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Understanding White Polarization in the 2016 Vote for President: The Sobering Role of Racism and Sexism

BRIAN  F.  SCHAFFNER,  MATTHEW  MACWILLIAMS,  and  Tatishe Nteta examine the extent to which economic insecurity, racism, and sexism were important factors in determining vote choices in the 2016 American presidential election. They find that racism and sexism were particularly strong predictors of vote choice in 2016, while economic insecurity was much less important.

pp. 9-34
 

The Mayaguez Crisis: Correcting 30 Years of Scholarship
CHRISTOPHER LAMB evaluates scholarship on the 1975 Mayaguez crisis when the United States responded with military force to a Cambodian seizure of an American merchant ship. He argues that past scholarship has generated poor explanations of the U.S. reaction. According to the author, in responding to the crisis, the United States was focused on reinforcing credibility and, more importantly, on deterring North Korea.

pp. 35-76
 

The Power and Limits of Compellence: A Research Note
Robert J. Art and Kelly M. Greenhill offer a comprehensive review of the scholarly literature on compellence. They highlight the findings that could be of use to contemporary policymakers and identify gaps that inhibit a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of compellence.

pp. 77-97

Compromising Positions: Why Republican Partisans Are More Rigid than Democrats
James M. Glaser and Jeffrey M. Berry seek to explain why Republican legislators are less likely to favor compromise than Democrats. They argue that in their unwillingness to compromise, Republicans respond to the preferences of their constituents.

pp. 99-125
 

Latino Democrats, Latino Republicans and Interest in Country of Origin Politics
Nikola Mirilovic and Philip H. Pollock III analyze 2012 American National Election Study data to examine why some Latino U.S. citizens, but not others, maintain an interest in their country of origin politics. They argue that party identification helps explain this variation and that Republicans are less likely than Democrats to maintain an interest.

pp. 127-149
 

The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World, Anne-Marie Slaughter
Reviewed by Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

pp. 151-152

Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold
Reviewed by Jeffrey Mankoff

pp. 152-154
 

The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden, Joel K. Goldstein
Reviewed by Nancy Beck Young

pp. 154-155
 

Courts without Borders: Law, Politics, and U.S. Extraterritoriality, Tonya L. Putnam
Reviewed by Austen Parrish

pp. 155-157
 

Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency, William G. Howell and Terry M. Moe
Reviewed by Matthew J. Dickinson

pp. 157-159
 

Obama on the Home Front: Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks, John D. Graham
Reviewed by Graham G. Dodds

pp. 159-160
 

North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation, Walter C. Clemens Jr.
Reviewed by Stephen Noerper

pp. 161-162

Avoiding War with China: Two Nations, One World, Amitai Etzioni
Reviewed by James Steinberg

pp. 162-164
 

Populist Authoritarianism: Chinese Political Culture and Regime Sustainability, Wenfang Tang
Reviewed by Daniel C. Lynch

pp. 164-165
 

Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente, Richard A. Moss
Reviewed by Azusa Katagiri

pp. 165-167

The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens, Daniel L. Hatcher
Reviewed by SCOTT W. ALLARD

pp. 167-168
 

Railroads and American Political Development: Infrastructure, Federalism, and State Building, Zachary Callen
Reviewed by William D. Adler

pp. 169-170

The Courts, the Ballot Box, and Gay Rights: How Our Governing Institutions Shape the Same-Sex Marriage Debate, Joseph Mello
Reviewed by Zein Murib

pp. 170-171
 

Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, Vanessa C. Tyson
Reviewed by Tony E. Carey Jr.

pp. 172-173
 

John Adams's Republic: The One, the Few, and the Many, Richard Alan Ryerson
Reviewed by Ralph A. Rossum

pp. 173-175
 

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, Luke Mayville
Reviewed by Benjamin Patrick Newton

pp. 175-176
 

Historic Firsts: How Symbolic Empowerment Changes U.S. Politics, Evelyn M. Simien
Reviewed by Laurel Elder

pp. 176-178

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care, Dayna Bowen Matthew
Reviewed by Nancy López

pp. 178-179
 

The Missing American Jury: Restoring the Fundamental Constitutional Role of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries, Suja A. Thomas
Reviewed by Anna Roberts

pp. 179-181
 

Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics, Nicole Hemmer
Reviewed by Harry Wessel

pp. 181-182
 

America's War on Same-Sex Couples and their Families: And How the Courts Rescued Them, Daniel R. Pinello
Reviewed by David Rayside

pp. 183-184
 

The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark, Neil J. Sullivan
Reviewed by Peter K. Parides

pp. 184-186
 

Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, Peter Krause
Reviewed by Costantino Pischedda

pp. 186-187
 

A History of the Iraq Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991–2003, Frédéric Bozo
Reviewed by Stefano Recchia

pp. 187-189
 

The Diversity Bargain and Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities, Natasha K. Warikoo
Reviewed by Julie R. Posselt

pp. 189-190
 

China's Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State, Jonathan R. Stromseth, Edmund J. Malesky and Dimitar D. Gueorguiev
Reviewed by Joseph Fewsmith

pp. 191-192

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