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Globalization, American Power, and International Security
Jonathan Kirshner considers the consequences of globalization for American power and international conflict more generally. He argues that the processes of globalization are affecting the balance of power between states and creating new axes of international conflict. He posits that even though the United States is advantaged by globalization, the process also challenges some of its own interests.

pp. 363-390

Psychological Reflections on Barack Obama and John McCain: Assessing the Contours of a New Presidential Administration
Stanley A. Renshon analyzes the probable psychological baseline contours of a Barack Obama or John McCain presidency. He explores the psychology, worldview, and approach to leadership that are likely to inform and shape the presidency of each candidate in the context of his own developmental history and the psychology of public expectations and concerns.

pp. 391-434

Reconciliation after Democratization: Coping with the Past in Spain
OMAR G. ENCARNACIÓN examines Spain’s ongoing effort to reconcile the legacy of its dark past, including the mass killings of the Spanish Civil War and the repression of the Franco dictatorship, three decades after its celebrated transition to democracy. Key among his findings is that contrary to the widespread conventional wisdom promoted by the influential ‘‘transitional justice’’ movement, reconciliation is not a pre-condition for effective democratization.

pp. 435-460

When the Men with Guns Rule: Explaining Human Rights Failures in Kosovo since 1999
MARK A. WOLFGRAM discusses the costs of early failures in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations mission in Kosovo after June 1999. The failure of NATO and the UN to secure basic human rights for Kosovo’s non-Albanian minorities raises serious questions about the future of similar militarized humanitarian interventions.

pp. 461-484

Palestinian Suicide Bombing Revisited: A Critique of the Outbidding Thesis
ROBERT J. BRYM and BADER ARAJ contest Mia Bloom’s out-bidding thesis, which holds that suicide attacks are a currency for outbidding rivals in the competition for popular support. They find that public opinion data are inconsistent with the outbidding thesis and argue that support for suicide bombing is more a function of social solidarity than competition within the Palestinian community.

pp. 485-500

Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb, Michael Goodman
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 501-502

Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico's Democratization in Comparative Perspective, Kenneth F. Greene
Reviewed by Jorge I. Domínguez

pp. 502-503

Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy Since the Cold War, Robert G. Sutter
Reviewed by Andrew Mertha

pp. 504-506

The Quest for Absolute Security: The Failed Relations Among U.S. Intelligence Agencies, Athan Theoharis
Reviewed by Richard L. Russell

pp. 506-507

A New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human Rights, Elizabeth Borgwardt
Reviewed by Peter Juviler

pp. 507-509

Purify and Destroy: The Political Uses of Massacre and Genocide, Jacques Semelin
Reviewed by ERIC A. HEINZE

pp. 509-510

The Liberal Project and the Transformation of Democracy: The Case of East Central Europe, Sabrina P. Ramet ; Rebuilding Leviathan: Party Competition and State Exploration in Post-Communist Democracies, Anna Grzymala-Busse
Reviewed by John A. Scherpereel

pp. 510-513

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11, AMY B. ZEGART
Reviewed by Loch K. Johnson

pp. 513-514

The Coming Age of Direct Democracy: California's Recall and Beyond, Mark Baldassare and Cheryl Katz
Reviewed by John G. Matsusaka

pp. 514-515

The Right Talk: How Conservatives Transformed the Great Society into the Economic Society, Mark A. Smith ; Branded Conservatives: How the Brand Brought the Right from the Fringes to the Center of American Politics, Kenneth M. Cosgrove
Reviewed by Earl Sheridan

pp. 515-518

Putting Poor People to Work: How the Work-First Idea Eroded College Access for the Poor, Kathleen M. Shaw, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Christopher Mazzeo and Jerry A. Jacobs
Reviewed by Sandra K. Danziger

pp. 518-519

Portraits of Power: Ohio and National Politics, 1964-2004, John C. Green and Abe Zaidan
Reviewed by Justin Phillips

pp. 519-520

The Liberals' Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party, Bruce Miroff
Reviewed by Robert Speel

pp. 520-522

Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite, D. Michael Lindsay
Reviewed by Brian Robert Calfano

pp. 522-523

The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House, Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
Reviewed by Stephen J. Whitfield

pp. 523-524

God and Country: America in Red and Blue, Sheila Kennedy
Reviewed by Paul A. Djupe

pp. 525-526

Party Influence in Congress, Steven S. Smith
Reviewed by Eric S. Heberlig

pp. 526-527

Campaign Advertising and American Democracy, Michael M. Franz, Paul B. Freedman, Kenneth M. Goldstein and Travis N. Ridout
Reviewed by Robert A. Jackson

pp. 527-529

Congress and the Classroom: From the Cold War to “No Child Left Behind”, Lee W. Anderson
Reviewed by Priscilla Wohlstetter

pp. 529-531

A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution, David A. Nichols
Reviewed by L.A. Powe, Jr.

pp. 531-532

Boricua Power: A Political History of Puerto Ricans in the United States, José Ramón Sánchez
Reviewed by Ileana M. Rodríguez-Silva

pp. 532-533

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century, Giovanni Arrighi
Reviewed by Peter R. Moody, Jr.

pp. 533-535

Crafting Peace: Power-Sharing Institutions and the Negotiated Settlement of Civil Wars, Caroline A. Hartzell and Matthew Hoddie
Reviewed by Burcu Savun

pp. 535-536

Democratic Breakdown and the Decline of the Russian Military, Zoltan Barany
Reviewed by Celeste A. Wallander

pp. 536-538

Empowering Women in Russia: Activism, Aid, and NGOs, Julie Hemment
Reviewed by Valerie Sperling

pp. 538-539

Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey, Steven A. Cook
Reviewed by STEPHEN J. KING

pp. 539-540

Well-Oiled Diplomacy: Strategic Manipulation and Russia's Energy Statecraft in Eurasia, Adam N. Stulberg
Reviewed by Andrew Barnes

pp. 540-542

Engaging Iran: The Rise of a Middle East Powerhouse and America's Strategic Choice, Nathan Gonzalez
Reviewed by Suzanne Maloney

pp. 542-543

The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Korean Nuclear Crisis, Yoichi Funabashi
Reviewed by Youngshik D. Bong

pp. 543-544

Failed Diplomacy: The Tragic Story of How North Korea Got the Bomb, Charles L. Pritchard
Reviewed by J.J. Suh

pp. 544-546

Oil and Politics in the Gulf of Guinea, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
Reviewed by Pierre Englebert

pp. 546-547

Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt Across Three Centuries, Michael Tomz
Reviewed by Anastasia Xenias

pp. 547-549

Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions, David M. Primo
Reviewed by Robert C. Lowry

pp. 549-551

The Supreme Court: An Essential History, Peter Charles Hoffer, Williamjames Hull Hoffer and N.E.H. Hull
Reviewed by George Thomas

pp. 551-552

Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise: A Historical Inquiry, Edward A. Purcell, Jr.
Reviewed by Jonathan O'Neill

pp. 552-553

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