Third-Party and Independent Candidates in American Politics: Wallace, Anderson, and Perot
PAUL R. ABRAMSON, John H. Aldrich, Phil Paolino, and David W. Rohde analyze the independent presidential candidacies of George C. Wallace (1968), John B. Anderson (1980), and H. Ross Perot (1992). Comparing these candidacies, they shed light on problems facing third-party and independent candidates in the United States.
Is American Foreign Policy Exceptional? An Empirical Analysis
Joseph Lepgold and Timothy McKeown examine the common view that American foreign policy is exceptionally moralistic, mistrustful of entangling commitments, and judgmental about others' domestic affairs. They show empirically that claims of highly unusual U.S. behavior have been exaggerated and suggest a way to reframe the exceptionalist debate.
President Clinton and the Politics of Symbolism: Cutting the White House Staff
John Hart examines President Clinton's attempt to reduce the size of the presidential staff. He sees this as a badly mismanaged exercise in political symbolism that backfired and argues that it raises doubts about the effectiveness of presidential leadership through symbolic politics.
Ninth Amendment Rights and Wrongs--A Note on Noninterpretism
Wallace Mendelson finds "interpretism-noninterpretism" a less than useful approach to constitutional law. The real problem, he suggests via the history of the Ninth Amendment, is artifice versus candor in court opinions.
Third World Nationalism and the United States After the Cold War
Deepa Ollapally analyzes the drawbacks of conventional realism in explaining Third World relations with the United States. She argues that domestic politics and ideology in the Third World are significant variables in foreign policy and utilizes the case of Indo-U.S. relations to suggest that the post-cold war era may hold more difficulties for the United States than expected.
Classification and Consolidation: Some Lessons from the Greek Dictatorship
Nancy Bermeo reexamines the concept of bureaucratic authoritarianism and argues that we have mistakenly applied it to dictatorships of fundamentally different natures. Comparing the short-lived Greek dictatorship of 1967-1974 to the states that gave rise to the model initially, she shows how misclassification leads us to misperception and erroneous predictions.
OPINION: The Enola Gay Saved Lives
In a new PSQ section called "Opinion," James R. Van De Velde argues that the United States in August 1945 was fortunate in getting such a stubborn foe as Japan to surrender without an invasion of the homeland. The atomic bomb, far from being unnecessary, secured an early surrender, thus saving Japanese and Allied lives and leading to a benevolent occupation of Japan by American forces.
Shaping Political Attitudes: The Impact of Interpersonal Communication and Mass Media, Silvo Lenart Reviewed by Diana C. Mutz
The Power of News, Michael Schudson Reviewed by Doris A. Graber
Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics: Attention, Choice and Public Policy, Bryan D. Jones Reviewed by Forrest Maltzman
Broken Covenant: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis between the U.S. and Israel, Moshe Arens Reviewed by James Lee Ray
Leadership Style and Soviet Foreign Policy: Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, James M. Goldgeier Reviewed by William C. Wohlforth
The Political Behavior of Older Americans, Steven A. Peterson and Albert Somit Reviewed by John Strate
Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British, and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State, Sven Steinmo Reviewed by Paul Pierson
Incapacitation: Penal Confinement and the Restraint of Crime, Gordon Hawkins and Franklin E. Zimring Reviewed by John J. DiIulio, Jr.
Pitching the Presidency: How Presidents Depict the Office, Paul Haskell Zernicke Reviewed by Kathy B. Smith
The State and Labor in Modern America, Melvyn Dubofsky Reviewed by Stephen Amberg
The Union Inspiration in American Politics: The Autoworkers and the Making of a Liberal Industrial Order, Stephen Amberg Reviewed by Jennifer Klein
Bureaucratic Dynamics: The Role of Bureaucracy in a Democracy, Richard W. Waterman and B. Dan Wood Reviewed by Francis E. Rourke
Democracy in the Fifty States, Kim Quaile Hill Reviewed by Howard E. Davis
The Welfare of Children, Duncan Lindsey Reviewed by Brenda G. McGowen
The Rebirth of Federalism: Slouching toward Washington, David B. Walker Reviewed by Frank J. Sorauf
Military Readiness: Concepts, Choices, Consequences, Richard Betts Reviewed by Deborah D. Avant
Reinventing the Pentagon: How the New Public Management Can bring Institutional Renewal, Fred Thompson and L. R. Jones Reviewed by Peter J. Roman
Regional Integration: The West European Experience, William Wallace Reviewed by Helen Milner
Beyond the Liberal Consensus: A Political History of the United States since 1965, Ivan W. Morgan Reviewed by James L. Sundquist
Genocide in Bosnia: The Policy of "Ethnic Cleansing", Norman Cigar Reviewed by Sanya Popović
Democracy from Scratch: Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution, M. Steven Fish Reviewed by Philip G. Roeder
Making Health Reform Work: The View from the States, Richard P. Nathan and John J. DiIulio, Jr., eds. Reviewed by Laurel Hixon Illston
Experts and Politicians: Reform Challenges to Machine Politics in New York, Cleveland and Chicago, Kenneth Finegold Reviewed by Paul Kantor
The Vogue of Revolution in Poor Countries, Forrest D. Colburn Reviewed by Jeff Goodwin
Mobilizing the Masses: Building Revolution in Henan, Odoric Y. K. Wou Reviewed by Kenneth Pomeranz
Democratization in South Africa: The Elusive Social Contract, Timothy D. Sisk Reviewed by Anthony W. Marx
The Cost of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life, Barry Schwartz Reviewed by Jon D. Wisman
Conflict of Loyalty, Geoffrey Howe Reviewed by Leon D. Epstein
The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change and Democratization, Alison Brysk Reviewed by Michael Shifter
International Economic Policy in the 1990s, William R. Cline Reviewed by Arvid Lukauskas