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"Disobedient" Generals and the Politics of Redemocratization: The Clinton Administration and Haiti
Morris Morley and Chris McGillion review American policy toward Haiti from the September 1991 military coup that toppled democratically-elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide to the September 1994 U.S. intervention that ousted the ruling generals. They argue that Bush and Clinton policy makers' commitment to redemocratization in Haiti was subordinated to efforts to promote a regime change that would ensure the continuity of key state institutions supportive of long-term American interests in that country.

pp. 363-384

Television News and American Intervention in Somalia: The Myth of a Media-Driven Foreign Policy
Jonathan Mermin challenges the idea that individual journalistic initiative put Somalia in the news in 1992 and was the driving force behind American action. He shows that Somalia had emerged as an issue in Washington before it appeared on the evening news and concludes that American politicians, not television journalists, put Somalia on the foreign policy agenda.

pp. 385-403

Teenage Childbearing and Personal Responsibility: An Alternative View
Arline T. Geronimus examines widely-shared assumptions about teen childbearing that informed the welfare reform debate. She argues that the scientific basis for these assumptions is equivocal and questions the belief that teen childbearing always represents irrationality and the abdication of personal responsibility.

pp. 405-430

Unfolding Promises: Trust Funds and the Politics of Precommitment
Eric M. Patashnik explores the limits and possibilities of precommitment in democratic politics by examining federal trust funds, a device for earmarking future tax revenues for government activities such as Social Security, Medicare, and highway building. He argues that precommitment is an historical process that shapes the environment in which policy making takes place.

pp. 431-452

Continuity or Change? Civil-Military Relations in Democratic Argentina, Chile, and Peru
Wendy Hunter analyzes military influence in postauthoritarian Argentina, Chile, and Peru. She contends that electoral politics unleashes a competitive dynamic that induces politicians to attend to civilian interests and rein in the military.

pp. 453-475

Toeing the Hardline? The Reagan Administration and the Ending of the Cold War
Beth A. Fischer describes the Reagan administration's policy toward the Soviet Union between 1981 and 1985. She argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Reagan began seeking a rapprochement with Moscow before Mikhail Gorbachev came to power.

pp. 477-496


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Divided by Color: Racial Politics and Democratic Ideals, Donald R. Kinder and Lynn M. Sanders
Reviewed by Jennifer Hochschild

pp. 497-498

From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich: Race in the Conservative Counterrevolution, 1963-1994, Dan T. Carter
Reviewed by Richard M. Valelly

pp. 498-499

Affirmative Action and the Stalled Quest for Black Progress, W. Avon Drake and Robert D. Holsworth
Reviewed by Wilbur C. Rich

p. 500

Counting the Latino Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate, Louis DeSipio
Reviewed by Juan Carlos Huerta

p. 501

The Divided Democrats: Ideological Unity, Party Reform, and Presidential Elections, William G. Mayer
Reviewed by Francis E. Rourke

pp. 502-503

Onward Christian Soldiers: The Religious Right in American Politics, Clyde Wilcox
Reviewed by Allen D. Hertzke

pp. 503-504

Diversity and Citizenship: Rediscovering American Nationhood, Gary Jeffrey Jacobson and Susan Dunn
Reviewed by Philip Gleason

pp. 504-505

The Nation of Islam: An American Millenarian Movement, Martha Lee
Reviewed by Adam B. Seligman

pp. 505-506

American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword, Seymour Martin Lipset
Reviewed by James A. Morone

pp. 506-507

Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe, Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan
Reviewed by Scott Mainwaring

pp. 507-509

The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific, 1945-1995, Michael Yahuda
Reviewed by Akira Iriye

pp. 509-510

The Postwar Japanese System: Cultural Economy and Economic Transformation, William K. Tabb
Reviewed by David Arase

pp. 510-511

Troubled Industries: Confronting Economic Change in Japan, Robert M. Uriu
Reviewed by Ulrike Schaede

pp. 511-513

Japan's Foreign Aid to Thailand and to the Philippines, David M. Potter
Reviewed by Miranda A. Schreurs

pp. 513-514

Thailand: Economy and Politics, Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker
Reviewed by Jim LoGerfo

pp. 514-515

The Taiwan-China Connection: Democracy and Development across the Taiwan Straits, Tse-Kang Leng
Reviewed by Thomas B. Gold

pp. 515-516

Islam and Democracy, John L. Esposito and John O. Voll ; Muslim Politics, Dale F. Eickelman and James Piscatori
Reviewed by Stephen Pelletiere

pp. 516-517

Development Strategies in Africa: Current Economic, Socio-Political, and Institutional Trends and Issues, Aguibou Y. Yansane, ed.
Reviewed by Goran Hyden

pp. 517-518

Israel in Comparative Perspective, Michael N. Barnett, ed.
Reviewed by Jerome Slater

pp. 518-519

On the Brink: The Dramatic Behind-the-Scenes Saga of the Reagan Era and the Men and Women Who Won the Cold War, Jay Winik
Reviewed by Robert A. Divine

pp. 519-520

The Domestic Presidency: Policy Making in the White House, Shirley Anne Warshaw
Reviewed by Matthew J. Dickinson

pp. 520-522

A Lost Cause: Bill Clinton's Campaign for National Health Insurance, Nicholas Laham
Reviewed by Anne Lenhard Reisinger

pp. 522-523

The Power of Separation: American Constitutionalism and the Myth of the Legislative Veto, Jessica Korn
Reviewed by Louis Fisher

pp. 523-524

In Contempt of Congress: Postwar Press Coverage on Capitol Hill, Mark Rozell
Reviewed by John J. Smee

pp. 524-525

John Marshall: Definer of a Nation, Jean Edward Smith
Reviewed by Herbert Sloan

p. 526

Party Conflict and Community Development: Postwar Development in Ann Arbor, Samuel J. Eldersveld
Reviewed by Cynthia Y. Jackson

p. 527

Debt Wish: Entrepreneurial Cities, U.S. Federalism, and Economic Development, Alberta M. Sbragia
Reviewed by Todd Swanstrom

pp. 528-529

Kindred Strangers: The Uneasy Relationship between Politics and Business in America, David Vogel
Reviewed by William B. Friedricks

pp. 529-530

Beyond the Broker State: Federal Policies Toward Small Business 1936-1961, Jonathan J. Bean
Reviewed by David Vogel

pp. 530-531

Fetal Rights, Women's Rights: Gender Equality in the Workplace, Suzanne Uttaro Samuels
Reviewed by Joyce Gelb

pp. 531-532

Women Politicians and the Media, Maria Braden
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 533-534

Democracy, Sovereignty and the European Union, Michael Newman
Reviewed by Michael J. Baun

pp. 534-535

International Monetary Cooperation since Bretton Woods, Harold James ; The Debate on Money in Europe, Alberto Giovannini
Reviewed by Kathleen R. McNamara

pp. 535-536

The New Untouchables: Immigration and the New World Worker, Nigel Harris
Reviewed by Peter Rachleff

pp. 537-538

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