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Volume 116 - Number 1 - Spring 2001

Why Americans Deserve a Constitutional Right to Vote for Presidential Electors
Demetrios James Caraley argues that the Constitution needs to be amended to give Americans the constitutional right they believed they had but the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore denied--the right to vote for and select the president.

pp. 1-3

A House and Senate Divided: The Clinton Legacy and the Congressional Elections of 2000
Gary C. Jacobson asserts the 2000 election and its bizarre aftermath in Florida accurately reflected the configuration of partisan politics that crystallized during the Clinton administration: close partisan balance in Congress and in the electorate; distinct regional, cultural, and ideological divisions between the parties' respective electoral coalitions; and a sharp partisan polarization among political elites, echoed, though more faintly, in the broader public. The trends that produced this political configuration predated the 1990s, but they accelerated during the Clinton years, and Clinton himself was a catalyst in their development.

pp. 5-27
 

The 2000 Presidential Election in Historical Perspective
Robert S. Erikson presents a look back on the 2000 presidential campaign and election, using data from campaign polls and the VNS exit polls. He examines the forecaster's error in predicting a Gore victory and follows the campaign horse race in national and state polls.

pp. 29-52
 

Civil Society and the Consolidation of Democracy in Spain
OMAR G. ENCARNACIÓN challenges the widespread conventional wisdom that holds a vibrant and robust civil society to be a crucial precondition for the successful consolidation of democracy. He explores the politics of democratization of post-Franco Spain, a case that possesses the curious distinction of being an historical paradigm of civil society underdevelopment, and also the most striking example of democratic consolidation among so-called Third Wave democracies.

pp. 53-79
 

The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Limits of Crisis Management
Richard M. Pious challenges the belief that President John Kennedy was able to manage the Cuban Missile Crisis and end it on favorable terms. He examines the records of the deliberations of the ExComm and Politburo in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis and concludes that only when Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev abandoned gamesmanship and turned to select negotiations and bargaining were the two leaders able to defuse the crisis.

pp. 81-105
 

The Building of a Bifactional Structure: The Democrats in the 1940s
Howard L. Reiter examines the development of the north-south split within the Democratic party in the United States and dates it from the era of the New Deal.  He emphasizes the interplay of economics and race as causal factors, concluding that cohort replacement was the means by which the congressional party changed.

pp. 107-129
 

The Presidential Difference: Leadership Styles from FDR to Clinton, Fred I. Greenstein
Reviewed by Thomas S. Langston

pp. 131-132

Transitional Citizens: Voters and What Influences Them in Russia, Timothy J. Colton
Reviewed by Anders Åslund

pp. 132-133
 

Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons, T. V. Paul
Reviewed by George H. Quester

pp. 134-135
 

Bargaining and Learning in Recurring Crises: The Soviet-American, Egyptian-Israeli, and Indo-Pakistani Rivalries, Russell J. Leng
Reviewed by Joseph Lepgold

pp. 135-137

The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World, Avi Shlaim
Reviewed by Jerome Slater

pp. 137-138

The Web of Politics: The Internet's Impact on the American Political System, Richard Davis
Reviewed by David L. Paletz

pp. 138-139
 

Broadcasting Politics in Japan: NHK and Television News, Ellis S. Krauss
Reviewed by Nathaniel B. Thayer

pp. 140-141
 

Governing Race: Policy, Process, and the Politics of Race, Nina M. Moore
Reviewed by Charles C. Turner

pp. 141-142
 

In the Web of Politics: Three Decades of the U.S. Federal Executive, Joel D. Aberbach and Bert A. Rockman
Reviewed by Stephen J. Wayne

pp. 142-144
 

Francois Mitterrand: The Last French President, Ronald Tiersky
Reviewed by Michael Curtis

pp. 144-145
 

Modernization as Ideology: American Social Science and "Nation Building" in the Kennedy Era, Michael E. Latham
Reviewed by Irene Gendzier

pp. 145-146
 

Democratic Institutional Design: The Powers and Incentives of Venezuelan Politics and Interest Groups, Brian F. Crisp
Reviewed by Michael Coppedge

pp. 147-148
 

A European Security Architecture after the Cold War: Questions of Legitimacy, Gulnur Aybet
Reviewed by Charles G. Cogan

pp. 148-150
 

The Politics of Pension Reform: Institutions and Change in Western Europe, Guiliano Bonoli
Reviewed by Robert Henry Cox

pp. 150-151
 

Repression and Accommodation in Post-Revolutionary States, Matthew Krain
Reviewed by Patrick J. Conge

pp. 151-153
 

Migrants and Citizens: Demographic Change in the European System, Rey Koslowski
Reviewed by Christine Ingebritsen

pp. 153-154
 

Unbroken Ties: The State, Interest Associations, and Corporatism in Post-Soviet Ukraine, Paul Kubicek
Reviewed by Yaroslav Bilinsky

pp. 154-155
 

Uncivil Movements and Democracy in Latin America, Leigh A. Payne
Reviewed by Harold A. Trinkunas

pp. 155-157
 

Coming to Terms: South Africa's Search for the Truth, Martin Meredith
Reviewed by Ronald Kassimir

pp. 157-158
 

Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality, Ronald Dworkin
Reviewed by Wayne D. Moore

pp. 158-160
 

Operation Rollback: America's Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Grose ; Undermining the Kremlin: America's Strategy to Subvert the Soviet Bloc, 1947-1956, Gregory Mitrovich
Reviewed by Raymond L. Garthoff

pp. 160-162
 

Why Governments Waste Natural Resources: Policy Failures in Developing Countries, William Ascher
Reviewed by Miranda A. Schreurs

pp. 162-163
 

Staging a Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Peter Chelkowski and Hamid Dabashi
Reviewed by Daniel Brumberg

pp. 164-165
 

The Faces of Janus: Marxism and Fascism in the Twentieth Century, A. James Gregor
Reviewed by Tony Smith

pp. 165-167
 

Financial Crises in Emerging Markets: An Essay on Financial Globalization and Fragility, Alexandre Lamfalussy
Reviewed by Jonathan Crystal

pp. 167-168
 

Popular Dissent, Human Agency and Global Politics, Roland Bleiker
Reviewed by Kenneth G. Lawson

pp. 168-169
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