Deterrence and the Cold War
Richard Ned Lebow and Janice Gross Stein explore the impact of nuclear threats during the cold war. They show that these threats were much less effective than is generally assumed and that they often exacerbated rather than prevented conflict. The authors draw a number of cautionary lessons for the future.
The 1995 Congress: The First Hundred Days and Beyond
Norman J. Ornstein and Amy L. Schenkenberg analyze the 1994 midterm elections and provide an early assessment of the work of the 104th Congress. They find the first three months of this Congress to be dramatically different from the beginnings of any other in at least four decades. But the overall impact that will be made by this Congress over the remainder of 1995 and 1996 is still to be determined by the skill of party leaders, the behavior of rank-and-file members, and the role of the president.
The Making of the New Democrats
Jon F. Hale examines the formation, institutionalization, and 1992 electoral success of the New Democrats. His findings contribute to a more complete view of the role played by the Democratic Leadership Council.
Beyond Micromanagement: Congressional Budgeting for a Post-Cold War Military
Paul Stockton shows how the end of the cold war has changed the process of defense budgeting in Congress. He argues that in response to the breakup of the Soviet Union, legislators are using new mechanisms to build coalitions and shape military spending, with broader implications for congressional behavior and the future of the U.S. defense posture.
Democracy and Islamic Revivalism
S. V. R. Nasr draws on the case of Pakistan's principal Islamic revivalists, Jama'at-i Islami, to argue that participation in the political process acts to constrict Islamic revivalism. The detailed examination of the party's role in Pakistan shows that inclusion in the political process has forced compromises and greater pragmatism on the party.
Contra Aid Fundamentals: Exploring the Intricacies and the Issues
Richard Sobel explores the provision of aid to the contra rebels in Nicaragua from the Reagan administration, third countries, private donors, and arms sales. This and a discussion of when contra funding may have violated the Boland amendment aid restrictions provide a basis for evaluating the Reagan policy.
Scrambling for Protection: The New Media and the First Amendment, Patrick M. Garry Reviewed by Doris A. Graber
With Friends Like These: Reagan, Bush, and Saddam, 1982-1990, Bruce W. Jentleson Reviewed by Robert A. Divine
Congress and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy, James M. Lindsay Reviewed by H. Bradford Westerfield
Terrorism and the Media: From the Iran Hostage Crisis to the World Trade Center Bombing, Brigitte L. Nacos Reviewed by Vincent M. Cannistaro
Beyond Peace, Richard M. Nixon Reviewed by Robert G. Kaufman
In Defense of Congress, Fred R. Harris Reviewed by John B. Gilmour
The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, John Robert Greene Reviewed by Richard M. Strean
Comparative Constitutional Engineering: An Inquiry into Structures, Incentives and Outcomes, Giovanni Sartori Reviewed by Peter C. Ordeshook
The Myth of the Modern Presidency, David K. Nichols Reviewed by Michael Nelson
Political Institutions and Military Change: Lessons from Peripheral Wars, Deborah D. Avant Reviewed by Barry R. Posen
Peripheral Visions: Deterrence Theory and American Foreign Policy in the Third World, 1965-1990, Ted Hopf Reviewed by Richard Ned Lebow
Dove va la Repubblica 1992-1994: Una Transizione Incompiuta, Giorgio Napolitano ;
Italian Politics: Ending the First Republic, Carol Mershon and Gianfranco Pasquino ;
The Transformation of Italian Communism, Leonard Weinberg Reviewed by Joseph LaPalombara
Improbable Dangers: U.S. Conceptions of Threat in the Cold War and After, Robert H. Johnson Reviewed by Kenneth E. Gilmore
Thickening Government: Federal Hierarchy and the Diffusion of Accountability, Paul C. Light Reviewed by Robert Maranto
Pathologies of Rational Choice Theory: A Critique of Applications in Political Science, Donald P. Green and Ian Shapiro Reviewed by Margaret Levi
The Suburban Racial Dilemma: Housing and Neighborhoods, W. Dennis Keating Reviewed by Michael N. Danielson
Reforming the Health Care Market: An Interpretive Economic History, David F. Drake Reviewed by Anne Lenhard Reisinger
Sharing the Burden: Strategies for Public and Private Long-Term Care Insurance, Joshua M. Wiener, Laurel Hixon Illston and Raymond J. Hanley Reviewed by Richard P. Nathan
International Environmental Politics: Protecting the Antarctic, Lorraine M. Elliott Reviewed by Christopher C. Joyner
The Mild Voice of Reason: Deliberative Democracy and American National Government, Joseph M. Bessette Reviewed by Eileen L. McDonagh
Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Democracy, Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner, eds. Reviewed by Hyun Sook Kim
Legislative Leadership in the American States, Malcolm E. Jewell and Marcia Lynn Whicker Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin
Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, Thomas G. Paterson Reviewed by Susan Eckstein
Collective Security beyond the Cold War, George W. Downs, ed. Reviewed by Dan Lindley
Seasoned Judgments: The American Constitution, Rights, and History, Leonard W. Levy Reviewed by John R. Vile
We the Jury: The Jury System and the Ideal of Democracy, Jeffrey Abramson Reviewed by G. Thomas Munsterman
Politics and Bureaucracy in the Modern Presidency: Careerists and Appointees in the Reagan Administration, Robert Maranto Reviewed by Patrick J. Wolf
Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America, James Jennings Reviewed by Joel Blau
Environmental Diplomacy: Negotiating More Effective Global Agreements, Lawrence E. Susskind Reviewed by Matthew Alan Cahn
War and Peace in Ireland: Britain and the IRA in the New World Order, Mark Ryan Reviewed by John Kurt Jacobsen
United States Foreign Policy towards Africa: Incrementalism, Crisis and Change, Peter J. Schraeder Reviewed by Jeffrey Herbst
Gay and Lesbian Politics: Sexuality and the Emergence of a New Ethic, Mark Blasius Reviewed by Robert W. Bailey
More Precious Than Peace: The Cold War and the Struggle for the Third World, Peter W. Rodman Reviewed by Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier