Al Qaeda, Military Commissions, and American Self-Defense
Ruth Wedgwood critically examines the U.S. detainment of al Qaeda prisoners
and others accused of visa violations or of being enemy combatants. She explains that
“In a world where terrorist action flirts with catastrophic weapons, the competing paradigms
of crime and war may provide no more than analogies. Fitting the law to this
unwanted new world thus will require tact, judgment, and the weight of a heavy heart.”
Encircled Again: Russia's Military Assesses Threats in a Post-Soviet World
William D. Jackson examines the nature and evolution of threat discourse within the Russian military command. He finds that while Russia’s civilian leadership has generally pursued policies that have downplayed serious external threats, Russia’s military leadership has increasingly embraced a new world view that describes a range of objectively-determined aggressive threats encircling Russia.
Capitalist Development, Entrepreneurial Class, and Democratization in China
An Chen examines China’s capitalist development in the reform era as an “artifact” invented by the communist state. He argues that in a somewhat spurious capitalist context, China’s entrepreneurial class and other middle classes must rely heavily upon arbitrary political power for survival and thriving.
Kosovo and the Metaphor War
Roland Paris uses historical metaphors in the speeches and statements of American
policy makers during the Kosovo crisis of 1999 to argue that American policy
makers used competing historical analogies as a proxy for debating the merits of different
responses to the crisis.
American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might: A Review Essay
Seyom Brown reviews the RAND Corporation study of military coercion by Daniel Byman and Matthew Waxman. Brown commends the authors’ comprehensive mining of the record and conceptual literature for the factors that need to be taken into account when the United States attempts to forcibly influence an adversary’s behavior. But he criticizes the cogency of their theoretical argument that “escalation dominance” is the key to successful coercion.
Electoral Consequences of Porkbusting in the U. S. House of Representatives
Gregory L. Bovitz examines the electoral consequences of seemingly risky
political decisions by members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support termination
of other legislators’ pork-barrel programs. He finds that strategic choices to
defect from the pork-barrel game, thereby establishing or enhancing a reputation for
fiscal responsibility, can help—and never hurt—legislators’ reelection bids.
Issue Positions of Democrats and Republicans in the U. S. House, 1998: A Research Note
Scot Schraufnagel and Jeffery J. Mondak use survey data from Project
Vote Smart to compare the issue positions of Democrats and Republicans in the U.S.
House. Results reveal significant differences in eighteen of nineteen issues. The divide
between the parties most often is moderate in magnitude and consistent with a depiction
of the parties as center-left and center-right.
Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, Gary R. Hess
Reviewed by David A. Crockett
The Collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the Struggle to Slow Global Warming, David Victor
Reviewed by Lamont C. Hempel
The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Reviewed by Lisa Anderson
The Private Roots of Public Action: Gender, Equality, and Political Participation, Sidney Verba, Kay Lehman Schlozman and Nancy Burns
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro
At Home Abroad: Identity and Power in American Foreign Policy, Henry R. Nau
Reviewed by Stephen R. Rock
The Battle for Congress: Consultants, Candidates, and Voters, James A. Thurber, ed.
Reviewed by Gary J. Andres
The Role of the Supreme Court in American Politics: The Least Dangerous Branch?, Richard L. Pacelle, Jr.
Reviewed by Timothy R. Johnson
Imperial Ends: The Decay, Collapse, and Revival of Empires, Alexander J. Motyl
Reviewed by James Kurth
Warfare and the Third World, Robert E. Harkavy and Stephanie G. Neuman
Reviewed by Steven R. David
Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda, Michael Barnett
Reviewed by Jack Snyder
Washington, Meg Greenfield
Reviewed by Doris Graber
The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda, Alan Kuperman
Reviewed by Michael Barnett
The Making and Breaking of the Soviet System: An Interpretation, Christopher Read
Reviewed by Archie Brown
Judging the Past in Unified Germany, A. James McAdams
Reviewed by Marc Morjé Howard
Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U. S.-China Relations, 1989-2000, David M. Lampton
Reviewed by John W. Garver
Chinese Democracy after Tiananmen, Yijiang Ding
Reviewed by Joseph Fewsmith
Realpolitik in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Kissinger and the Cyprus Crisis to Carter and the Lifting of the Turkish Arms Embargo, Chris P. Ioannides
Reviewed by Bruce Kuniholm
Egypt during the Sadat Years, Kirk J. Beattie
Reviewed by Ellis Goldberg
Mandates and Democracies: Neoliberalism by Surprise in Latin America, Susan C. Stokes
Reviewed by Frances Hagopian
Politics after Neoliberalism: Reregulation in Mexico, Richard Snyder
Reviewed by Kathleen O'Neill
The Limits of Convergence: Globalization and Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain, Marco F. Guillén
Reviewed by Anthony W. Pereira
Justice and Fairness in International Negotiation, Cecilia Albin
Reviewed by David A. Welch
The New Politics of the Welfare State, Paul Pierson, ed.
Reviewed by Robert C. Lieberman
Public Administration and the State: A Postmodern Perspective, Michael W. Spicer
Reviewed by Steven Cohen
Spin This! All the Ways We Don't Tell the Truth, Bill Press
Reviewed by Kathleen Knight
Missed Opportunity: Gore, Incumbency, and Television in Election 2000, E. D. Dover
Reviewed by Gerald M. Pomper
Rethinking Democratic Accountability, Robert D. Behn
Reviewed by O. P. Dwivedi
Gun Violence in America: The Struggle for Control, Alexander DeConde
Reviewed by Kristin A. Goss
The War against the New Deal, Brian Waddell
Reviewed by Robert A. Divine
Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks, Michael R. Gardner
Reviewed by Kevin J. McMahon
Semblances of Sovereignty: The Constitution, the State, and American Citizenship, T. Alexander Aleinikoff
Reviewed by Peter H. Schuck
"Belonging to the World": Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture, Sandra F. VanBurkleo
Reviewed by Dorothy McBride Stetson
Communities and the Environment: Ethnicity, Gender, and the State in Community-Based Conservation, Arun Agrawal and Clark C. Gibson, eds.
Reviewed by Judith A. Layzer
Corporate Power and the Environment: The Political Economy of U. S. Environmental Policy, George A. Gonzalez
Reviewed by Michael E. Kraft
Environmental Policymaking in Congress: The Role of Issue Definition in Wetlands, Great Lakes and Wildlife Policies, Kelly Tzoumis
Reviewed by Christopher J. Bosso
Environmental Injustice in the United States: Myths and Realities, James P. Lester, David W. Allen and Kelly M. Hill
Reviewed by Evan J. Ringquist
The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower
Can't Go it Alone, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Reviewed by Lisa Anderson