penal Reform
David R. Colburn discusses Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York as a prison reformer far ahead of his time, especially in his advocacy of a penal program to rehabilitate prisoners and return them as meaningful contributors to society.
World Order Models Project: First Fruits
David Wilkinson examines several volumes recently issued under the auspices of the World Order Models Project. He concludes that WOMP's purpose -- to create "relevant utopias"-- remains admirable, but unfulfilled.
National Health Insurance: Benefits, Costs, and Consequences, Karen Davis Reviewed by Stanley S. Wallack
Punishing Criminals: Concerning a Very Old and Painful Question, Ernest van den Haag Reviewed by James P. Gifford
A Comparative Analysis of Complex Organizations, Amitai Etzioni Reviewed by Peter Fricke
The Accountability of Power, Walter F. Mondale Reviewed by Richard M. Pious
The State of the Presidency, Thomas E. Cronin ;
The Domestic Presidency: Decision-Making in the White House, John H. Kessel Reviewed by Dall W. Forsythe
Public Housing Policy: Convention versus Reality, Eugene J. Meehan Reviewed by M. Leanne Lachman
Urban Mass Transportation: A Dozen Years of Federal Policy, George M. Smerk Reviewed by Michael N. Danielson
Work Incentives and Income Guarantees: The New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, Joseph A. Pechman and P. Michael Timpane Reviewed by Dennis P. Sobin
Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff, Arthur M. Okun ;
Generating Inequality: Mechanisms of Distribution in the U. S. Economy, Lester C. Thurow Reviewed by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Pursuing the American Dream: White Ethnics and the New Populism, Richard Krickus Reviewed by S. J. Makielski
Community Mental Health Legislation: The Formative Process, Henry A. Foley Reviewed by Stephen David
Street-Level Governments: Assessing Decentralization and Urban Services, Douglas Yates and Robert K. Yin Reviewed by Richard L. Cole
Community Action Groups and City Governments: Perspectives from Ten American Cities, Frank X. Steggert Reviewed by Peter A. Lupsha
Urban Terrorism: Theory, Practice and Response, Anthony M. Burton Reviewed by Paul Wilkinson
The Spoiled System: A Call for Civil Service Reform, Robert G. Vaughn Reviewed by Wilbur C. Rich
William Howard Taft and United States Foreign Policy: The Apprenticeship Years, 1900-1908, Ralph Eldin Minger Reviewed by Michael Hogan
U. S. Power and the Multinational Corporation: The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment, Robert Gilpin Reviewed by Stephen D. Krasner
Mutual Images: Essays in American-Japanese Relations, Akira Iriye Reviewed by Yung H. Park
The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Shaped, Anthony Sampson Reviewed by Lawrence J. White
The Birth of Nations, Philip C. Jessup Reviewed by James Barros
Refugees: A Problem of Our Time. The Work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1951-1972, Louise W. Holborn, Philip Chartrand and Rita Chartrand Reviewed by Leland M. Goodrich
Pressure Groups in Britain 1720-1970: An Essay and Interpretation with Original Documents, Graham Wootton Reviewed by Ira Katznelson
White-Collar Power: Changing Patterns of Interest Group Behavior in Sweden, Christopher Wheeler Reviewed by Torbjorn Vallinder
The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky, Victor Serge, Natalia Sedova Trotsky and Arnold J. Pomerans Reviewed by Joel Carmichael
The Middle East and North Africa in World Politics: A Documentary Record, Volume I, European Expansion, 1535-1914, J. C. Hurewitz Reviewed by William B. Quandt
The World and China, 1922-1972, John Gittings ;
Three and a Half Powers, Harold C. Hinton ;
China and Southeast Asia: Peking's Relations with Revolutionary Movements, Jay Taylor Reviewed by Mike Pillsbury
Revolution in Cuba: An Essay in Understanding, Herbert L. Matthews Reviewed by Robert R. Kaufman
Rhodesia: Racial Conflict or Coexistence?, Patrick O'Meara Reviewed by J. Leo Cefkin
Underdevelopment in Kenya: The Political Economy of Neo-Colonialism, Colin Leys Reviewed by Dennis L. Dresang
The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition, J. G. A. Pocock Reviewed by Nathan Tarcov
The Legal System: A Social Science Perspective, Lawrence M. Friedman Reviewed by Donald M. Roper