The China Card: Playing Politics with Sino-American Relations
Peter Trubowitz and Jungkun Seo examine how and when China emerged as a “hot button” issue in American politics. They show that the politicization of Sino-American relations has had as much to do with electoral strategizing and gamesmanship in the United States as it did with geopolitical considerations in dealing with Beijing.
Skeletons in White House Closets: A Discussion of Modern Presidential Scandals
SCOTT BASINGER and Brandon Rottinghaus list and classify presidential scandals occurring since 1972. They examine the different types of scandals and analyze news coverage of these scandals and their durations. They conclude that a small, unrepresentative set of scandals accounts for most news coverage, generating the misperception of scandals as drawn-out affairs involving large numbers of officials.
The Demise of the PLO: Neither Diaspora nor Statehood
Hillel Frisch analyzes the demise of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the withering of the Palestinian diaspora. Unfortunately for the Palestinians, the presumed virtues of globalization in facilitating diaspora are hardly a substitute for a mobilized homeland state, which seems unattainable.
Rethinking the Development of Legitimate Party Opposition in the United States, 1793–1828
Jeffrey S. Selinger reassesses the rhetoric of anti-partisanship of the early national period. The election of 1800 demonstrated that a mechanism had been invented for changing government, personnel, and policies without violence and destructiveness. The election rendered parties legitimate and was the functional equivalent of a revolution. This achievement, however, did not become widely accepted by Americans for at least another quarter of a century.
Identity Politics and Policy Disputes in U.S.–Korea Relations
Gi-Wook Shin looks at major American and Korean newspapers and argues that the United States and Korea have developed different lenses through which they view their relationship. Shin argues that U.S.–ROK relations, linked to the issue of national identity for Koreans, are largely treated as a matter of policy for Americans—a difference stemming from each nationʼs relative power and role in the international system.
The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic, Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule Reviewed by Chris Edelson
American Public Opinion and Health Care, Robert J. Blendon, Mollyann Brodie, John M. Benson and Drew E. Altman Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro
Asiaʼs Flying Geese: How Regionalization Shapes Japan, Walter F. Hatch Reviewed by Akira Iriye
Adrift: Charting Our Course Back to a Great Nation, William C. Harris and Steven C. Beschloss Reviewed by Raymond A. Smith
Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations: A Synthesis of Realism, Neoliberalism, and Constructivism, Giulio M. Gallarotti Reviewed by Stacie Goddard
Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-Long Battle, Stuart Altman and David Shactman Reviewed by Daniel Skinner
Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War, Sarah E. Kreps Reviewed by Daniel R. Lake
Playing Our Game: Why Chinaʼs Rise Doesnʼt Threaten the West, Edward S. Steinfeld Reviewed by Scott Kennedy
Politics and Strategy: Partisan Ambition and American Statecraft, Peter Trubowitz Reviewed by Meena Bose
Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions, Elizabeth N. Saunders Reviewed by David A. Crockett
Changing Inequality, Rebecca M. Blank Reviewed by Patrick Flavin
Agenda Setting in the U.S. Senate: Costly Consideration and Majority Party Advantage, Chris Den Hartog and Nathan W. Monroe Reviewed by Gregory Robinson
American Neoconservatism: The Politics and Culture of a Reactionary Idealism, Jean-François Drolet Reviewed by Jonathan D. Caverley
American Politicians Confront the Court: Opposition Politics and Changing Responses to Judicial Power, Stephen M. Engel Reviewed by Katy Harriger
Decision Making by the Modern Supreme Court, Richard L. Pacelle, Jr., Brett W. Curry and Bryan W. Marshall Reviewed by Jeffrey Budziak
Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age, Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport Reviewed by Jackie Smith
Mass Informed Consent: Evidence on Upgrading Democracy with Polls and New Media, Adam F. Simon Reviewed by Howard Schuman
Niche News: The Politics of News Choice, Natalie Jomini Stroud Reviewed by James T. Hamilton
The Internet Generation: Engaged Citizens or Political Dropouts, Henry Milner Reviewed by Casey A. Klofstad
The Legislative Legacy of Congressional Campaigns, Tracy Sulkin Reviewed by Eric McGhee
The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making, Peter Stone Reviewed by Stephen Broomell
One Nation Under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty, Simon Chesterman Reviewed by Priscilla M. Regan
Scandalous Politics: Child Welfare Policy in the States, Juliet F. Gainsborough Reviewed by Mary Elizabeth Collins
Challenges of Ordinary Democracy: A Case Study in Deliberation and Dissent, Karen Tracy Reviewed by Albert W. Dzur
Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism, Michael Barnett Reviewed by Melissa Labonte
Feminist Policymaking in Chile, Liesl Haas Reviewed by Gwynn Thomas
Immigration and Citizenship in Japan, Erin Aeran Chung Reviewed by Deborah J. Milly
Islamist Terrorism and Democracy in the Middle East, Katerina Dalacoura Reviewed by Elena Mastors
Rural Protest and the Making of Modern Democracy in Mexico, 1968–2000, Dolores Trevizo Reviewed by Juan D. Lindau
The Transformation of the Workersʼ Party in Brazil, 1989–2009, Wendy Hunter Reviewed by Peter Kingstone