Russian Foreign Policy and the West
Paul Kubicek analyzes crucial cases of Russian-Western interaction after the Cold War to determine whether foreign policy interests or domestic politics better explain Russian foreign policy. He argues that domestic politics has affected rhetoric much more than policy, and that Russian policy responds predictably to constraints and opportunities in the international environment.
The Paradox of Clinton Winning and the Presidency Losing
Richard M. Pious describes a paradoxical outcome of the Clinton impeachment: the president staved off personal catastrophe and inflicted political damage on his opponents, but did so at the expense of the institutional protections of testimonial privilege, a result that will be damaging to the presidential office in the future.
Getting into the Black: Race, Wealth, and Public Policy
Dalton Conley examines the causes and consequences of the black-white asset gap in the United States. He argues that it is wealth, more than any other measure of socio-economic well being, that captures the nature of racial inequality in the post-civil rights era. Conley discusses policy implications that may be used to address such "equity inequity."
A Constitutional Pied Piper: The Norther Irish Good Friday Agreement
Andrew Reynolds finds parallels between the crafting of the Northern Irish God Friday agreement and the experiences of South Africa and Zimbabwe which made the journey from unstable mi nority rule to majority re-incorporation. He argues that if the Good Friday power-sharing arrangements are transitional, one logical, but politically sensitive, ultimate destination for the peace process is the reunification of Ireland.
Political Parties and Candidate Selection in Venezuela and Colombia
John D. Martz focuses on presidential candidate selection in Venezuela and Colombia to explore the hypothesis that prevailing political party elites seek to preserve their organizational domination even while voicing rhetorical commitment to grass roots participation. He concludes that both informal and institutional mechanisms mirror the continuing determination of party elites to finesse popular demands for internal party democratization.
The Mexican-American Diaspora's Impact on Mexico
Yossi Shain discusses the changing relations between home countries and their diasporic kin with particular emphasis on the role of diasporas in the construction and reconstruction of national identity in their homeland. He explores how the rapprochement between Mexico and its U.S.-based diaspora after years of estrangement has led to homeland's changing perception of itself.
Years of Renewal, Henry Kissinger
Reviewed by Walter LaFeber
Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam, Fredrik Logevall
Reviewed by Richard Ned Lebow
Crime, Public Opinion, and Civil Liberties: The Tolerant Public, Shmuel Lock
Reviewed by Greg M. Shaw
War and Press Freedom: The Problem of Prerogative Power, Jeffery A. Smith
Reviewed by Louis Fisher
Democratic Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge I. Domínguez
Reviewed by Marifeli Perez-Stable
Interpreting NAFTA: The Science and Art of Political Analysis, Frederick W. Mayer
Reviewed by Sidney Weintraub
All Too Human: A Political Education, George Stephanopoulos
Reviewed by Anthony King
Coercive Military Strategy, Stephen J. Cimbala
Reviewed by Tamara Cofman Wittes
The New Dollars and Dreams: American Incomes and Economic Change, Frank Levy
Reviewed by Hugh Heclo
The Unions and the Democrats: An Enduring Alliance, Taylor E. Dark
Reviewed by John C. Gerring
The Idea of Public Journalism, Theodore L. Glasser, ed.
Reviewed by John J. Smee
Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy, Martin Gilens
Reviewed by Phillip L. Gianos
Housing and Community Development in New York City, Michael H. Schill, ed.
Reviewed by Ralph Nunez
Shifting the Color Line: Race and the American Welfare State, Robert C. Lieberman
Reviewed by Desmond King
Party Formation and Democratic Transition in Spain: The Creation and Collapse of the Union of the Democratic Centre, Jonathan Hopkin
Reviewed by Gerard Alexander
Television News and the Supreme Court, Elliot E. Slotnick and Jennifer A. Segal
Reviewed by David L. Paletz
Green Parties and Politics in the European Union, Elizabeth Bomberg
Reviewed by Nancy Quirk
Entangling Relations: American Foreign Policy in Its Century, David A. Lake
Reviewed by Timothy W. Crawford
Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy, Stephen D. Krasner
Reviewed by Fred H. Lawson
Drug Politics: Dirty Money and Democracies, David C. Jordan
Reviewed by Cathy Schneider
National Collective Identity: Social Constructs and International Systems, Rodney Bruce Hall
Reviewed by Robert Latham
Technology Transfer, Dependence, and Self-Reliance in the Third World: The Pharmaceutical and Machine Tool Industries in India, Sunil K. Sahu
Reviewed by Christopher Candland
Ideas and Economic Policy in Latin America: Regional, National, and Organizational Case Studies, Anil Hira
Reviewed by Alfred P. Montero
State Building and Late Development, David Waldner
Reviewed by Ellis Goldberg