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Incumbency Advantage in U.S. Presidential Elections: The Historical Record
David R. Mayhew examines U.S. presidential elections from 1788 through 2004. He highlights the importance of incumbency advantage. He concludes that in-office parties have kept the White House two-thirds of the time when they have run incumbent candidates, but they have fared only 50-50 in open-seat elections.

pp. 201-228

Fairness Considerations in World Politics: Lessons from International Trade Negotiations
Ethan B. Kapstein argues that in recent years a growing number of activists, scholars, and policymakers have claimed that the global economy and, specifically, the current international trade regime have been ‘‘unfair’’ to the developing countries. He concludes that, while the trading system can hardly be considered a level playing field for each and every state, fairness considerations do appear to play a role in shaping trade agreements.

pp. 229-246

Intelligence Failure Reframed
John A. Gentry discusses the nature of U.S. intelligence ‘‘failures.’’ He argues that excessive expectations for the performance of intelligence agencies mean that many charges of intelligence failure are misplaced and many reform proposals are misdirected. He concludes that policymakers and policy-implementing agencies often cause intelligence-related failures.

pp. 247-270

Does One Right Make a Realist? Conservatism, Neoconservatism, and Isolationism in the Foreign Policy Ideology of American Elites
Brian C. Rathbun looks at whether we can speak meaningfully of an ideological ‘‘right’’ in foreign policy. Through a brief historical review and an analysis of a survey of American political elites, he argues that there are in fact three ideological rights, bound together by an egoistic pursuit of the national interest but utilizing very different strategies.

pp. 271-300

Anti-Americanism and Electoral Politics in Korea
Byong-Kuen Jhee analyzes Korean public attitudes toward the United States and whether and how voters’ anti-American perceptions affect their electoral choices. He concludes that the surge of anti-Americanism in Korea may have a marginal impact on the country’s existing favorable relationship with the United States.

pp. 301-318

Why Taiwan? Geostrategic Rationales for China's Territorial Integrity, Alan M. Wachman ; China: Fragile Superpower, Susan L. Shirk ; Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War, John Wilson Lewis and Xue Litai
Reviewed by ANDREW J. NATHAN

pp. 319-320

Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom, Mohammed M. Hafez
Reviewed by Mia Bloom

pp. 321-323

A Culture of Deference: Congress, the President, and the Course of the U.S.-Led Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, F. Ugboaja Ohaegbulam
Reviewed by Louis Fisher

pp. 323-324

China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia, David C. Kang
Reviewed by Andrew Scobell

pp. 324-325

Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty, and the Courts, Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule
Reviewed by Matthew Gerke

pp. 325-327

State Death: The Politics and Geography of Conquest, Occupation, and Annexation, Tanisha M. Fazal
Reviewed by Douglas Lemke

pp. 327-328

Negative Liberty: Public Opinion and the Terrorist Attacks on America, Darren W. Davis
Reviewed by MICHAEL L. GROSS

pp. 328-329

The Conscience of a Liberal, Paul Krugman
Reviewed by James A. Morone

pp. 330-331

America’s Kingdom: Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier, Robert Vitalis
Reviewed by Magnus T. Bernhardsson

pp. 331-332

The Truth about Patriotism, Steven Johnston
Reviewed by Peter A. Furia

pp. 332-334

Theodore Roosevelt and World Order: Police Power in International Relations, James R. Holmes
Reviewed by Peter Trubowitz

pp. 334-335

Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes, Gerard N. Magliocca
Reviewed by Nicole Mellow

pp. 335-336

The Last Freedom: Religion from the Public School to the Public Square, Joseph P. Viteritti
Reviewed by Clyde Wilcox

pp. 337-338

All in the Family: The Private Roots of American Public Policy, Patricia Strach
Reviewed by Philip Abbott

pp. 338-339

Managing the President's Message: The White House Communications Operation, Martha Joynt Kumar
Reviewed by Brandon Rottinghaus

pp. 339-340

Mandates, Parties, and Voters: How Elections Shape the Future, James H. Fowler and Oleg Smirnov
Reviewed by Scott McClurg

pp. 340-342

Ethnic Bargaining: The Paradox of Minority Empowerment, Erin K. Jenne
Reviewed by Ray Taras

pp. 342-343

Girls on the Stand: How Courts Fail Pregnant Minors, Helena Silverstein
Reviewed by Carter Snead

pp. 343-345

Creating Gender: The Sexual Politics of Welfare Policy, Georgia Duerst-Lahti, Cathy Marie Johnson and Noelle H. Norton
Reviewed by Sarah Elise Wiliarty

pp. 345-346

The Intellectuals and the Flag, Todd Gitlin
Reviewed by Simon Stow

pp. 346-347

The Impact of Women in Congress, Debra L. Dodson
Reviewed by Georgia Duerst-Lahti

pp. 347-349

Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, National Factors, and the Home Styles of Modern U.S. Congress Members, Sally Friedman
Reviewed by Burdett Loomis

pp. 349-350

Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy, Susan Gluck Mezey
Reviewed by Ellen Ann Andersen

pp. 351-352

Promoting Peace with Information: Transparency as a Tool of Security Regimes, Dan Lindley
Reviewed by Nancy Gallagher

pp. 352-354

The Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform: Theory, Evidence and Policy, Johann Graf Lambsdorff
Reviewed by Andrew Wedeman

pp. 354-355

America and Europe after 9/11 and Iraq: The Great Divide, Sarwar A. Kashmeri
Reviewed by Thomas Alan Schwartz

pp. 355-356

After Anarchy: Legitimacy & Power in the United Nations Security Council, Ian Hurd
Reviewed by C. Cora True-Frost

pp. 356-358

The Politics of Labor Reform in Latin America: Between Flexibility and Rights, Maria Lorena Cook
Reviewed by Andrew Schrank

pp. 358-359

Out of Order: Russian Political Values in an Imperfect World, Ellen Carnaghan
Reviewed by Peter Rutland

pp. 360-361

Representing Europe's Citizens? Electoral Institutions and the Failure of Parliamentary Representation, David M. Farrell and Roger Scully
Reviewed by Achim Hurrelmann

pp. 361-362

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