Staffing the Presidency: Premature Notes on the New Administration
Richard E. Neustadt reviews President Carter's reorganization of the Executive Office of the president, announced last July. Staff arrangements in and near the White House show both the stamp of inheritance and the impact of President Carter's own on staffing and organization.
Staffing the Presidency: An Insider's Comments
Harrison Wellford, a member of Carter's reorganization team, comments on Neustadt's observations from an "insider's" point of view.
A January 1978 Postscript
In a short postscript, NEUSTADT reflects on developments in the Carter Executive Office since last September.
Presidential Cabinet Making: Lessons for the Political System
Nelson W. Polsby suggests that the pattern of appointments in the Carter cabinet shows a type of presidential leadership that the Nixon presidency did not put out of style. The causes of President Carter's brand of leadership are traced to the Democratic nomination process, however, rather than to attitudes about presidential authority that Carter evidently does not share with former president Nixon.
West Germany: Problems and Prospects
Lewis J. Edinger takes a long-range look at West German domestic and foreign. He holds that the present political system appears firmly established, severely tested by conflicts over military, economic, and internal
Partisan Orientation and Political Socialization in Britain, France, and the United States
Greg A. Caldeira and Fred I. Greenstein present evidence on trends in adults' party attachments and on children's orientations to political parties in Britain, France, and the United States. Their findings cast doubt on recent assertions that Fifth Republic France has become a nation of party identifiers and strongly suggest that there are wide variations in the qualitative content of the partisan orientations that citizens in each of the nations acquire in the course of political socialization.
Divisions and Dissent: Democrats and Foreign Policy, 1952-1956
Gary W. Reichard traces the evolution of Democratic party thought and action on significant foreign policy issues during the first Eisenhower administration. Refuting the idea that bipartisanship prevailed in foreign policy during the 1950s, he describes how Democratic leaders differed with Eisenhower's policies from 1952 to 1956 and why they developed a coherent alternative policy of their own after 1956.
Paine, America, and the "Modernization" of Political Consciousness
Jack P. Greene argues that Thomas Paine's larger significance can only be understood in terms of his contributions to the modernization of political consciousness that occurred during the last decades of the eighteenth century. More specifically, Greene contends that Paine played a key role in bringing about two crucial political developments: the mobilization of large segments of society that had previously been politically inert and the desacralization of the traditional political order.
Threat Perception in International Crisis
Raymond Cohen compares six examples of threat perception in international crisis that occurred over the past 100 years. He concludes that a common factor which influenced the relevant decision makers' selection and interpretation of evidence was the appraisal that there had been a breach of "rules of the game" among the states involved.
The Cloud of Danger: Current Realities of American Foreign Policy, George F. Kennan ;
Defending America, Theodore Draper Reviewed by Walter LaFeber
Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948, Robert J. Donovan Reviewed by Norman Markowitz
Adlai Stevenson and the World: The Life of Adlai Stevenson, John Bartlow Martin ;
The Papers of Adlai Stevenson, vol. VII: Continuing Education and the Unfinished Business of American Society, 1957-1961, Walter Johnson, Carol Evans and C. Eric Sears Reviewed by James T. Patterson
The Empire of Reason: How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment, Henry Steele Commager Reviewed by D. Grier Stephenson, Jr.
