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Why Trump Won’t Retrench: The Militarist Redoubt in American Foreign Policy
PETER HARRIS assesses the likelihood of a retrenchment in overseas commitments under President Donald J. Trump. He argues that the Trump administration may challenge aspects of the liberal international order, but is unlikely to retrench from America’s military commitments abroad.

pp. 611-640

The Two Vietnam Wars: American Perceptions of the Use of Force
DOMINIC TIERNEY uses the Vietnam War to test the theory that Americans support interstate wars and oppose nation-building in foreign civil wars. He finds that Americans who viewed Vietnam as an interstate war supported it, whereas those Americans who viewed the conflict mainly as a civil war tended to disapprove.

pp. 641-667

Is Health Care in England Really on the Road to Privatization?
Alex Waddan analyzes whether recent health policy reforms are leading to the privatization of health care in England. He concludes that important changes have taken place, but that the principle of social equity underpinning access to health care in England remains largely in place.

pp. 669-694

When Militias Provide Welfare: Lessons from Pakistan and Nigeria
Yelena Biberman and MEGAN TURNBULL identify the conditions under which militias provide welfare to the local population. Looking at Pakistan and Nigeria, they find that militias that begin poor but acquire wealth over time possess the incentive and capacity to provide basic goods and services to local communities.

pp. 695-727

Nothing on the Floor: Congress, the Territorial Delegates, and Political Representation
JONATHAN LEWALLEN and Bartholomew H. Sparrow examine the legislative activities of the congressional delegates representing the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. They argue that even though delegates attract fewer cosponsors to their legislation than other House members and are not appointed to the most prestigious committees, their behavior across several indicators does not differ from that of the average House member.

pp. 729-752

American Grand Strategy and East Asian Security in the Twenty-First Century, David C. Kang

pp. 753-754

Diplomacy: Communication and the Origins of International Order, Robert Trager
Reviewed by Brian Rathbun

pp. 754-755

Legacies of Losing in American Politics, Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow
Reviewed by William D. Adler

pp. 755-757

The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office, Steven E. Schier and Todd Eberly
Reviewed by Matthew N. Green

pp. 757-758

Neither Liberal Nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public, Donald R. Kinder and Nathan P. Kalmoe
Reviewed by William G. Jacoby

pp. 758-760

The Battle for the Court: Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy, Lawrence Baum, David Klein and Matthew J. Streb
Reviewed by Michael J. Nelson

pp. 760-762

Unusually Cruel: Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism, Marc Morjé Howard
Reviewed by Amy E. Lerman

pp. 762-763

Over the Horizon: Time, Uncertainty, and the Rise of Great Powers, David M. Edelstein
Reviewed by Joshua Shifrinson

pp. 763-765

Emergent Strategy and Grand Strategy: How American Presidents Succeed in Foreign Policy, Ionut Popescu
Reviewed by PETER HARRIS

pp. 765-766

Latino Identity and Political Attitudes: Why Are Latinos Not Republican?, Angel Saavedra Cisneros
Reviewed by Heath Brown

pp. 766-767

Electing the House: The Adoption and Performance of the U.S. Single-Member District Electoral System, Jay K. Dow
Reviewed by Alex Keena

pp. 767-769

When Free Exercise and Nonestablishment Conflict, Kent Greenawalt
Reviewed by Lucas Swaine

pp. 769-770

Turning to Political Violence: The Emergence of Terrorism, Marc Sageman
Reviewed by David C. Rapoport

pp. 771-772

Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves, Oliver Kaplan
Reviewed by Michael A. Rubin

pp. 772-774

Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism: Understanding BRICS Identity and Behavior through Time, Cameron G. Thies and Mark David Nieman
Reviewed by Gaspare M. Genna

pp. 774-775

Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States, Mara E. Karlin
Reviewed by Ryan T. Baker

pp. 775-777

Putting Inequality in Context: Class, Public Opinion, and Representation in the United States, Christopher Ellis
Reviewed by Megan E. Hatch

pp. 777-778

Republican Character: From Nixon to Reagan, Donald T. Critchlow
Reviewed by John J. Pitney Jr.

pp. 778-780

The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, Charles W. Calhoun
Reviewed by Richard G. Mannion

pp. 780-781

Calling the Shots: The President, Executive Orders, and Public Policy, Daniel P. Gitterman
Reviewed by Sharece Thrower

pp. 781-783

When the Senate Worked for Us: The Invisible Role of Staffers in Countering Corporate Lobbies, Michael Pertschuk
Reviewed by James A. Thurber

pp. 783-784

Eleven Presidents: Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited Government, Ivan Eland
Reviewed by David Greenberg

pp. 784-786

Making Sense of the Alt-Right, George Hawley
Reviewed by Paul James Pope

pp. 786-787

Seeing through the Screen: Interpreting American Political Film, Bruce E. Altschuler
Reviewed by Saverio Giovacchini

pp. 787-789

The Polarizers: Postwar Architects of Our Partisan Era, Sam Rosenfeld
Reviewed by Steven W. Webster

pp. 789-790

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