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The Role of Villain: Iran and U.S. Foreign Policy
Paul R. Pillar examines why Iran has become a major focus of attention of U.S. foreign policy and finds that even a nuclear-armed Iran would not pose the major threat that is commonly assumed. The Iran issue simply fills a traditional American psychological and political need to have a foreign adversary. 

pp. 211-231

What Scarlett O’Hara Thinks: Political Attitudes of Southern Women
HEATHER ONDERCIN uses the framework of intersectionality to understand how gender, race, and region uniquely shape the attitudes of Southern white women. She finds that Southern white women hold distinctly different attitudes across a range of policy areas than do Southern men and non-Southerners. 

pp. 233-259

Engaging the Enemy and the Lessons for the Obama Administration
STEVEN E. LOBELL argues that the Obama administration can learn from previous British and American policies of engagement. He looks at four cases that suggest trade concessions and commercial inducements, rather than punishment or firm balancing, may be more appropriate policy to moderate the behavior of states threatening U.S. interests. 

pp. 261-287

Democratic Inclusion and Religious Nationalists in Israel
NADAV G. SHELEF and ORIE SHELEF discuss the voting behavior of Israeli religious nationalists in the elections of 1999 and 2009. Their analysis suggests that the democratic inclusion of radical movements may not lead to moderation. 

pp. 289-316

Cabinet Duration in Presidential Democracies
JAE HYEOK SHIN analyzes cabinet duration in ten presidential democracies in Latin America. He finds that cabinet attributes greatly affect cabinet durability and that the performance of the cabinet has larger effects on its stability than do its handling of exogenous crises. 

pp. 317-339

China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization, Roselyn Hsueh
Reviewed by Andrew Scobell

pp. 341-342

The Struggle for Civil Society in Central Asia: Crisis and Transformation, Charles Buxton ; Chaos, Violence, Dynasty: Politics and Islam in Central Asia, Eric McGlinchey
Reviewed by ALEX COOLEY

pp. 342-343

The Middle Class Fights Back: How Progressive Movements Can Restore Democracy in America, Brian D’Agostino
Reviewed by WILBUR C. RICH

pp. 344-346

No Citizen Left Behind, Meira Levinson
Reviewed by Kenneth K. Wong

pp. 346-347

Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office, Jennifer L. Lawless

pp. 347-349

Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal, Cybelle Fox
Reviewed by Julie Novkov

pp. 349-350

Transformative Political Leadership: Making a Difference in the Developing World, Robert I. Rotberg
Reviewed by Jerrold M. Post

pp. 351-352

Warlords: Strong-Arm Brokers in Weak States, Kimberly Marten
Reviewed by Jesse Driscoll

pp. 352-353

When Victory Is Not an Option: Islamist Movements in Arab Politics, Nathan J. Brown
Reviewed by Ahmet T. Kuru

pp. 354-355

Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics, Stephen F. Knott

pp. 355-357

The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations: Coordinated Responses to Common Dangers, Stefan Frohlich

pp. 357-358

A Cold War Turning Point: Nixon and China, 1969–1972, Chris Tudda
Reviewed by ZHIQUN ZHU

pp. 358-360

Obama and China’s Rise: An Insider’s Account of America’s Asia Strategy, Jeffrey A. Bader
Reviewed by Peter Trubowitz

pp. 360-361

Hard Interests, Soft Illusions: Southeast Asia and American Power, Natasha Hamilton‐Hart
Reviewed by ALICE BA

pp. 361-363

America’s First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837, Alasdair Roberts
Reviewed by JOHANN N. NEEM

pp. 363-364

Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence, Alan Gilbert

pp. 364-366

California Crucible: The Forging of Modern American Liberalism, Jonathan Bell

pp. 366-367

Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion, Frank Prochaska
Reviewed by ALEX ZAKARAS

pp. 367-368

Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 9/11, Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin
Reviewed by Abdulkader H. Sinno

pp. 369-370

Gay Rights at the Ballot Box, Amy L. Stone

pp. 370-371

Madison’s Metronome: The Constitution, Majority Rule, and the Tempo of American Politics, Greg Weiner
Reviewed by JEREMY D. BAILEY

pp. 371-373

Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress, Michael D. Minta
Reviewed by ROBERT R. PREUHS

pp. 373-374

The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power and Policymaking, Philip G. Joyce
Reviewed by KAREN KUNZ

pp. 375-376

The Floor in Congressional Life, Andrew J. Taylor

pp. 376-377

The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures: The Effects of Institutions and Politics, Lynda W. Powell
Reviewed by Kirby Goidel

pp. 378-379

The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928–1933, Glen Jeansonne

pp. 379-381

The President’s Czars: Undermining Congress and the Constitution, Mark J. Rozell and Mitchel A. Sollenberger
Reviewed by Adam L. Warber

pp. 381-382

The Republican Party and American Politics from Hoover to Reagan, Robert Mason
Reviewed by Michael K. Fauntroy

pp. 382-383

The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady
Reviewed by David C. Kimball

pp. 384-385

This is Not Civil Rights: Discovering Rights Talk in 1939 America, George I. Lovell
Reviewed by RICK A. SWANSON

pp. 385-386

The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power, Richard Kuisel
Reviewed by Ronald Tiersky

pp. 386-388

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