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Volume 113 - Number 2 - Summer 1998

 

From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: Can a Stable Democracy Continue?
Lewis J. Edinger and Brigitte L. Nacos examine whether reunited Germany remains a model of democratic stability in the heart of Europe. They hold that Germany's democracy is well suited to adapt to and cope with the challenges posed by domestic changes such as reunification and international developments.

pp. 179-191
 

The Rise of the Public Speakership
Douglas B. Harris discusses the increased tendency of Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives to use media strategies for legislative leadership. He argues that this is a general trend in the nature of the speakership rather than a phenomenon attributable to the present Speaker. He concludes with an examination into the ways in which this trend might affect legislative coalition building and congressional policy making.

pp. 193-212

The Politics of Reforming Social Security
R. Douglas Arnold analyzes the political difficulties in reforming Social Security in the absence of a short-term crisis. He argues that the chief political problem is to find a way to impose short-term costs on current taxpayers when the benefits of advance funding are exclusively long-term for future retires.

pp. 213-240
 

War Powers, Bosnia, and the 104th Congress
Ryan C. Hendrickson looks at the interplay between Congress and the president over war powers. He argues that despite the presence of an ostensibly assertive and highly partisan Congress in foreign policy, the Republicans followed the congressional norm of deferring to the commander in chief in his desire to deploy U.S. forces to Bosnia.

pp. 241-258
 

Feminism, Antifeminism, and Electoral Politics in Postwar Nicaragua and El Salvador
Karen Kampwirth reviews the role of gender in postwar elections in Nicaragua and El Salvador. She argues that the campaigns contrasted dramatically, mainly due to differences in the way women were incorporated into the politics of the civil war years.

pp. 259-279
 

Domestic Interests in NAFTA Bargaining
William P. Avery investigates domestic political interests in the negotiations and ratification of NAFTA.

pp. 281-305
 

Tale of the Presidential Tapes: A Review Essay
Robert A. Divine evaluates two new books based on presidential tapes-those of John F. Kennedy's deliberations with his advisers during the Cuban missile crisis and of Lyndon B. Johnson's telephone conversations during his first ten months in office. He finds both to be revealing but ultimately disappointing.

pp. 307-312
 

Forced to Choose: France, the Atlantic Alliance and NATO-Then and Now, Charles G. Cogan
Reviewed by James McAllister

pp. 313-314

Bargaining with Japan: What American Pressure Can and Cannot Do, Leonard J. Schoppa
Reviewed by Ellis S. Krauss

pp. 314-315
 

The Political Economy of Corruption in China, Julia Kwong
Reviewed by Mark A. Groombridge

pp. 316-317
 

Party vs. State in Post-1949 China, Shiping Zheng
Reviewed by Lowell Dittmer

pp. 317-318
 

The President's Call: Executive Leadership from FDR to George Bush, Judith E. Michaels
Reviewed by G. Calvin Mackenzie

pp. 318-320
 

Courts and Congress, Robert A. Katzman
Reviewed by Ronald Kahn

pp. 320-321
 

Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History, Rogers Smith
Reviewed by Jennifer L. Hochschild

pp. 321-322
 

The Road to Nowhere: The Genesis of President Clinton's Plan for Health Security, Jacob S. Hacker
Reviewed by Michael S. Sparer

pp. 323-324

Picking Federal Judges: Lower Court Selection from Roosevelt to Reagan, Sheldon Goldman
Reviewed by Charles Cameron

pp. 324-325
 

Truman and the Democratic Party, Sean J. Savage
Reviewed by Allan J. Cigler

pp. 325-326
 

Congressional Caucuses in National Policy Making, Susan Webb Hammond
Reviewed by Jeffery C. Talbert

pp. 326-327
 

The Dual Agenda: The African-American Struggle for Civil and Economic Equality, Charles V. Hamilton and Dona Cooper Hamilton
Reviewed by Katherine Tate

pp. 327-328
 

The Racial Dimensions of American Overseas Colonial Policy, Hazel M. McFerson
Reviewed by Brenda Gayle Plummer

pp. 329-330
 

Between the Branches: The White House Office of Legislative Affairs, Kenneth Collier
Reviewed by Matthew J. Dickinson

pp. 330-331
 

Bureaucracy and Self-Government: Reconsidering the Role of Public Administration in American Politics, Brian J. Cook
Reviewed by Robert C. Lieberman

pp. 331-332
 

Splintered Sisterhood: Gender and Class in the Campaign against Woman Suffrage, Susan E. Marshall
Reviewed by Gretchen Ritter

pp. 333-334
 

The Soldier and the Citizen: The Role of the Military in Taiwan's Development, Monte R. Bullard
Reviewed by Wey Hsiao

pp. 334-335
 

The Rule of Law in the Arab World: Courts in Egypt and the Gulf, Nathan J. Brown
Reviewed by Elizabeth Thompson

pp. 335-336
 

After Empire: Multiethnic Societies and Nation-Building: The Soviet Union and the Russian, Ottoman and Habsburg Empires, Mark von Hagen and Karen Barkey
Reviewed by John-Paul Himka

pp. 336-337
 

Casualties of the New World Order: The Causes of Failure of UN Missions to Civil Wars, Michael Wesley
Reviewed by Paul F. Diehl

pp. 337-338
 

European Monetary Unification: Theory, Practice, and Analysis, Barry J. Eichengreen
Reviewed by Thomas Oatley

pp. 338-339
 

Strategic Geography and the Changing Middle East, Robert E. Harkavy and Geoffrey Kemp
Reviewed by Andrew Flibbert

pp. 339-340
 

Gatekeepers of Growth: The International Political Economy of Central Banking in Developing Countries, Sylvia Maxfield
Reviewed by Herman M. Schwartz

pp. 340-341
 

The International Dimensions of Democratization, Laurence Whitehead, ed.
Reviewed by Katherine Hite

pp. 342-343
 

Building a Palestinian State: The Incomplete Revolution, Glenn E. Robinson
Reviewed by Joost R. Hiltermann

pp. 343-344
 

The Agony of Algeria, Martin Stone
Reviewed by Dirk Vandewalle

pp. 344-345
 

The Founding Myths of Israel, Zeev Sternhell
Reviewed by Jerome Slater

pp. 345-347
 

Crisis and Political Beliefs: The Case of the Colt Firearms Strike, Marc Lendler
Reviewed by David Brian Robertson

pp. 347-348
 

Crazy for Democracy: Women in Grassroots Movements, Temma Kaplan
Reviewed by Lynn Stephen

pp. 348-349

Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work, Kathryn Edin and Laura Lein
Reviewed by Ralph Da Costa Nunez

pp. 350-351
 

Morning Glories: Municipal Reform in the Southwest, Amy Bridges
Reviewed by Clarence N. Stone

pp. 351-352
 

Neighborhood Politics: Chicago and Sheffield, Larry Bennett
Reviewed by Barbara Ferman

pp. 352-353
 

The Lavender Vote: Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals in American Electoral Politics, Mark Hertzog
Reviewed by Robert W. Bailey

pp. 354-355
 

Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work, Kathryn Kish Sklar
Reviewed by Nancy Woloch

pp. 355-356
 

The International Origins of the Federal Reserve System, J. Lawrence Broz
Reviewed by Peter A. Gourevitch

pp. 356-357
 

Taking on Goliath: The Emergence of a New Left Party and the Struggle for Democracy in Mexico, Kathleen Bruhn
Reviewed by Deborah L. Norden

pp. 357-358
 

The Political Economy of Dual Transformations: Market Reform and Democratization in Hungary, David L. Bartlet
Reviewed by Patrick H. O'Neil

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