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Volume 128 - Number 3 - Fall 2013

The Islamist Moment: From Islamic State to Civil Islam?
Fawaz A. Gerges discusses the rise to power of Islamist parties in the Middle East after the Arab Spring. He argues that the political future of Islamists will depend on whether they meet the rising expectations of the Arab public. He concludes that if the Islamists fail to deliver local public goods, the voters and society will turn against them. 

pp. 389-426
 

Globalization as a Security Strategy: Power and Vulnerability in the “China Model”
ANDREW J. NATHAN AND Andrew Scobell analyze the gains and losses to Chinese security from the country’s embrace of globalization in the post-Mao period. They argue that while China has grown richer and more influential, it has also been penetrated by global forces that it does not control and enmeshed in complex relationships of interdependence. 

pp. 427-453
 

What Really Happened in Planning for Postwar Iraq?
Stephen Benedict Dyson challenges the argument that the U.S. government failed to conduct planning for the post-Saddam Iraq. He shows that a plan for governing the country jointly with Iraqi leaders was developed and endorsed by the George W. Bush administration. Yet this plan was not implemented as a result of the on-the-ground decisions of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, who formalized an occupation and began an extended period of direct rule. 

pp. 455-488
 

After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace
RENANAH MILES examines recent stabilization and reconstruction missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. She analyzes persistent shortfalls in the ability of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to conduct these missions. She contends that organizational culture and bureaucratic turf wars undermine civilian leadership and encourage the military to compensate in its absence. 

pp. 489-516
 

Death and Taxes: Issue Framing and Conservative Coalition Maintenance
RICHARD MEAGHER describes how and why the estate tax became part of the pro-family agenda of social conservatives. He explores the role of estate tax repeal in maintaining the alliance between economic and social conservatives within the Republican Party. 

pp. 517-538

Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War, Andrew Polsky
Reviewed by William G. Howell

pp. 539-541
 

Barack Obama’s Post-American Foreign Policy: The Limits of Engagement, Robert Singh
Reviewed by Henry R. Nau

pp. 541-543
 

China and Coexistence: Beijing’s National Security Strategy for the Twenty-First Century, Liselotte Odgaard
Reviewed by NICHOLAS KHOO

pp. 543-544
 

Reconceptualizing Deterrence: Nudging Toward Rationality in Middle East Rivalries, Elli Lieberman
Reviewed by James H. Lebovic

pp. 544-546
 

Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy, James L. . Gibson ; Without Fear or Favor: Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States, G. Alan Tarr
Reviewed by MARK JONATHAN MCKENZIE

pp. 546-548
 

Prosecution Among Friends: Presidents, Attorneys General, and Executive Branch Wrongdoing, David Alistair Yalof
Reviewed by Joel K. Goldstein

pp. 548-550

Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States, Jason Hackworth
Reviewed by DAVID K. RYDEN

pp. 550-551

The Timeline of Presidential Elections: How Campaigns Do (and Do Not) Matter, Christopher Wlezien and Robert S. Erikson
Reviewed by MICHAEL C. HERRON

pp. 552-553
 

Ideology and Spatial Voting in American Elections, Stephen A. Jessee
Reviewed by JESSE RICHMAN

pp. 553-554
 

More Essential Than Ever: The Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century, Stephen J. Schulhofer
Reviewed by ADAM D. MOORE

pp. 555-557
 

Representing Red and Blue: How the Culture Wars Change the Way Citizens Speak and Politicians Listen, David C. Butler and Christopher Jan Carman
Reviewed by Sean M. Theriault

pp. 557-558
 

State of War: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1945–2011, Paul A.C. Koistinen
Reviewed by ROSELLA CAPPELLA

pp. 558-560
 

The Evolution of American Legislatures: Colonies, Territories, and States, 1619–2009, Peverill Squire
Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER Z. MOONEY

pp. 560-561
 

The Solicitor General and the United States Supreme Court: Executive Branch Influence and Judicial Decisions, Ryan C. Black and Ryan J. Owens
Reviewed by MICHAEL A. BAILEY

pp. 561-563
 

The U.S. Women’s Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptation, Holly J. McCammon
Reviewed by JOANNE BELKNAP

pp. 563-564
 

Truman’s Triumphs: The 1948 Election and the Making of Postwar America, Andrew E. Busch
Reviewed by DANIEL S. MARGOLIES

pp. 564-566
 

The European Commission and Bureaucratic Autonomy: Europe’s Custodians, Antonis A. Ellinas and Ezra Suleiman
Reviewed by Gaspare M. Genna

pp. 566-567
 

Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe, Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia
Reviewed by BARBARA FRANZ

pp. 567-569
 

When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality, Corey Brettschneider
Reviewed by DAVID MCCABE

pp. 569-571
 

Unrecognized States: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Modern International System, Nina Caspersen
Reviewed by SCOTT PEGG

pp. 571-572
 

The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Zoltan Barany
Reviewed by KRISTEN A. HARKNESS

pp. 572-574
 

The Political Geography of Inequality: Regions and Redistribution, Pablo Baramendi
Reviewed by MATTHEW CARNES

pp. 574-575
 

Pragmatist Politics: Making the Case for Liberal Democracy, John McGowen
Reviewed by JAMES JOHNSON

pp. 575-577
 

On Global Justice, Mathias Risse
Reviewed by ADAM HOSEIN

pp. 577-578
 

Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Observation Works, and Why It Often Fails, Judith G. Kelley
Reviewed by DANIELA DONNO

pp. 578-580
 

Integrating Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Policies, Gary Bryner and Robert J. Duffy
Reviewed by MICHAEL KRAFT

pp. 580-581
 

India Today: Economics, Politics and Society, Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss and Craig Jeffrey
Reviewed by MILAN VAISHNAV

pp. 582-583
 

Brazil, the United States and the South American Subsystem: Regional Politics and the Absent Empire, Carlos Gustavo Poggio Teixeira
Reviewed by Robert A. Pastor

pp. 583-584
 

The Past in Pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus, Rebecca Bryant
Reviewed by ELIZABETH H. PRODROMOU

pp. 585-587
 

Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis, David Barrett and Max Holland
Reviewed by David A. Welch

pp. 587-588
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