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Rebuilding Bosnia: A Model to Emulate or to Avoid?
PATRICE C. McMAHON assesses international strategies for rebuilding Bosnia- Herzegovina. She contends that international involvement there has been a model to both emulate and avoid and that the successes and failures in Bosnia provide a timely test case for the efficacy of Western nation-building efforts.

pp. 569-593

The Iraqi Intervention and Democracy in Comparative Historical Perspective
EVA BELLIN draws on comparative historical analysis to explore the question can military occupation serve as the midwife to democracy? She challenges the relevance of America’s historically successful occupation of Germany and Japan to the current intervention in Iraq because of the cases’ fundamental incomparability. Broader comparison suggests that military occupation may improve the chances of democratization but overall, the outcome is largely shaped by other factors, domestic and international.

pp. 595-608

What Was the Cold War about? Evidence from Its Ending
John Mueller assesses the rhetoric and actions of important international actors and concludes that the Cold War essentially ended in the spring of 1989. This suggests that the Cold War was principally about an ideological conflict and not about the military, nuclear, or economic balance or about Communism as a form of government -issues that would be resolved later.

pp. 609-631

Presidents, Responsiveness, and Competence: Revisiting the "Golden Age" at the Bureau of the Budget
Matthew J. Dickinson and Andrew Rudalevige analyze the tension between neutrality and responsiveness in presidential staff agencies, focusing on the Bureau of the Budget (BoB) under President Harry S. Truman. They find that the BoB was very responsive to Truman’s political needs-but that those needs were best served by a neutrally competent BoB exhibiting professionalism, careerism, and administrative competence.

pp. 633-654

Blacks on the Bench
NANCY SCHERER analyzes the voting behavior of judges in the United States Courts of Appeals in criminal search and seizure decisions. She concludes that black judges appear more willing than white judges to accept claims by criminal defendants of police misconduct and that in certain cases, race may in fact impact judicial decision making.

pp. 655-675

Hoodwinked: The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War, John Prados ; A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies, James Bamford
Reviewed by Robert Jervis

pp. 677-680

Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Reviewed by Barry M. Blechman

pp. 680-681

Surprise, Security, and the American Experience, John Lewis Gaddis
Reviewed by Marilyn B. Young

pp. 681-683

The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror, Michael Ignatieff
Reviewed by Jerome M. Slater

pp. 684-686

The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership, Zbigniew Brzezinski
Reviewed by Richard Storatz

pp. 686-687

The Politics of Executive Privilege, Louis Fisher
Reviewed by Athan Theoharis

pp. 687-688

Islam without Fear: Egypt and the New Islamists, Raymond William Baker
Reviewed by Samer Shehata

pp. 689-690

The First War on Terrorism: Counter-Terrorism Policy during the Reagan Administration, David C. Wills
Reviewed by Brigitte L. Nacos

pp. 690-691

Stormy Weather: The New Hampshire Primary and Presidential Politics, Dante J. Scala
Reviewed by Audrey A. Haynes

pp. 691-693

The Financiers of Congressional Elections: Investors, Ideologues, and Intimates, Paul S. Herrnson, Clyde Wilcox, Lynda W. Powell, John C. Green and Peter Francia
Reviewed by Burdett A. Loomis

pp. 693-694

The Strategic Use of Referendums: Power, Legitimacy, and Democracy, Mark Clarence Walker
Reviewed by Jody Baumgartner

pp. 694-695

Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution, Evan Gerstmann
Reviewed by Kenneth Sherrill

pp. 696-697

Beyond Comparison: Sex and Discrimination, Timothy Macklem
Reviewed by Gordon A. Babst

pp. 697-699

White-Washing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society, Michael K. Brown, Martin Carnoy, Elliot Currie, Troy Duster, David B. Oppenheimer and Marjorie M. Shult
Reviewed by Richard M. Valelly

pp. 699-700

Immigration and Politics in the New Europe: Reinventing Borders, Gallya Lahav
Reviewed by Steven A. Weldon

pp. 700-701

Interest Representation in the European Union, Justin Greenwood
Reviewed by John K. Glenn

pp. 702-703

The European Parliament, David Judge and David Earnshaw
Reviewed by Erik Jones

pp. 703-704

The Future of NATO Expansion: Four Case Studies, Zoltan Barany
Reviewed by Robert E. Hunter

pp. 704-706

The United States and Western Europe since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift, Geir Lundestad
Reviewed by Andreas W. Daum

pp. 706-707

Preserving Power through Coalitions: Comparing the Grand Strategy of Great Britain and the United States, Maria Sampanis
Reviewed by Jakub Grygiel

pp. 707-708

States and Markets: A Primer in Political Economy, Adam Przeworski
Reviewed by Macartan Humphreys

pp. 709-710

Economics, Bureaucracy, and Race: How Keynesians Misguided the War on Poverty, Judith Russell
Reviewed by Edward D. Berkowitz

pp. 710-711

Toward Nuclear Abolition: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1971 to the Present, Lawrence S. Wittner
Reviewed by David S. Meyer

pp. 711-713

Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the Twenty-First Century, William J. Lahneman, ed.
Reviewed by John F. Clark

pp. 713-714

The Geography of Ethnic Violence, Monica Duffy Toft
Reviewed by Steven L. Burg

pp. 714-716

Great Powers and Outlaw States: Unequal Sovereigns in the International Legal Order, Gerry Simpson
Reviewed by David A. Deese

pp. 716-717

The Myth of Civil Society: Social Capital and Democratic Consolidation in Spain and Brazil, Omar G. Encarnación
Reviewed by Bruce P. Chadwick

pp. 717-719

Collective Political Violence: An Introduction to the Theories and Cases of Violent Conflicts, Earl Conteh-Morgan
Reviewed by Ted Robert Gurr

pp. 719-720

The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now, Carnes Lord
Reviewed by Stacy Bergstrom Haldi

pp. 720-721

Thomas Jefferson, R. B. Bernstein
Reviewed by Jan Ellen Lewis

pp. 722-723

The Regulars: The American Army 1898-1941, Edward M. Coffman
Reviewed by Jay M. Parker

pp. 723-724

Genes, Trade, and Regulation: The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology, Thomas Bernauer
Reviewed by Eugene B. Skolnikoff

pp. 724-726

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