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China as a Factor in the Collapse of the Soviet Empire
Nancy Bernkopf Tucker analyzes the role of Sino-Soviet conflict and Chinese internal reform in contributing to the collapse of the Soviet empire. She concludes that China provided a spur to Soviet overextension, an impetus to change, and a warning against repression.

pp. 501-518

Presidential Manipulation of Polls and Public Opinion: The Nixon Administration and the Pollsters
Lawrence R. Jacobs and Robert Y. Shapiro investigate President Nixon's relationship with the public opinion pollsters, Louis Harris and George Gallup. On the basis of their examination of previously unopened archives, Jacobs and Shapiro argue that the pollsters' behavior during Nixon's presidency violated professional standards of conduct and that today's pollsters should avoid close relations with elective politicians.

pp. 519-538

The Panama Invasion Revisited: Lessons for the Use of Force in the Post Cold War Era
Eytan Gilboa traces the evolution of the U.S. military confrontation with Manuel Noriega and explains the reasons behind the decision to invade Panama in 1989. He argues that serious mistakes were made in dealing not only with Noriega but also with such dictators as Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the Serbian leaders Radovan Karadzic and Slobodan Milosevic, and draws general lessons for American military intervention after the cold war.

pp. 539-562

Prescriptions for a New National Democracy
Michael Lind offers prescriptions for developing a new American creed of national democracy. Lind defines national democracy as a synthesis that could counteract the trend toward the fissuring of the United States along class, ethnic, and racial lines.

pp. 563-586

Ethnic Diversity and Democratic Stability: The Case of Irish Americans
David Carroll Cochran examines the remarkable stability that characterizes American democratic politics given the nation's history of ethnic pluralism. He draws on the case of Irish Americans to explore the cultural, economic, and political sources of this stability.

pp. 587-604

The Maastricht Treaty as High Politics: Germany, France, and European Integration
Michael J. Baun scrutinizes the high politics diplomacy of the Maastricht Treaty on European Union. He argues that although the treaty had roots in pre-1989 economic and institutional developments, it was essentially a response by the European Community and its member states to the end of the cold war and German unification.

pp. 605-624

Colin Powell and the Eisenhower Precedent: A Review Essay
Fred I. Greenstein points out the striking parallels between the careers and later political circumstances of Colin Powell and Dwight Eisenhower. In 1948 Eisenhower removed himself from consideration as a possible presidential candidate, but in 1952 he accepted the Republican nomination and went on to become president.

pp. 625-629


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Generals in the White House, Julius Goebel and Dorothy Goebel ; My American Journey, Colin Powell and Joseph E. Persico
Reviewed by Fred I. Greenstein

pp. 625-629

A Culture of Deference: Congress's Failure of Leadership in Foreign Policy, Stephen R. Weissman
Reviewed by H. Bradford Westerfield

pp. 631-632

Presidential War Power, Louis Fisher
Reviewed by Gordon Silverstein

pp. 632-633

Legislators, Leaders, and Lawmaking: The U.S. House of Representatives in the Postreform Era, Barbara Sinclair
Reviewed by Joseph Cooper

pp. 633-634

The Losing Parties: Out-Party National Committees, 1956-1993, Philip A. Klinkner
Reviewed by John F. Bibby

pp. 634-636

Quiet Cataclysm: Reflections on the Recent Transformation of World Politics, John Mueller
Reviewed by Stephen M. Walt

pp. 636-637

Century of War: Politics, Conflicts, and Society Since 1914, Gabriel Kolko
Reviewed by Charles Tilly

pp. 637-638

Governing the White House: From Hoover Through LBJ, Charles E. Walcott and Karen M. Hult
Reviewed by James P. Pfiffner

pp. 638-639

Presidential Polls and the News Media, Michael W. Traugott, Paul J. Lavrakas and Peter V. Miller, eds.
Reviewed by John J. Smee

p. 640

The Navy in the Post-Cold War World: The Uses and Value of Strategic Sea Power, Colin S. Gray
Reviewed by Edward Rhodes

pp. 640-642

Balkan Tragedy: Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War, Susan L. Woodward
Reviewed by Raju G. C. Thomas

pp. 642-643

To Renew America, Newt Gingrich
Reviewed by Richard M. Pious

pp. 643-644

The New UN Peacekeeping: Building Peace in Lands of Conflict After the Cold War, Steven R. Ratner
Reviewed by Paul F. Diehl

p. 645

Oil Monarchies: Domestic and Security Challenges in the Arab Gulf States, F. Gregory Gause III
Reviewed by Gwenn Okruhlik

pp. 647-648

Partners in Public Service: Government-Nonprofit Relations in the Modern Welfare State, Lester M. Salamon
Reviewed by Ralph Da Costa Nunez

pp. 648-649

The Federal Courts, Politics, and the Rule of Law, John C. Hughes
Reviewed by Daniel B. Rodriguez

pp. 649-650

The Global Migration Crisis: Challenges to States and Human Rights, Myron Weiner
Reviewed by Yossi Shain

pp. 651-652

Making Environmental Policy, Daniel J. Fiorino
Reviewed by Steven Cohen

pp. 652-653

Between Melting Pot and Mosaic: African Americans and Puerto Ricans in the New York Political Economy, Andres Torres
Reviewed by John Mollenkopf

pp. 653-654

The European Sisyphus: Essays on Europe, 1964-1994, Stanley Hoffmann
Reviewed by Desmond Dinan

pp. 654-655

Farmers' and Farm Workers' Movements: Social Protest in American Agriculture, Theo J. Majka and Patrick H. Mooney
Reviewed by William P. Browne

pp. 655-656

Hard Right: The New White Power in South Africa, Johann van Rooyen
Reviewed by Richard L. Sklar

pp. 656-657

Improving Poor People: The Welfare State, the "Underclass," and Urban Schools as History, Michael B. Katz
Reviewed by Jeffrey R. Henig

pp. 658-659

The Price of Federalism, Paul E. Peterson
Reviewed by Timothy J. Conlan

pp. 659-660

A Sense of Siege: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West, Graham E. Fuller and Ian O. Lesser
Reviewed by Martin W. Sampson III

pp. 660-661

The Ambassadors and America's Soviet Policy, David Mayers
Reviewed by David S. Foglesong

pp. 661-662

The Fragmentation of Afghanistan, State Formation and Collapse in the International System, Barnett R. Rubin
Reviewed by Said Amir Arjomand

pp. 662-663

Authority and Democracy: A General Theory of Government and Management, Christopher McMahon
Reviewed by Jack H. Knott

pp. 664-665

International Organization and Industrial Change: Global Governance since 1850, Craig N. Murphy
Reviewed by Mitchell Bernard

pp. 665-666

How Russia became a Market Economy, Anders Aslund
Reviewed by Randall Stone

pp. 666-667

The Politicizing Presidency: The White House Personnel Office, 1948-1994, Thomas J. Weko
Reviewed by Bert A. Rockman

pp. 667-668

One for All: The Logic of Group Conflict, Russell Hardin
Reviewed by Lewis Coser

pp. 668-669

Local Commons and Global Interdependence: Heterogeneity and Cooperation in Two Domains, Elinor Ostrom and Robert Keohane, eds.
Reviewed by John Conybeare

pp. 669-670

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