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Volume 127 - Number 3 - Fall 2012

From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Habit of American Force
Richard K. Betts considers the discrepancy between ambition and cost tolerance that has led the United States to use force too often but also too indecisively since the Cold War. He argues that Washington should use American primacy not to attempt dominance on the cheap but to manage a transition to a global balance of power.

pp. 353-368
 

Sympathetic States: Explaining the Russian and Chinese Responses to September 11
Todd Hall examines the responses of the Russian Federation (RF) and People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the September 11 attacks on the United States. He argues that the sudden shift in RF and PRC policies toward the United States following the attacks poses a puzzle for existing IR theories. In order to comprehend RF and PRC behavior, he claims that we need to recognize the role of implicit norms of sympathy. 

pp. 369-400
 

From Litigation to Legislation in Tobacco Politics: The Surrender of Philip Morris
Martha Derthick asks why it was possible for Congress to enact regu­lation of tobacco manufacture in 2009 after many years of indulging the industry. She finds the explanation in the rise of opposition to the industry in the Democratic Party and the embrace of regulation by Philip Morris, the major manufacturer, which was seeking safety and stability after repeated assaults from an array of public and private actors in legislatures, courts, and the media. 

pp. 401-415
 

Making Migrant–Government Partnerships Work: Insights from the Logic of Collective Action
GUSTAVO A. FLORES-MACÍAS analyzes government efforts to attract col­lective remittances for development. Building on insights from the literature on collective action and illustrating with the cases of Mexico and El Salvador, he concludes that leadership incentives, positive inducements in the form of private good, and certain trust-enhancing rules play a key role in the success of government–migrant partnerships. 

pp. 417-443
 

Do Presidents Control Bureaucracy? The Federal Housing Administration during the Truman–Eisenhower Era
Charles M. Lamb and ADAM W. NYE show how the Federal Housing Administration continued to permit racial segregation in its mortgage insur­ance program for years after the Truman administration indicated that it must alter that policy. They argue that the case once again illustrates that presidential control has its limits as bureaucracy successfully defied presiden­tial preferences and continued on a policy trajectory opposed by the president. 

pp. 445-467
 

Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform, Paul Starr
Reviewed by Theodore Marmor

pp. 469-470

Hegemony in International Society, Ian Clark
Reviewed by Carla Norrlof

pp. 470-472
 

Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order, G. John Ikenberry
Reviewed by Michael H. Hunt

pp. 472-473
 

Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama’s America, Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith
Reviewed by Katherine Tate

pp. 474-475

Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don’t Kill the U.S. Constitutional System, David R. Mayhew
Reviewed by Paul Frymer

pp. 475-477
 

Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform, Paul R. Pillar
Reviewed by Bruce W. Jentleson

pp. 477-478
 

Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community, AMY B. ZEGART
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 478-480
 

The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy, Suzanne Mettler
Reviewed by Christopher Howard

pp. 480-481
 

Breaking Through the Noise: Presidential Leadership, Public Opinion, and the News Media, Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha and Jeffey S. Peake
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro

pp. 481-483
 

Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security, John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart
Reviewed by Mark Tushnet

pp. 483-484
 

Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination and Homeland Security Since 9/11, Michael Barkun
Reviewed by Peter Romaniuk

pp. 485-486
 

Controlling Institutions: International Organizations and the Global Economy, Randall W. Stone
Reviewed by CINDY CHENG

pp. 486-488
 

Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet, David G. Victor
Reviewed by JONATHAN M. CRYSTAL

pp. 488-489

Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion, Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon and Robert Y. Shapiro
Reviewed by Montague Kern

pp. 489-492
 

Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism, Sarah Sobieraj
Reviewed by MICHAEL P. BOYLE

pp. 492-493
 

Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works, Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy and Christian Chavagneux
Reviewed by PATRICK LEBLOND

pp. 493-495
 

Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon, Arthur Kaledin
Reviewed by SUSAN MCWILLIAMS

pp. 495-496
 

Constitutional Originalism: A Debate, Lawrence B. Solum and Robert W. Bennett
Reviewed by STEVEN D. SCHWINN

pp. 496-498
 

The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy, Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli
Reviewed by Anastasia Xenias

pp. 498-499
 

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Anti-Semitism, Phyllis Goldstein
Reviewed by Ralph da Costa Nunez

pp. 499-502
 

Testing the National Covenant: Fears and Appetites in American Politics, William F. May
Reviewed by ANDREW P. HOGUE

pp. 502-503
 

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics, Steven J. Ross
Reviewed by PATRICIA F. PHALEN

pp. 504-505
 

One Nation Under AARP: The Fight Over Medicare, Social Security, and America’s Future, Frederick Lynch
Reviewed by Edward D. Berkowitz

pp. 505-506
 

Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves, Sheldon Garon
Reviewed by DAVID C. JOHN

pp. 506-508
 

Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government, Raymond A. Smith
Reviewed by JASON KOSNOSKI

pp. 508-509
 

“At This Defining Moment”: Barack Obama’s Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race, Enid Logan
Reviewed by Charles P. Henry

pp. 509-510
 

The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism, Erik Bleich
Reviewed by ALEXANDER TSESIS

pp. 511-512
 

National Security Intelligence, Loch Johnson and David F. Aarons
Reviewed by ARTHUR H. MILLS II

pp. 512-514
 

Program Budgeting and the Performance Movement: The Elusive Quest for Efficiency in Government, William F. West
Reviewed by FRANCOIS MELESE

pp. 514-516
 

The Politics of the President’s Wife, Mary Anne Borrelli
Reviewed by MOLLY WERTHEIMER

pp. 516-517
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