The Limits of Legitimacy: Political Contradictions of Contemporary Capitalism, Alan Wolfe Reviewed by Robert Lekachman
Women and Equality: Changing Patterns in American Culture, William H. Chafe Reviewed by Annette K. Baxter
Government by Judiciary: The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment, Raoul Berger Reviewed by David Fellman
Constitutional Counter-Revolution? The Warren Court and the Burger Court: Judicial Policy Making in Modern America, Richard Y. Funston Reviewed by Robert J. Steamer
Pragmatism, Statesmanship, and the Supreme Court, Gary J. Jacobsohn Reviewed by C. Herman Pritchett
The Brotherhood of Oil: Energy Policy and the Public Interest, Robert Engler ;
The Evolution of OPEC Strategy, Fariborz Ghadar Reviewed by Linda B. Miller
Mission for Hammarskjold: The Congo Crisis, Rajeshwar Dayal Reviewed by George L. Sherry
Science, Technology and Society: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective, Ina Spiegel-Rösing Reviewed by Bernard Barber
Beyond the Crisis, Norman Birnbaum Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser
Interpretations of Fascism, Renzo De Felice and Brenda Huff Everett Reviewed by Stanley G. Payne
Terrorism: From Robespierre to Arafat, Albert Parry Reviewed by Richard Libman-Rubenstein
The Totalitarian Temptation, Jean-François Revel Reviewed by Eugene Victor Wolfenstein
Power and Interdependence: World Politics in Transition, Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Reviewed by Peter F. Cowhey
Decision Making: A Psychological Analysis of Conflict, Choice, and Commitment, Irving Janis and Leon Mann Reviewed by Robert L. Jervis
The Superpowers and Their Spheres of Influence: The United States and the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe and Latin America, Edy Kaufman Reviewed by Jan Triska
President Eisenhower and Strategy Management: A Study in Defense Politics, Douglas Kinnard Reviewed by Gary W. Reichard
The War Managers, Douglas Kinnard Reviewed by Jerome Slater
Preparing for the Next War: American Plans for Postwar Defense, 1941-45, Michael S. Sherry Reviewed by David A. Rosenberg
Unionizing the Armed Forces, Ezra A. Krendel and Bernard L. Samoff Reviewed by William J. Taylor
Policy Analysts in the Bureaucracy, Arnold J. Meltsner Reviewed by Francis E. Rourke
The Participatory Bureaucracy, Harry Kranz Reviewed by Jeffrey Manditch Prottas
Revenue Sharing: The Second Round, Richard P. Nathan and Charles F. Adams Reviewed by Joseph F. Zimmerman
Urban Politics and the Criminal Courts, Martin A. Levin Reviewed by Malcolm M. Feeley
Bail Reform in America, Wayne H. Thomas Reviewed by Albert B. Bishop
The Courts and Social Policy, Donald L. Horowitz Reviewed by Jerry Goldman
The Insoluble Problems of Crime, Robert P. Rhodes Reviewed by Samuel Walker
Black Odyssey: The Afro-American Ordeal in Slavery, Nathan Irvin Huggins Reviewed by Andrew Billingsley
Mass Society and the Extension of Welfare, 1960-1970, Kirsten A. Grønbjerg Reviewed by Dorothy B. James
Social Security: Promise and Reality, Rita Ricardo Campbell Reviewed by Alicia H. Munnell
The Case for the Welfare State: From Social Security to Social Equality, Norman Furniss and Timothy Tilton Reviewed by Carolyn Teich Adams
Economic Regulation and the Public Interest: The Federal Trade Commission in Theory and Practice, Alan Stone Reviewed by William R. Childs
Technocracy and the American Dream: The Technocrat Movement, 1900-1941, William E. Akin Reviewed by Daniel J. Leab
The Behavior of State Legislative Parties in the Jacksonian Era: New Jersey, 1829-1844, Peter D. Levine Reviewed by Kim T. Phillips
Japan: The Paradox of Progress, Lewis Austin Reviewed by Shumpei Okamoto
Parties Out of Power in Japan, 1931-1941, Gordon Mark Berger Reviewed by Nobutaka Ike
Chinese Politics and the Cultural Revolution: Dynamics of Policy Processes, Byung-joon Ahn Reviewed by David M. Lampton
Comrade Chiang Ch'ing, Roxane Witke Reviewed by Anne F. Thurston
Bureaucrats, Politicians, and Peasants in Mexico: A Case Study in Public Policy, Merilee Serrill Grindle Reviewed by Robert E. Scott
Peruvian Democracy under Economic Stress: An Account of the Belaunde Administration, 1963-1968, Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski Reviewed by Cynthia McClintock
The Military Coup D'Etat as a Political Process, Ecuador, 1948-1966, John Samuel Fitch Reviewed by Robert R. Kaufman
Soldiers in Politics: Military Coups and Governments, Eric A. Nordlinger Reviewed by John Samuel Fitch
Latin America in the International Political System, G. Pope Atkins Reviewed by Jeffrey Hart
The Politics of South Africa: Democracy and Racial Diversity, Howard Brotz Reviewed by John Stone
Technology, World Politics and American Policy, Victor Basiuk Reviewed by Edith Brown Weiss
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A. D. to the Third, Edward Luttwak Reviewed by Eliot Cohen