George W. Bush, the Surge, and Presidential Leadership
Stephen Benedict Dyson discusses the impact of George W. Bush's personality and belief system on the decision to surge troops in Iraq. He argues that absent Bush's distinctive approach to leadership, the surge decision would not have been made.
The Origins of the Two Lefts in Latin America
RAÚL L. MADRID argues that liberal left parties in Latin America arose prior to the debt crisis of the 1980s and were profoundly shaped by the failure of state interventionist policies and the initial success of market-oriented reforms. The interventionist left parties, by contrast, typically emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when the economies of the region had encountered problems and the support for market-oriented policies had diminished.
Conservatives and American Political Development
Brian J. Glenn explores how conservatism has impacted the growth of the American state since the New Deal and also how the growth of the American state has influenced conservatism. He finds that in many instances, conservatives have moved beyond mere obstructionism and that a new form of modern conservatism has conceded the goals of liberalism.
Consumer Protection Policy Issues on the Congressional Agenda
Loree Bykerk and Ardith Maney look at how consumer protection policy fared under the conservative congresses of recent decades. They argue that although the congressional forum open to consumer protection issues remained stable, consumer advocates and their allies were significantly more outnumbered by producer interests than they were before the Republican takeover of the House in 1995.
Turkey and Europeanization of Foreign Policy?
TARIK OGUZLU argues that even though Turkish foreign policy has in recent years become Europeanized, the driving force of this Europeanization has not been Turkey's accession process with the European Union or its desire to prove its European identity.
Policy and Politics in the United Kingdom and the United States: A Review Essay
Robert Jervis examines policy and politics in the United Kingdom and the United States. He offers a review and assessment of the recently published autobiography, A Journey: My Political Life by Tony Blair and Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars.
The Perils of Global Legalism, Eric A. Posner Reviewed by Tonya L. Putnam
Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics, Morris Fiorina Reviewed by Thomas E. Mann
Follies of Power: America's Unipolar Fantasy, David P. Calleo Reviewed by Miroslav Nincic
A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to
Iraq, Mark Moyar Reviewed by James Russell
An Outsider in the White House: Jimmy Carter, His Advisors, and
the Making of American Foreign Policy, Betty Glad Reviewed by Mark J. Rozell
In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World
War II to Iraq, Adam Berinsky Reviewed by Allan Silver
Kissinger: 1973, the Crucial Year, Alistair Horne Reviewed by Mark Atwood Lawrence
The Partisan Sort: How Liberals Became Democrats and Conservatives
Became Republicans, Matthew Levendusky Reviewed by Joseph Bafumi
Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House: Gender Politics & the Media on the Campaign Trail, Regina G. Lawrence and Melody Rose Reviewed by Richard L. Fox
The Culture of Military Innovation: The Impact of Cultural Factors on the Revolution in Military Affairs in Russia, the US, and Israel, Dima Adamsky Reviewed by David W. Kearn, Jr.
The International Politics of Intelligence Sharing, James Igoe Walsh Reviewed by Arthur S. Hulnick
Saving Schools: From Horace Mann to Virtual Learning, Paul Peterson Reviewed by Scott Abernathy
Globalization and the New Politics of Embedded Liberalism, Jude C. Hays Reviewed by Andy Baker
Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Culture, Security and Populism in
the New Europe, Mabel Berezin Reviewed by Mark Kesselman
The Search for Reconciliation: Sino-Japanese and German-Polish
Relations since World War II, Yinan He Reviewed by Thomas Berger
Advice & Dissent: The Struggle to Shape the Federal Judiciary, Forrest Maltzman and Sarah A. Binder Reviewed by Lisa M. Holmes
Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion, Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam Reviewed by Christina M. Greer
Blacks and the Quest for Economic Equality: The Political Economy of Employment in Southern Communities in the United States, James W. Button, Barbara A. Rienzo and Sheila L. Croucher Reviewed by Charles W. Eagles
Envisioning America: New Chinese Americans and the Politics of
Belonging, Tritia Toyota Reviewed by Edward J.W. Park
Campaign Finance in Local Elections: Buying the Grassroots, Brian E. Adams Reviewed by Bertram Johnson
Cycles of Spin: Strategic Communication in the U.S. Congress, Patrick Sellers Reviewed by Corwin D. Smidt
Latino Lives in America: Making It Home, Michael Jones-Correa, Luis Ricardo Fraga, John A. Garcia, Rodney E. Hero, Valerie Martinez-Ebers and Gary M. Segura Reviewed by Jeronimo Cortina
Moved to Action: Motivation, Participation, and Inequality in American
Politics, Hahrie Han Reviewed by Dara Z. Strolovitch
Party Position Change in American Politics: Coalition Management, David Karol Reviewed by Walter C. Wilson
Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush, Daniel J. Galvin Reviewed by Steven E. Schier
Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern
Nominating System, Elaine C. Kamarck Reviewed by Gar Culbert
Comparative Environmental Regulation in the United States and Russia: Institutions, Flexible Instruments, and Governance, Lada V. Kochtcheeva Reviewed by Liliana B. Andonova
Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow, Pierre Englebert Reviewed by A. Carl LeVan
After Khomeini: Iran Under His Successors, Saïd Amir Arjomand Reviewed by Barbara Ann Flanagan
Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? What History Teaches Us About Strategic Barriers and International Security, Brent L. Sterling Reviewed by George Gavrilis