The Changing Nature of World Power
JOSEPH S. NYE discusses theories about the decline of the United States that recently have become popular. He argues that these theories are based on arbitrary schematizations and that in order to correctly understand possible hegemonic decline, basic distinctions among the terms "power," "balance of power," and "hegemony" must be recognized.
Solving the Riddle of Tax Reform: Party Competition and the Politics of Ideas
David R. Beam, Timothy J. Conlan, AND Margaret T. Wrightson explain why the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was adopted by Congress in the face of staunch interest-group pressure. Their analysis emphasizes the increasing importance of ideas, experts, policy entrepreneurship, and the media in the American policy process.
Can Black Candidates Win Statewide Elections?
Raphael J. Sonenshein compares Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley's 1982 gubernatorial defeat in California to other statewide black candidacies in Massachusetts and Virginia. He suggests conditions for statewide black success and explores what is a necessary prelude to a future black presidential candidacy.
The French Double Executive and the Experience of Cohabitation
Jean V. Poulard examines political cohabitation in France between 1986 and 1988. He argues that this experience of two political opponents sharing the French dual executive - president and prime minister - did not produce the predicted constitutional crisis and indeed that cohabitation has demonstrated the resilience of the French Constitution of 1958.
Subgovernments as Determinants of Political Viability
Daniel McCool analyzes the changing conceptualizations of subgovernments the alliances formed among congressional committees and subcommittees, interest groups, and government agencies. He identifies the factors that affect the ability of a subgovernment to influence relevant policy and then discusses the utility of the subgovernment concept in contemporary politics.
The American Exploitation of German Technical Know-How after World War II
John Gimbel describes the post-World War II American program to exploit German scientific and technical know-how and reflects on the long-term effects of that program, especially on the Marshall Plan and Germany's postwar economic recovery.
The Nixon-Kissinger Years: Reshaping America's Foreign Policy, Richard C. Thornton Reviewed by Walter LaFeber
Henry Kissinger: Doctor of Diplomacy, Robert D. Schulzinger Reviewed by Robert A. Divine
The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution: Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon, Robert Jervis Reviewed by Raymond L. Garthoff
Gandhi, Prisoner of Hope, Judith M. Brown Reviewed by Dennis Dalton
Nehru: The Making of India, M. J. Akbar Reviewed by Gyan Prakash
Constitutional Brinksmanship: Amending the Constitution by National Convention, Russell L. Caplan Reviewed by David Adamany
The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930-1980, Steve Fraser and Gary Gerstle Reviewed by Donald R. Brand
Securing the Right to Employment: Social Welfare Policy and the Unemployed in the United States, Philip Harvey Reviewed by Frank Gallo
A Shield in Space? Technology, Politics, and the Strategic Defense Initiative, Sanford Lakoff and Herbert F. York Reviewed by Steven Lee
U.S. National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Politics, Sam C. Sarkesian Reviewed by Mitchell Pote
The ANZUS Crisis, Nuclear Visiting and Deterrence, Michael C. Pugh Reviewed by William T. Tow
Elections and Democracy in Central America, John A. Booth and Mitchell A. Seligson Reviewed by Leslie Anderson
Conventional Forces and American Defense Policy, Steven E. Miller and Sean M. Lynn-Jones Reviewed by Philip W. Dyer
America's Defense, Michael Mandelbaum Reviewed by William J. Durch
The Long Road to Freedom: Russia and Glasnost, Walter Laqueur Reviewed by Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier
Aftermath of War: Americans and the Remaking of Japan, 1945-1952, Howard B. Schonberger Reviewed by John M. Maki
The Republic of Korea: Economic Transformation and Social Change, David Steinberg Reviewed by Kyung Ae Park
Between Profit and State: Intermediate Organizations in Britain and the United States, Alan Ware Reviewed by Ardith Maney
From Margin to Mainstream: American Women and Politics since 1960, Susan M. Hartmann Reviewed by Susan J. Carroll
Jesse Jackson's 1984 Presidential Campaign: Challenge and Change in American Politics, Ronald Walters and Lucius J. Barker Reviewed by Charles V. Hamilton
Black Politics in Conservative America, Marcus Pohlmann Reviewed by Wilbur C. Rich
The Legislative Committee Game: A Comparative Analysis of Fifty States, Wayne L. Francis Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin
Self-Employment for Low-Income People, Steven Balkin Reviewed by Eli Ginzberg
Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review, Robert Lowry Clinton Reviewed by Francis Graham Lee
Protecting Constitutional Freedoms: A Role For Federal Courts, Daan Braveman Reviewed by Sue Davis
From Charity to Enterprise: The Development of American Social Work in a Market Economy, Stanley Wenocur and Michael Reisch Reviewed by Barbara Levy Simon
Seven Years in France: Francois Mitterrand and the Unitended Revolution 1981-1988, Julius W. Friend Reviewed by John T. S. Keele
State-Building in the Contemporary Third World, Su-Hoon Lee Reviewed by Philip Oldenburg
Party Politics and Elections in Latin America, Ronald H. McDonald and J. Mark Ruhl Reviewed by Paul W. Drake
Still Hungry After All These Years: Food Assistance Policy from Kennedy to Reagan, Ardith L. Maney Reviewed by Donna Wilson Kirchheimer
International Cooperation: Building Regimes for Natural Resources and the Environment, Oran R. Young Reviewed by John Gerard Ruggie