The United States and the Rise of China: Implications for the Long Haul
Robert J. Art analyzes the Sino-American relationship from the standpoint of Washington's and Beijing's interests in East Asia. He finds many points of common interest and concludes that wise policy decisions in both capitals can keep the cooperative aspects of this relationship stronger than the conflictual ones.
A Modified National Primary:State Losers and Support for Changing thePresidential Nominating Process
Caroline J. Tolbert, Amanda Keller, and Todd Donovan examine public opinion data on proposals to reform the presidential nominating process. They argue that one way to preserve a role for grassroots politics and the sequential process that is critical for candidate quality is to combine rotating state primaries and caucuses in a dozen small-population states with a national primary in which voters from all states would cast ballots.
Are Caucuses Bad for Democracy?
Costas Panagopoulos discusses the behavior, demographic characteristics, and political preferences of caucus and primary voters in the 2008 presidential nominating contests. He finds that primary voters, as compared to caucus participants, are generally more representative of the electorate overall along most dimensions, although the differences observed tend to be substantively small.
Beyond Gridlock: Green Drift in American Environmental Policymaking
Christopher McGrory Klyza and David Sousa argue that environmental policy in the United States has moved in the direction favored by environmentalists over the last two decades, despite efforts by many conservatives to roll back these policies. This green drift is based on the combination of major environmental laws and institutional structures created in the 1960s and 1970s and frozen in place by the legislative gridlock of the last two decades.
Bush, Blair, and the War in Iraq:Alliance Politics and the Limits of Influence
Kelly McHugh describes Tony Blair's failed attempts to use his friendship with George W. Bush to influence U.S. foreign policy in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. She finds that although Blair was often successful in persuading Bush in private meetings, he was outmaneuvered by Vice President Dick Cheney, who opposed Blair's advocacy of multilateralism and diplomacy.
From Theodore White to Game Change: A Review Essay
Alan Brinkley looks at the evolution of campaign journalism from Theodore White's classic analysis of the 1960 presidential election to John Heilemann and Mark Helperin's recently published Game Change.
Inventing the Job of President: Leadership Style from George
Washington to Andrew Jackson, Fred I. Greenstein Reviewed by Joseph M. Bessette
National Security in the Obama Administration: Reassessing the
Bush Doctrine, Stanley Renshon Reviewed by James Goldgeier
The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, Taylor Branch Reviewed by Stephen J. Wayne
The Will to Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America's
Strategy for Peace and Security, Ross A. Kennedy Reviewed by Meena Bose
The Myth of Presidential Representation, B. Dan Wood Reviewed by Andrew Rudalevige
Hierarchy in International Relations, David A. Lake Reviewed by Bidisha Biswas
Cosmopolitan Communications: Cultural Diversity in a Globalized
World, Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris Reviewed by Patricia Moy
The Dynamics of Two-Party Politics: Party Structures and the Management
of Competition, Alan Ware Reviewed by Hans Noel
Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public, Jennifer Merolla and Elizabeth Zechmeister Reviewed by Gregory D. Miller
The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons, T.V. Paul Reviewed by Nina Tannenwald
The War Puzzle Revisited, John A. Vasquez Reviewed by Jack S. Levy
Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics, Beth A. Simmons Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Bloodgood
America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity, Fredrik Logevall and Campbell Craig Reviewed by David S. Painter
American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals?, Morten G. Ender Reviewed by James H. Lebovic
Combating Jihadism: American Hegemony and Interstate Cooperation
in the War on Terrorism, Barak Mendelsohn Reviewed by Austin Long
Iraq in Transition: The Legacy of Dictatorship and the Prospects for
Democracy, Peter J. Munson Reviewed by Jack J. Porter
Diplomatic Theory of International Relations, Paul Sharp Reviewed by Richard J. Harknett
Americans, Congress, and Democratic Responsiveness: Public Evaluations of Congress and Electoral Consequences, David R. Jones and Monika L. McDermott Reviewed by Justin Buchler
Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections, Seth McKee Reviewed by David M. Brodsky
The Message Matters: The Economy and Presidential Campaigns, Lynn Vavreck Reviewed by Jonathan Nagler
Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing, D. Bradford Hunt Reviewed by Robert Chaskin
Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated
America, Richard Alba Reviewed by Kevin Boyle
Campaign Crises: Detours on the Road to Congress, R. Sam Garrett Reviewed by James M. Glaser
Direct Democracy and the Courts, Kenneth P. Miller Reviewed by Joshua J. Dyck
Outside the Law: Emergency and Executive Power, Clement Fatovic Reviewed by Matthew A. Pauley
Remaking the Presidency: Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson, 1901–1916, Peri E. Arnold Reviewed by Steven Doherty
The Motherless State: Women's Political Leadership and American
Democracy, Eileen McDonagh Reviewed by Sarah Elise Willarty
The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an
American World Order, David Ekbladh Reviewed by Travis Nelson
Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in
the California Farm Worker Movement, Marshall Ganz Reviewed by Tracy Roof
Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold, Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe Reviewed by Jeff D. Colgan
Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars, Monica Duffy Toft Reviewed by Richard Frank
The Israeli Peace Movement: A Shattered Dream, Tamar S. Hermann Reviewed by Mira Sucharov
The Power Curse: Influence and Illusion in World Politics, Giulo M. Gallarotti Reviewed by Jacob Wobig
Whose Ideas Matter? Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism, Amitav Acharya Reviewed by Gaspare M. Genna
Why NATO Endures, Wallace Thies Reviewed by Paul K. MacDonald