Report X Marks the Spot: The British Government’s Deceptive Dossier on Iraq and WMD
Eric Herring and PIERS ROBINSON evaluate the British government’s claims for war against Iraq through a critical evaluation of the Iraq Dossier, which was published in September 2002. They argue that government ofﬁcials, through intentional distortion and exaggeration of intelligence, pursued a campaign of deceptive organized political persuasion.
Presidential Reelection Fundraising from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama
BRENDAN J. DOHERTY analyzes President Obama’s unprecedented reelection fundraising. He discusses the implications of these developments for governance, for the president’s role as party leader, for Obama’s second term in the White House, and for future presidents.
U.S. House Incumbent Fundraising and Spending in a Post-Citizens United and Post-McCutcheon World
Eric S. Heberlig and BRUCE A. LARSON examine how the changing campaign ﬁnance landscape affects the resources available to those who consider running for political ofﬁce. As incumbents running for the U.S. House of Representatives distribute more funds among themselves, less gets shared with potential new recruits.
Sanctions, Regime Type, and Democratization: Lessons from U.S.–Central American Relations in the 1980s
C. WILLIAM WALLDORF, JR. discusses sanctions and their effectiveness to promote democracy and human rights. He draws from a set of historical cases in Latin America and argues that his ﬁndings have direct policy implications for present day sanctions against countries like Burma and Syria.
Clientelism with Chinese Characteristics: Local Patronage Networks in Post-Reform China
WOOYEAL PAIK and RICHARD BAUM argue that a growing number of Chinese feel frustrated by and alienated from local government agencies. They argue that clientelist alliances constitute a growing threat to the stability of the Chinese Communist party.
Perspectives on Higher Education and the American Dream: A Review Essay
C. ANTHONY BROH reviews Suzanne Mettler’s Degrees of Inequality and discusses the participation of private, for-proﬁt institutions in higher education. He ﬁnds that several admissions and ﬁnancial aid practices in all sectors of higher education stratify family choices while perpetuating economic inequality.
Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, John Paul Stevens Reviewed by Geoffrey R. Stone
More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures, Susan J. Carroll and Kira Sanbonmatsu Reviewed by Karen Beckwith
Financing Medicaid: Federalism and the Growth of America’s Health Care Safety Net, Shanna Rose Reviewed by Frank J. Thompson
Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, Christina M. Greer Reviewed by Wilbur C. Rich
The Pathologies of Power: Fear, Honor, Glory, and Hubris in U.S. Foreign Policy, Christopher J. Fettweis Reviewed by Graham Dodds
No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad, Daniel S. Markey Reviewed by Sumit Ganguly
Whose Rights? Counterterrorism and the Dark Side of American Public Opinion, Clem Brooks and Jeff Manza Reviewed by SHANA KUSHNER GADARIAN
Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century, Joseph F. Kett Reviewed by S. ADAM SEAGRAVE
Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition, Lewis Perry Reviewed by CHARLES DISALVO
Fictive Kinship, Catherine Lee Reviewed by Peter J. Spiro
Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy, Erik J. Engstrom Reviewed by SETH C. MCKEE
Model Immigrants and Undesirable Aliens: The Cost of Immigration Reform in the 1990s, Christina Gerken Reviewed by MADDALENA MARINARI
Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto Reviewed by JORGE CAÑIZARES-ESGUERRA
The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment, Corrine M. McConnaughy Reviewed by SHANNON M. RISK
A Storm over This Court: Law, Politics, and Supreme Court Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey D. Hockett Reviewed by SABRINA ZIRKEL
Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future, Michael G. Miller Reviewed by Brian E. Adams
The Death of the Income Tax: A Progressive Consumption Tax and the Path to Fiscal Reform, Daniel S. Goldberg Reviewed by JASON OH
Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era, Saladin Ambar Reviewed by FELIX GERMAIN
The Contested Removal Power, 1789–2010, J. David Alvis, Jeremy D. Bailey and F. Flagg Taylor IV Reviewed by MATTHEW S. BROGDON
Coming of Political Age: American Schools and the Civic Development of Immigrant Youth, Rebecca M. Callahan and Chandra Muller Reviewed by SARA Z. POGGIO
How Change Happens—Or Doesn’t: The Politics of U.S. Public Policy, Elaine C. Kamarck Reviewed by ROB A. DELEO
The American Political Landscape, Byron E. Shafer and Richard H. Spady Reviewed by Robert A. Jackson
The Education of an Anti-Imperialist: Robert La Follette and U.S. Expansion, Richard Drake Reviewed by Edward Rhodes
Political Parties in Africa: Ethnicity and Party Formation, Sebastian Elischer Reviewed by Michael Bratton
The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper: Civil–Military Relations and the United Nations, Arturo C. Sotomayor Reviewed by CRAIG ARCENEAUX
Making Constitutions: Presidents, Parties and Institutional Choice in Latin America, Gabriel L. Negretto Reviewed by TOM GINSBURG
A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War, Isabel V. Hull Reviewed by Tanisha M. Fazal
America Inc? Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State, Linda Weiss Reviewed by MARK ZACHARY TAYLOR
No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security, Thomas M. Nichols Reviewed by Todd S. Sechser
The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago, and Paris, Yue Zhang Reviewed by MAX PAGE