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The Dimensions, Origins, and Consequences of Belief in Donald Trump’s Big Lie
Gary C. Jacobson examines the dimensions of belief in Trump’s big lie of a stolen election: its origins and the conditions that sustain it, its effect on the Republican Party, and its impact on the 2022 midterm elections. He concludes that belief in the big lie is both a reflection of and potent contributor to political discord in the United States.

pp. 133-166

Police Unions, Race, and Trust in the Police
DANIEL DISALVO AND MATTHEW NAGLER look at the effect of police unionization on trust in the police and, in particular, in mediating the adverse impacts of police killings of civilians on trust within the U.S. multiracial context. They find that in jurisdictions where police bargain collectively the drop in non-black trust is effectively eliminated, suggesting that police unionization essentially abets the polarization of trust in the police between blacks and non-blacks.

pp. 167-188

Counting Like a State: The Politics of Intergovernmental Partnerships in the 2020 Census
Philip Rocco analyzes variation in state and local government investments in the implementation of the 2020 census. He argues that census investments depend on the salience of the 2020 count to public officials, the governing coalition’s partisan identities and incentives, and the availability of subnational institutional capacity for census operations.

pp. 189-216

Taking Ideas Seriously in Political Science: The Diffusion of Presidentialism in Latin America after Independence
CRAIG PARSON, ADOLFO GARCÉ, AND DANIEL BÉLAND survey the asymmetrical status of “ideational theorizing” in political science and present and assess methodological and epistemological views that underlie the asymmetry. They illustrate their arguments empirically by examining Latin American constitutional choice. They argue that the Latin American case illustrates that there are good reasons to think that an ideational account connects in more concrete ways to available evidence than leading alternative hypotheses about constitutional choice.

pp. 217-238

Impending Civil Strife or Further Evidence of Non-Attitudes? A Review Article
Shanto Iyengar reviews Radical American Partisanship: Mapping Violent Hostility, Its Causes, and Consequences for Democracy by Nathan P. Kalmoe and Lilliana Mason. He summarizes the authors’ key findings on the psychological antecedents of support for violence and the political contexts that either facilitate or discourage outbreaks of violence. He enumerates a set of reservations concerning both the authors’ conceptualization of political violence as an extension of partisanship and key elements of their research design.

pp. 239-250

Is There a Wave of Right-Wing Terrorism? A Review Article
Daniel Byman uses Waves of Global Terrorism: From 1879 to the Present by David Rapoport as a take-off point to discuss more broadly right-wing violence today drawing on past waves and identifies unique characteristics of the present danger. He argues that to better fight rightwing violence, it is vital to resource law enforcement, work with technology companies, and improve the overall political debate.

pp. 251-270

Staying True to the Founding Principles: A Review Article
JOSEPH BESSETTE reviews In the Nation that Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story by Kermit Roosevelt III. He challenges that author’s argument that Americans fundamentally misunderstand the nation’s founding principles as articulated in the Declaration of Independence of 1776 and argues that Roosevelt’s view is bereft of support in the historical record.

pp. 271-294

Making Constituencies: Representation as Mobilization in Mass Democracy, Lisa Jane Disch
Reviewed by Anthoula Malkopoulou

pp. 295-296

Mythologies without End: The US, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917–2020, Jerome Slater
Reviewed by Ian S. Lustick

pp. 296-298

States, Markets, and Foreign Aid, Simone Dietrich
Reviewed by Tana Johnson

pp. 298-299

Diversity’s Child: People of Color and the Politics of Identity, Efrén O. Pérez
Reviewed by Benjamin Marquez

pp. 299-301

Seeking the Bomb: Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation, Vipin Narang
Reviewed by Debak Das

pp. 301-302

Protesting Jordan: Geographies of Power and Dissent, Jillian Schwedler
Reviewed by Karen Culcasi

pp. 302-303

From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party, Tony Saich
Reviewed by Junyan Jiang

pp. 304-305

Intelligence Analysis and Policy Making: The Canadian Experience, Thomas Juneau and Stephanie Carvin
Reviewed by Patrick F. Walsh

pp. 305-306

On Account of Sex: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Making of Gender Equality Law, Philippa Strum

pp. 307-308

Rioting for Representation: Local Ethnic Mobilization in Democratizing Countries, Risa J. Toha
Reviewed by Sana Jaffrey

pp. 308-309

Popular Dictatorships: Crises, Mass Opinion, and the Rise of Electoral Authoritarianism, Aleksander Matovski
Reviewed by Hannah S. Chapman

pp. 310-311

China’s Rise in the Global South: The Middle East, Africa, and Beijing’s Alternative World Order, Dawn C. Murphy
Reviewed by Robert Sutter

pp. 311-312

Worldly Shame: Ethos in Action, Manu Samnotra
Reviewed by Colleen Larkin

pp. 312-314

Pakistan’s Pathway to the Bomb: Ambitions, Politics, and Rivalries, Mansoor Ahmed

pp. 314-317

African Interventions: State Militaries, Foreign Powers, and Rebel Forces, Jeffrey Pickering and Emizet F. Kisangani
Reviewed by Sema Hande Ogutcu-Fu

pp. 317-318

Small Power: How Local Parties Shape Elections, Michael G. Miller, David Doherty and Conor M. Dowling
Reviewed by Jonathan L. Wharton

pp. 318-320

The Diplomatic Presidency: American Foreign Policy from FDR to George H. W. Bush, Tizoc Victor Chavez
Reviewed by Thomas Tunstall Allcock

pp. 320-321

The Cost of Doing Politics: How Partisanship and Public Opinion Shape Corporate Influence, Jane L. Sumner
Reviewed by Zhao Li

pp. 321-323

Undoing the Liberal World Order: Progressive Ideals and Political Realities Since World War II, Leon Fink
Reviewed by Thomas W. Zeiler

pp. 323-324

Islam, Justice, and Democracy, Sabri Ciftci
Reviewed by Dilshod Achilov

pp. 325-326

The Senate: From White Supremacy to Governmental Gridlock, Daniel Wirls
Reviewed by Jamie L Carson

pp. 326-327

Educating Egypt: Civic Values and Ideological Struggles, Linda Herrera
Reviewed by Laurie A. Brand

pp. 328-329

Presidential Control over Administration: A New Historical Analysis of Public Finance Policymaking, 1929-2018, Patrick O’Brien
Reviewed by Nicholas F. Jacobs

pp. 329-321

Real Americans: National Identity, Violence, and the Constitution, Jared A. Goldstein
Reviewed by Robert L. Tsai

pp. 331-332

Averting Doomsday: Arms Control During the Nixon Presidency, Patrick J. Garrity and Erin R. Mahan
Reviewed by Amy J. Nelson

pp. 333-334

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