Hegemon on the Offensive: Chinese Perspectives on U. S. Global Strategy
Yong Deng examines Chinese perceptions of and reactions to the U.S. global power status and grand security strategy after the cold war. He shows that conflict between the United States and China is structural and has been on the rise. The author believes there is a real danger of an escalation of balancing and counterbalancing unless a mechanism of peaceful change is devised.
Family Homelessness in New York City: A Case Study
Ralph Nunez examines the recent rise in family homelessness in New York City
and details the underlying causes and characteristics of family homelessness and its
effect on children. He discusses political trends affecting affordable housing and new
strategies for transitional housing.
Dissonant Politics in Iran and Indonesia
Daniel Brumberg offers alternative concepts of state building, ideological
change, and transitions in Islamic polities. Dissonant states, he argues, institutionalize
competing visions of political community in ways that promote interelite competition,
bargaining, and ideological innovation. He illustrates his argument by exploring the
evolution of dissonant politics in Iran and Indonesia.
The Earned Income Tax Credit: Knowledge Is Money
Katherin Ross Phillips examines demographic differences in knowledge about
the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) among parents. Using data from the National
Survey of America’s Families, she finds that almost two-thirds of low-income parents
have heard about the EITC, but low-income Hispanic parents are less than half as
likely as low-income non-Hispanic parents to know about the tax credit.
Rethinking Media Politics and Public Opinion: Reactions to the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal
Regina G. Lawrence and W. Lance Bennett offer an alternative interpretation of public opinion during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Rejecting the “prosperity” explanation, they explore four dimensions of public reactions to the Clinton impeachment that are not well explained by simpler models.
Radical Change in Israel: A Review Essay
Myron J. Aronoff discusses social, economic, cultural, and political changes that
have dramatically transformed Israel. He critically evaluates recent publications on
the relationship between the liberalization of the economy and the peace process,
public policy and electoral reform, and consensus and dissent on central issues relating
to democracy and peace.
Cadres and Corruption: The Organizational Involution of the Chinese Communist Party, Xiaobo Lü
Reviewed by Patricia M. Thornton
The Roots of Rhetoric: Politics of Nuclear Weapons in India and Pakistan, Haider K. Nizamani
Reviewed by Timothy D. Hoyt
Cuba's Foreign Relations in a Post-Soviet World, H. Michael Erisman
Reviewed by Jorge I. Domínguez
Audacious Reforms: Institutional Invention and Democracy in Latin America, Merilee S. Grindle
Reviewed by Elisabeth Jay Friedman
Chile under Pinochet: Recovering the Truth, Mark Ensalaco
Reviewed by Tony Spanakos
The Deadlock of Democracy in Brazil, Barry Ames
Reviewed by Octavio Amorim Neto
Secret Dialogues: Church-State Relations, Torture, and Social Justice in Authoritarian Brazil, Kenneth P. Serbin
Reviewed by Jeanne A. K. Hey
After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia, Daniel S. Treisman
Reviewed by Leonid Polishchuk
Unexpected Outcomes: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Representation in Russia, Robert G. Moser
Reviewed by Olga Shvetsova
Work without Wages: Russia's Nonpayment Crisis, Padma Desai and Todd Idson
Reviewed by Debra Javeline
Ukraine and Russia: The Post-Soviet Transition, Roman Solchanyk
Reviewed by Paul Kubicek
Political Will and Personal Belief: The Decline and Fall of Soviet Communism, Paul Hollander
Reviewed by Judith Kullberg
Europe in the New Century: Visions of an Emerging Superpower, Robert J. Guttman, Jr.
Reviewed by Alison M. S. Watson
A Rising Middle Power? German Foreign Policy in Transformation, 1989-1999, Max Otte
Reviewed by John S. Duffield
War, Institutions, and Social Change in the Middle East, Steven Heydemann, ed.
Reviewed by Kenneth W. Stein
The Uncertain Friendship: The U. S. and Israel from Roosevelt to Kennedy, Herbert Druks
Reviewed by Dalia Dassa Kaye
A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam, Robert Mann
Reviewed by Derek Chollet
Strategic Deception: Rhetoric, Science, and Politics in Missile Defense Advocacy, Gordon R. Mitchell
Reviewed by Barbara Farnham
Globalization: A Critical Introduction, Jan Aart Scholte
Reviewed by Daniel W. Drezner
International Relations and the Challenge of Postmodernism: Defending the Discipline, D. S. L. Jarvis
Reviewed by Daniel H. Nexon
Threats and Promises: The Pursuit of International Influence, James W. Davis, Jr.
Reviewed by Rose McDermott
Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution, Edward D. Mansfield
Reviewed by Glenn H. Snyder
The Federal Appointments Process: A Constitutional and Historical Analysis, Michael J. Gerhardt
Reviewed by Sheldon Goldman
Government Works: Why Americans Need the Feds, Milton J. Esman
Reviewed by James W. Davis
Stepping up to Power: The Political Journey of American Women, Harriet Woods
Reviewed by Susan Levine
Gender and American Politics: Women, Men, and the Political Process, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Jyl J. Josephson, eds.
Reviewed by Susan B. Hansen
What Motivates Bureaucrats? Politics and Administration during the Reagan Years, Marissa Martino Golden
Reviewed by William F. West
Class and Party in American Politics, Jeffrey Stonecash
Reviewed by Nicol Rae