The Post-Vietnam Formula under Siege: The Imperial Presidency and Central America
Kenneth E. Sharpe examines the impact of the Reagan administration's foreign policy on the post-Vietnam reforms meant to restore a balance between the President and Congress in foreign policy making.
Policy Politics: If we Can't Govern, Can we Manage?
Evelyn Z. Brodkin illuminates the character and far-reaching political implications of policy making that occur indirectly through administrative means. She considers whether this form of policy making constitutes an institutional adaptation to weaknesses in political mechanisms for resolving contentious policy issues.
Congress, Public Opinion, and Synfuels Policy
M. E. Ahrari examines the role of Congress and public opinion in the making and unraveling of American synfuels policy.
Decisions on American Armed Intervention: Lebanon, Dominican Republic, and Grenada
H.W. BRANDS, JR., analyzes three cases of American armed intervention: Lebanon in 1958, the Dominican Republic in 1965, and Grenada in 1983. He identifies similarities in the three applications of military force and offers suggestions for a theory of intervention.
The Electoral Connection Meets the Past: Lessons from Congressional History, 1789-1899
Elaine K. Swift uses current hypotheses about how career goals shape congressional behavior to see whether they apply to the 1789 to 1899 period in the House of Representatives. She finds that they do not.
Interest Groups and the White House under Roosevelt and Truman
Joseph A. Pika places the recent expansion of White House liaison with interest groups into historical context by examining the ties of Jewish and black groups with Presidents Roosevelt and Truman.
The 1988 Defense Budget, Joshua Epstein Reviewed by Robert J. Art
Strategy and Force Planning: The Case of the Persian Gulf, Joshua M. Epstein Reviewed by Manfred Halpern
Public Prayer and the Constitution: A Case Study in Constitutional Interpretation, Rodney K. Smith Reviewed by Burke Marshall
The Future of American Strategy, David C. Hendrickson Reviewed by Philip Dyer
Israel and the American National Interest: A Critical Examination, Cheryl A. Rubenberg Reviewed by Aaron David Miller
Defending the Fringe: NATO, the Mediterranean, and the Persian Gulf, Jed C. Snyder Reviewed by Ted Greenwood
China and the Third World: Champion or Challenger?, Lillian Craig Harris and Robert L. Worden Reviewed by Steven I. Levine
Escalation and Intervention: Multilateral Security and Its Alternatives, Arthur R. Day and Michael W. Doyle Reviewed by Donald J. Puchala
Security Interdependence in the Asia Pacific Region, James W. Morley Reviewed by Yung Park
Strategic War Termination, Stephan J. Cimbala Reviewed by Clifford Kupchan
The National Security: Its Theory and Practice, 1945-1960, Norman A. Graebner Reviewed by Marc E. Smyrl
East Bank/West Bank: Jordan and the Prospects for Peace, Arthur R. Day Reviewed by Lisa Anderson
The Iron Curtain: Churchill, America, and the Origins of the Cold War, Fraser J. Harbutt Reviewed by Robert J. Bresler
Armed Truce: The Beginnings of the Cold War, 1945-46, Hugh Thomas Reviewed by John Gimbel
Republicans and Vietnam, 1961-1968, Terry Dietz Reviewed by H. Bradford Westerfield
Congress, Parliament and Defence: The Impact of Legislative Reform on Defence Accountability in Britain and America, Andrew Cox and Stephen Kirby Reviewed by Charles A. Kupchan
Disciples of Destruction: The Religious Origins of War and Terrorism, Charles W. Sutherland Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser
Borrowed Time: Artificial Organs and the Politics of Extending Lives, Alonzo L. Plough Reviewed by Deborah A. Stone
Democratic Education, Amy Gutmann Reviewed by Frank J. Macchiarola
In the Shadow of the Poorhouse: A Social History of Welfare in America, Michael B. Katz Reviewed by Ira Katznelson
The Right to Life Movement and Third Party Politics, Robert J. Spitzer Reviewed by William Crotty
Impact: How the Press Affects Federal Policymaking, Martin Linsky Reviewed by Doris A. Graber
Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, David M. O'Brien Reviewed by Jill Norgren
The Burger Years: Rights and Wrongs in the Supreme Court, 1969-1986, Herman Schwartz Reviewed by Samuel Krislov
Punishment Without Walls: Community Service Sentences in New York City, Douglas Corry McDonald Reviewed by Ester Fuchs
Women and Children Last: The Plight of Poor Women in Affluent America, Ruth Sidel Reviewed by Barbara Levy Simon
The Party Period and Public Policy: American Politics from the Age of Jackson to the Progressive Era, Richard L. McCormick Reviewed by Amy Bridges
Women, Public Opinion, and Politics: The Changing Political Attitudes of American Women, Keith T. Poole and L. Harmon Zeigler Reviewed by Sue Tolleson Rinehart
Why Some Peoples are More Unemployed than Others: The Strange Paradox of Growth and Unemployment, Goran Therborn Reviewed by Eli Ginzberg
Managing Ethnic Tensions in Multi-Ethnic Societies: Sri Lanka 1880-1985, K. M. de Silva ;
Sri Lanka: Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy, S. J. Tambiah Reviewed by Robert C. Oberst
Duarte: My Story, José Napoleón Duarte and Diana Page Reviewed by Enrique A. Baloyra
Post-Revolutionary Nicaragua: State, Class, and the Dilemmas of Agrarian Policy, Forrest D. Colburn Reviewed by Lars Schoultz
East Germany and Detente: Building Authority after the Wall, A. James McAdams Reviewed by Peter H. Merkl
Hungary and the Soviet Bloc, Charles Gati Reviewed by Rasma Karklins
King Solomon's Mines Revisited: Western Interests and the Burdened History of Southern Africa, William Minter Reviewed by J. Leo Cefkin
Oil, Turmoil, and Islam in the Middle East, Sheikh R. Ali Reviewed by Frank Tachau
Stabilizing an Unstable Economy, A Twentieth Century Fund Report, Hyman P. Minsky Reviewed by James K. Galbraith