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The Debate over North Korea
VICTOR D. CHA AND DAVID C. KANG debate the strengths and weaknesses of an engagement policy to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons program. From different perspectives, the two authors analyze common misconceptions about North Korean intentions and strategies as well as debate the merits of a harder-line approach taken by the United States toward the reclusive regime. Whether one views Pyongyang’s intentions with greater skepticism (Cha) or greater flexibility (Kang), the authors argue that some form of engagement, not military preemption, is advisable.

pp. 229-254

Soft Power and American Foreign Policy
Joseph S. Nye, JR. analyzes recent developments in U.S. foreign policy in light of evidence that the essential soft power of the United States has eroded. He suggests that the challenges posed by transnational terrorism require more attention to soft power and cooperation with allies and institutions.

pp. 255-270

Secrecy and Power: Unanticipated Problems in Researching FBI Files
Athan G. Theoharis surveys FBI practices in the maintenance and destruction of records. He documents how this permitted FBI officials to abuse power and undermine accountability.

pp. 271-290

Threats to Latin America's Market Model?
Kurt Weyland discusses the political sustainability of Latin America’s new market model. He argues that despite its disappointing socioeconomic performance thus far, the new development scheme has retained significant popular support. Furthermore, stringent economic constraints make significant deviations from market-oriented policies costly and unattractive, as case studies of contemporary Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela show.

pp. 291-313

Gender Differences in Attitudes toward Black Feminism among African Americans
Evelyn M. Simien posits that black feminist consciousness arises from an understanding of intersecting patterns of discrimination. Using data from the 1993–1994 National Black Politics Study (NBPS), she develops and validates a measure of black feminist consciousness. Along the way, she considers whether the level of support for black feminist consciousness differs across gender.

pp. 315-338

Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power, Lou Cannon
Reviewed by Mark J. Rozell

pp. 339-340

Reaganism and the Death of Representative Democracy, Walter Williams
Reviewed by Brian J. Gerber

pp. 340-341

Stories of Peoplehood: The Politics and Morals of Political Membership, Rogers M. Smith
Reviewed by Elisabeth S. Clemens

pp. 342-343

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Walter Isaacson
Reviewed by Robert Middlekauff

pp. 343-344

Welfare and the Constitution, Sotirios A. Barber
Reviewed by Ken I. Kersch

pp. 344-346

The Democratic Peace and Territorial Conflict in the Twentieth Century, Paul K. Huth and Todd L. Allee
Reviewed by Erik Gartzke

pp. 347-349

Reliable Partners: How Democracies Have Made a Separate Peace, Charles Lipson
Reviewed by John Owen

pp. 349-350

The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, Jonathan Schell
Reviewed by Brian D’Agostino

pp. 350-352

Fixing Intelligence: For a More Secure America, William E. Odom
Reviewed by Stephen Marrin

pp. 352-353

The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of the Nixon-Era Strategy, Jeffrey Kimball
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 353-355

Checking Executive Power: Presidential Impeachment in Comparative Perspective, Jody C. Baumgartner and Naoko Kada
Reviewed by Michael J. Gerhardt

pp. 355-357

Politics & Religion, Steve Bruce
Reviewed by Clyde Wilcox

pp. 357-358

Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair, Adeed Dawisha
Reviewed by Amaney Jamal

pp. 359-360

Islamic Political Identity in Turkey, M. Hakan Yavuz
Reviewed by Cihan Z. Tugal

pp. 360-361

Politicide: Ariel Sharon's War against the Palestinians, Baruch Kimmerling
Reviewed by Jamal R. Nassar

pp. 361-363

The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars, Douglas H. Johnson
Reviewed by Peter J. Schraeder

pp. 363-365

Incomplete Democracy: Political Democratization in Chile and Latin America, Manuel Antonio Garretón
Reviewed by Katherine Hite

pp. 365-366

Europe Unites: The EU's Eastern Enlargement, Peter A. Poole
Reviewed by Michael Baun

pp. 366-368

Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe, Piero Ignazi
Reviewed by Mark Kesselman

pp. 368-369

The Front-Loading Problem in Presidential Nominations, William G. Mayer and Andrew E. Busch
Reviewed by Costas Panagopoulos

pp. 369-371

The Independence Party and the Future of Third-Party Politics: Adventures & Opinions of an IP Senate Candidate, William McGaughey
Reviewed by John C. Berg

pp. 371-373

The Campaign Continues: How Political Consultants and Campaign Tactics Affect Public Policy, Douglas A. Lathrop
Reviewed by Kelly D. Patterson

pp. 373-374

Realignment: The Theory That Changed the Way We Think about American Politics, Theodore Rosenof
Reviewed by Kristi Andersen

pp. 374-375

Florida 2000: A Sourcebook on the Contested Presidential Election, Mark Whitman
Reviewed by Stephen K. Medvic

pp. 375-377

Giving Voters a Voice: The Origins of the Initiative and Referendum in America, Steven L. Piott
Reviewed by Thad Kousser

pp. 377-379

White on Arrival: Italians, Race, Color, and Power in Chicago, 1890-1945, Thomas A. Guglielmo
Reviewed by Frank J. Macchiarola

pp. 379-380

A Voice for Nonprofits, Jeffrey M. Berry and David F. Arons
Reviewed by Elizabeth Reid

pp. 380-381

The Presidency and Women: Promise, Performance, and Illusion, Janet M. Martin
Reviewed by Barbara Burrell

pp. 381-383

Women and Power on Capitol Hill: Reconstructing the Congressional Women's Caucus, Irwin N. Gertzog
Reviewed by Richard Fox

pp. 383-384

Southern Women at the Millenium: A Historical Perspective, Melissa Walker, Jeanette R. Dunn and Joe P. Dunn
Reviewed by Rosalind Rosenberg

pp. 384-385

Consent to Sexual Relations, Alan Wertheimer
Reviewed by Gordon A. Babst

pp. 385-387

Gay Rights and American Law, Daniel R. Pinello
Reviewed by Michael R. Siebecker

pp. 387-388

Officially Gay, Gary L. Lehring
Reviewed by Alan S. Yang

pp. 389-390

Can Labor Standards Improve under Globalization?, Kimberly Ann Elliott and Richard B. Freeman
Reviewed by Ethan B. Kapstein

pp. 390-392

Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule, Shanthi Kalathil and Taylor C. Boas ; The e-Connected World: Risks and Opportunities, Stephen Coleman
Reviewed by Garry Rodan

pp. 392-395

The Politics of Internet Communication, Robert J. Klotz
Reviewed by Michael Cornfield

pp. 395-396

Citizenship and the Environment, Andrew Dobson
Reviewed by Betty H. Zisk

pp. 396-397

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