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The Emergence of a Latino Political Ethnicity: 1990 to the Era of Trump
Alan Yang examines how ordinary U.S. Latinos of different national origin ancestries have become an increasingly cohesive panethnic political group since the time of the 1990 Latino National Political Survey. He argues that this trend towards increasing convergence across national origin has been both reinforced and disrupted on questions related to politically relevant sentiments and perceptions two years into the Trump presidency.

pp. 555-606

The Twitter Presidency: How Donald Trump’s Tweets Undermine Democracy and Threaten Us All
Brian L. Ott and Greg Dickinson discuss Donald Trump’s use of Twitter. They argue that this ability to leverage the structural biases of Twitter has eroded the democratic norms and principles that protect against the slide into authoritarianism.

pp. 607-636

Perception and Misperception in U.S.-China Relations
Andrew Scobell assesses contemporary U.S.-China relations. He concludes that bilateral ties are best characterized as full-blown greatpower rivalry. He argues that heightened intensity and persistent hostility is likely due to the powerful impact of pervasive misperceptions and enduring negative images of each other.

pp. 637-664

Conflict Aggravation or Alleviation? A Cross-National Examination of U.S. Military Aid’s Effect on Conflict Dynamics with Insights from Pakistan
Amira Jadoon analyzes the effects of U.S. military aid on conflict dynamics and violence within recipient states. She argues that higher levels of U.S. military aid to states with weak governance structures can inadvertently result in a diffusion rather than elimination of militant organizations and fail to constrain retaliatory attacks.

pp. 665-695

Religious Parties and Ideological Change: A Comparison of Iran and Turkey
Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar and A.Kadir Yildirim examine ideological change within religious parties in Iran and Turkey. They argue that these political parties actively and continuously shift ideological discourse in response to their political context.

pp. 697-723

Is the Republican Party Destroying Itself? (And Why It Needs to Reclaim Its Conservative Ideals), Thomas E. Patterson ; Downfall: The Demise of a President and His Party, Andrew Hacker
Reviewed by Gary Wasserman

pp. 725-729

Power in Peacekeeping, Lise Morjé Howard
Reviewed by Jacob Kathman

pp. 729-731

In the Shadow of the Cold War: American Foreign Policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump, Timothy J. Lynch
Reviewed by Richard Immerman

pp. 731-733

Active Defense: China’s Military Strategy since 1949, M. Taylor Fravel
Reviewed by Andrew Scobell

pp. 733-734

Dangerously Divided: How Race and Class Shape Winning and Losing in American Politics, Zoltan L. Hajnal
Reviewed by Natalie Masuoka

pp. 734-736

Good Enough for Government Work: The Public Reputation Crisis in America (And What We Can Do to Fix It), Amy E. Lerman
Reviewed by Mallory E. Sorelle

pp. 736-737

Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis, Katherine Levine Einstein, David M. Glick and Maxwell Palmer
Reviewed by Mark Paul

pp. 738-739

Beyond the Veil of Knowledge: Triangulating Security, Democracy, and Academic Scholarship, Piki Ish-Shalom
Reviewed by Brent J. Steele

pp. 739-741

Gender, War, and World Order: A Study of Public Opinion, Richard C. Eichenberg
Reviewed by Lihi Ben Shitrit

pp. 741-742

Vengeful Citizens, Violent States: A Theory of War and Revenge, Rachel Stein
Reviewed by Peter Liberman

pp. 743-744

Empire’s Labor: The Global Army That Supports U.S. Wars, Adam Moore
Reviewed by Armin Krishnan

pp. 744-746

Global Development: A Cold War History, Sara Lorenzini
Reviewed by Igor Logvinenko

pp. 746-747

Alien Citizens: The State and Religious Minorities in Turkey and France, Ramazan Kilinç
Reviewed by Aubrey Westfall

pp. 747-749

Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter, Tehama Lopez Bunyasi and Candis Watts Smith
Reviewed by Jessica D. Johnson Carew

pp. 749-751

The Political Constitution: The Case against Judicial Supremacy, Greg Weiner
Reviewed by Rob Robinson

pp. 751-752

Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity, Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes
Reviewed by Maneesh Arora

pp. 753-754

Surprising News: How the Media Affect—and Do Not Affect—Politics, Kenneth Newton
Reviewed by Joshua P. Darr

pp. 754-756

Power in Action: Democracy, Citizenship and Social Justice, Steven Friedman
Reviewed by Eric S. McLaughlin

pp. 756-757

Disrespectful Democracy: The Psychology of Political Incivility, Emily Sydnor
Reviewed by Ian G. Anson

pp. 757-759

Gerrymanders: How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White Supremacy, and Partisan Minorities in Virginia, Brent Tarter
Reviewed by Chad J. Kinsella

pp. 759-760

The Toughest Gun Control Law in the Nation: The Unfulfilled Promise of New York’s SAFE Act, James B. Jacobs and Zoe Fuhr
Reviewed by Alexandra Filindra

pp. 761-762

Donkey Work: Congressional Democrats in Conservative America, Patrick Andelic
Reviewed by Adam Silver

pp. 762-764

The Nature of Constitutional Rights: The Invention and Logic of Strict Judicial Scrutiny, Richard H. Fallon, Jr.
Reviewed by Howard Schweber

pp. 764-765

Ideas of Power: The Politics of American Party Ideology Development, Verlan Lewis
Reviewed by Adam Hilton

pp. 766-767

Restoring the Global Judiciary: Why the Supreme Court Should Rule in U.S. Foreign Affairs, Martin S. Flaherty
Reviewed by Lisa Hager

pp. 767-769

Agents of Disorder: Inside China’s Cultural Revolution, Andrew G. Walder
Reviewed by Joel Andreas

pp. 769-771

Dying for Rights: Putting North Korea’s Human Rights Abuses on the Record, Sandra Fahy
Reviewed by Yangmo Ku

pp. 771-773

The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace, Oscar Jonsson
Reviewed by Lionel Beehner

pp. 773-776

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