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From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Habit of American Force
Richard K. Betts considers the discrepancy between ambition and cost tolerance that has led the United States to use force too often but also too indecisively since the Cold War. He argues that Washington should use American primacy not to attempt dominance on the cheap but to manage a transition to a global balance of power.

pp. 353-368

Sympathetic States: Explaining the Russian and Chinese Responses to September 11
Todd Hall examines the responses of the Russian Federation (RF) and People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the September 11 attacks on the United States. He argues that the sudden shift in RF and PRC policies toward the United States following the attacks poses a puzzle for existing IR theories. In order to comprehend RF and PRC behavior, he claims that we need to recognize the role of implicit norms of sympathy. 

pp. 369-400

From Litigation to Legislation in Tobacco Politics: The Surrender of Philip Morris
Martha Derthick asks why it was possible for Congress to enact regu­lation of tobacco manufacture in 2009 after many years of indulging the industry. She finds the explanation in the rise of opposition to the industry in the Democratic Party and the embrace of regulation by Philip Morris, the major manufacturer, which was seeking safety and stability after repeated assaults from an array of public and private actors in legislatures, courts, and the media. 

pp. 401-415

Making Migrant–Government Partnerships Work: Insights from the Logic of Collective Action
GUSTAVO A. FLORES-MACÍAS analyzes government efforts to attract col­lective remittances for development. Building on insights from the literature on collective action and illustrating with the cases of Mexico and El Salvador, he concludes that leadership incentives, positive inducements in the form of private good, and certain trust-enhancing rules play a key role in the success of government–migrant partnerships. 

pp. 417-443

Do Presidents Control Bureaucracy? The Federal Housing Administration during the Truman–Eisenhower Era
Charles M. Lamb and ADAM W. NYE show how the Federal Housing Administration continued to permit racial segregation in its mortgage insur­ance program for years after the Truman administration indicated that it must alter that policy. They argue that the case once again illustrates that presidential control has its limits as bureaucracy successfully defied presiden­tial preferences and continued on a policy trajectory opposed by the president. 

pp. 445-467

Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform, Paul Starr
Reviewed by Theodore Marmor

pp. 469-470

Hegemony in International Society, Ian Clark
Reviewed by Carla Norrlof

pp. 470-472

Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order, G. John Ikenberry
Reviewed by Michael H. Hunt

pp. 472-473

Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama’s America, Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith
Reviewed by Katherine Tate

pp. 474-475

Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don’t Kill the U.S. Constitutional System, David R. Mayhew
Reviewed by Paul Frymer

pp. 475-477

Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform, Paul R. Pillar
Reviewed by Bruce W. Jentleson

pp. 477-478

Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community, AMY B. ZEGART
Reviewed by James J. Wirtz

pp. 478-480

The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy, Suzanne Mettler
Reviewed by Christopher Howard

pp. 480-481

Breaking Through the Noise: Presidential Leadership, Public Opinion, and the News Media, Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha and Jeffey S. Peake
Reviewed by Robert Y. Shapiro

pp. 481-483

Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security, John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart
Reviewed by Mark Tushnet

pp. 483-484

Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination and Homeland Security Since 9/11, Michael Barkun
Reviewed by Peter Romaniuk

pp. 485-486

Controlling Institutions: International Organizations and the Global Economy, Randall W. Stone
Reviewed by CINDY CHENG

pp. 486-488

Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet, David G. Victor

pp. 488-489

Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion, Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon and Robert Y. Shapiro
Reviewed by Montague Kern

pp. 489-492

Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism, Sarah Sobieraj
Reviewed by MICHAEL P. BOYLE

pp. 492-493

Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works, Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy and Christian Chavagneux

pp. 493-495

Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon, Arthur Kaledin

pp. 495-496

Constitutional Originalism: A Debate, Lawrence B. Solum and Robert W. Bennett

pp. 496-498

The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy, Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli
Reviewed by Anastasia Xenias

pp. 498-499

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Anti-Semitism, Phyllis Goldstein
Reviewed by Ralph da Costa Nunez

pp. 499-502

Testing the National Covenant: Fears and Appetites in American Politics, William F. May
Reviewed by ANDREW P. HOGUE

pp. 502-503

Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics, Steven J. Ross

pp. 504-505

One Nation Under AARP: The Fight Over Medicare, Social Security, and America’s Future, Frederick Lynch
Reviewed by Edward D. Berkowitz

pp. 505-506

Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves, Sheldon Garon
Reviewed by DAVID C. JOHN

pp. 506-508

Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government, Raymond A. Smith

pp. 508-509

“At This Defining Moment”: Barack Obama’s Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race, Enid Logan
Reviewed by Charles P. Henry

pp. 509-510

The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism, Erik Bleich

pp. 511-512

National Security Intelligence, Loch Johnson and David F. Aarons
Reviewed by ARTHUR H. MILLS II

pp. 512-514

Program Budgeting and the Performance Movement: The Elusive Quest for Efficiency in Government, William F. West

pp. 514-516

The Politics of the President’s Wife, Mary Anne Borrelli

pp. 516-517

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