Is the American Century Over?
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., discusses whether the “American century” beginning in 1941 has come to the end. He argues that transnational and non-state forces are changing America’s pre-eminence, but that we are not entering a post-American world.
Is the Pentagon Papers Case Relevant in the Age of WikiLeaks?
Bruce E. Altschuler revisits the Pentagon Papers case to determine its relevance in the internet age. He argues that the emergence of independent leakers with access to the internet has shifted greater responsibility on the mainstream media to practice self-restraint and to decide what to publish. The emergence of independent leakers has also accelerated prosecutions by the Obama administration.
Inequality as a Danger to Democracy: Reflections on Piketty’s Warning
Sanford Lakoff reﬂects on Thomas Piketty’s warning that the extreme inequality of wealth and income erodes the bonds of social solidarity that sustain democracy. He contends that in the United States, reforms aimed at promoting equality of opportunity, moderating inequality of reward and inheritance, and curbing the inﬂuence of great wealth on elections and legislation, are acutely needed.
Saint or Sinner? Human Rights and U.S. Support for the Arms Trade Treaty
JENNIFER L. ERICKSON analyses the U.S. decision to support the UN Arms Trade Treaty initiative in October 2009. She argues that this support was part of a broader policy shift toward multilateralism that the Obama administration made in an effort to repair the reputation of the United States within the diplomatic community.
Japan’s Nuclear Hedge: Beyond “Allergy” and Breakout
Richard J. Samuels and JAMES L. SCHOFF examine the origins and current state of Japan’s policy toward nuclear weapons. They argue that Japan’s nuclear hedging strategy is likely to continue in the near future, but maybe not indeﬁ nitely. Japan’s choices to go nuclear will be determined by its ability to manage potential threats and on the strength of the U.S. commitment to extended deterrence.
From Periphery to the Moderates: Israeli Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East
YANIV VOLLER argues that historical experiences, religion, nationalism, and liberalism have molded an Israeli identity and self-perception. He claims that foreign policy doctrines adopted by Israeli policymakers have been shaped less by specific threats and more by Israel’s sense of isolation and location on the periphery of the Middle East.
Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, Ira Katznelson Reviewed by James A. Morone
American Power after the Financial Crisis, Jonathan Kirshner Reviewed by Benjamin J. Cohen
The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government, Richard A. Epstein Reviewed by JAMAL GREENE
When Does Gender Matter? Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections, Kathleen Dolan Reviewed by JENNIE SWEET-CUSHMAN
Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics, Lawrence Rubin Reviewed by CURTIS R. RYAN
Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration, Ralph A. Rossum Reviewed by J. RICHARD BROUGHTON
Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.–China Relations in the Twenty-First Century, Michael E. O’Hanlon and James Steinberg Reviewed by Andrew Scobell
Resilient America: Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government, Michael Nelson Reviewed by SCOTT SPITZER
Drone Warfare, Sarah Kreps and John Kaag Reviewed by AUDREY KURTH CRONIN
American Conspiracy Theories, Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent Reviewed by Brigitte L. Nacos
Buying the Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform, Robert E. Mutch Reviewed by ROBERT G. BOATRIGHT
Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth, and the People, Nadia Urbinati Reviewed by ALEXANDER S. KIRSHNER
American Public Opinion, Advocacy, and Policy in Congress: What the Public Wants and What It Gets, Paul Burstein Reviewed by Christopher Wlezien
Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy Change since 1945, Matt Grossmann Reviewed by Dino P. Christenson
How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century, Hahrie Han Reviewed by MELISSA R. MICHELSON
Politics Is a Joke! How TV Comedians Are Remaking Political Life, S. Robert Lichter, Jody C. Baumgartner and Jonathan S. Morris Reviewed by DANNAGAL G. YOUNG
Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences, John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith and John A. Alford Reviewed by Eric Oliver
Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior: Term Limits and Executive Action in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina, Genevieve M. Kehoe Reviewed by JEFF CUMMINS
The Cosmopolitan First Amendment: Protecting Transborder Expressive and Religious Liberties, Timothy Zick Reviewed by ENRIQUE ARMIJO
Becoming Bureaucrats: Socialization at the Front Lines of Government Service, Zachary W. Oberfield Reviewed by DANIEL P. HAWES
Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War, Roham Alvandi Reviewed by CLAUDIA CASTIGLIONI
The General and the Politician: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and American Politics, John W. Malsberger Reviewed by TIMOTHY ANDREWS SAYLE
Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State, Douglas S. Reed Reviewed by Meghan Condon
Insuring Children’s Health: Contentious Politics and Public Policy, Alice Sardell Reviewed by MICHAEL DOONAN
Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States, Adam D. Reich Reviewed by HENGAMEH HOSSEINI
Help or Harm: The Human Security Effects of International NGOs, Amanda Murdie Reviewed by WILLIAM E. DEMARS
Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner Reviewed by CIARA TORRES-SPELLISCY
Dividing Divided States, Gregory F. Treverton Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER CYR
Seizing Power: The Strategic Logic of Military Coups, Naunihal Singh Reviewed by BARBARA GEDDES
Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism, Larissa Fast Reviewed by TAYLOR B. SEYBOLT