Finding Bin Laden: Lessons for a New American Way of Intelligence
ERIK J. DAHL describes the nearly decade-long search for Osama bin Laden and what it reveals about the capabilities and the limitations of the American intelligence community. He argues that this case suggests that we may be seeing the ﬁrst signs of a “new American way of intelligence” with a reduced reliance on the expensive, high-technology systems of the Cold War and a greater emphasis on broad-based intelligence fusion and analysis.
Building National Armies after Civil War: Lessons from Bosnia, El Salvador, and Lebanon
Zoltan Barany looks at how national armies are built following the conclusion of civil wars and identiﬁes lessons derived from three cases: Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, and Lebanon. He describes the key components of successful post-civil war building of an army.
The Role of Political Science in China: Intellectuals and Authoritarian Resilience
STEPHEN NOAKES discusses the relationship between political scientists and the state in China. He argues that political scientists do more to strengthen the rule of the Chinese Communist Party than they do to undermine it, and are therefore complicit in preserving the authoritarian status quo.
Papers Please: State-Level Anti-Immigrant Legislation in the Wake of Arizona’s SB 1070
SOPHIA J. WALLACE examines the factors that inﬂuence the introduction of SB 1070–type bills in state legislatures. She ﬁnds that Republican control of state legislatures and a rising unemployment rate greatly increase the likelihood of introducing this type of restrictive immigration bill. She asserts that Latino population changes and the percentage of Latino state legislators do not have an impact.
Critical Junctures, Catalysts, and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey
RAMAZAN KILINÇ argues that at critical junctures, structural factors weaken and actors are enabled to gain strength for future political trajectories. He applies this argument to democratic consolidation in Turkey. He ﬁnds that the 1997 military intervention unintentionally led to the eventual outcome of democratic consolidation. In the absence of this catalyst, it might have taken several more years for structural factors to generate democratization.
Serving or Self-Serving? A Review Essay of Robert Gates’s Memoir
Robert Jervis reviews Robert Gates’s recently published memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. The reviewer argues that the memoir is very revealing, but inadvertently so insofar as it shows for example Gates’s failure to focus on the key issues involved in the decisions to send more troops to Afghanistan and his inability to bridge the gap between the perspectives of the generals and of the White House.
An Education in Politics: The Origin and Evolution of No Child Left Behind, Jesse H. Rhodes Reviewed by Terry M. Moe
Acting White? Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America, Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati Reviewed by Jennifer Hochschild
Outlier States: American Strategies to Change, Contain, or Engage Regimes, Robert S. Litwak Reviewed by Matthew Kroenig
The Constitution of Religious Freedom: God, Politics, and the First Amendment, Dennis J. Goldford Reviewed by RANDALL BALMER
He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates, Deborah Jordan Brooks Reviewed by JESSICA ROBINSON PREECE
Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terror, Barnett R. Rubin Reviewed by PAUL D. MILLER
Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy, Charles D. Freilich Reviewed by EFRAIM INBAR
Anthropology and Political Science: A Convergent Approach, Myron J. Aronoff and Jan Kubik Reviewed by ROBERT A. RUBINSTEIN
Can Russia Modernise? Sistema, Power Networks and Informal Governance, Alena V. Ledeneva Reviewed by JESSICA PISANO
The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China, Joseph Fewsmith Reviewed by KAY SHIMIZU
3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan, Richard J. Samuels Reviewed by ANDREW E. BARSHAY
Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq, David Fitzgerald Reviewed by PETER R. MANSOOR
Proxy Warfare, Andrew Mumford Reviewed by ARIEL ZELLMAN
Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America, Peter Andreas Reviewed by CHRISTIAN J. KOOT
Evolving Iran: An Introduction to Politics and Problems in the Islamic Republic, Barbara Ann Rieffer‐Flanagan Reviewed by CYRUS BINA
The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror, Anthony Gregory Reviewed by ROBERT PALLITTO
Teaching for Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism, Sarah M. Stitzlein Reviewed by IAN MACMULLEN
The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy, Jeffrey L. Pasley Reviewed by Richard S. Conley
Ambition, Competition, and Electoral Reform: The Politics of Congressional Elections Across Time, Jason M. Roberts and Jamie L. Carson Reviewed by Peter L. Francia
The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court, Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt and Artemus Ward Reviewed by Eve. M. Ringsmuth
Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court, Carla J. Barrett Reviewed by SUSAN M. KUNKLE
Congress: A Performance Appraisal, Andrew J. Taylor Reviewed by Laurel Harbridge
How Voters Feel, Stephen Coleman Reviewed by George E. Marcus
The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform, Andrew Koppelman Reviewed by Joseph White
Vice Presidents, Presidential Elections, and the Media: Second Fiddles in the Spotlight, Stacy G. Ulbig Reviewed by Jody C. Baumgartner
Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics, Elizabeth Tandy Shermer Reviewed by David Farber
Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution, Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont Reviewed by Carol Lancaster
How Rivalries End, Sumit Ganguly, William R. Thompson and Karen Rasler Reviewed by Paul F. Diehl
Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring, Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain Reviewed by Jennifer Earl
Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need It Most, Thomas Hale, David Held and Kevin Young Reviewed by PETER M. HAAS