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Conceptualizing Containment: The Iranian Threat and the Future of Gulf Security
ZACHARY K. GOLDMAN and MIRA RAPP-HOOPER discuss American security interests in the Persian Gulf region and the prospects for effective cooperation among Gulf states to contain Iran. They find that it is unlikely that the United States will be able to establish a containment regime that relies upon the Gulf Cooperation Council and that informal, bilateral ties to states in the region are a preferable policy recourse. 

pp. 589-616

Philosophical Pragmatism and the Constitutional Watershed of 1912
TRYGVE THRONTVEIT argues that intellectuals and activists indebted to the pragmatist tradition of American philosophy decisively shaped the debate between Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson during the election of 1912. 

pp. 617-651

Did Bush Democratize the Middle East? The Effects of External–Internal Linkages
Bruce Gilley examines how the so-called Freedom Agenda of President George W. Bush affected politics in the Middle East. He concludes that this agenda generally exerted positive effects on democratic change in the region, although often working in unintended ways and usually interacting with domestic factors. 

pp. 653-685

International Influence, Domestic Activism, and Gay Rights in Argentina
OMAR G. ENCARNACIÓN explores the development of gay rights in Argentina. He focuses on the role of gay rights activists as internal filters of international gay rights trends and on their capacity for molding their strategies to the domestic environment. 

pp. 687-716

The India Lobby and the Nuclear Agreement with India
DINSHAW MISTRY discusses the campaign of Indian-American lobbying for a civilian nuclear agreement with India. He argues that Indian Americans were part of a broader “India lobby” which helped advance legislation on the civilian nuclear agreement through Congress. 

pp. 717-746

A Presidential Nation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures, Michael A. Genovese
Reviewed by JULIA R. AZARI

pp. 747-748

The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960–2010, Crawford Young
Reviewed by Gretchen Bauer

pp. 748-750

The Undeserving Rich: American Beliefs about Inequality, Opportunity, and Redistribution, Leslie McCall
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro

pp. 750-753

Coping with Crisis: Government Reactions to the Great Recession, Nancy Bermeo and Jonas Pontusson, eds.

pp. 753-754

The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew, David K. Twigg ; The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities, Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright
Reviewed by Patrick S. Roberts

pp. 755-757

China and Africa: A Century of Engagement, David H. Shinn and Joshua Eisenman
Reviewed by IAN TAYLOR

pp. 757-758

Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior: Growing Power and Alarm, George J. Gilboy and Eric Heginbotham

pp. 759-760

Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.–Egyptian Alliance, JASON BROWNLEE

pp. 760-762

Security Integration in Europe: How Knowledge-based Networks Are Transforming the European Union, MAI’A K. DAVIS CROSS
Reviewed by ANDREW T. WOLFF

pp. 762-763

American Journalism and International Relations: Foreign Correspondence from the Early Republic to the Digital Era, Giovanna Dell’Orto
Reviewed by HOLLI A. SEMETKO

pp. 763-765

At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America, Howard Ball
Reviewed by JAMES M. HOEFLER

pp. 765-766

Deficits, Debt, and the New Politics of Tax Policy, Dennis S. Ippolito
Reviewed by BARBARA L. NEUBY

pp. 766-768

Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government, Jeffrey A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III
Reviewed by Chris Den Hartog

pp. 768-769

Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter, Sally J. Kenney
Reviewed by Susan Gluck Mezey

pp. 770-771

Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch, Sean Gailmard and John W. Patty
Reviewed by Michael M. Ting

pp. 771-772

Limited Government and the Bill of Rights, Patrick M. Garry
Reviewed by Ralph A. Rossum

pp. 773-774

Mexican Inclusion: The Origins of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Texas and the Southwest, Matthew Gritter
Reviewed by DAVID A. BADILLO

pp. 774-775

No Citizen Left Behind, Meira Levinson
Reviewed by ANAND R. MARRI

pp. 776-777

On Voter Competence, Paul Goren
Reviewed by MARTHA KROPF

pp. 777-778

Open for Business: Conservatives’ Opposition to Environmental Regulation, Judith A. Layzer

pp. 778-780

Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication, James P. Farwell

pp. 780-781

Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns, Christopher B. Chapp

pp. 781-783

Rethinking Anti-Americanism: The History of an Exceptional Concept in American Foreign Relations, Max Paul Friedman
Reviewed by Sophie Meunier

pp. 783-785

Strength in Numbers: The Political Power of Weak Interests, Gunnar Trumbull

pp. 785-786

The Political Philosophy of Alexander Hamilton, Michael P. Federici
Reviewed by JAMES H. READ

pp. 786-788

The Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation, Diane J. Heith

pp. 788-789

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, Jeanne Theoharis
Reviewed by Clayborne Carson

pp. 789-791

Up against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success, Rose Corrigan
Reviewed by CARRIE N. BAKER

pp. 791-792

Global Health and International Relations, Colin McInnes and Kelley Lee

pp. 792-794

Electoral Systems and Political Context: How the Effects of Rules Vary across New and Established Democracies, Robert G. Moser and Ethan Scheiner
Reviewed by NOAM LUPU

pp. 794-795

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