The Outcomes of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm: Some Antecedent Causes
Steve A. Yetiv argues that the successful containment and reversal of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait was related to developments put in motion by the Iran-Iraq war of 1980 to 1988. He shows that it is important to consider how causes remote in time can help explain the foreign policy outcomes we observe and improve our ability to understand political events and to make and evaluate policy.
Gorbachev's Difficult Time in the Gulf
Galia Golan analyzes Moscow's behavior in the Persian Gulf crisis, the first international crisis in the era of Gorbachev's "new thinking" in foreign policy. She argues that domestic pressures created a serious challenge to the new foreign policy, causing Gorbachev to steer an uneven course for Soviet policy during the crisis.
Clarence Thomas, Black Pluralism, and Civil Rights Policy
Lee Sigelman and James S. Todd examine the congruence between the policy views of newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and those of black Americans nationwide. Drawing where possible on public opinion surveys, they provide a new perspective on claims that there is widespread support among blacks for neoconservative positions.
Innovation and Boundaries in American Employment Policy
Margaret Weir examines the demise of full employment as a political objective since the 1940s and the limited scope of employment policy in the postwar United States.
Perpetuating the Cold War: Domestic Sources of International Patterns of Behavior
James G. Richter examines how domestic politics in the United States and in the Soviet Union helped perpetuate confrontational behavior during the cold war unnecessarily. He argues that virulently hostile, reciprocal images became embedded in the domestic politics of each superpower, inhibiting periodic attempts by leaders of both countries to relieve tensions.
The Political Bases of Activism in the Israeli Labour and Herut Parties
Alan S. Zuckerman, Michal Shamir, and Hanna Herzog analyze activists in the Israeli Labour and Herut parties. Using data drawn from surveys and interviews, they detail the place of political careers, ethnic ties, and faction in the world of party politics.
Shaping the Political Arena: Critical Junctures, The Labor Movement, and Regime Dynamics in Latin America, Ruth Berins Collier and David Collier Reviewed by Jorge I. Domínguez
Images and Arms Control: Perceptions of the Soviet Union in the Reagan Administration, Keith L. Shimko Reviewed by Robert Jervis
In the Name of Democracy: U.S. Policy Toward Latin America in the Reagan Years, Thomas Carothers Reviewed by Walter LaFeber
The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Reviewed by Fred I. Greenstein
Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics, Thomas Byrne Edsall and Mary D. Edsall Reviewed by James L. Sundquist
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma, Charles V. Hamilton Reviewed by John A. Davis
The Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government, James A. Morone Reviewed by Theda Skocpol
In the Shadow of the Rising Sun: The Political Roots of American Economic Decline, William S. Dietrich Reviewed by Norman K. Nicholson
The Middle East from the Iran-Contra Affair to the Intifada, Robert O. Freedman Reviewed by Mark J. Gasiorowski
The New European Community: Decisionmaking and Institutional Change, Stanley Hoffmann and Robert O. Keohane Reviewed by Erik Jones
FDR's Fireside Chats, David W. Levy and Russell D. Buhite Reviewed by John J. Smee
Counsel to the President: A Memoir, Clark Clifford and Richard Holbrooke Reviewed by George C. Herring
Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960, Robert Dallek Reviewed by Robert A. Divine
The Vital South: How Presidents Are Elected, Earl Black and Merle Black Reviewed by Frank Sorauf
Divided We Govern: Party Control, Lawmaking, and Investigations, 1946-1990, David R. Mayhew Reviewed by L. Sandy Maisel
Senate Elections and Campaign Intensity, Mark C. Westlye Reviewed by Kim Fridkin Kahn
Congress and Nuclear Weapons, James M. Lindsay Reviewed by Jerome Slater
Social Science Quotations, Volume 19 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Robert K. Merton and David L. Sills Reviewed by Nelson W. Polsby
God's Warriors: The Christian Right in Twentieth-Century America, Clyde Wilcox Reviewed by Andrew Greeley
Financing the 1988 Election, Herbert E. Alexander and Monica Bauer Reviewed by David Adamany
Engendering Democracy, Anne Phillips Reviewed by Rosalind Rosenberg
The Japanese Voter, Scott C. Flanagan Reviewed by Ronald J. Hrebenar
Emerging Influentials in State Legislatures: Women, Blacks, and Hispanics, Albert Nelson Reviewed by Wilbur C. Rich
Public Opinion in America: Moods, Cycles, and Swings, James A. Stimson Reviewed by Larry M. Bartels
Of Power and Right: Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, and America's Constitutional Revolution, Howard Ball and Phillip J. Cooper Reviewed by D. Grier Stephenson, Jr.
J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, Curt Gentry ;
From the Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover, Athan Theoharis Reviewed by Christopher H. Pyle
The Politics of Change in Georgia: A Political Biography of Ellis Arnall, Harold Paulk Henderson ;
The Kingfish and His Realm: The Life and Times of Huey P. Long, William Ivy Hair Reviewed by Alexander Heard
The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, Saskia Sassen Reviewed by Frank J. Macchiarola
Leadership Counts: Lessons for Public Managers from the Massachusetts Welfare, Training, and Employment Program, Robert D. Behn Reviewed by Steven Cohen
Choosing Sides: Alignment and Realignment in the Third World, Steven R. David Reviewed by Crawford Young
The NSC Staff: Counseling the Council, Christopher C. Shoemaker Reviewed by Gary Sick
Russia Shakes the World: The Second Russian Revolution and Its Impact on the West, Gary Hart Reviewed by Dan Caldwell
Surge to Freedom: The End of Communist Rule in Eastern Europe, J. F. Brown Reviewed by Michael Bernhard
Breaking the Barrier: The Rise of Solidarity in Poland, Lawrence Goodwyn Reviewed by Raymond Taras
Revolution in Iran: The Roots of Turmoil, Mehran Kamrava Reviewed by Nikki R. Keddie
The Changing Soviet System: Mono-organisational Socialism from Its Origins to Gorbachev's Restructuring, T. H. Rigby Reviewed by Andrei Melville
Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, James DeFronzo Reviewed by Scott Corey