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Volume 132 - Number 2 - Summer 2017

 

Debating War Powers: Battles in the Clinton and Obama Administrations
SARAH BURNS challenges the concept that presidential overreach has eroded the separation of powers in the realm of warfare. She argues that rather than causing the erosion, presidents have responded to Congress’s reluctance to deliberate about military affairs. They have relied increasingly on questionable legal justifications from executive branch lawyers.

pp. 203-223

The President’s Daily Brief: Managing the Relationship between Intelligence and the Policymaker
ADRIAN WOLFBERG examines the roles of intelligence officers who present the President’s Daily Brief to the nation’s most senior policymakers. He argues that these officers add to the political landscape by contextualizing meta-information, that is, information about information, that only they can acquire and convey. He concludes that PDB briefers operate as a parallel organization to the intelligence community.

pp. 225-258
 

From De-Nazification of Germany to De-Baathification of Iraq
AYSEGUL KESKIN ZEREN compares and contrasts the design and implementation processes undertaken by the United States during the de-Nazifcation of Germany and the de-Baathifcation of Iraq. She discusses the historical, political, cultural, and economic differences between Germany and Iraq and those between the Nazi and Baath regimes. She argues that de-Nazifcation was an inaccurate analogy for de-Baathifcation.

pp. 259-290
 

The Mediating Effect of Authoritarianism on Immigrant Access to TANF: A State-Level Analysis
JASON E. KEHRBERG discusses the effects of authoritarianism in American states and specifically on immigrant access to TANF. He uses an original measure of authoritarianism and concludes that states with authoritarian populations are more likely to deny immigrants access to welfare benefits.

pp. 291-311
 

American Jews and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?
DOV WAXMAN analyzes the role played by American Jews and American Jewish pro-Israel organizations in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. He challenges the popular notion that the pro-Israel lobby powerfully influences U.S. policy pertaining to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

pp. 313-339
 

China Engages the World, Warily: A Review Essay
Andrew Scobell reviews John W. Garver’s history of China’s foreign relations since 1949. He finds China’s Quest to be an insightful and illuminating guide to the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China.

pp. 341-345

America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century, William C. Wohlforth and Stephen G. Brooks
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 347-348
 

The Soul of Armies: Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Military Culture in the US and UK, Austin Long
Reviewed by JOSHUA ROVNER

pp. 348-351
 

Post-Racial or Most-Racial? Race and Politics in the Obama Era, Michael Tesler
Reviewed by LaFLEUR STEPHENS-DOUGAN

pp. 351-353
 

Partners or Rivals? Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century, Betina Cutaia Wilkinson
Reviewed by RODOLFO O. DE LA GARZA

pp. 353-355

The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus, Kevin P. Gallagher
Reviewed by R. EVAN ELLIS

pp. 355-356
 

Politics against Domination, Ian Shapiro
Reviewed by KATHLEEN TIPLER

pp. 356-358
 

Networked Publics and Digital Contention: The Politics of Everyday Life in Tunisia, Mohamed Zayani
Reviewed by EVA BELLIN

pp. 358-360
 

The Supply Side of Security: A Market Theory of Military Alliances, Tongfi Kim
Reviewed by BRIAN BLANKENSHIP

pp. 360-361
 

The Heir Apparent Presidency, Donald A. Zinman
Reviewed by DONNA R. HOFFMAN

pp. 361-362
 

The Great Melding: War, the Dixiecrat Rebellion, and the Southern Model for America’s New Conservatism, Glenn Feldman
Reviewed by SEAN P. CUNNINGHAM

pp. 363-364
 

Conventional Wisdom: The Alternate Article V Mechanism for Proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, John R. Vile
Reviewed by JAMES R. ZINK

pp. 364-366
 

Democratic Beginnings: Founding the Western States, Amy Bridges
Reviewed by ADAM S. MYERS

pp. 366-367

Populism’s Power: Radical Grassroots Democracy in America, Laura Grattan
Reviewed by PAUL STOB

pp. 367-369

The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How they Weaken Democracy, Seth E. Masket
Reviewed by DANIEL DISALVO

pp. 369-370
 

Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics, Timothy Stewart-Winter
Reviewed by Jason Pierceson

pp. 370-372
 

Religious Freedom and Gay Rights: Emerging Conflicts in the United States and Europe, Timothy Samuel Shah, Thomas F. Farr and Jack Friedman
Reviewed by OMAR G. ENCARNACIÒN

pp. 372-373
 

Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization, Amy E. Eckert
Reviewed by VALERIE MORKEVICIUS

pp. 373-375

The Future of Financial Regulation: Who Should Pay for the Failure of American and European Banks?, Johan A. Lybeck
Reviewed by Kevin Young

pp. 375-376
 

The 9/11 Terror Cases: Constitutional Challenges in the War against Al Qaeda, Allan A. Ryan
Reviewed by STEPHEN I. VLADECK

pp. 376-378
 

Learning from Disaster: Improving Nuclear Safety and Security after Fukushima, Scott D. Sagan and Edward D. Blandford
Reviewed by FRANK N. VON HIPPEL

pp. 378-379
 

The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention, Rajan Menon
Reviewed by ERIC A. HEINZE

pp. 379-381
 

Crossing the Aisle: Party Switching by U.S. Legislators in the Postwar Era, Antoine Yoshinaka
Reviewed by JOEL SIEVERT

pp. 381-382
 

Senator James Eastland: Mississippi’s Jim Crow Democrat, Maarten Zwiers
Reviewed by JOHN KYLE DAY

pp. 382-384
 

These Estimable Courts: Understanding Public Perceptions of State Judicial Institutions and Legal Policy-Making, Damon M. Cann and Jeff Yates
Reviewed by EILEEN BRAMAN

pp. 384-385
 

The Tyranny of the Ideal: Justice in a Diverse Society, Gerald Gaus
Reviewed by PATRICK PEEL

pp. 385-387
 

Bully Nation: How the American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society, Charles Derber and Yale R. Magrass
Reviewed by SHAMIRA GELBMAN

pp. 387-388
 

Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment, Liam Downey
Reviewed by RAOUL S. LIÉVANOS

pp. 388-389
 

London Is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race, Kennetta Hammond Perry
Reviewed by JOHN C. MITCHAM

pp. 390-391
 

At Home in Two Countries: The Past and Future of Dual Citizenship, Peter J. Spiro
Reviewed by DANIEL NAUJOKS

pp. 391-393
 

Enforcing the Equal Protection Clause: Congressional Power, Judicial Doctrine, and Constitutional Law, William D. Araiza
Reviewed by Jeb Barnes

pp. 393-394
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