The Dimensions, Origins, and Consequences of Belief in Donald Trump’s Big Lie
Gary C. Jacobson examines the dimensions of belief in Trump’s big lie of a stolen election: its origins and the conditions that sustain it, its effect on the Republican Party, and its impact on the 2022 midterm elections. He concludes that belief in the big lie is both a reflection of and potent contributor to political discord in the United States.
Police Unions, Race, and Trust in the Police
DANIEL DISALVO AND MATTHEW NAGLER look at the effect of police unionization on trust in the police and, in particular, in mediating the adverse impacts of police killings of civilians on trust within the U.S. multiracial context. They find that in jurisdictions where police bargain collectively the drop in non-black trust is effectively eliminated, suggesting that police unionization essentially abets the polarization of trust in the police between blacks and non-blacks.
Counting Like a State: The Politics of Intergovernmental Partnerships in the 2020 Census
Philip Rocco analyzes variation in state and local government investments in the implementation of the 2020 census. He argues that census investments depend on the salience of the 2020 count to public officials, the governing coalition’s partisan identities and incentives, and the availability of subnational institutional capacity for census operations.
Taking Ideas Seriously in Political Science: The Diffusion of Presidentialism in Latin America after Independence
CRAIG PARSON, ADOLFO GARCÉ, AND DANIEL BÉLAND survey the asymmetrical status of “ideational theorizing” in political science and present and assess methodological and epistemological views that underlie the asymmetry. They illustrate their arguments empirically by examining Latin American constitutional choice. They argue that the Latin American case illustrates that there are good reasons to think that an ideational account connects in more concrete ways to available evidence than leading alternative hypotheses about constitutional choice.
Impending Civil Strife or Further Evidence of Non-Attitudes? A Review Article
Shanto Iyengar reviews Radical American Partisanship: Mapping Violent Hostility, Its Causes, and Consequences for Democracy by Nathan P. Kalmoe and Lilliana Mason. He summarizes the authors’ key findings on the psychological antecedents of support for violence and the political contexts that either facilitate or discourage outbreaks of violence. He enumerates a set of reservations concerning both the authors’ conceptualization of political violence as an extension of partisanship and key elements of their research design.
Is There a Wave of Right-Wing Terrorism? A Review Article
Daniel Byman uses Waves of Global Terrorism: From 1879 to the Present by David Rapoport as a take-off point to discuss more broadly right-wing violence today drawing on past waves and identifies unique characteristics of the present danger. He argues that to better fight rightwing violence, it is vital to resource law enforcement, work with technology companies, and improve the overall political debate.
Staying True to the Founding Principles: A Review Article
JOSEPH BESSETTE reviews In the Nation that Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story by Kermit Roosevelt III. He challenges that author’s argument that Americans fundamentally misunderstand the nation’s founding principles as articulated in the Declaration of Independence of 1776 and argues that Roosevelt’s view is bereft of support in the historical record.
Making Constituencies: Representation as Mobilization in Mass Democracy, Lisa Jane Disch Reviewed by Anthoula Malkopoulou
Mythologies without End: The US, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917–2020, Jerome Slater Reviewed by Ian S. Lustick
States, Markets, and Foreign Aid, Simone Dietrich Reviewed by Tana Johnson
Diversity’s Child: People of Color and the Politics of Identity, Efrén O. Pérez Reviewed by Benjamin Marquez
Seeking the Bomb: Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation, Vipin Narang Reviewed by Debak Das
Protesting Jordan: Geographies of Power and Dissent, Jillian Schwedler Reviewed by Karen Culcasi
From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party, Tony Saich Reviewed by Junyan Jiang
Intelligence Analysis and Policy Making: The Canadian Experience, Thomas Juneau and Stephanie Carvin Reviewed by Patrick F. Walsh
On Account of Sex: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Making of Gender Equality Law, Philippa Strum Reviewed by KATHERINE TURK
Rioting for Representation: Local Ethnic Mobilization in Democratizing Countries, Risa J. Toha Reviewed by Sana Jaffrey
Popular Dictatorships: Crises, Mass Opinion, and the Rise of Electoral Authoritarianism, Aleksander Matovski Reviewed by Hannah S. Chapman
China’s Rise in the Global South: The Middle East, Africa, and Beijing’s Alternative World Order, Dawn C. Murphy Reviewed by Robert Sutter
Worldly Shame: Ethos in Action, Manu Samnotra Reviewed by Colleen Larkin
Pakistan’s Pathway to the Bomb: Ambitions, Politics, and Rivalries, Mansoor Ahmed Reviewed by C. CHRISTINE FAIR
African Interventions: State Militaries, Foreign Powers, and Rebel Forces, Jeffrey Pickering and Emizet F. Kisangani Reviewed by Sema Hande Ogutcu-Fu
Small Power: How Local Parties Shape Elections, Michael G. Miller, David Doherty and Conor M. Dowling Reviewed by Jonathan L. Wharton
The Diplomatic Presidency: American Foreign Policy from FDR to George H. W. Bush, Tizoc Victor Chavez Reviewed by Thomas Tunstall Allcock
The Cost of Doing Politics: How Partisanship and Public Opinion Shape Corporate Influence, Jane L. Sumner Reviewed by Zhao Li
Undoing the Liberal World Order: Progressive Ideals and Political Realities Since World War II, Leon Fink Reviewed by Thomas W. Zeiler
Islam, Justice, and Democracy, Sabri Ciftci Reviewed by Dilshod Achilov
The Senate: From White Supremacy to Governmental Gridlock, Daniel Wirls Reviewed by Jamie L Carson
Educating Egypt: Civic Values and Ideological Struggles, Linda Herrera Reviewed by Laurie A. Brand
Presidential Control over Administration: A New Historical Analysis of Public Finance Policymaking, 1929-2018, Patrick O’Brien Reviewed by Nicholas F. Jacobs
Real Americans: National Identity, Violence, and the Constitution, Jared A. Goldstein Reviewed by Robert L. Tsai
Averting Doomsday: Arms Control During the Nixon Presidency, Patrick J. Garrity and Erin R. Mahan Reviewed by Amy J. Nelson