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Political Science and Presidential Nominations
Leon D. Epstein reviews selected generalizations that political scientists have developed about presidential nominations. He concludes that while the changing and uncertain circumstances of these nominations often preclude rigorous scientific propositions, cautious scholarship in this field is usefully contributing to our understanding of the nominating process.

pp. 177-195

American Foreign Policy and the Postwar Italian Left
Alan A. Platt and Robert Leonardi analyze United States foreign policy toward the Italian Left, beginning with the years immediately after World War II and ending with a discussion of current American policy toward the compromesso storico.

pp. 197-215

Ethnic Political Transition in Boston, 1884-1933: Some Lessons for Contemporary Cities
Peter K. Eisinger examines the transition from Yankee to Irish rule in Boston in the decades around the turn of the century in order to explore the ways in which a group displaced from power adjusts to its new status. The case is treated as a possible analogue to transitions occurring at present in cities where black mayors have been elected.

pp. 217-239

A Political Context for Legislative Vetoes
Louis Fisher discusses the constitutional dispute over the "legislative veto," taking into account specific legal issues as well as the broader political context within which legislators and administrators operate. He singles out areas where the legislative veto can be accommodated but also where it encroaches upon matters best left to the executive and judicial branches.

pp. 241-254

Presidential Power and White House Lobbying
John F. Manley describes the lobbying efforts of the White House's Office of Congressional Relations during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He concludes that the success of presidential leadership in domestic legislation was generally " problematic."

pp. 255-275

Migrant Workers and European Democracy
Cheryl Benard discusses the hardships suffered by the Eastern and Southern European migrant workers who have been employed in the Western European industrial system since World War II and comments on the political and economic implications of the pattern.

pp. 277-299

Eastern European Ethnic Groups and American Foreign Policy
Stephen A. Garrett analyzes the influence of Eastern European ethnic groups on American foreign policy toward their homelands and argues that at least in this case the "ethnic factor" in American diplomacy has been relatively slight.

pp. 301-323


p. 367

Nuclear Weapons and World Politics, John H. Barton, Michael Mandelbaum, David C. Gompert and Richard L. Garwin
Reviewed by Joseph J. Kruzel

pp. 325-326

Foreign Policy Motivation: A General Theory and a Case Study, Richard Cottam
Reviewed by Robert L. Jervis

pp. 327-328

Toward New Human Rights: The Social Policies of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, David C. Warner
Reviewed by Stephen David

pp. 328-329

A Government of Strangers: Executive Politics in Washington, Hugh Heclo
Reviewed by Marver H. Bernstein

pp. 330-331

Grassroots: The Autobiography of George McGovern, George McGovern
Reviewed by Robert Lekachman

pp. 331-332

Robert S. Kerr: The Senate Years, Anne Hodges Morgan
Reviewed by David E. Price

pp. 332-333

Congressional Staffs: The Invisible Force in American Lawmaking, Harrison W. Fox and Susan Webb Hammond
Reviewed by Robert H. Salisbury

pp. 334-335

Lobbying for the People: The Political Behavior of Public Interest Groups, Jeffrey M. Berry
Reviewed by Grant McConnell

pp. 335-336

Taking Rights Seriously, Ronald Dworkin
Reviewed by Donald M. Roper

pp. 337-338

Retreat to the Ghetto: The End of a Dream?, Thomas L. Blair
Reviewed by Michael B. Preston

pp. 338-339

In Search of the Silent South: Southern Liberals and the Race Issue, Morton Sosna
Reviewed by Donald S. Strong

pp. 339-340

Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Brains Trust: From Depression to New Deal, Elliot A. Rosen
Reviewed by Barry D. Karl

pp. 340-341

The Federal Writers' Project: A Study in Government Patronage of the Arts, Monty Noam Penkower
Reviewed by Daniel J. Leab

pp. 342-343

Food Policy: The Responsibility of the United States in the Life and Death Choices, Peter G. Brown and Henry Shue
Reviewed by Robert L. Paarlberg

pp. 343-344

Mutual Accommodation: Ethnic Conflict and Cooperation, Robin M. Williams
Reviewed by Peter K. Eisinger

pp. 344-345

Scientific Elite: Nobel Laureates in the United States, Harriet Zuckerman
Reviewed by Paul D. Allison

pp. 345-347

Power and Illness: The Political Sociology of Health and Medical Care, Elliott A. Krause
Reviewed by George G. Reader

pp. 347-348

The Master Architects: Building the United States Foreign Service, 1890-1913, Richard Hume Werking
Reviewed by S. Shepard Jones

pp. 348-350

Ethnic Chauvinism: The Reactionary Impulse, Orlando Patterson
Reviewed by M. Crawford Young

pp. 350-352

Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain and the War against Japan, 1941-1945, Christopher Thorne
Reviewed by Stephen Koss

pp. 352-354

The Politics of International Economic Relations, Joan Edelman Spero
Reviewed by Charles Lipson

pp. 354-355

Multinationals from Small Countries, Tamir Agmon and Charles P. Kindleberger
Reviewed by Jeffrey Obler

pp. 355-357

The Inequality of Nations, Robert W. Tucker
Reviewed by Bruce Russett

pp. 357-358

Ethnic Conflict in the Western World, Milton J. Esman
Reviewed by Joseph Rothschild

pp. 358-359

Elite Recruitment in Democratic Polities: Comparative Studies Across Nations, Heinz Eulau and Moshe M. Czudnowski
Reviewed by Robert D. Putnam

pp. 360-361

The Politics of Bureaucracy: A Comparative Perspective, B. Guy Peters
Reviewed by Edwin A. Bock

pp. 361-362

Stalinism: Essays in Historical Interpretation, Robert C. Tucker
Reviewed by Frederick C. Barghoorn

pp. 362-364

Japanese International Negotiating Style, Michael Blaker
Reviewed by John K. Emmerson

pp. 364-365

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