Theater Nuclear Forces: Public Opinion in Western Europe
Bruce Russett and Donald R. Deluca look at European public opinion data on nuclear arms deployment and arms control. They argue that the data refute charges that Europeans are becoming neutralist, pacifist, or anti-American, but confirm that Europeans have serious doubts about the prudence of contemporary American leaders.
The NATO Decision on Theater Nuclear Forces
Raymond L. Garthoff reviews the NATO decision of 1979 on deploying new intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe. He finds that among the complex considerations underlying that decision, reassurance of the Western Alliance itself was at least as important as deterrence of the Soviet Union.
The Environmental Mandate: Activists and the Electorate
Laura M. Lake analyzes the environmental mandate of the 1970s and argues that the recent stalemate over renewing environmental laws is due to a misperception of the nature of public support. She finds that the environmental mandate is broad and long-lived and that the environmentalist electorate contrasts sharply with the stereotype of the environmental movement.
Worker Participation and Worker Discontent in the Soviet Union
Charles E. Ziegler examines the sources of worker dissatisfaction in the USSR and the attempts of the Soviet regime to cope with this discontent through expanded participation. He contends that the regime's strategy has been moderately effective in reducing worker dissatisfaction and that the politicization of Soviet workers has remained inchoate.
Eisenhower as Party Leader
Cornelius P. Cotter discusses the party leadership record of a president, Dwight Eisenhower, who was assumed to have eschewed a party role. He finds that Eisenhower had a clear conception of how the party related to his administration and consistently sought to influence the organization, leadership, and staffing of the Republican National Committee and to strengthen the party in the states.
The Congressional Veto and Administrative Rulemaking
William West and Joseph Cooper focus on the congressional veto as a means of controlling administrative rulemaking. They contend that criticisms of the veto are based on faulty assumptions concerning the legislative and administrative process and that the veto, if structured properly, can have a salutary effect as an oversight device in many areas of administrative rulemaking.
Dilemmas of Pluralist Democracy: Autonomy vs. Control, Robert A. Dahl Reviewed by Kay Lehman Schlozman
Felix Frankfurter and His Times: The Reform Years, Michael E. Parrish ;
The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter, H. N. Hirsch Reviewed by Henry J. Abraham
The New Deal Lawyers, Peter H. Irons Reviewed by Donald M. Roper
Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam, Larry Berman Reviewed by Lloyd C. Gardner
To the Lesser Heights of Morningside: A Memoir, Rexford G. Tugwell Reviewed by Harvey C. Mansfield, Sr.
The President's Agenda: Domestic Policy Choice from Kennedy to Carter, Paul C. Light Reviewed by John F. Manley
Security in the Persian Gulf: The Role of Outside Powers, Shahram Chubin Reviewed by Jed Snyder
Dictatorships and Double Standards: Rationalism and Reason in Politics, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Reviewed by Linda B. Miller
The Politician: The Life and Times of Lyndon Johnson--The Drive for Power, from the Frontier to Master of the Senate, Ronnie Dugger Reviewed by Steven F. Lawson
The Hidden-Hand Presidency, Fred I. Greenstein Reviewed by Richard M. Pious
Personal Rule in Black Africa: Prince, Autocrat, Prophet, Tyrant, Robert H. Jackson and Carl G. Rosberg Reviewed by Graham W. Irwin
Tax Revolt: Something for Nothing in California, David O. Sears and Jack Citrin Reviewed by Alvin Rabushka
The Rise and Decline of Nations: Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities, Mancur Olson Reviewed by James Douglas
Governor Rockefeller in New York: The Apex of Pragmatic Liberalism, James E. Underwood and William J. Daniels Reviewed by Robert H. Connery
Essays in Supply Side Economics, David G. Raboy, ed. Reviewed by F. Thomas Juster
