The Conservative Roots of the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan Administrations
A. James Reichley argues that there was a definite conservative ideology underlying the domestic and foreign policy decisions of the Nixon and Ford administrations and that this ideology is being carried on in a more developed form by the Reagan administration.
Contemporary Transformations of American Politics: Thoughts on the Research Agendas of Political Scientists
Nelson W. Polsby discusses significant transformations of American politics over the last thirty years that have changed nearly every institution of American government and politics. Accounting for their causes and effects, he says, challenges the research agendas of social scientists.
Scientific-Technical Innovation in East Germany
Paul W. Sanderson looks at the process of implementing scientific-technical innovation in East Germany with particular attention being paid to the roles of economic officials and Communist party apparatchiki.
Ethnic Peripheries Versus Ethnic Cores: Jewish Political Strategies in Interwar Poland
Joseph Rothschild analyzes Jewish political behavior in interwar Poland as it oscillated between the strategy of forging an alliance with other ethnic minorities to resist Polish hegemonial pressures, on the one hand, and efforts to reach a bilateral understanding with the dominant Poles, on the other hand. He perceives the dilemmas reflected in this oscillation as relevant for today's multiethnic states.
The Carter Civil Service Reforms: Some Implications for Political Theory and Public Administration
Mark W. Huddleston examines the normative assumptions of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act and the parallel assumptions of academic Public Administration. He argues that present "democratic" administrative dogmas need to give way to truly "republican" principles to protect the integrity of the American higher civil service.
American Challenge, Soviet Response: The Beginning of the Cold War, February-May, 1946
Fraser Harbutt reviews the crisis in United States-Soviet relations that occurred in early 1946. He argues that this crisis satisfied a number of critical tests that permit us to identify it as the beginning of the cold war.
Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House: A Reply to Weinstein, Anderson, and Link
Juliette L. George and Alexander L. George find confirmation of their interpretation of Woodrow Wilson in the data that have become available since publication of their book, .Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House: A Personality Study. The George's interpretation had been seriously challenged in a 1978 PSQ article by Arthur Link and others.
National Defense, James Fallows Reviewed by Thomas L. McNaugher
Debacle: The American Failure in Iran, Michael Ledeen and William Lewis Reviewed by Mark Hamilton Lytle
Retrospective Voting in American National Elections, Morris P. Fiorina Reviewed by Heinz Eulau
The Winning Weapon: The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War 1945-1950, Gregg Herken Reviewed by Roger Dingman
Regulation and Planning: The Case of Environmental Politics, Guy Benveniste Reviewed by Michael E. Kraft
International Energy Futures: Petroleum Prices, Power, and Payments, Nazli Choucri Reviewed by Everett M. Ehrlich
Does Mass Communication Change Public Opinion After All? A New Approach to Effects Analysis, James B. Lemert Reviewed by Scott Keeter
Duties Beyond Borders: On the Limits and Possibilities of Ethical International Politics, Stanley Hoffmann Reviewed by Michael G. Schechter
The Secretary of Defense, Douglas Kinnard Reviewed by John C. Ries
Congressional Elections, Joseph Cooper and Louis Sandy Maisel Reviewed by Candice J. Nelson
The Washington Reporters, Stephen Hess Reviewed by Edwin A. Bock
Black Representation and Urban Policy, Albert K. Karnig and Susan Welch Reviewed by Kathryn B. Yatrakis
Health Policy and the Bureaucracy: Politics and Implementation, Frank J. Thompson Reviewed by Bonita Wlodkowski
Florida's Gubernatorial Politics in the 20th Century, David R. Colburn and Richard K. Scher Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin
Corrections at the Crossroads: Designing Policy, Sherwood E. Zimmerman and Harold D. Miller Reviewed by Jean Bickmore White
The State as Defendant: Governmental Accountability and the Redress of Individual Grievances, Leon Hurwitz Reviewed by Francis H. Heller
Courts of Appeals in the Federal Judicial System: A Study of the Second, Fifth, and District of Columbia Circuits, J. Woodford Howard Reviewed by Robert J. Steamer
Economic Liberties and the Constitution, Bernard H. Siegan Reviewed by David Adamany
The Supreme Court and the Second Bill of Rights: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Nationalization of Civil Liberties, Richard C. Cortner Reviewed by C. Herman Pritchett
Managing a Federal Agency: The Hidden Stimulus, Louis K. Bragaw Reviewed by Walter Williams
Eisenhower and the Cold War, Robert A. Divine ;
The Declassified Eisenhower: A Divided Legacy of Peace and Political Warfare, Blanche Wiesen Cook Reviewed by Richard M. Fried
Eisenhower the President: Crucial Days, 1951-1960, William Bragg Ewald Reviewed by Richard H. Immerman
Independent Journey: The Life of William O. Douglas, James F. Simon Reviewed by D. Grier Stephenson, Jr.
The Taming of Fidel Castro, Maurice Halperin Reviewed by Thomas G. Paterson
The Intellectual Resistance in Europe, James D. Wilkinson Reviewed by Leonard V. Smith
Economic Stabilization in Developing Countries, William R. Cline and Sidney Weintraub Reviewed by Shafiqul Islam
The Local Fiscal Crisis in Western Europe: Myths and Realities, L. James Sharpe Reviewed by Jerry A. Webman
The Limits of Professional Power: National Health Care in the Federal Republic of Germany, Deborah A. Stone Reviewed by Sumner M. Rosen
Britain at the Polls, 1979: A Study of the General Election, Howard R. Penniman Reviewed by James Douglas
The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967, Fouad Ajami Reviewed by Naomi J. Weinberger
The Chinese and the Japanese: Essays in Political and Cultural Interactions, Akira Iriye Reviewed by Warren I. Cohen
Organizational Behavior in Chinese Society, Sidney L. Greenblatt, Richard W. Wilson and Amy A. Wilson Reviewed by Martin King Whyte
Chinese Foreign Policy: The Maoist Era and Its Aftermath, Joseph Camilleri Reviewed by Steven I. Levine
Political Women in Japan: The Search for a Place in Political Life, Susan J. Pharr Reviewed by Martha Hoaglund
Class and Economic Change in Kenya: The Making of an African Petite- Bourgeoisie, 1905-1970, Gavin Kitching Reviewed by Crawford Young
Political Theory and International Relations, Charles R. Beitz Reviewed by William T. R. Fo