The Influence of Magna Carta in Limiting Executive Power in the War on Terror
Eric T. Kasper examines the use of Magna Carta by U.S. federal courts in enemy combatant cases. He traces the history of due process, jury trial, and habeas corpus rights within Magna Carta as well as subsequent legal documents and rulings in England and America. He concludes that Magna Carta is properly used by the federal courts as persuasive authority to limit executive power in the war on terror.
Democratic Divisions in the 1960s and the Road to Welfare Reform
Eva Bertram analyzes the effects of welfare reform initiatives undertaken by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. She argues that liberalizing reforms of the 1960s created opportunities for conservative Democratic lawmakers to seize the policy agenda, laying the groundwork for a turn toward workfare that would culminate in the 1990s.
America's Grace: How a Tolerant Nation Bridges Its Religious Divides
David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam ask how America can simultaneously be religiously devout, religiously diverse, and religiously tolerant. They argue that America's relative religious harmony lies in the frequency of “religious bridging.” Almost all Americans have a friend or close family member of another religion, and these personal relationships keep America's religious melting pot from boiling over.
Peace Before Freedom: Diplomacy and Repression in Sadat's Egypt
JASON BROWNLEE assesses the foundations of the contemporary U.S.– Egyptian alliance, which was consolidated in 1979 by the Egyptian–Israeli Peace Treaty. He concludes that the bold diplomacy of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was matched by fierce repression at home. Moreover, Egypt's foreign interlocutors presupposed that authoritarianism inside Egypt would help guarantee the country's new foreign policy alignment.
The Politics of Diplomatic Service Reform in Post-Soviet Russia
YELENA BIBERMAN discusses the causes and implications of the diplomatic drain since the early 1990s–inside the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Drawing on an original survey of students at academic programs in elite Russian universities designed to train diplomats, she challenges the idea that inadequate material benefits limit interest in Russian diplomatic careers. Instead, she demonstrates that concerns over the relative power and prestige of the diplomatic corps guide prospective diplomats in their career choices.
How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, Gideon Rose Reviewed by Robert S. Litwak
Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea, Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland Reviewed by Celeste Arrington
Why Parties? A Second Look, John H. Aldrich Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Stonecash
Paying Attention to Foreign Affairs: How Public Opinion Affects Presidential Decision Making, Thomas Knecht Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro
Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America's Public Schools, Terry M. Moe Reviewed by Kenneth K. Wong
Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace, Emily Goldman Reviewed by Paul R. Pillar
Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism?, Paul Midford Reviewed by Seo-Hyun Park
A Presidency Upstaged: The Public Leadership of George H.W. Bush, Lori Cox Han Reviewed by Robert F. Durant
China, the United States, and Global Order, Rosemary Foot and Andrew Walter Reviewed by Allen Carlson
Governing for the Long Term: Democracy and the Politics of Investment, Alan M. Jacobs Reviewed by Mark K. Cassell
Legality, Scott J. Shapiro Reviewed by Judith Baer
Why Iowa? How the Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process, David P. Redlawsk, Caroline J. Tolbert and Todd Donovan Reviewed by Christopher C. Hull
Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition, James T. Kloppenberg Reviewed by Elvin T. Lim
A Behavioral Theory of Elections, Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel and Michael M. Ting Reviewed by Edward M. Burmila
Abortion Politics in Congress: Strategic Incrementalism and Policy Change, Thad E. Hall and Scott H. Ainsworth Reviewed by George Connor
Habeas Corpus in America: The Politics of Individual Rights, Justin J. Wert Reviewed by Casey B.K. Dominguez
Out and Running: Gay and Lesbian Candidates, Elections, and Policy Representation, Donald P. Haider-Markel Reviewed by Cynthia Burack
Neoconservatives in U.S. Foreign Policy under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush: Voices behind the Throne, Jesus Velasco Reviewed by Brian C. Rathbun
The Myth of American Religious Freedom, David Sehat Reviewed by Anne-Marie Szymanski
Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11, Lori Peek Reviewed by Elizabeth Suhay
Policy Diffusion Dynamics in America, Graeme Boushey Reviewed by Frederick J. Boehmke
The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding, Severine Autesserre Reviewed by A. Carl LeVan
The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics, Michael C. Horowitz Reviewed by J. Garry Clifford
Competative Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War, Steven Levitsky and Lucian A. Way Reviewed by Ana Maria Bejarano
Latino Representation in State Houses and Congress, Jason P. Casellas Reviewed by Jaime Dominguez
Constructing Grievances: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics, Elise Giuliano Reviewed by Gerald Easter
Direct Democracy Worldwide, David Altman Reviewed by Michael E. Morrell
The Return: Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev, Daniel Treisman Reviewed by Zoltan Barany
The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, Deborah Brautigam Reviewed by Jonathan Munemo
The Evolution of Modern States: Sweden, Japan, and the United States, Sven Steinmo Reviewed by William R. Thompson