The American Governorship, Coleman B. Ransone, Jr. Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin
The Deindustrialization of America: Plant Closings, Community Abandonment, and the Dismantling of Basic Industry, Bennett Harrison and Barry Bluestone Reviewed by Larry C. Ledebur
Pure Politics and Impure Science: The Swine Flu Affair, Arthur M. Silverstein Reviewed by Robert Lewy
Clipped Wings: The American SST Conflict, Mel Horwitch Reviewed by Vern Lanphier
The Politics of Defense Contracting: The Iron Triangle, Gordon Adams Reviewed by Thomas L. McNaugher
Marshall: Hero For Our Times, Leonard Mosley Reviewed by Edward M. Coffman
Abortion, Politics, and the Courts: Roe v. Wade and Its Aftermath, Eva R. Rubin Reviewed by Janet K. Boles
OSHA and the Politics of Health Regulation, David P. McCaffrey Reviewed by Susan Rose-Ackerman
The Politics of Aging: Power and Policy, John B. Williamson, Linda Evans, Lawrence A. Powell and Sharlene Hesse-Biber Reviewed by Abraham Monk
An Ounce of Prevention: Child Health Politics Under Medicaid, Ann-Marie Foltz Reviewed by Dan E. Beauchamp
The Politics of Welfare: The New York City Experience, Blanche Bernstein Reviewed by Bruce Jacobs
Red Harvest: The Communist Party and American Farmers, Lowell K. Dyson Reviewed by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Disability and Work: The Economics of American Policy, Robert H. Haveman and Richard V. Burkhauser Reviewed by V. Lane Rawlins
Lead Me On: Frank Goad Clement and Tennessee Politics, Lee Seifert Greene Reviewed by Clifton McCleskey
Change and Continuity in the 1980 Elections, David W. Rohde, Paul R. Abramson and John H. Aldrich Reviewed by Candice J. Nelson
Strategic Studies and Public Policy: The American Experience, Colin S. Gray Reviewed by Richard Ned Lebow
Social Science and Institutional Change, Robert R. Mayer Reviewed by Robert G. Meadow
Inflation and Politics: Fiscal, Monetary, and Wage-Price Discipline, William A. Lovett Reviewed by Robert B. Pettengill
Britain and Soviet Communism: The Impact of Revolution, F. S. Northedge and Audrey Wells Reviewed by Jonathan Schneer
Reviving the Industrial City: The Politics of Urban Renewal in Lyon and Birmingham, Jerry A. Webman Reviewed by Elliot J. Feldman
Workers and Communists in France: From Popular Front to Eurocommunism, George Ross Reviewed by Mark Kesselman
Red Navy at Sea: Soviet Naval Operations on the High Seas, 1956-1980, Bruce W. Watson Reviewed by Christopher J. Bowie
The Edward S. Herman Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda, Reviewed by W. R. Campbell
Media and the Russian Public, Ellen Propper Mickiewicz Reviewed by Maurice Friedberg
Siberian Development and East Asia: Threat or Promise?, Allen S. Whiting Reviewed by Steven I. Levine
Policy and Politics in Contemporary Poland: Reform, Failure and Crisis, Jean Woodall, ed. Reviewed by Zvi Gitelman
East European Military Establishments: The Warsaw Pact Northern Tier, A. Ross Johnson, Robert W. Dean and Alexander Alexiev Reviewed by Andrew C. Goldberg
An Economic History of the Middle East and North Africa, Charles Issawi Reviewed by John P. Entelis
The New Arab Social Order: A Study of the Social Impact of Oil Wealth, Saad Eddin Ibrahim Reviewed by Jerrold D. Green
Roots of Confrontation in South Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the Superpowers, Stanley Wolpert Reviewed by Stephen Philip Cohen
Communist Powers and Sub-Saharan Africa, Thomas H. Henriksen, ed. Reviewed by Helen Desfosses
The Australian-American Security Relationship: A Regional and International Perspective, Henry S. Albinski Reviewed by H. Bradford Westerfield
The House and Foreign Policy: The Irony of Congressional Reform, Charles W. Whalen, Jr. Reviewed by Joseph Cooper
Decentralizing Urban Policy: Case Studies in Community Development, Paul R. Dommel, et al. Reviewed by George Sternlieb
Why Nations Realign: Foreign Policy Restructuring in the Postwar World, K. J. Holsti, et al. Reviewed by S. Shepard Jones
Polls Apart, John P. Robinson and Robert Meadow Reviewed by Donald R. Deluca