The Political and Economic Forces Shaping Concentrated Poverty
William Julius Wilson examines the racial and nonracial political forces as well as the impersonal economic forces that have adversely impacted inner-city areas. He suggests a new policy agenda that reflects an awareness and appreciation of the effects of systemic changes on poor urban neighborhoods.
Multilateral Military Interventions: Theory and Practice
Sarah E. Kreps advances a two-level definition of multilateralism that incorporates both quantitative and qualitative attributes of cooperation. She argues that the relative decline in American power, rather than leading to more robust multilateralism, might instead make UN-authorized interventions less tenable and ad hoc “coalitions of the willing” a viable alternative.
George W. Bush and the Partisan Presidency
Richard M. Skinner challenges notions that the strong presidency of the modern era has proved incompatible with powerful political parties. Instead, he argues that, since 1980, the United States has seen a dramatic growth in presidential partisanship across a range of areas.
Saddam Hussein and the Sunni Insurgency: Findings from Values Surveys
Mansoor Moaddel, Mark Tessler, and Ronald Inglehart use findings from two national values surveys that were carried out in Iraq in 2004 and 2006 to determine the attitudes of the Sunni Arabs toward Saddam Hussein, which they use as a proxy measure of their attitudes toward the Sunni insurgency and American-led coalition forces.
War, Intelligence, and Honesty: A Review Essay
Robert Jervis analyzes what the memoirs of George Tenet and Douglas Feith tell us about themselves and about the Bush administration’s war on terror and war in Iraq. He argues that as accounts of failures, they have the difficult task of defending without seeming defensive, and in the end are as important for what they reveal inadvertently as for the information they mean to convey.
American Juries: The Verdict, Valerie P. Hans and Neil Vidmar Reviewed by Geoffrey R. Stone
Organizations at War in Afghanistan and Beyond, Abdulkader H. Sinno Reviewed by Kimberly Marten
The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order, Parag Khanna Reviewed by Evan Resnick
Nations, States, and Violence, David D. Laitin Reviewed by Tonya L. Putnam
On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society, Andrew Hurrell Reviewed by Robert M. Pallitto
The Next Great Clash: China and Russia vs. the United States, Michael L. Levin Reviewed by Mikhail A. Alexseev
On the Ethics of War and Terrorism, Uwe Steinhoff Reviewed by Jerome Slater
A Pact with the Devil: Washington's Bid for World Supremacy and the Betrayal of the American Promise, Tony Smith Reviewed by Lloyd Gardner
Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches, Keith T. Poole, Nolan McCarty and Howard Rosenthal Reviewed by Peter K. Enns
Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, Janet Abu-Lughod Reviewed by Wilbur Rich
State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace, Christian Davenport Reviewed by Ronald A. Francisco
Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy, Amitai Etzioni Reviewed by Stanley A. Renshon
Healthy Voices, Unhealthy Silence: Advocacy and Health Policy for the Poor, Colleen M. Grogan and Michael K. Gusmano Reviewed by Michael Givel
The Failed Welfare Revolution: America's Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy, Brian Steensland Reviewed by Daniel Béland
God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America, Michael Leo Owens Reviewed by Ted G. Jelen
The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?, Craig A. Rimmerman Reviewed by Donald P. Haider-Markel
Regulation and Public Interests: The Possibility of Good Regulatory Government, Steven P. Croley Reviewed by Philip J. Cook
Against the President: Dissent and Decision-Making in the White House: A Historical Perspective, Mark J. White Reviewed by Matthew J. Dickinson
The Social Contract in America: From the Revolution to the Present Age, Mark Hulliung Reviewed by Mark Button
Statutory Default Rules: How to Interpret Unclear Legislation, Einer Elhauge Reviewed by Frank B. Cross
American Liberalism: An Interpretation for Our Time, John McGowan Reviewed by Kevin Boyle
Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán Reviewed by Kirk A. Hawkins
Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Conflict, and the Chávez Phenomenon, Steve Ellner Reviewed by KURT WEYLAND
Nations of Emigrants: Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in El Salvador and the United States, Susan Bibler Coutin Reviewed by Hector Perla, Jr.
Over a Barrel: The Costs of U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence, John Duffield Reviewed by Patrick M. Morgan
Turning Point: The Arab World's Marginalization and International Security after 9/11, Dan Tschirgi Reviewed by Fred H. Lawson
Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East, Etel Solingen Reviewed by James H. Lebovic
The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons Since 1945, Nina Tannenwald Reviewed by Peter Liberman
The Disaster Gypsies: Humanitarian Workers in the World's Deadliest Conflicts, John Norris Reviewed by Josh Busby
Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict, Marc Howard Ross Reviewed by Myra A. Waterbury
Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity, Will Kymlicka Reviewed by Harvey Waterman
Capitalism Without Democracy: The Private Sector in Contemporary China, Kellee S. Tsai Reviewed by Martin Dimitrov
When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa, Robert H. Bates Reviewed by William Reno
Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence, Leigh A. Payne Reviewed by Monika Nalepa