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The Influence of Magna Carta in Limiting Executive Power in the War on Terror
Eric T. Kasper examines the use of Magna Carta by U.S. federal courts in enemy combatant cases. He traces the history of due process, jury trial, and habeas corpus rights within Magna Carta as well as subsequent legal documents and rulings in England and America. He concludes that Magna Carta is properly used by the federal courts as persuasive authority to limit executive power in the war on terror.

pp. 547-578

Democratic Divisions in the 1960s and the Road to Welfare Reform
Eva Bertram analyzes the effects of welfare reform initiatives undertaken by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. She argues that liberalizing reforms of the 1960s created opportunities for conservative Democratic lawmakers to seize the policy agenda, laying the groundwork for a turn toward workfare that would culminate in the 1990s.

pp. 579-610

America's Grace: How a Tolerant Nation Bridges Its Religious Divides
David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam ask how America can simultaneously be religiously devout, religiously diverse, and religiously tolerant. They argue that America's relative religious harmony lies in the frequency of “religious bridging.” Almost all Americans have a friend or close family member of another religion, and these personal relationships keep America's religious melting pot from boiling over.

pp. 611-640

Peace Before Freedom: Diplomacy and Repression in Sadat's Egypt
JASON BROWNLEE assesses the foundations of the contemporary U.S.– Egyptian alliance, which was consolidated in 1979 by the Egyptian–Israeli Peace Treaty. He concludes that the bold diplomacy of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was matched by fierce repression at home. Moreover, Egypt's foreign interlocutors presupposed that authoritarianism inside Egypt would help guarantee the country's new foreign policy alignment.

pp. 641-668

The Politics of Diplomatic Service Reform in Post-Soviet Russia
Yelena Biberman discusses the causes and implications of the diplomatic drain since the early 1990s–inside the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Drawing on an original survey of students at academic programs in elite Russian universities designed to train diplomats, she challenges the idea that inadequate material benefits limit interest in Russian diplomatic careers. Instead, she demonstrates that concerns over the relative power and prestige of the diplomatic corps guide prospective diplomats in their career choices.

pp. 669-680

How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, Gideon Rose
Reviewed by Robert S. Litwak

pp. 681-682

Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea, Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland
Reviewed by Celeste Arrington

pp. 682-683

Why Parties? A Second Look, John H. Aldrich
Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Stonecash

pp. 684-685

Paying Attention to Foreign Affairs: How Public Opinion Affects Presidential Decision Making, Thomas Knecht
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro

pp. 685-687

Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America's Public Schools, Terry M. Moe
Reviewed by Kenneth K. Wong

pp. 687-688

Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace, Emily Goldman
Reviewed by Paul R. Pillar

pp. 688-689

Rethinking Japanese Public Opinion and Security: From Pacifism to Realism?, Paul Midford
Reviewed by Seo-Hyun Park

pp. 690-691

A Presidency Upstaged: The Public Leadership of George H.W. Bush, Lori Cox Han
Reviewed by Robert F. Durant

pp. 691-692

China, the United States, and Global Order, Rosemary Foot and Andrew Walter
Reviewed by Allen Carlson

pp. 692-694

Governing for the Long Term: Democracy and the Politics of Investment, Alan M. Jacobs
Reviewed by Mark K. Cassell

pp. 694-696

Legality, Scott J. Shapiro
Reviewed by Judith Baer

pp. 696-697

Why Iowa? How the Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process, David P. Redlawsk, Caroline J. Tolbert and Todd Donovan
Reviewed by Christopher C. Hull

pp. 697-698

Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition, James T. Kloppenberg
Reviewed by Elvin T. Lim

pp. 698-700

A Behavioral Theory of Elections, Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel and Michael M. Ting
Reviewed by Edward M. Burmila

pp. 700-701

Abortion Politics in Congress: Strategic Incrementalism and Policy Change, Thad E. Hall and Scott H. Ainsworth
Reviewed by George Connor

pp. 701-703

Habeas Corpus in America: The Politics of Individual Rights, Justin J. Wert
Reviewed by Casey B.K. Dominguez

pp. 703-704

Out and Running: Gay and Lesbian Candidates, Elections, and Policy Representation, Donald P. Haider-Markel
Reviewed by Cynthia Burack

pp. 704-705

Neoconservatives in U.S. Foreign Policy under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush: Voices behind the Throne, Jesus Velasco
Reviewed by Brian C. Rathbun

pp. 706-707

The Myth of American Religious Freedom, David Sehat
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Szymanski

pp. 707-708

Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11, Lori Peek
Reviewed by Elizabeth Suhay

pp. 708-710

Policy Diffusion Dynamics in America, Graeme Boushey
Reviewed by Frederick J. Boehmke

pp. 710-711

The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding, Severine Autesserre
Reviewed by A. Carl LeVan

pp. 711-713

The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics, Michael C. Horowitz
Reviewed by J. Garry Clifford

pp. 713-714

Competative Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War, Steven Levitsky and Lucian A. Way
Reviewed by Ana Maria Bejarano

pp. 714-715

Latino Representation in State Houses and Congress, Jason P. Casellas
Reviewed by Jaime Dominguez

pp. 715-717

Constructing Grievances: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics, Elise Giuliano
Reviewed by Gerald Easter

pp. 717-718

Direct Democracy Worldwide, David Altman
Reviewed by Michael E. Morrell

pp. 719-720

The Return: Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev, Daniel Treisman
Reviewed by Zoltan Barany

pp. 720-721

The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, Deborah Brautigam
Reviewed by Jonathan Munemo

pp. 721-723

The Evolution of Modern States: Sweden, Japan, and the United States, Sven Steinmo
Reviewed by William R. Thompson

pp. 723-724

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