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A Political Science Public Sphere

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Perspectives on Politics seeks to provide a space for broad and synthetic discussion within the political science profession and between the profession and the broader scholarly and reading publics. Such discussion necessarily draws on and contributes to the scholarship published in the more specialized journals that dominate our discipline. At the same time, Perspectives seeks to promote a complementary form of broad public discussion and synergistic understanding within the profession that is essential to advancing research and promoting scholarly community.

Perspectives seeks to nurture a political science public sphere, publicizing important scholarly topics, ideas, and innovations, linking scholarly authors and readers, and promoting broad reflexive discussion among political scientists about the work that we do and why this work matters.

Editors:

Jeffrey C. Isaac, Indiana University

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Current Issue: Volume 11 Issue 04

From the Editor: There is a close connection between democracy and intelligence broadly understood. We political scientists no doubt hold many different views about democracy, intelligence, and their connection. At the same time, there can be no doubt that the modern social sciences represent an extraordinary mobilization of specialized social knowledge that is in constant dialogue with the broader forms of “social intelligence” that animate the social world at large. My own way of thinking about these issues is strongly influenced by C. Wright Mills’s The Sociological Imagination, and so I bring this introduction to a close by quoting Mills’s preferred vision: “to remain independent, to do one’s own work, to select one’s own problems, but to direct this work at kings as well as to ‘publics.’ Such a conception prompts us to imagine social science as a sort of public intelligence apparatus, concerned with public issues and private troubles and with the structural trends of our time underlying them both—and to imagine individual social scientists as rational members of a self-controlled association, which we call the social sciences.” Mills’s vision is not the only vision, and indeed while it inspires me in my work as a scholar but also as an editor, it is not the official vision of this journal. Perspectives on Politics seeks to promote a political science public sphere, something that is at once more disciplinary and more academic in orientation that Mills envisioned. At the same time, the points of overlap are obvious. For, like Dewey, Mills believed that social inquiry is not limited to the work of social scientists, and that the work of social science has the capacity to obscure or to illuminate the important issues of our time. Political science is most definitely a social science. And Perspectives on Politics is dedicated to featuring a wide range of political science perspectives on the important issues of our time, in the hope that by being broad and by being interesting, we can promote a lively intellectual culture within the political science discipline, to the benefit of our contributors and readers, but also to the students, universities, and broader public worlds of which we are a part.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Source: Cambridge Journals Online

The Rule of Law, Democracy, and Intelligence
Editorial
Jeffrey C. Isaac
pp 1007-1010 Abstract

E-Bandits in Global Activism: WikiLeaks, Anonymous, and the Politics of No One
Research Articles
Wendy H. Wong, Peter A. Brown
pp 1015-1033 Abstract

“The Empire Will Compensate You”: The Structural Dynamics of the U.S. Overseas Basing Network
Research Articles
Alexander Cooley, Daniel H. Nexon
pp 1034-1050 Abstract

The Equalizing Hand: Why Adam Smith Thought the Market Should Produce Wealth Without Steep Inequality
Research Articles
Deborah Boucoyannis
pp 1051-1070 Abstract

The Struggle to Remake Politics: Liberal Reform and the Limits of Policy Feedback in the Contemporary American State
Research Articles
Eric M. Patashnik, Julian E. Zelizer
pp 1071-1087 Abstract

Jim Crow 2.0? Why States Consider and Adopt Restrictive Voter Access Policies
Research Articles
Keith G. Bentele, Erin E. O'Brien
pp 1088-1116 Abstract

Whither the Resource Curse?
Review Articles
Kevin M. Morrison
pp 1117-1125 Abstract

Narrowcasting the Obama Presidency
Review Articles
Andrew Rudalevige
pp 1126-1134 Abstract

Should Political Scientists Care about Civic Education?
Review Articles
Richard M. Battistoni
pp 1135-1138 Abstract

Making Political Science Matter? Phronetic Social Science in Theory and Practice
Review Articles
Edward W. Gimbel
pp 1139-1143 Abstract

State-Building and Tax Regimes in Central America . By Aaron Schneider. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 260p. $90.00.
Brief Report
Gerald M. Easter
pp 1144-1146 Abstract

Response to Gerald M. Easter's review of State-Building and Tax Regimes in Central America
Brief Report
Aaron Schneider
pp 1146-1146 Abstract

Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States . By Gerald M. Easter. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. 248p. $75.00 cloth, $26.95 paper.
Brief Report
Aaron Schneider
pp 1146-1148 Abstract

