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The War Powers Resolution: Time to Say Goodbye
Louis Fisher and David Gray Adler examine the legislative history and operation of the War Powers Resolution of 1973 and conclude that it fails to satisfy its stated purpose to fulfill the intent of the Framers and to insure that the "collective judgment" of both Congress and the president apply to the use of military force. They argue that the legislation should be repealed.

pp. 1-20

Congressional Leadership of Public Opinion
Lawrence R. Jacobs, Eric D. Lawrence, Robert Y. Shapiro, and Steven S. Smith analyze the paradox of previous research finding that public opinion has a strong influence on the collective behavior of Congress but a quite modest one on the substantive policy decisions of individual members. Focusing on the debate over health care reform in 1993 and 1994, they suggest that congressional leaders drive public opinion to resemble the collective decisions of Congress.

pp. 21-41

Is Anyone Listening? International Relations Theory and the Problem of Policy Relevance
Joseph Lepgold discusses how theories of international relations can be made more relevant to policy makers. He argues that better specified arguments would allow both theorists and practitioners to evaluate competing causal claims more easily.

pp. 43-62

The Internet and Political Control in Singapore
Garry Rodan investigates the political implications of the Internet in Singapore, where authorities have embarked on an ambitious attempt to restrain the liberalizing impact of the new technology. His findings contradict popular expectations of the Internet necessarily aiding the erosion of authoritarian rule.

pp. 63-89

The Joint Chiefs of Staff: From Service Parochialism to Jointness
Peter J. Roman and David W. Tarr review the changes in the Joint Chiefs of Staff that have occurred since the passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act. They show how the increased authority of the JCS chairman has transformed the dominant JCS norm from service parochialism to a cross-service or joint perspective.

pp. 91-111

Party Politics and International Economic Activism: The Reagan-Bush Years
James Shoch examines the partisan roots of the turn toward a more aggressive U.S. trade policy during the Reagan-Bush years. He argues that Democratic efforts to exploit the trade issue for partisan advantage during this period forced Presidents Reagan and Bush to take tougher trade policy actions than they would otherwise have chosen in order to defuse the threat from the Democrats.

pp. 113-131


pp. 173-177

Altered States: The United States and Japan since the Occupation, Michael Schaller
Reviewed by Akira Iriye

pp. 133-134

Strategic Assessment in War, Scott Sigmund Gartner
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 134-135

The Reluctant Superpower: United States' Policy in Bosnia, 1991-95, Wayne Bert
Reviewed by James Ron

pp. 135-136

Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the U.S. Congress, Barbara Sinclair
Reviewed by Colton C. Campbell

pp. 136-137

The Political Economy of Regionalism, Helen V. Milner and Avery Goldstein, eds.
Reviewed by David M. Andrews

pp. 137-139

Useful Adversaries: Grand Strategy, Domestic Mobilization, and Sino-American Conflict, 1947-1958, Thomas J. Christensen
Reviewed by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

pp. 139-140

Who Deliberates?, Benjamin I. Page
Reviewed by Brigitte L. Nacos

pp. 140-141

Why People Don't Trust Government, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Philip D. Zelikow and David C. King, eds.
Reviewed by Gary Wasserman

pp. 141-142

Sovereigns, Quasi Sovereigns, and Africans, Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui
Reviewed by Linda J. Beck

pp. 143-144

Africa and the International System: The Politics of Survival, Christopher Clapham
Reviewed by Thomas M. Callaghy

pp. 144-145

Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, Edwin E. Moise
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 145-146

Anatomy of Mistrust: U.S.-Soviet Relations During the Cold War, Deborah Welch Larson
Reviewed by Kimberly Martin Zisk

pp. 146-147

Making Crime Pay: Law and Order in Contemporary American Politics, Katherine Beckett
Reviewed by Shmuel Lock

pp. 147-148

The Legitimization of Violence, David E. Apter, ed.
Reviewed by James B. Rule

pp. 148-149

The Gorbachev Factor, Archie Brown
Reviewed by Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

pp. 149-151

How Russia Votes, Richard Rose, Ian McAllister and Stephen White
Reviewed by Stephen Wegren

pp. 151-152

Living with Peril: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nuclear Weapons, Andreas Wenger
Reviewed by Richard Ned Lebow

pp. 152-153

Welfare as We Knew It, Charles Noble
Reviewed by David Dodenhoff

pp. 153-154

Israel, Jordan, and the Peace Process, Yehuda Lukacs
Reviewed by Laurie A. Brand

pp. 154-155

Varieties of Transition: The East European and East German Experience, Claus Offe
Reviewed by Anders Aslund

pp. 155-156

Democracy, Security, and Development in India, Raju G. C. Thomas
Reviewed by Stephen Philip Cohen

pp. 156-157

"We Ain't What We Was": Civil Rights in the New South, Frederick M. Wirt
Reviewed by Peter Petrakis

pp. 157-159

Budgeting Democracy: State Building and Citizenship in America, 1890-1928, Jonathan Kahn
Reviewed by James D. Savage

pp. 159-160

Public Policy and Program Evaluation, Evert Vedung
Reviewed by Kenneth J. Meier

pp. 160-161

Iberia and Latin America: New Democracies, New Policies, New Models, Howard Wiarda
Reviewed by Gerard Alexander

pp. 161-162

Designs within Disorder: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Economists, and the Shaping of American Economic Policy, 1933-1945, William J. Barber
Reviewed by Donald R. Brand

pp. 162-163

Against the Death Penalty: The Relentless Dissents of Justices Brennan and Marshall, Michael Mello
Reviewed by Laurence A. Benner

pp. 163-165

Reducing Unemployment: A Case for Government Deregulation, Garry K. Ottosen and Douglas N. Thompson
Reviewed by Gary Mucciaroni

pp. 165-166

When Dreams Came True: The GI Bill and the Making of Modern America, Michael J. Bennett
Reviewed by Christopher Howard

p. 167

Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies for Reinventing Government, David Osborne and Peter Plastrik
Reviewed by Cheryl M Miller

pp. 168-169

The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work, Arlie Russell Hochschild
Reviewed by Monica McDermott

pp. 169-170

Private Lives, Public Conflicts: Battles over Gay Rights in American Communities, James W. Button, Barbara A. Rienzo and Kenneth D. Wald
Reviewed by Tony Affigne

pp. 170-171

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