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The 1992 Vote for President Clinton: Another Brittle Mandate?
EVERETT C. LADD examines the 1992 U.S. presidential election. He argues that Bill Clinton's defeat of George Bush resulted from an unusual combination of short-term forces, rather than from shifts in partisan attachments across the electorate or from changed views on the proper course of public policy.

pp. 1-28

The Year of the Woman? Candidates, Voters, and the 1992 Elections
Michael X. Delli Carpini and ESTER FUCHS give a brief overview of why women had been excluded from voting and office holding. They then examine the recent successes by women in the political process, culminating in the election of forty-seven women in the U.S. House of Representatives and five new women senators.

pp. 29-36

Minority Political Empowerment in New York City: Beyond the Voting Rights Act
Frank J. Macchiarola and Joseph G. Diaz look at the recent redistricting for New York City's fifty-one member City Council in light of the requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act. They analyze the sharp competition that developed among minority groups and resulted in the council having, by far, the largest number of Afro-Americans and Latinos in its history.

pp. 37-57

Beyond the Cold War--Again: 1955 and the 1990s
Ronald W. Pruessen suggests renewed emphasis on the study of history as one way of coping with the disorientation that can come in the wake of the cold war's end. He examines the purported thaw in the cold war after Joseph Stalin's death and argues that it provides insights for dealing with the end of the cold war today.

pp. 59-84

America's First Social Security System: The Expansion of Benefits for Civil War Veterans
Theda Skocpol shows how competitive party politics in late nineteenth century America led to the rapid expansion of benefits for Civil War veterans. She finds the roots of the American welfare state in these early pensions.

pp. 85-116

The Right to Privacy in Canada
Douglas Camp Chaffey analyzes the development of a right to privacy in Canadian law, which parallels that in the United States. He concludes that the 1982 Charter Rights and Freedoms, plus growing concern in Canada over invasions of privacy, are largely responsible for this rapid development.

pp. 117-132

Strategic Bargaining in Brazil's Debt Negotiations
Howard P. Lehman discusses the critical debt rescheduling agreement between Brazil and its international creditors by using a modified model of strategic interaction. He concludes that each side has significant power resources that shape the final debt agreement and that this model is more accurate than a rigid game theoretic model.

pp. 133-155

Kissinger: A Biography, Walter Isaacson
Reviewed by Walter LaFeber

pp. 157-158

Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy, George F. Will
Reviewed by David B. Truman

pp. 158-160

Uncertain Perceptions: U.S. Cold War Crisis Decision Making, Robert B. McCalla
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 160-161

Cold Warrior: James Jesus Angleton: The CIA's Master Spy Hunter, Tom Mangold
Reviewed by Raymond L. Garthoff

pp. 161-163

The Imperial Temptation: The New World Order and America's Purpose, Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson
Reviewed by Philip Zelikow

pp. 163-165

The Limits of Power: The Nixon and Ford Administrations, John Robert Greene
Reviewed by Russell L. Riley

pp. 165-166

After the Soviet Union: From Empire to Nation, Timothy J. Colton and Robert Legvold
Reviewed by David L. Williams

pp. 166-167

Lessons of Struggle: South African Internal Opposition, 1960-1990, Anthony W. Marx
Reviewed by William J. Foltz

pp. 168-169

Issues in Democratic Consolidation: The New South American Democracies in Comparative Perspective, J. Samuel Valenzuela, Scott Mainwaring and Guillermo O'Donnell
Reviewed by Susan C. Bourque

pp. 169-170

The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, John L. Esposito
Reviewed by Kiren Aziz Chaudhry

pp. 170-172

Race, Class, and Culture: A Study in Afro-American Mass Opinion, Robert C. Smith and Richard Seltzer
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro

pp. 172-173

Under the Watchful Eye: Managing Presidential Campaigns in the Television Era, F. Christopher Arterton, John H. Aldrich, Mathew D. McCubbins, Samuel L. Popkin and Larry J. Sabto
Reviewed by L. Sandy Maisel

pp. 174-175

Public Television: Panacea, Pork Barrel, or Public Trust?, Marilyn Lashley
Reviewed by John Smee

pp. 175-176

The President as Party Leader, James W. Davis
Reviewed by Cornelius P. Cotter

pp. 177-178

President and Congress: Executive Hegemony at the Crossroads of American Government, Robert J. Spitzer
Reviewed by James J. Best

pp. 178-179

The Man Who Would Be President: Dan Quayle, Bob Woodward and David S. Broder
Reviewed by Robert M. Guttman

pp. 179-180

The Power of Presidential Ideologies, Dennis Florig
Reviewed by Thomas S. Langston

pp. 180-181

Linking Citizens to Government: Interest Group Politics at Common Cause, Lawrence S. Rothenberg
Reviewed by John T. Tierney

pp. 182-183

The Persian Gulf War, Douglas Kellner
Reviewed by Brigitte L. Nacos

pp. 183-184

The Origins of SDI, 1944-1983, Donald R. Baucom
Reviewed by Keith Shimko

pp. 185-186

The Patriots' Revolution: How Eastern Europe Toppled Communism and Won Its Freedom, Mark Frankland
Reviewed by Barbara Hicks

pp. 186-187

Governors and Hard Times, Thad Beyle
Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin

pp. 187-188

Welfare, Ideology, and Need: Developing Perspectives on the Welfare State, Martin Hewitt
Reviewed by Christopher Howard

pp. 189-190

Combating Poverty: Innovative Social Reforms in Chile during the 1980s, Tarsicio Castañeda
Reviewed by Rhoda Rabkin

pp. 190-191

Reviving the American Dream: The Economy, the States & the Federal Government, Alice M. Rivlin
Reviewed by Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr.

pp. 191-193

The End of Equality, Mickey Kaus
Reviewed by Jacqueline Jones

pp. 193-194

The Crisis of Socialism in Europe, Christiane Lemke and Gary Marks
Reviewed by Valerie Bunce

pp. 194-195

Property, Power and American Democracy, David A. Schultz
Reviewed by William J. Parente

pp. 195-197

Common Knowledge: News and the Construction of Political Meaning, W. Russell Neuman, Marion R. Just and Ann N. Crigler
Reviewed by Scott Keeter

pp. 197-198

Matters of Principle, Mark Gittenstein
Reviewed by Burke Marshall

pp. 198-200

Runoff Elections in the United States, Loch K. Johnson and Charles S. Bulloch III
Reviewed by William Crotty

pp. 200-201

Money Talks: Corporate PACs and Political Influence, Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadtl and Denise Scott
Reviewed by Frank J. Souraf

pp. 202-203

Negotiating the Future: A Labor Perspective on American Business, Barry Bluestone and Irving Bluestone
Reviewed by Sumner M. Rosen

pp. 203-205

Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World, Fatima Mernissi
Reviewed by S. V. R. Nasr

pp. 205-206

Politics and the Novel, Irving Howe
Reviewed by William Sharpe

pp. 206-207

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