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America First? Explaining Continuity and Change in Trump’s Foreign Policy
Paul K. MacDonald examines shifts in American foreign policy during the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. He finds that Trump has not disrupted American foreign policy as dramatically as he promised, and that his choices appear driven more by domestic and bureaucratic politics than an overarching vision.

pp. 401-434

The Puzzle of Democratic Divergence in the Arab World: Theory Confronts Experience in Egypt and Tunisia
EVA BELLIN explores the divergent political trajectories pursued by Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring. She argues that factors such as socio-economic development, mass culture, and prior regime character were less consequential in shaping the chances of democratic transition than were factors such as civil society, the character of the military, and leadership.

pp. 435-474

The De-Institutionalization of Congress
ANTHONY J. CHERGOSKY and Jason M. Roberts argue that institutional changes in the United States Congress have eroded its capacity to enact laws and perform its essential duties. They maintain that the poor performance of Congress in recent years has resulted from these structural reforms which may not be permanent, but are difficult to reverse.

pp. 475-495

Bipolarity and the Future of U.S.-China Relations
RICHARD MAHER discusses the prospect of returning to a bipolar international system characterized by U.S.-China bipolarity. He argues that the consequences and implications will diverge in several respects from those that prevailed under the U.S.-Soviet bipolarity of the Cold War era.

pp. 497-525

Federalism and the Politics of Bottom-Up Social Policy Diffusion in the United States, Mexico, and Canada
DANIEL BÉLAND, ANAHELY MEDRANO, and Philip Rocco investigate how social policies adopted at the substate level in Canada, Mexico, and the United States impacted policy reform at the national level. Their comparative analysis sheds light on the role of institutional structures and policy networks in shaping what they call “bottom up” social policy diffusion.

pp. 527-560

Hard Target: Sanctions, Inducements, and the Case of North Korea, Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland
Reviewed by Bryan R. Early

pp. 561-562

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power, Howard W. French
Reviewed by Xiaoyu Pu

pp. 562-564

Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union, Harold D. Clarke, Matthew Goodwin and Paul Whiteley
Reviewed by Thomas S. Robinson

pp. 564-565

Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP, Joshua D. Farrington ; Conservative but Not Republican: The Paradox of Party Identification and Ideology among African Americans, Tasha S. Philpot
Reviewed by Andra Gillespie

pp. 565-569

Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections: Elite Cues and Cross-Ethnic Voting, Andrea Benjamin
Reviewed by Pearl K. Ford Dowe

pp. 569-570

Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics, Nicholas R. Seabrook
Reviewed by Richard Born

pp. 570-572

Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion, Paul Frymer
Reviewed by Thomas Ogorzalek

pp. 572-574

Between Military Rule and Democracy: Regime Consolidation in Greece, Turkey, and Beyond, Yaprak Gürsoy
Reviewed by EVA BELLIN

pp. 574-576

Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence after the Cold War, Terence Roehrig
Reviewed by Alexandre Debs

pp. 576-577

Tokens of Power: Rethinking War, Ann Hironaka
Reviewed by Joslyn Barnhart

pp. 577-579

The Forgotten Front: Patron-Client Relationships in Counterinsurgency, Walter C. Ladwig III
Reviewed by Renanah F. Miles

pp. 579-580

Optimizing Cyberdeterrence: A Comprehensive Strategy for Preventing Foreign Cyberattacks, Robert Mandel
Reviewed by Herbert Lin

pp. 580-582

Democracy Against Domination, K. Sabeel Rahman
Reviewed by Meghan Condon

pp. 582-584

The Rise of the Representative: Lawmakers and Constituents in Colonial America, Peverill Squire
Reviewed by Paul Musselwhite

p. 584

The Accountability State: U.S. Federal Inspectors General and the Pursuit of Democratic Integrity, Nadia Hilliard
Reviewed by Christopher Carrigan

pp. 585-587

The Balance Gap: Working Mothers and the Limits of the Law, Sarah Cote Hampson
Reviewed by Caitlyn Collins

pp. 587-589

Bureaucracy in America: The Administrative State's Challenge to Constitutional Government, Joseph Postell
Reviewed by John Sivolella

pp. 589-590

Agenda Crossover: The Influence of State Delegations in Congress, Sarah A. Treul
Reviewed by Jennifer L. Selin

pp. 590-592

Judicial Independence and the American Constitution: A Democratic Paradox, Martin H. Redish
Reviewed by Matthew P. Hitt

pp. 592-593

First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home, Jill Abraham Hummer
Reviewed by Sara R. Kitsch

pp. 593-595

The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty: Restoring Law and Order on Wall Street, Mary Kreiner Ramirez and Steven A. Ramirez
Reviewed by Todd Haugh

pp. 595-596

Health Divided: Public Health and Individual Medicine in the Making of the Modern American State, Daniel Sledge
Reviewed by Michael K. Gusmano

pp. 596-598

Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy, David A. Nichols
Reviewed by Patrick Maney

pp. 598-599

Islamophobia and Racism in America, Erik Love

pp. 599-601

The Enigma of Presidential Power: Parties, Policies and Strategic Uses of Unilateral Action, Fang-Yi Chiou and Lawrence S. Rothenberg
Reviewed by Yu Ouyang

pp. 601-602

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