Response to Aaron Schneider's review of Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States
Brief Report
Gerald M. Easter
pp 1148-1149 Abstract

Book Reviews (see below)

Review Index
Miscellaneous
pp 1242-1243 Abstract

PPS volume 11 issue 4 Cover and Front matter
Miscellaneous
pp f1-f10 Abstract

PPS volume 11 issue 4 Cover and Back matter
Miscellaneous
pp b1-b5 Abstract

Book Reviews In this Issue

The President's Legislative Policy Agenda, 1789–2002 . By Jeffrey E. Cohen. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 310p. $85.00 cloth, $29.99 paper. The President's Czars: Undermining Congress and the Constitution . By Mitchel A. Sollenberger and Mark J. Rozell. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. 356p. $39.95 cloth, $24.95 paper.

Hobbes and the Law . Edited by David Dyzenhaus and Thomas Poole. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 254p. $90.00.

The Upside-Down Constitution . By Michael S. Greve. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 528p. $39.95.

Creating the Administrative Constitution: The Lost One Hundred Years of American Administrative Law . By Jerry L. Mashaw. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. 432p. $75.00 cloth, $45.00 paper.

After Evil: A Politics of Human Rights . By Robert Meister. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 544p. $85.00 cloth, $28.00 paper.

The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic . By Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 256p. $29.95 cloth, $19.95 paper. The System of the Constitution . By Adrian Vermeule. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 232p. $35.00 cloth.

Authoritarian Rule of Law: Legislation, Discourse, and Legitimacy in Singapore . By Jothie Rajah. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 364p. $99.00 cloth, $29.99 paper. Legal Mobilization under Authoritarianism: The Case of Post-Colonial Hong Kong . By Waikeung Tam. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 234p. $95.00.

Women's Rights in Democratizing States: Just Debate and Gender Justice in the Public Sphere . By Denise Walsh. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 304p. $90.00.

Foundations of Modern International Thought . By David Armitage. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 311p. $85.00 cloth, $27.99 paper.

Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals . By Stanley Aronowitz. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 288p. $32.50 cloth, $26.00 paper.

Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb . By Richard Avramenko. South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011. 376p. $40.00 paper.

Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates Since 1880 . Edited by Mark Bevir. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 264p. $95.00. Trust, Democracy, and Multicultural Challenges . By Patti Tamara Lenard. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012. 208p. $64.95.

The Political Philosophy of Zionism: Trading Jewish Words for a Hebraic Land . By Eyal Chowers. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 286p. $99.00.

The Time of Popular Sovereignty: Process and the Democratic State . By Paulina Ochoa Espejo. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011. 232p. $64.95.

Polite Anarchy in International Relations Theory . By Zaheer Kazmi. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 304p. $95.00.

Paradoxes of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Political Thought . Edited by John Christian Laursen and Maria Jose Villaverde. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012. 230p. $85.00 cloth, $34.99 paper.

Governing Animals: Animal Welfare and the Liberal State . By Kimberly K. Smith. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 240p. $34.95.

The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century . By Vladimir Tismaneanu. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012. 336p. $34.95, cloth, $27.95 paper. Modernism and Totalitarianism: Rethinking the Intellectual Sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the Present . By Richard Shorten. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 344p. $85.00 cloth, $24.95 paper.

Representation and Inequality in Late Nineteenth-Century America: The Politics of Apportionment . By Peter H. Argersinger. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 348p. $95.00.

The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters . By Dana Lee Baker. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2011. 239p. $55.00.

The Detroit School Busing Case: Milliken v. Bradley and the Controversy over Desegregation . By Joyce A. Baugh. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011. 248p. $34.95 cloth, $17.95 paper. The Resegregation of Suburban Schools: A Hidden Crisis in American Education . Edited by Erica Frankenberg and Gary Orfield. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2012. 304p. $49.95 cloth, $29.95 paper.

The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American State . By Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. 248p. $39.50.

Race, Reform, and Regulation of the Electoral Process: Recurring Puzzles in American Democracy . Edited by Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Heather K. Gerken, and Michael S. Kang. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 312p. $97.00 cloth, $32.99 paper.

On Voter Competence . By Paul Goren. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 288p. $59.99.

Representation and Institutional Design . By Rebekah L. Herrick. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. 160p. $80.00.

Faith and Race in American Political Life . Edited by Robin Dale Jacobson and Nancy D. Wadsworth. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2012. 328p. $49.50.

The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising . By Travis Ridout and Michael Franz. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011. 200p. $69.50 cloth, $25.95 paper.

