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Deterring Nonstate WMD Attacks
DAVID P. AUERSWALD assesses whether deterrence policies can prevent a WMD attack by nonstate actors. He argues that deterrence may not preclude terrorist attacks, but that deterrence threats can greatly impede trafficking in WMD and related materials, preventing terrorists from getting these weapons in the first place.

pp. 543-568

The Fight against Terrorist Financing
Anne L. Clunan examines the prospects for an international regime to combat terrorist financing. She concludes that in the absence of a common definition among the United States and its European allies, the prospects for implementing a vigorous counter-terrorist-financing regime are dim.

pp. 569-596

The Politics of Russia’s Elusive Defense Reform
Zoltan Barany considers the reasons for the absence of substantive defense reform in Russia fifteen years after the Soviet collapse. He argues that even though reform was high on President Putin’s agenda when he took office, a combination of factors has prevented him from enforcing its implementation. Among these, the most significant has been consistent opposition to the transformation from the top of Russia’s military establishment.

pp. 597-627

Airbus and Boeing: Strengths and Limitations of Strong States
JOHN G. FRANCIS and ALEX F. PEVZNER focus on the rise of Airbus in the global aviation market over the past three decades to near parity with Boeing. They argue that the fortunes of Airbus cannot be understood without recognizing that historically, the manufacture of large commercial aircraft has been shaped by the industrial policies of strong states. The European consortium that produced Airbus was able to work as a strong state, anticipating the deepening economic integration of the European Union.

pp. 629-651

Presidential Survival and the Impeachment Process: The United States and Colombia
VICTOR J. HINOJOSA and ANÍBAL S. PÉREZ-LIÑÁN compare the attempted impeachments of Presidents Ernesto Samper of Colombia and William J. Clinton of the United States. They show that public opinion and executive-legislative politics account for the survival of both presidents.

pp. 653-675

The Canadian Supreme Court: Attitudinal Conflict in Right to Counsel Cases
C.L. OSTBERG and MATTHEW E. WETSTEIN explore whether Supreme Court justices in Canada are influenced by their political ideology when resolving right to counsel cases. Using an empirical model that controls for the effects of case facts, they find considerable evidence that the attitudes of the justices do provide a significant explanation for their voting behavior in nonunanimous cases.

pp. 677-697


pp. 749-752

The Politics of Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court, Thomas G. Hansford and James F. Spriggs II
Reviewed by Mark S. Hurwitz

pp. 699-700

Logics of Hierarchy: The Organization of Empires, States, and Military Occupation, Alexander Cooley
Reviewed by Katja Weber

pp. 700-701

Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War, Jack Snyder and Avery Goldstein
Reviewed by Bruce Russett

pp. 701-703

Presidential Commissions and National Security: The Politics of Damage Control, Kenneth Kitts
Reviewed by AMY B. ZEGART

pp. 703-704

Thicker than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia, Rachel Bronson
Reviewed by William B. Quandt

pp. 705-706

Immigration Phobia and the Security Dilemma: Russia, Europe, and the United States, Mikhail A. Alexseev
Reviewed by Kimberly Marten

pp. 706-707

Cousins and Strangers: America, Britain, and Europe in a New Century, Chris Patten
Reviewed by Jolyon Howorth

pp. 708-709

Bordering the Future: The Impact of Mexico on the United States, John A. Adams
Reviewed by Tony Payan

pp. 709-710

The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End, Peter W. Galbraith
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 710-712

Executive Orders and the Modern Presidency: Legislating from the Oval Office, Adam L. Warber
Reviewed by Louis Fisher

pp. 712-713

The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11, John Yoo
Reviewed by Kenneth W. Thompson

pp. 713-714

First Person Political: Legislative Life and the Meaning of Public Service, Grant Reeher
Reviewed by Gerald Benjamin

pp. 714-716

Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic, Alan Gibson
Reviewed by Jethro K. Lieberman

pp. 716-717

The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, Jonathan Alter
Reviewed by Sarah Phillips

pp. 717-718

Committee Assignment Politics in the U.S. House of Representatives, Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly
Reviewed by John Baughman

pp. 719-720

Countervailing Forces in African-American Civic Activism, 1973–1994, Frederick C. Harris, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman and Brian D. McKenzie
Reviewed by Keith A. Mayes

pp. 720-721

The Future of Organized Labor in American Politics, Peter L. Francia
Reviewed by Joseph A. McCartin

pp. 722-723

Congress and the Cold War, Robert David Johnson
Reviewed by Barry M. Blechman

pp. 723-724

Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the United States, Ron Hayduk
Reviewed by J. Morgan Kousser

pp. 724-726

The President’s Speeches: Beyond “Going Public”, Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha
Reviewed by Philip Abbott

pp. 726-727

Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond, Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson
Reviewed by Hanes Walton, Jr.

pp. 727-728

Politics and Film: The Political Culture of Film in the United States, Daniel P. Franklin
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 728-730

Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy and the Public, Brandice Canes-Wrone
Reviewed by Richard Sobel

pp. 730-731

Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning, David Mark
Reviewed by Leah A. Murray

pp. 732-733

Disability Rights and the American Social Safety Net, Jennifer L. Erkulwater
Reviewed by Michael Givel

pp. 733-734

The Strange Death of Liberal America, Ralph Brauer
Reviewed by Carol Nackenoff

pp. 734-735

Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions, John Foran
Reviewed by Saïd Amir Arjomand

pp. 736-737

The Politics of the Global Oil Industry, Toyin Falola and Ann Genova
Reviewed by Evan Hillebrand

pp. 737-738

From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform: The Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, Shale Horowitz
Reviewed by Julie George

pp. 738-740

Essence of Political Manipulation: Emotion, Institutions, and Greek Foreign Policy, Nikolaos Zahariadis
Reviewed by Symeon A. Giannakos

pp. 740-741

African Politics in Comparative Perspective, Goran Hyden
Reviewed by Nicolas van de Walle

pp. 741-743

The Lone Wolf and the Bear: Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule, Moshe Gammer
Reviewed by Georgi M. Derluguian

pp. 743-744

Why Not Parties in Russia? Democracy, Federalism, and the State, Henry E. Hale
Reviewed by Stephen Blank

pp. 744-745

International Organizations and Democracy: Accountability, Politics and Power, Thomas D. Zweifel
Reviewed by Steven Bernstein

pp. 745-747

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