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Volume 130 - Number 2 - Summer 2015

 

The German Rescue of the Eurozone: How Germany Is Getting the Europe It Always Wanted
David Art examines Germany’s role in managing the Eurozone crisis. He finds that Chancellor Angela Merkel has used the crisis to reassert long-standing German preferences on fiscal and monetary policy. He argues that the German rescue of the Eurozone has thus come on German terms and constitutes a major institutional redesign of the European Union.

pp. 181-212

Understanding International Partnership: The Complicated Rapprochement between the United States and Brazil
Javier Corrales studies the rapprochement between the United States and Brazil in an effort to develop a theory about international partnerships. He contends that power transitions can offer new incentives for cooperation so long as the existing power faces greater security threats in other regions of the world and the rising power meets certain tests of reliability.

pp. 213-244
 

Generals and Autocrats: How Coup-Proofing Predetermined the Military Elite’s Behavior in the Arab Spring
HICHAM BOU NASSIF analyzes the behavior of the military elite in Egypt, Syria, and Tunisia during the Arab Spring. He argues that the different reactions of the military elite to the call of autocrats for support remains one of the fundamental puzzles of the Arab Spring. He identifies the factors that determined whether the military elite had a vested interest in the status quo and the capacity to defend it.

pp. 245-275
 

Vested Interests and Political Institutions
TERRY M. MOE maintains that vested interests need to be brought to the center of the theory of political institutions. He sets out some basic theoretical building blocks that bear on their behavior, power, and institutional consequences. He then applies these general arguments to the case of American education reform.

pp. 277-318
 

Ignorant Mobs or Rational Actors? Understanding Support for Venezuela’s “Bolivarian Revolution”
PASCAL LUPIEN addresses the presumption of irrationality of the poor and the resurgence of populism in Latin America. He considers the perspectives of supporters of the late Hugo Chávez and his “Bolivarian Revolution.” He finds that their support is based on concrete, tangible benefits and that they view political developments with a more critical eye than they are generally given credit for.

pp. 319-340
 

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East, Juan Cole
Reviewed by Marc Lynch

pp. 341-342
 

The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History, Michael Warner
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 342-344

The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress, Sean M. Theriault
Reviewed by GERALD C. WRIGHT

pp. 344-345
 

The Death of Deliberation: Partisanship and Polarization in the United States Senate, James I. Wallner
Reviewed by GREGORY KOGER

pp. 345-347
 

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order, Eric Helleiner
Reviewed by Benjamin J. Cohen

pp. 347-348
 

Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics, Ricardo Ramírez
Reviewed by Rodolfo O. de la Garza

pp. 348-350
 

Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism, Louise I. Shelley
Reviewed by Peter Andreas

pp. 350-351
 

Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate, Ken Hughes
Reviewed by MARK D. NEVIN

pp. 351-353
 

The Dollar and National Security: The Monetary Components of Hard Power, Paul Viotti
Reviewed by Daniel W. Drezner

pp. 353-354
 

Political Power and Economic Inequality: A Comparative Policy Approach, Charles F. Andrain
Reviewed by EKREM KARAKOC

pp. 354-356
 

Fallout: Nuclear Diplomacy in an Age of Global Fracture, Grégoire Mallard
Reviewed by PATRICK ROBERTS

pp. 356-358

Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations, Keren Yarhi-Milo
Reviewed by Mark L. Haas

pp. 358-359
 

The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan–Afghanistan Frontier, Hassan Abbas
Reviewed by MICHAEL SEMPLE

pp. 359-361
 

How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness, Jeni Whalan
Reviewed by LISE HOWARD

pp. 361-362
 

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention, Séverine Autesserre
Reviewed by Paul F. Diehl

pp. 362-364
 

“Lost” Causes: Agenda Vetting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security, Charli Carpenter
Reviewed by WAYNE SANDHOLTZ

pp. 364-365
 

American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry, Stéfanie von Hlatky
Reviewed by JONATHAN N. BROWN

pp. 365-367
 

The People’s News: Media, Politics, and the Demands of Capitalism, Joseph E. Uscinski
Reviewed by MICHAEL L. BARTHEL

pp. 367-368
 

Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better, Peter H. Schuck
Reviewed by Terry M. Moe

pp. 368-370
 

The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt: Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States, Elliot A. Rosen
Reviewed by BRIAN M. CONLEY

pp. 370-371
 

God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion, Paul A. Djupe and Brian R. Calfano
Reviewed by DAVID O'Connell

pp. 372-373
 

The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power, Andrew Chadwick
Reviewed by Regina G. Lawrence

pp. 373-374
 

Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age, Jennifer Stromer-Galley
Reviewed by Kathleen Knight

pp. 375-376

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings in the U.S. Senate: Reconsidering the Charade, Dion Farganis and Justin Wedeking
Reviewed by Jeffrey Budziak

pp. 376-378
 

How the States Shaped the Nation: American Electoral Institutions and Voter Turnout, Melanie Jean Springer
Reviewed by JENNY L. HOLLAND

pp. 378-380
 

Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Equal Justice in a Divided Democracy, Walter Frank
Reviewed by Ellen Ann Andersen

pp. 380-381
 

The Crusade for Equality in the Workplace: The Griggs v. Duke Power Story, Robert Belton
Reviewed by KATHERINE TURK

pp. 381-383
 

Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime, and Terrorism, Michael G. Findley, Daniel L. Nielson and J.C. Sharman
Reviewed by H. RICHARD FRIMAN

pp. 383-384
 

Understanding Shiite Leadership: The Art of the Middle Ground in Iran and Lebanon, Shaul Mishal and Ori Goldberg
Reviewed by MICHAEL M.J. FISCHER

pp. 384-386
 

A Sense of the Enemy: The High-Stakes History of Reading Your Rival’s Mind, Zachary Shore
Reviewed by Barbara Farnham

pp. 386-387
 

Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict, Vipin Narang
Reviewed by JACQUES HYMANS

pp. 388-390
 

The Civic Constitution: Civic Visions and Struggles in the Path toward Constitutional Democracy, Elizabeth Beaumont
Reviewed by EMILY ZACKIN

pp. 390-392
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