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Volume 118 - Number 1 - Spring 2003

Terror, Terrain, and Turnout: Explaining the 2002 Midterm Elections
Gary C. Jacobson argues that the results of the 2002 congressional election were consistent with past midterm elections as referenda on the administration and the economy, although the terrorist attacks of September 11 profoundly affected the referendum's substance. The modest Republican victory was a consequence of the post- September 11 rally in support for President George W. Bush, redistricting (in the House), and higher turnout among Republican loyalists. There was no evidence of any national shift in public sentiment toward the Republican party.

pp. 1-22
 

Terrorism as Breaking News: Attack on America
Brigitte L. Nacos analyzes the news coverage of the September 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. She concludes that the American press helped Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda to realize their publicity objectives, while simultaneously losing some of its bite as the watchdog of government.

pp. 22-52
 

Do Nascent WMD Arsenals Deter? The Sino-Soviet Crisis of 1969
Lyle J. Goldstein employs an underutilized case study from the cold war to investigate the dynamics associated with confronting regional powers armed with nascent weapons of mass destruction (WMD) arsenals. This research challenges the thesis of the so-called proliferation optimists, who maintain that small WMD arsenals effectively empower the weak against the strong.

pp. 53-79
 

Engagement, Containment, and the International Politics of Eurasia
DAVID W. RIVERA analyzes whether post-Soviet Russia has pursued a hostile, imperialist course toward the other former republics of the Soviet Union and whether the West should adopt a policy of containing Russian expansionism. He concludes by assessing whether previous trends have continued into the Putin years and draws out the implications of its findings for the “Who Lost Russia?” debate and whether Russia should be invited to join NATO.

pp. 81-106
 

Black and Latino Voters in Denver: Responses to Each Other’s Political Leadership
Karen M. Kaufmann explores the influence of minority office-holding on the political behavior, attitudes, and participation rates of Latinos and blacks living in Denver, Colorado. Using data from four mayoral elections, she finds that both Latinos and blacks experience enhanced political engagement as a result of in-group attainment, but finds little evidence of a more generalized minority empowerment effect.

pp. 107-125
 

American Secret Intelligence: A Review Essay
John Prados comments on two recent books in the intelligence field that focus on spies and on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) organization for scientific and technical work. From the spy as con artist to the cloak and dagger uses of laboratories and drafting tables, the works recast images of intelligence or break new ground in little understood areas. Both retain relevance today, although the main problems of intelligence are shifting away from areas where the CIA is strongest.

pp. 127-131
 

By Order of the President: The Use and Abuse of Executive Direct Action, Phillip J. Cooper
Reviewed by William G. Howell

pp. 133-134
 

The Clinton Wars: The Constitution, Congress, and War Powers, Ryan C. Hendrickson
Reviewed by David Gray Adler

pp. 134-135
 

Multiparty Politics in America: Prospects and Performance, 2nd ed, Paul S. Herrnson and John C. Green, eds.
Reviewed by Philip Paolino

pp. 136-137
 

A User's Guide to Campaign Finance Reform, Gerald C. Lubenow, ed.
Reviewed by Diana Dwyre

pp. 137-138

What Government Can Do: Dealing with Poverty and Inequality, Benjamin I. Page and James R. Simmons ; Why Government Succeeds and Why It Fails, Lawrence S. Rothenberg and Amihai Glazer
Reviewed by Hugh Heclo

pp. 138-140
 

Welfare Policymaking in the States: The Devil in Devolution, Pamela Winston
Reviewed by Robert C. Lieberman

pp. 140-142
 

On Equal Terms: The Constitutional Politics of Educational Opportunity, Douglas S. Reed
Reviewed by Matthew H. Bosworth

pp. 142-143

Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era, Taeku Lee
Reviewed by Charles S. Bullock III

pp. 143-144
 

Visions of International Relations: Assessing an Academic Field, Donald J. Puchala, ed.
Reviewed by James N. Rosenau

pp. 144-146
 

The New Russian Diplomacy, Igor S. Ivanov
Reviewed by William D. Jackson

pp. 146-147
 

Making War, Thinking History: Munich, Vietnam, and Presidential Uses of Force From Korea to Kosovo, Jeffrey Record
Reviewed by Allan C. Stam

pp. 147-148
 

Preparing the U.S. Army for Homeland Security: Concepts, Issues, and Options, Eric V. Larson and John E. Peters
Reviewed by Antulio J. Echevarria II

pp. 148-150
 

Hijacking and Hostages: Government Responses to Terrorism, J. Paul de B. Taillon
Reviewed by Sara A. Daly

pp. 150-151
 

Chasing Spies: How the FBI Failed in Counterintelligence but Promoted the Politics of McCarthyism in the Cold War Years, Athan Theoharis
Reviewed by Russell Olwell

pp. 151-152
 

The Revolution in Military Affairs: Implications for Canada and NATO, Elinor C. Sloan
Reviewed by Andrew Richter

pp. 153-154
 

The United States and Venezuela: Rethinking a Relationship, Janet Kelly and Carlos A. Romero
Reviewed by Deborah Norden

pp. 154-155
 

Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts, Daniel Byman
Reviewed by Chaim Kaufmann

pp. 156-157
 

Civil Wars and Foreign Powers: Outside Intervention in Intrastate Conflict, Patrick M. Regan
Reviewed by Barry M. Blechman

pp. 157-159

NATO's Air War for Kosovo: A Strategic and Operational Assessment, Benjamin S. Lambeth
Reviewed by David M. Edelstein

pp. 159-160
 

To Moscow, Not Mecca: The Soviet Campaign Against Islam in Central Asia, 1917-1941, Shoshana Keller
Reviewed by Kathleen Collins

pp. 160-162
 

The European Monetary Union in a Public Choice Perspective, Jennifer C. Martin-Das
Reviewed by David M. Andrews

pp. 162-163
 

The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization, Philip H. Gordon and Sophie Meunier
Reviewed by Ellen L. Frost

pp. 163-164

The Power of Tiananmen: State-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Movement, Dingxin Zhao ; The Perils of Protest: State Repression and Student Activism in China and Taiwan, Teresa Wright
Reviewed by Stanley Rosen

pp. 165-167
 

Gender and the Political Economy of Development, Shirin M. Rai
Reviewed by Kathleen Staudt

pp. 167-168
 

Managing Mexico: Economists from Nationalism to Neoliberalism, Sarah Babb
Reviewed by Diane E. Davis

pp. 168-170
 

Bounded Missions: Military Regimes and Democratization in the Southern Cone and Brazil, Craig L. Arceneaux
Reviewed by Jeanne K. Giraldo

pp. 170-172
 

Global Capital, Political Institutions, and Policy Change in Developed Welfare States, Duane Swank
Reviewed by Robert J. Franzese, Jr.

pp. 172-173
 

Building the Virtual State: Information Technology and Institutional Change, Jane E. Fountain
Reviewed by Donald F. Kettl

pp. 174-175
 

The Capacity to Govern, Yehezkel Dror
Reviewed by Chris Argyris

pp. 175-177
 

The President's Cabinet: Gender, Power, and Representation, Mary Anne Borrelli
Reviewed by Donna E. Shalala

pp. 177-178
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