Personality and Political Leadership
Robert C. Tucker reexamines the connection between personality and political leadership. He foresees an "oncoming crisis of human survival" and questions whether individuals with appropriate leadership traits will emerge to cope with that crisis successfully.
Political Executives and the Washington Bureaucracy
Hugh Heclo analyzes the resources, strategies, and tactics by which political executives appointed by presidents try to exercise policy control over the Washington career bureaucracy.
Contemporary Supreme Court Directions in Civil Liberties
Robert J. Steamer argues that the Burger Court, although changing judicial directions in some instances, is closely tied to the past and that on balance it is more Me, than unlike the Warren Court.
Congress and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Support for Israel in the U. S. Senate, 1970-1973
Robert H. Trice reviews the nature and strength of support in the Senate for aid to Israel for the period 1970 to 1973. He finds that the most plausible factors accounting for such support -- ideological liberalism, distribution of the Jewish population among the states, and financial support to individual senators from Jewish groups -- in fact are related only weakly to voting patterns.
Citizen Witnesses before Congressional Committees
Jack R. Van Der Slik and Thomas C. Stenger explore the characteristics of private citizens who appear as witnesses before legislative committees of the House of Representatives. They find that citizen witnesses can get the opportunity to testify with relative ease and that they are favorably impressed with the professionalism and interest shown to them by members of Congress.
Observations on Political Legitimacy in Contemporary Europe
Joseph Rothschild discusses historical and continuing changes in the concept of political legitimacy. He finds the legitimacy of contemporary European regimes, both communist and noncommunist, to be vulnerable and concludes that erosion of those regimes' legitimacy can become a major obstacle to effective governance.
Soviet-American Politics and the Turkish Straits
Anthony R. De Luca traces the evolution and significance of postwar Soviet-American rivalry over the Turkish Straits and the impact this rivalry had upon the formative stages of the Cold War.
Correction: Changing Campaign Techniques
The Natural Superiority of Southern Politicians, David Leon Chandler Reviewed by William C. Havard
The Diploma Disease: Education, Qualification and Development, Ronald Dore Reviewed by Elinor G. Barber
Politics in Public Service Advertising on Television, David L. Paletz, Roberta E. Pearson and Donald L. Willis Reviewed by Doris A. Graber
The Game of Disarmament: How the United States and Russia Run the Arms Race, Alva Myrdal Reviewed by David W. Tarr
The Politics of Attraction: Four Middle Powers and the United States, Annette Baker Fox Reviewed by Jeffrey Obler
The Committee of One Million: "China Lobby" Politics, 1953-1971, Stanley D. Bachrack Reviewed by Kenneth S. Chern
Managing the State, Martha Wagner Weinberg Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin
The Political Socialization of Black Americans: A Critical Evaluation of Research on Efficacy and Trust, Paul R. Abramson Reviewed by Marilyn Hoskin
Leadership and Change: The New Politics and the American Electorate, Warren E. Miller and Teresa E. Levitin Reviewed by Gerald B. Finch
Organizing the Presidency, Stephen Hess ;
Presidential Power and Politics, William F. Mullen Reviewed by Louis W. Koenig
Campaign Money: Reform and Reality in the States, Herbert E. Alexander ;
Financing Politics: Money, Elections and Political Reform, Herbert E. Alexander Reviewed by David Adamany
Power, Inc.: Public and Private Rulers and How to Make Them Accountable, Morton Mintz and Jerry Cohen Reviewed by Thomas R. Dye
Financing State and Local Governments, James A. Maxwell and J. Richard Aronson Reviewed by Jesse Burkhead
Police: Streetcorner Politicians, William Ker Muir Reviewed by James P. Gifford
Rent Control: Concepts, Realities, and Mechanisms, Monica R. Lett Reviewed by M. Leanne Lachman
Housing and Economic Reality: New York City, 1976, George Sternlieb and James Hughes Reviewed by Michael J. Munson
The Golden Door: Italian and Jewish Immigrant Mobility in New York City, 1880-1915, Thomas Kessner Reviewed by S. J. Makielski
A Place Called Home: A History of Low Cost Housing in Manhattan, Anthony Jackson Reviewed by Stanley Buder
Economic Integration in New Communities: An Evaluation of Factors Affecting Policies and Implementation, Helene V. Smookler Reviewed by Michael N. Danielson
The Governance of Britain, Harold Wilson Reviewed by Stephen Koss
Franco's Political Legacy: From Fascism to Facade Democracy, José Amodia Reviewed by Stanley G. Payne
Socialist Opposition in Eastern Europe: The Czechoslovak Example, Jiri Pelikan Reviewed by Frank Dinka
Revolutionary Law and Order: Politics and Social Change in the USSR, Peter H. Juviler Reviewed by Chris Osakwe
Yom Kippur and After: The Soviet Union and the Middle East Crisis, Galia Golan Reviewed by Naomi Joy Williams
Detente and the Democratic Movement in the USSR, Frederick C. Barghoorn Reviewed by G. H. N. Seton-Watson
Deterrent Diplomacy: Japan, Germany, and the USSR, 1935-1940, James William Morley Reviewed by Stephen E. Pelz
Political Brokers in Chile: Local Government in a Centralized Polity, Arturo Valenzuela Reviewed by James F. Petras
The Myth of Marginality: Urban Poverty and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Janice E. Perlman Reviewed by Warren Dean
Power and Class in Africa, Irving Leonard Markovitz Reviewed by Joel Samoff
Why Poor People Stay Poor: Urban Bias in World Development, Michael Lipton Reviewed by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Social Change and Political Participation in Turkey, Ergun Özbudun Reviewed by Helen Rivlin
International Arms Control: Issues and Agreements, John H. Barton and Lawrence D. Weiler Reviewed by Robert J. Bresler
The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics, Hedley Bull Reviewed by Michael Mandelbaum
Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles, Ved Mehta Reviewed by Stephen Hay
Utopia and Revolution: On the Origins of a Metaphor, or Some Illustrations of the Problem of Political Temperament and Intellectual Climate and How Ideas, Ideals, and Ideologies Have Been Historically Related, Melvin J. Lasky Reviewed by Martha K. Zebrowski