New York City and Cosmopolitan Liberalism
BERNARD GIFFORD traces the economic decline of New York City vis-a-vis the rest of the nation to the economic and social policies of the New Deal, the quintessential expression of New York's liberal political ideology. He posits that the recent economic difficulties of New York, coupled with increasing attention to computations on revenue flows between New York and Washington, may lead to a "new" New York political ideology.
Woodrow Wilson's Political Personality: A Reappraisal
Edwin A. Weinstein, JAMES W. ANDERSON, and Arthur S. Link review the literature on Woodrow Wilson's personality, concentrating on the book Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House by Alexander and Juliette George. The authors contend that the Georges' book is based on incorrect assumptions about the relationship between Wilson and his father and offer an alternative view of the dynamics of Wilson's political personality.
Control and Responsibility in the Powerful Professions
Bernard Barber examines the nature of the powerful professions in American society, the extent to which they fulfill their claims to effective self-regulation and public responsibility, the criticisms to which these professions are subjected, and the reforms suggested for them.
The Impact of The American Voter on Political Science
Gerald M. Pomper discusses the impact of the classic study of electoral behavior, The American Voter. He analyzes the sources of its influence, identifies disputed propositions from this seminal work, and suggests directions for future work in this field.
Spain Tries Democracy Again
Michael Roskin analyzes Spain's first free elections in forty-one years. He characterizes them as "shakedown" elections in which too many parties and personalities competed for a basically moderate electorate and learned some lessons in political science.
Origins of the Cold War: Some Clues from Public Opinion
George H. Quester argues that an examination of American and foreign public opinion for the years after 1945 can shed new light on the issue of "who started the cold war?" A crucial finding is that such opinion saw the cold war as emerging only slowly and gradually, rather than erupting directly at the end of World War II.
The Effect of Incumbency on Voting in Congressional Elections, 1964-1974
Candice J. Nelson shows a strong tendency among voters in congressional elections to deviate from their party affiliation when one of the candidates is an incumbent from the opposite party.
The Liberal Heresy: Origins and Historical Development, Massimo Salvadori Reviewed by Peter Stern
Chance and Circumstance: The Draft, The War, and the Vietnam Generation, Lawrence M. Baskir and William A. Strauss Reviewed by John O'Sullivan
Dragon and Eagle--United States-China Relations: Past and Future, Michel Oksenberg and Robert B. Oxnam Reviewed by Bruce Douglass
Israel: The Embattled Ally, Nadav Safran Reviewed by Lewis Brownstein
The Marshall Plan Summer: An Eyewitness Report on Europe and the Russians in 1947, Thomas A. Bailey Reviewed by John Gimbel
The Soviet Union and International Oil Politics, Arthur Klinghoffer Reviewed by Ben Fischer
Conflict Among Nations: Bargaining, Decision Making, and System Structure in International Crises, Paul Diesing and Glenn Snyder Reviewed by Michael P. Sullivan
Command Decision and the Presidency: A Study in National Security Policy and Organization, R. Gordon Hoxie Reviewed by Edward A. Kolodziej
Can Business Management Save the Cities, David Rogers Reviewed by Emanuel S. Savas
Decision to Prosecute: Organization and Public Policy in the Antitrust Division, Suzanne Weaver Reviewed by Martin A. Levin
Counsel for the United States: U.S. Attorneys in the Political and Legal Systems, James Eisenstein Reviewed by Austin Sarat
The Investigators: Managing FBI and Narcotics Agents, James Q. Wilson Reviewed by Athan Theoharis
Stability, Security, and Continuity: Mr. Justice Burton and Decision- Making in the Supreme Court 1945-1958, Mary Frances Berry Reviewed by David N. Atkinson
The Case-or-Controversy Provision, James E. Radcliffe Reviewed by David Fellman
State Policies and Federal Programs: Priorities and Constraints, Peter Passell and Leonard Ross Reviewed by Thomas R. Dye
Big-City Police, Robert M. Fogelson Reviewed by Ira Katznelson
The Cop Who Would Be King: The Honorable Frank Rizzo, Joseph R. Daughen and Peter Binzen Reviewed by Peter Bachrach
Metropolitan Financing and Growth Management Policies: Principles and Practice, George F. Break Reviewed by Richard Lehne
Protest, Politics, and Prosperity: Black Americans and White Institutions, 1940-75, Dorothy K. Newman Reviewed by Harrell R. Rodgers
Black Labor and the American Legal System, vol. 1, Race, Work, and the Law, Herbert Hill Reviewed by Daniel J. Leab
Cancer Crusade: The Story of the National Cancer Act of 1971, Richard A. Rettig Reviewed by Boyd R. Keenan
Comprehensive Income Taxation, Joseph A. Pechman Reviewed by Duncan K. Foley
Welfare: The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States, Martin Anderson Reviewed by Sheila B. Kamerman
Unemployment in History: Economic Thought and Public Policy, John A. Garraty Reviewed by Lowell K. Dyson
The Making of Political Women: A Study of Socialization and Role Conflict, Rita Mae Kelly and Mary Boutilier Reviewed by Jessie Bernard
The Pay Board's Progress: Wage Controls in Phase II, Arnold P. Weber Reviewed by Cordelia Reimers
British Foreign Policy under Sir Edward Grey, F. H. Hinsley Reviewed by Robert L. Jervis
Technical Change and British Naval Policy, 1860-1939, Bryan Ranft Reviewed by Robert L. Jervis
Political Integration and Disintegration in the British Isles, Anthony H. Birch Reviewed by Michael Hechter
The Supreme Soviet: Politics and the Legislative Process in the Soviet Political System, Peter Vanneman Reviewed by Peter H. Juviler
The Rise and Fall of the Cyprus Republic, Kyriacos C. Markides Reviewed by George L. Sherry
Revolution and the Transformation of Societies, S. N. Eisenstadt Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser
China's Future: Foreign Policy and Economic Development in the Post-Mao Era, Allen S. Whiting and Robert F. Dernberger Reviewed by Thomas P. Bernstein
The Foreign Policy of Modern Japan, Robert A. Scalapino Reviewed by Akira Iriye
Policy Making in Contemporary Japan, T. J. Pempel Reviewed by Nathaniel B. Thayer
Repression and Repressive Violence, Marjo Hoefnagels Reviewed by Mostafa Rejai
The Politics of Solzhenitsyn, Stephen Carter Reviewed by Maurice Friedberg