What Political Institutions Does Large-Scale Democracy Require?
Robert A. Dahl examines the political institutions necessary for a democratic country. He argues that a large-scale democracy requires the following political institutions: elected officials; free, fair, and frequent elections; freedom of expression; alternative sources of information; associational autonomy; and inclusive citizenship.
Polarized Politics and the 2004 Congressional and Presidential Elections
Gary C. Jacobson analyzes the results of the 2004 United States House, Senate, and presidential elections, arguing that the Republicans’ gains did not reflect any shift in public sentiments in that party’s favor, but rather were the result of the Republicans’ structural advantages, reinforced by the intense partisan polarization provoked by the Bush administration.
Why Bush Won the Presidential Election of 2004: Incumbency, Ideology, Terrorism, and Turnout
James E. Campbell examines how pre-campaign fundamentals and the campaign affected the 2004 presidential election. Incumbency, high turnout, and concerns that Kerry would not handle the war on terrorism as well as Bush tipped the electorate toward President Bush. An electorate evenly divided in its partisanship, the economy, conflicting views about Iraq, and the debates made the election one of the closest in modern party history.
The HBV and HCV Pandemics: Health, Political, and Security Challenges
ALBERT B. KNAPP examines the health, political, and security challenges arising from the twin pandemics of hepatitis B and hepatitis C that together affect over two billion people and confront both the developed and third world. He formulates a series of policy guidelines including virus containment, prevention, and treatment and also demonstrates how they can be successfully applied.
Globalization and Diversification of Islamic Movements: Three Turkish Cases
Ahmet T. Kuru examines why certain Islamic movements support globalization whereas others oppose it. He focuses on three cases from Turkey—the Gülen, the Haydar Bas, and the Milli Görüs, movements. He argues that Islamic movements’ attitudes toward globalization are contingent on two variables—international opportunity structures and the normative frameworks of movements.
The Problem of Judicial Control in Africa's Neopatrimonial Democracies: Malawi and Zambia
PETER VONDOEPP examines why elected officials in the new African democracies of Malawi and Zambia have had persistent trouble controlling judicial institutions. He argues that political conditions in these countries limit the types of techniques that such officials can employ to rein in judiciaries. Political conditions also provide incentives for judges to adopt positions of neutrality when rendering decisions in political cases.
Popular Political Support in Urban China, Jie Chen Reviewed by ANDREW J. NATHAN
The United States and the Rule of Law in International Affairs, John F. Murphy Reviewed by Kenneth W. Thompson
Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery, Jeffrey Taliaferro Reviewed by Jeffrey Pickering
State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, Francis Fukuyama Reviewed by Richard Rosecrance
Citizens without Shelter: Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion, Leonard C. Feldman Reviewed by Ralph Da Costa Nunez
Why Deliberative Democracy?, Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson Reviewed by Evan Charney
Deterrence, Lawrence Freedman Reviewed by Richard J. Harknett
Taming Intractable Conflicts: Mediation in the Hardest Cases, Fen Osler Hampson, Chester A. Crocker and Pamela Aall Reviewed by J. Michael Greig
The Remnants of War, John Mueller Reviewed by Jeremi Suri
Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them, Max Bazerman and Michael Watkins Reviewed by Jonathan Keller
Overruled? Legislative Overrides, Pluralism, and Contemporary Court-Congress Relations, Jeb Barnes Reviewed by Keith E. Whittington
School Board Battles: The Christian Right in Local Politics, Melissa M. Deckman Reviewed by Fritz Detwiler
The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the Welfare Queen, Ange-Marie Hancock Reviewed by Sanford F. Schram
Congress, Progressive Reform, and the New American State, Robert Harrison Reviewed by Jeffery A. Jenkins
The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications, Paul Starr Reviewed by James T. Hamilton
Greasing the Wheels: Using Pork Barrel Projects to Build Majority Coalitions in Congress, Diana Evans Reviewed by Frances E. Lee
The American Ballot Box in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Richard Franklin Bensel Reviewed by Howard W. Allen
Think Tanks, Public Policy, and the Politics of Expertise, Andrew Rich Reviewed by Donald Abelson
Command of Office: How War, Secrecy, and Deception Transformed the Presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush, Stephen Graubard Reviewed by H. W. Brands, Jr.
Islam in Europe: Integration or Marginalization?, Robert J. Pauly, Jr. Reviewed by Omer Taspinar
We, the People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship, Etienne Balibar Reviewed by Gustav Peebles
Procedural Politics: Issues, Influence, and Institutional Choice in the European Union, Joseph Jupille Reviewed by Judith Kelley
Ethnic Politics in Europe: The Power of Norms and Incentives, Judith G. Kelley Reviewed by Saul Newman
Russia's Restless Frontier: The Chechnya Factor in Post-Soviet Russia, Anatol Lieven, Dmitri V. Trenin and Aleksei V. Malashenko Reviewed by Pavel K. Baev
Crafting Democracy: How Novgorod Has Coped with Rapid Social Change, Nicolai Petro Reviewed by Nikolai Petrov
China's Democratic Future: How It Will Happen and Where It Will Lead, Bruce Gilley Reviewed by Patricia M. Thornton
China at the Crossroads, Peter Nolan ;
China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy, Peter Hays Gries Reviewed by Andrew C. Mertha
Corruption and Market in Contemporary China, Yan Sun Reviewed by Martin Dimitrov
Japan's Financial Crisis: Institutional Rigidity and Reluctant Change, Jennifer Amyx Reviewed by Henry Laurence
Transforming Korean Politics: Democracy, Reform, and Culture, Young Whan Kihl Reviewed by Gi-Wook Shin
Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil, Edward E. Telles Reviewed by Mala Htun
Votes and Violence: Electoral Competition and Ethnic Riots in India, Steven I. Wilkinson Reviewed by John Echeverri-Gent
Conspiracy to Murder: The Rwanda Genocide and the International Community, Linda Melvern Reviewed by Scott Straus