Effective National Security Advising: Recovering the Eisenhower Legacy
Fred I. Greenstein and Richard H. Immerman provide an account of the impressively rigorous process of national security policy planning in the Eisenhower presidency. They commend it as a model for the next administration.
Effective National Security Advising: A Most Dubious Precedent
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. argues that the Eisenhower heavily-layered national security apparatus did not produce a coherent foreign policy and did not save the administration from gross errors. He believes that future presidents would benefit from a more flexible approach--such as those of FDR and JFK--to the conduct of foreign affairs.
Local Government and Global Politics: The Implications of Massachusetts' "Burma Law"
Terrence Guay examines Massachusetts' sanctions legislation and underscores the growing involvement of local government in global politics. He explains how Massachusetts' "Burma Law" was entangled with the interactions between domestic and international politics, ethics and foreign policy, the U.S. role in the post-cold war world, the impact of NGOs in world affairs, the changing nature of federalism, and the relative influence of business and government.
The Church and the Revitalization of Politics and Community
Anna Greenberg examines the role religious institutions play in their local communities as agents of political mobilization and as intermediaries between the individual and the state. She argues that religious institutions serve as an important source of political information, resources, and incentives to engage the political process.
Cold War to Cold Peace: Explaining U.S.-French Competition in Francophone Africa
Peter J. Schraeder examines the rise and evolution of U.S.-French competition in francophone Africa. He concludes that this case is indicative of the emergence of a cold peace in which the great powers struggle for economic supremacy in the highly competitive economic environment of the post-cold war.
From Republican Virtue to Technology of Political Power: Three Episodes of Czech Nonpolitical Politics
Aviezer Tucker, Karel Jakeš, Marian Kišš, Ivana Kupcová, Ivo Losman, DAVID ONDRACKA, Jan Outlý, and VERA STÝLSKALÍKOVÁ examine three episodes of Czech experimentation with "nonpolitical politics." They determine that nonpolitical politics is a useful doctrine for dissident movements that do not intend to govern, but not a feasible approach to governing in a modern representative democracy.
A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, 1937-1945, Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett Reviewed by James J. Sheehan
Mixed Messages: American Politics and International Organization, 1919-1999, Edward C. Luck Reviewed by Michael Barnett
Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, David M. Kennedy Reviewed by Clarence Lang
Rostenkowski: The Pursuit of Power and the End of the Old Politics, Richard E. Cohen Reviewed by Randall Strahan
Gorbachev: On My Country and My World, Mikhail Gorbachev Reviewed by Alfred J. Rieber
British Politics in the Global Age: Can Social Democracy Survive?, Joel Krieger Reviewed by Anthony King
The End of the World as We Know It: Social Science for the Twenty-First Century, Immanuel Wallerstein Reviewed by Daniel Philpott
The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies, Robert E. Lane Reviewed by Brian Barry
The Challenge of Global Capitalism: The World Economy in the 21st Century, Robert Gilpin Reviewed by Andrew Moravcsik
The End of Politics: Corporate Power and the Decline of the Public Sphere, Carl Boggs Reviewed by Howard L. Reiter
Global Capital and National Politics: Reforming Mexico's Financial System, Timothy P. Kessler Reviewed by Richard Snyder
National Politics in a Global Economy: The Domestic Sources of U.S. Trade Policy, Philip A. Mundo Reviewed by Michael J. Hiscox
Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, Mark Juergensmeyer Reviewed by James A. Aho
All in the Family: Absolutism, Revolution and Democracy in the Middle Eastern Monarchies, Michael Herb Reviewed by Ellen Lust-Okar
Being Modern in Iran, Fariba Adelkhah Reviewed by Afsaneh Najmabadi
How the Troubles Came to Northern Ireland, Peter Rose Reviewed by John Darby
Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior, Scott Snyder Reviewed by Mitchell B. Reiss
Massive Entanglement, Marginal Influence: Carter and Korea in Crisis, William H. Gleysteen, Jr. Reviewed by Balbina Y. Hwang
Republic of Denial: Press, Politics, and Public Life, Michael Janeway Reviewed by Doris Graber
School Choice and Social Controversy: Politics, Policy and Law, Stephen D. Sugarman and Frank R. Kemerer Reviewed by Henry M. Levin
Choosing Equality: School Choice, The Constitution, and Civil Society, Joseph P. Viteritti Reviewed by Jeffrey R. Henig
Children's Interests/Mothers' Rights: The Shaping of America's Child Care Policy, Sonya Michel Reviewed by Bruce Fuller
True Security: Rethinking American Social Insurance, Jerry L. Mashaw and Michael J. Graetz Reviewed by Cathy Marie Johnson
City Schools and City Politics: Institutions and Leadership in Pittsburgh, Boston, and St. Louis, John Portz, Lana Stein and Robin R. Jones Reviewed by Patrick J. Wolf
An Elusive Consensus: Nuclear Weapons and American Security after the Cold War, Janne E. Nolan Reviewed by David S. Meyer
Marketing the American Creed Abroad: Diasporas in the U.S. and Their Homelands, Yossi Shain Reviewed by Gary P. Freeman
Counting the Public In: Presidents, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy, Douglas C. Foyle Reviewed by A.Cooper Drury
States, Firms and Power: Successful Sanctions in United States Foreign Policy, George E. Shambaugh Reviewed by Neta C. Crawford
Empire, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri Reviewed by Frank Ninkovich
Sizing Up the Senate: The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation, Bruce I. Oppenheimer and Francis E. Lee Reviewed by Fred R. Harris