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American Grand Strategy and the Rise of Offensive Realism

Ionut Popescu outlines the principles of a new American grand strategy grounded in an offensive realist theoretical framework. He argues that offensive realism is better suited to the new era of geopolitical competition with China and Russia.

pp. 375-405
 

Beyond Likely Voters: An Event Analysis of Conservative Political Outreach

Angie M. Bautista-Chavez and Sarah E. James look at the constituency-building strategies of three politically conservative organizations designed to reach veterans, millennials, and Latinos. They show how these organizations vary their outreach tactics to align the target audience with the political right.

pp. 407-443
 

Hazy Accountability in a Federal System: The Role of Air Quality in Gubernatorial Performance Evaluation

Bradford H. Bishop and Jason A. Kalmbach discuss whether citizens hold state governors accountable for local air quality. They argue that their findings suggest that the public holds the president accountable for air quality, but not the governor.

pp. 445-475
 

A Prologue to Manifest Destiny: Why Britain Allowed the United States’ Unchallenged Rise in North America, 1836–1848

Dong Jung Kim analyzes why Britain did not respond militarily to the United States’ massive territorial expansion during the period of 1836–1848. Building on leading theories of great power politics, he argues that three considerations constrain a leading power’s military behavior against a rising power.

pp. 477-506
 

Political Groups, Coordination Costs, and Credible Communication in the Shadow of Power

BRANDON K. YODER, KURT TAYLOR GAUBATZ and Rachel A. Schutte argue that when political actors adopt public discourse that misrepresents their preferences, they risk hindering the effectiveness of private discussion required for them to meet their goals.

pp. 507-536

The Government-Citizen Disconnect, Suzanne Mettler
Reviewed by Christopher Wlezien

pp. 537-538
 

Prius or Pickup? How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide, Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler
Reviewed by Christopher M. Federico

pp. 538-540

Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction, David Bateman, Ira Katznelson and John S. Lapinski
Reviewed by Paul E. Herron

pp. 540-541
 

Why Journalism Still Matters, Michael Schudson
Reviewed by Benjamin Toff

pp. 542-543
 

Grand Improvisations: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945–1957, Derek Leebaert
Reviewed by Richard Immerman

pp. 543-545
 

Russia’s Military Revival, Bettina Renz
Reviewed by Matthew J. Schmidt

pp. 545-546
 

Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself, Frances McCall Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro
Reviewed by Jacob R. Neiheisel

pp. 546-548
 

Handcuffs and Chain Link: Criminalizing the Undocumented in America, Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien
Reviewed by R. Andrés Guzmán

pp. 548-549

Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation, Abigail Fisher Williamson
Reviewed by George Hawley

pp. 550-551
 

Political Corruption and Scandals in Japan, Matthew M. Carlson and Steven R. Reed
Reviewed by Saadia M. Pekkanen

pp. 551-553
 

Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics, J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood
Reviewed by Adam M. Enders

pp. 553-554

Migrants and Political Change in Latin America, Luis F. Jiménez
Reviewed by Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz

pp. 555-556
 

Religious Statecraft: The Politics of Islam in Iran, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar
Reviewed by Günes Murat Tezcür

pp. 556-558
 

Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan, Daniel M. Smith
Reviewed by Carlos Velasco Rivera

pp. 558-560
 

Blaming China: It Might Feel Good But It Won’t Fix America’s Economy, Benjamin Shobert
Reviewed by Ka Zeng

pp. 560-561

Campaign Finance Complexity: Before Campaigning Retain an Attorney, Mary Jo McGowan Shepherd
Reviewed by David L. Wiltse

pp. 561-563
 

Child Labor in America: The Epic Legal Struggle to Protect Children, John A. Fliter
Reviewed by Elisabeth Anderson

pp. 563-564
 

Empire of the People: Settler Colonialism and the Foundations of Modern Democratic Thought, Adam Dahl
Reviewed by Michael Gorup

pp. 565-566
 

Our Frontier Is the World: The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy, Mischa Honeck
Reviewed by Michael Rosenthal

pp. 566-568
 

From Politics to the Pews: How Partisanship and the Political Environment Shape Religious Identity, Michele F. Margolis
Reviewed by Matthew D. Luttig

pp. 568-569

Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable, Bill Schneider
Reviewed by Kristen Coopie

pp. 570-571
 

We Decide! Theories and Cases in Participatory Democracy, Michael Menser
Reviewed by Hollie Russon Gilman

pp. 571-573
 

Indecision in American Legislatures, Jeffrey J. Harden and Justin H. Kirkland
Reviewed by Adam Cayton

pp. 573-574
 

California Greenin’: How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader, David Vogel
Reviewed by Leah C. Stokes

pp. 574-576
 

People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation in America, from FDR to Reagan, Steven Attewell
Reviewed by Stephen Pimpare

pp. 576-577

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