The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy . By Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. 728p. $35.00, $27.95 paper.

Niche News: The Politics of News Choice . By Natalie Jomini Stroud. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 272p. $99.00 cloth, $24.95 paper.

Strength in Numbers: The Political Power of Weak Interests . By Gunnar Trumbull. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 264p. $49.95.

Habeas Corpus in America: The Politics of Individual Rights . By Justin J. Wert. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011. 296p. $34.95.

The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike . By Peter Baldwin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 336p. $74.00 cloth, $19.95 paper.

Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance . By Jason Brownlee. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 290p. $85.00 cloth, $29.99 paper. Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All? By Amaney A. Jamal. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. 296p. $75.00 cloth, $27.95 paper.

Political Leadership in Zapatista Mexico: Marcos, Celebrity, and Charismatic Authority . By Daniela di Piramo. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2010. 271p. $68.00.

Building Business in Post-Communist Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia: Collective Goods, Selective Incentives, and Predatory States . By Dinissa Duvanova. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 267p. $95.00.

The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China . By Joseph Fewsmith. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 229p. $85.00 cloth, $27.99 paper.

Boundary Control: Subnational Authoritarianism in Federal Democracies . By Edward L. Gibson. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 202p. $85.00 cloth, $29.99 paper.

Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics . By Elise Giuliano. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011. 256p. $45.00. Ethnic Struggle, Coexistence, and Democratization in Eastern Europe . By Sherrill Stroschein. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 312p. $99.00.

Decolonizing Democracy: Transforming the Social Contract in India . By Christine Keating. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2011. 168p. $54.95 cloth, $29.95 paper.

Gender, Politics and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism . Edited by Mona Lena Krook and Fiona Mackay. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 256p. $95.00 cloth.

Latin American State Building in Comparative Perspective: Social Foundations of Institutional Order . By Marcus J. Kurtz. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 282p. $90.00 cloth, 29.99 paper.

Democratization and Military Transformation in Argentina and Chile: Rethinking Rivalry . By Kristina Mani. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2011. 248p. $65.00.

Welfare through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan . By Mari Miura. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. 224p. $39.95. The Evolution of Japan's Party System: Politics and Policy in an Era of Institutional Change . Edited by Leonard J. Schoppa. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2011. 256p. $60.00 cloth, $27.95 paper.

Corruption and Politics in Latin America: National and Regional Dynamics . Edited by Stephen D. Morris and Charles H. Blake. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2010. 287p. $68.50 cloth, $27.50 paper. Corruption and Democracy in Brazil: The Struggle for Accountability . Edited by Timothy J. Power and Matthew M. Taylor. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. 2011. 328p. $38.00.

The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life . By Roger Owen. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 272p. $24.95.

The Triumph of Israel's Radical Right . By Ami Pedahzur. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 296p. $29.95.

Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies . By M. Anne Pitcher. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 328p. $99.00 cloth, $29.99 paper.

Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine: The United States, France and Japan . By Marc A. Rodwin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 392p. $29.95 cloth, $24.95 paper.

Immigration, Islam, and the Politics of Belonging in France: A Comparative Framework . By Elaine R. Thomas. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 328p. $65.00 cloth.

Public Forces and Private Politics in American Big Business . By Timothy Werner. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 206p. $90.00.

Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State . By Joseph Wong. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011. 216p. $29.95.

Activists, Alliances, and Anti-U.S. Base Protests . By Andrew Yeo. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 240p. $90.00 cloth, $27.99 paper.

International Drug Control: Consensus Fractured . By David Bewley-Taylor. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 360p. $99.00 cloth, $36.99 paper.

Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources . By Philippe le Billon. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 288p. $30.00. Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War . By Jeff D. Colgan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 324p. $34.99. The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources . By Michael T. Klare. New York: Picador, 2013. 320p. $27.00 cloth, $17.00 paper.

Worse than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia . By Thomas J. Christensen. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. 318p. $75.00 cloth, $28.95 paper. China's Search for Security . By Andrew J. Nathan and Andrew Scobell. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 432p. $32.95.

Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security and Post-Conflict Development . By Megan H. MacKenzie. New York: New York University Press, 2012. 187p. $49.00.

Governing International Rivers: Polycentric Politics in the Mekong and the Rhine . By Tun Myint. Northamptom, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012. 288p. $125.

Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations: An Ideational Alliance . Edited by Vaughn P. Shannon and Paul A. Kowert. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2012. 298p. $80.00 cloth.

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