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The Varieties of Collective Financial Statecraft: The BRICS and China
SAORI N. KATADA, CYNTHIA ROBERTS, and Leslie Elliott Armijo examine the collective financial statecraft initiatives implemented by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), five emerging powers important internationally and in their respective regions. They argue that BRICS cooperation has been surprisingly successful thus far.

pp. 403-433

Chinese Thinking on the South China Sea and the Future of Regional Security
FENG ZHANG finds that the ongoing debates among diverse Chinese actors and interest groups, suggest that China has not developed a distinct or coherent strategy toward the South China Sea. He argues that the future of Chinese policy remains dependent upon the outcome of this debate and the interactions between China and other countries involved in the region.

pp. 435-466

“Whither We Are Tending”: Interrogating the Retrenchment Narrative in U.S. Environmental Policy
DAVID J. SOUSA and Christopher McGrory Klyza argue that environmental policy moves in the direction favored by environmentalists due to the strong statutes that constitute the policy landscape. They find that this runs counter to the retrenchment narrative, which argues the opposite.

pp. 467-494

Making America Grate Again: The “Italianization” of American Politics and the Future of Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Donald J. Trump
DAVID G. HAGLUND, MARCO CLEMENTI, and ANDREA LOCATELLI reflect on analogies drawn between President Donald Trump and two Italian counterparts: Benito Mussolini and Silvio Berlusconi. They conclude that while the former is widely off the mark, the latter provides some insight. They argue that a Berlusconi type Trump administration will prove challenging for transatlantic relations.

pp. 495-525

The Racial Gap in Wait Times: Why Minority Precincts Are Underserved by Local Election Officials
STEPHEN PETTIGREW demonstrates that voters in mostly minority electoral precincts wait considerably longer than those in predominantly white precincts. He finds that a considerable amount of this racial gap can be attributed to logistical decisions made by local election officials.

pp. 527-547

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government, Larry M. Bartels and Christopher H. Achen

pp. 549-550

The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act, Justin J. Wert, Charles S. Bullock I I I and Ronald Keith Gaddie

pp. 550-551

Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act, Daniel Béland, Philip Rocco and Alex Waddan
Reviewed by Michael K. Gusmano

pp. 551-553

Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order, Hal Brands
Reviewed by TOM LONG

pp. 553-555

The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa, Kate Baldwin
Reviewed by Michael G. Schatzberg

pp. 555-556

Presidential Power: Theories and Dilemmas, John P. Burke
Reviewed by Diane J. Heith

pp. 556-558

The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race, Melanye T. Price
Reviewed by Michael Javen Fortner

pp. 558-559

Chinese Nuclear Proliferation: How Global Politics Is Transforming China’s Weapons Buildup and Modernization, Susan Turner Haynes
Reviewed by David Bachman

pp. 559-561

Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century, Sumit Ganguly
Reviewed by PAUL KAPUR

pp. 561-562

Escaping Jurassic Government: How to Recover America’s Lost Commitment to Competence, Donald F. Kettl
Reviewed by Bryan D. Jones

pp. 562-564

Pivotal Countries, Alternate Futures: Using Scenarios to Manage American Strategy, Michael F. Oppenheimer
Reviewed by Marcus Holmes

pp. 564-565

The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences, Barak Mendelsohn
Reviewed by Austin Long

pp. 565-567

High-Table Diplomacy: The Reshaping of International Security Institutions, Kjell Engelbrekt
Reviewed by David A. Deese

pp. 567-569

The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World, Marwan M. Kraidy

pp. 569-570

The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All, Simon Reid-Henry
Reviewed by DANIEL P. HAWES

pp. 570-572

Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation, James W. Endersby and William T. Horner

pp. 572-573

International Pecking Orders: The Politics and Practice of Multilateral Diplomacy, Vincent Pouliot
Reviewed by Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

pp. 573-575

Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, and Democracy in Nigeria, Darren Kew
Reviewed by A. Carl LeVan

pp. 575-577

Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution, Omar G. Encarnación
Reviewed by JORDI DÍEZ

pp. 577-578

Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism, Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon
Reviewed by George Ross

pp. 578-580

Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines, Paul G. Lewis, Doris Marie Provine, Monica W. Varsanyi and Scott H. Decker
Reviewed by Kristen Hill Maher

pp. 580-581

Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans, Sangay K. Mishra
Reviewed by Natalie Masuoka

pp. 581-583

Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United Kingdom, Timothy P.R. Weaver

pp. 583-584

The War After the War: The Struggle for Credibility During America’s Exit from Vietnam, Johannes Kadura
Reviewed by SIMON TONER

pp. 584-586

Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right, Melissa Deckman

pp. 586-587

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