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The New Racial Spillover: Donald Trump, Racial Attitudes, and Public Opinion Toward Accountability for Perpetrators and Planners of the January 6 Capitol Attack
JESSE RHODES AND Tatishe M. Nteta explore how racism affects the public’s attitudes towards accountability for those responsible for the January 6 attack on the Capitol. They argue that racial hostility is undermining norms of respect for elections, belief in the peaceful transfer of power, and belief in the rule of law.

pp. 159-176

Anti-Asian Racism and the Rise of Hawkish Mass Opinion in China
D.G. KIM analyzes the Chinese state media coverage of anti-Asian racial violence. Kim argues that this political narrative boosts racial and nationalistic sentiments which in turn garner greater support for hawkish foreign policy.

pp. 177-199

Good Governance and the Partisan Wars: The Effects of Divided Government on Administrative Problem Solving and Oversight Agenda Setting in Congress
Claire Leavitt assesses the effects of partisanship on Congressional oversight by constructing a new, independent, and non-partisan oversight agenda for Congress based on the Government Accountability Office’s biennial “high risk list” of federal agencies and programs most vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse. Leavitt finds a lack of partisan effects on Congress’ ability to investigate these high-risk issues specifically, while confirming the effect of polarization on other types of oversight.

pp. 201-223

Reforming the Bench: Public Support for Supreme Court Institutional Change
ANNA MCCAGHREN FLEMING, MATTHEW D. MONTGOMERY, AND Natalie C. Rogol use a survey experiment to assess how media framing can influence public support for reforms pertaining to packing and term limits of the U.S. Supreme Court. They find that media messages can decrease support for reform, but not increase it.

pp. 225-248

Deterrence Without Mutual Destruction
Samuel Issacharoff reviews David Sloss’s Tyrants on Twitter and reflects upon the book’s argument that the correlation between democratic decline and foreign interference establishes the causal role of the latter. The review article ends with a note of caution on the costs associated with democratic societies closing up in the face of foreign challenge.

pp. 249-255

Coronavirus and Culture War: Blunders, Defiance, and Glimmers of Solidarity
James A. Morone reviews Danielle Allen’s Democracy in a Time of Coronavirus and traces how and why public health fell into the American culture wars. He notes the evolution of a social welfare safety net that emerged during the crisis and concludes by summarizing the epidemic’s toll on Americans.

pp. 257-266

An Anatomy Lesson for Democrats
AZIZ HUQ reviews Stein Ringen’s new book How Democracies Live: Power, Statecraft, and Freedom in Modern Societies. Huq argues that the book inverts the ordinary ‘order of battle’ found in this body of scholarship and, in doing so, generates the question: do we gain more or less insight into the mechanisms and cure for democratic backsliding by starting big (and general), or are we better off reasoning from specific facts?

pp. 267-280

Youth, Generations, and Generational Research
MOLLY ANDOLINA reviews Generation Gap: Why the Baby Boomers Still Dominate American Politics and Culture by Kevin Munger. She discusses the history of generational research as well as recent work about younger cohorts to provide context for understand both the strengths and weaknesses of the book and argues that the field is richer with Munger’s contribution, but that many critical questions remain.

pp. 281-293

The “Stench” of Politics: Polarization and Worldview on the Supreme Court, Joseph Russomanno
Reviewed by Richard L. Hasen

pp. 295-296

The Dragon Roars Back: Transformational Leaders and Dynamics of Chinese Foreign Policy, Suisheng Zhao
Reviewed by Andrew Scobell

pp. 296-297

Hate Speech and Political Violence: Far-Right Rhetoric from the Tea Party to the Insurrection, Robert Y. Shapiro, Brigitte L. Nacos and Yaeli Bloch-Elkon
Reviewed by Curd Benjamin Knüpfer

pp. 298-299

The COVID-19 Intelligence Failure: Why Warning Was Not Enough, Erik J. Dahl
Reviewed by Nikki Ikani

pp. 299-301

Transforming Nuclear Safeguards Culture: The IAEA, Iraq, and the Future of Non-Proliferation, Trevor Findlay
Reviewed by Tristan A. Volpe

pp. 301-302

Making Gender Salient: From Gender Quota Laws to Policy, Ana Catalano Weeks
Reviewed by Katelyn E. Stauffer

pp. 302-304

War, States, and International Order: Alberico Gentili and the Foundational Myth of the Laws of War, Claire Vergerio
Reviewed by Will Smiley

pp. 304-305

Zero Tolerance: Repression and Political Violence on China’s New Silk Road, Phillip B.K. Potter and Chen Wang
Reviewed by Stefanie Kam

pp. 305-307

The Classical and Christian Origins of American Politics: Political Theology, Natural Law, and the American Founding, Kody W. Cooper and Justin Buckley Dyer
Reviewed by Nicholas Higgins

pp. 307-309

Hinge Points: An Inside Look at North Korea’s Nuclear Program, Siegfried S. Hecker and Elliot A. Serbin
Reviewed by Gianluca Spezza

pp. 309-311

Undermining the State from Within: The Institutional Legacies of Civil War in Central America, Rachel A. Schwartz
Reviewed by Lindsay Mayka

pp. 311-313

Legitimacy Politics: Elite Communication and Public Opinion in Global Governance, Lisa Dellmuth and Jonas Tallberg
Reviewed by Richard Clark

pp. 313-315

Democracy Unmoored: Populism and the Corruption of Popular Sovereignty, Samuel Issacharoff
Reviewed by Robert Csehi

pp. 316-317

Eco-Emancipation: An Earthly Politics of Freedom, Sharon R. Krause
Reviewed by Cameron Fioret

pp. 317-319

Making War on the World: How Transnational Violence Reshapes Global Order, Mark Shirk
Reviewed by Chris McIntosh

pp. 319-320

Persuading the Public: The Evolution of Popular Presidential Communication from Washington to Trump, Anne C. Pluta
Reviewed by Yu Ouyang

pp. 321-322

Undue Process: Persecution and Punishment in Autocratic Courts, Fiona Feiang Shen-Bayh
Reviewed by Iza Ding

pp. 322-324

Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis, Eve Darian-Smith
Reviewed by Stefan Cetkovic

pp. 324-326

Diversifying the Courts: Race, Gender, and Judicial Legitimacy, Nancy Scherer
Reviewed by Taneisha Nicole Means

pp. 326-328

Black in White space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life, Elijah Anderson
Reviewed by James Lance Taylor

pp. 328-333

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