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Volume 103 - Number 4 - Winter 1988-89

 

American Globalism in the Middle East: The Roots of Regional Security Policy
Charles A. Kupchan explores why American security policy in the Middle East exhibits little sensitivity to indigenous political forces and focuses instead on the Soviet threat. He studies how cognitive and bureaucratic factors affect the response of American decision makers to radical political change in the region.

pp. 585-611
 

Needed: A Political Theory for the New Era of Coalition Government in the United States
James L. Sundquist describes a new era of divided -- or coalition -- government in the United States. He argues for a new theory to replace the long-established doctrine that the political party unites the government under presidential leadership and thus makes the separation of powers work.

pp. 613-635
 

The Mythology Surrounding Lyndon Johnson, His Advisers, and the 1965 Decision to Escalate the Vietnam War
David M. Barrett surveys the anti-escalation advice offered by six men to Lyndon Johnson before he moved the United States into a major commitment of ground troops in Vietnam. He concludes that Johnson, contrary to popular mythology, sought and heard widely divergent views before escalating the war.

pp. 637-663
 

Prospects for Revolution in South Africa
Jeffrey Herbst examines the prospects for the overthrow of the white regime in South Africa. He finds that analogies to other recent popular revolutions that overthrew dictators are misleading and that the black majority will not be able to gain power for the foreseeable future.

pp. 665-685
 

Labor Power and Social Equality: Union Politics in a Changing Economy
Vernon Coleman analyzes the politics of the postwar labor movement. He argues that labor politics is best understood in terms of the extent to which union leaders expand their power in national government by advancing policies to benefit unorganized, low-wage workers.

pp. 687-705
 

The Public Corporation: A Potent Japanese Policy Weapon
Marie Anchordoguy analyzes how Japan used a public corporation -- The Japan Electronic Computer Company (JECC) -- to target the development of a domestic computer industry.

pp. 707-724
 

Games of Chicken: Four Decades of U.S. Nuclear Policy, David Schwartzman
Reviewed by Scott D. Sagan

pp. 725-726
 

The Soviet Theory of International Relations, Margot Light
Reviewed by Raymond L. Garthoff

pp. 726-728
 

Leadership in the Modern Presidency, Fred I. Greenstein
Reviewed by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

pp. 728-729
 

The Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition, Athan G. Theoharis and John Stuart Cox
Reviewed by John T. Elliff

pp. 729-731
 

The Transformation of Old Age Security: Class and Politics in the American Welfare State, Jill Quadagno
Reviewed by Ira Katznelson

pp. 731-733
 

Political Discourse: A Case Study of the Watergate Affair, L. H. LaRue
Reviewed by Richard M. Pious

pp. 733-735
 

Elites and the Idea of Equality: A Comparison of Japan, Sweden, and The United States, Sidney Verba
Reviewed by John Zaller

pp. 735-736
 

Women of the New Right, Rebecca E. Klatch
Reviewed by Sue Thomas

pp. 736-738
 

Urban Reform and its Consequences: A Study in Representation, Susan Welch and Timothy Bledsoe
Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin

pp. 738-739
 

The Sound of Leadership: Presidential Communication in the Modern Age, Roderick P. Hart
Reviewed by Diana Owen

pp. 739-740
 

Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process, L. Sandy Maisel
Reviewed by Nancy H. Zingale

pp. 741-742
 

Johnson, Nixon, and the Doves, Melvin Small
Reviewed by James J. Best

pp. 742-743
 

The Elusive Quest: Theory and International Politics, Yale H. Ferguson and Richard W. Mansbach
Reviewed by Marc A. Levy

pp. 743-745
 

Critical Elections and Congressional Policy Making, David W. Brady
Reviewed by David R. Mayhew

pp. 745-746
 

The Politics of Airline Deregulation, Anthony E. Brown
Reviewed by Frank J. Macchiarola

pp. 746-747
 

The New Unionism: Employee Involvement in the Changing Corporation, Charles C. Heckscher
Reviewed by Fred Thompson

pp. 748-749
 

Governing the Economy: The Politics of State Intervention in Britain and France, Peter Hall
Reviewed by Ronald Tiersky

pp. 749-751
 

The Civil Rights Society: The Social Construction of Victims, Kristin Bumiller
Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser

pp. 751-752
 

Making Weapons, Talking Peace: A Physicist's Odyssey from Hiroshima to Geneva, Herbert F. York
Reviewed by William T. Golden

pp. 752-753
 

The State and the City, Desmond S. King and Ted Robert Gurr
Reviewed by Martin Shefter

pp. 753-754
 

National Security and United States Policy toward Latin America, Lars Schoultz
Reviewed by Eldon Kenworthy

pp. 755-756
 

Crisis and War, Patrick James
Reviewed by Richard Ned Lebow

pp. 756-757
 

Remaking Japan: The American Occupation as New Deal, Theodore Cohen and Herbert Passin
Reviewed by Michael H. Hunt

pp. 757-759
 

Spain's Transition to Democracy: The Politics of Constitution-making, Andrea Bonime-Blanc
Reviewed by Goldie Shabad

pp. 759-760
 

The Chinese Debate about Soviet Socialism, 1978-1985, Gilbert Rozman
Reviewed by Steven I. Levine

pp. 760-761
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