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Welfare Reform: Block Grants, Expenditure Caps, and the Paradox of the Food Stamp Program
Ronald F. King examines the connection between welfare policy and budget policy, analyzing block grants as a complex form of fiscal constraint. He shows why the food stamp program ultimately was not transformed into a block grant as part of the 1996 welfare reform, and he argues that the tension between entitlement protection and spending control has not yet been resolved.

pp. 359-385

Policy toward Cuba in the Clinton Administration
Walt Vanderbush and Patrick J. Haney examine the dynamics of making U.S.policy toward Cuba during the first Clinton administration. They argue that, rather than being dominated by the executive and a powerful ethnic interest group, in this period Cuba policy became enmeshed in electoral politics and a struggle for foreign policy power between the Congress and the president.

pp. 387-408

Israel's National Security and the Myth of Exceptionalism
Gil Merom challenges the Israeli belief in national security exceptionalism. He compares strategic and moral dimensions of Israeli security with those of other states and concludes that the notion of Israel's national security exceptionalism is unfounded.

pp. 409-434

Missing Boundaries of Comparison: The Political Community
Peter Juviler and Sherrill Stroschein reintroduce the recently neglected concept of the political community as a model in the comparative analysis of state formation, adaptation, and failure. They argue that regime stability and democratic consolidation depend upon the inclusiveness of community boundaries of shared allegiance and identity, rights, and commitments in the face of class, ethnic, and transnational differences.

pp. 435-453

Citizenship Issues in China's Internal Migration: Comparisons with Germany and Japan
Dorothy J. Solinger compares the migration regimes in China, Germany, and Japan, all of which have shared a xenophobic basis toward "foreign workers" (in China's case, including its own peasants) along with a drive to develop economically at almost any cost. She identifies common factors that have limited the application of rights for these people, and, through comparison, uncovers conditions that may make for improvements over the longer haul.

pp. 455-478

Neocolonialism and Neoliberalism in South Africa and Zambia
Margaret Hanson and James J. Hentz examine the negotiations over the ownership of neoliberal economic policy ideas diffused by international financial institutions in Zambia and South Africa. Domestic policy dialogues prove to be an important mechanism through which political coalitions identify with new policies and are a more effective mechanism for domestic policy change than is external financial coercion.

pp. 479-502


pp. 545-546

Molding Japanese Minds: The State in Everday Life, Sheldon Garon
Reviewed by Akira Iriye

pp. 503-504

The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 504-505

Destroying the Village: Eisenhower and Thermonuclear War, Campbell Craig
Reviewed by Robert A. Divine

pp. 505-506

The Roosevelt Presence: The Life and Legacy of FDR, Patrick J. Maney
Reviewed by Matthew J. Dickinson

pp. 506-508

Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking, Keith Krehbiel
Reviewed by L. Sandy Maisel

pp. 508-509

A World Transformed: The Collapse of the Soviet Empire, The Unification of Germany, Tiananmen Square, The Gulf War, Brent Scowcroft and George Bush
Reviewed by Thomas A. Schwartz

pp. 509-510

The Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation: Lessons from South Asia, Devin T. Hagerty
Reviewed by Jordan Seng

pp. 510-511

Pursuing Majorities: Congressional Campaign Committees in American Politics, Robin Kolodny
Reviewed by John R. Petrocik

pp. 511-512

The Sound of Money: How Political Interests Get What They Want, Darrell M. West and Burdett A. Loomis
Reviewed by Theodore J. Eismeier

pp. 513-514

Checked and Balanced: How Ticket-Splitters are Shaping the New Balance of Power in American Politics, Walter De Vries and V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.
Reviewed by John J. Pitney, Jr.

pp. 514-515

Black Corona: Race and the Politics of Place in an Urban Community, Steven Gregory
Reviewed by Wilbur C. Rich

pp. 515-516

The Continuing Storm: Iraq, Poisonous Weapons, and Deterrence, Avigdor Haselkorn
Reviewed by Gideon Rose

pp. 516-517

What America Owes the World: The Struggle for the Soul of Foreign Policy, H. W. Brands, Jr.
Reviewed by James McAllister

pp. 517-518

Immigration and Citizenship in the 21st Century, Noah M. J. Pickus, ed. ; Unwelcome Strangers: American Identity and the Turn Against Immigration, David M. Reimers
Reviewed by Peter Andreas

pp. 518-520

The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention, Paul S. Shoup and Steven L. Burg
Reviewed by Richard M. Wilcox

pp. 521-522

The Judicial Development of Presidential War Powers, Martin S. Sheffer
Reviewed by Louis Fisher

pp. 522-523

Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992, William M. Leo-Grande
Reviewed by Richard Stahler-Sholk

pp. 523-524

American Foreign Environmental Policy and the Power of the State, Stephen Hopgood
Reviewed by J. Samuel Barkin

p. 525

The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen, Paul Gordon Lauren
Reviewed by Kathryn Sikkink

pp. 526-527

Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-1970, Lawrence S. Wittner
Reviewed by Maurice Isserman

pp. 527-528

Public Health Policies and Social Inequality, Charles F. Andrain ; Parting at the Crossroads: The Emergence of Health Insurance in the United States and Canada, Antonia Maioni
Reviewed by Ann Lenhard Reisinger

pp. 528-530

The Republican Legacy in International Thought, Nicholas Greenwood Onuf
Reviewed by A. James Reichley

pp. 531-532

American Virtues: Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People, Jean M. Yarbrough
Reviewed by Jack P. Greene

p. 533

Political Policing: The United States and Latin America, Martha K. Huggins
Reviewed by Mark Ungar

pp. 534-535

The Bully Pulpit: The Politics of Protestant Clergy, James L. Guth, John C. Green, Corwin E. Smidt, Lyman A. Kellstedt and Margaret M. Poloma
Reviewed by Clyde Wilcox

pp. 535-536

War and the Illiberal Conscience, Christopher Coker
Reviewed by David L. Blaney

pp. 536-537

The Lebanese Conflict: Looking Inward, Latif Abul-Husn
Reviewed by Fawaz A. Gerges

pp. 537-539

Challenge to the Nation-State, Christian Joppke ; A Question of Numbers: High Migration, Low Fertility, and the Politics of National Identity, Michael S. Teitelbaum and Jay Winter
Reviewed by Mark J. Miller

pp. 539-540

Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: Issues and New Challenges, Guillermo O'Donnell and Victor E. Tokman, eds.
Reviewed by Howard J. Wiarda

pp. 541-542

The Transformation of Political Community, Andrew Linklater
Reviewed by Mark F. N. Franke

pp. 542-543

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