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An Introduction to Politics
An Introduction to Politics

An Introduction to Politics (1st Edition) proposes to chart a path that is at once a little more brief, concise and in between than those textbooks currently on the market. As this class is usually taught to freshmen, there is little to be gai [...]

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DOI: https://socialsci.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Political_Science_and_Civics/Book%3A_An_Introduction_to_Politics_(Sell)
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Attenuated Democracy: A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics
Attenuated Democracy: A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics

Dear Students, I hope you enjoy this free textbook on the U. S. political system. Use it well. Why is this textbook free? Textbook prices are too high. The barriers to higher education are many—cost being a major one—and this is my own small [...]

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DOI: https://slcc.pressbooks.pub/attenuateddemocracy/
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Constraining Governments: New Indices of Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal Accountability
Constraining Governments: New Indices of Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal Accountability

Abstract: Accountability—constraints on a government’s use of political power—is one of the cornerstones of good governance. However, conceptual stretching and a lack of reliable measures have limited cross-national research on this concept. T [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000222
Type: Journal Articles
Human Rights are (Increasingly) Plural: Learning the Changing Taxonomy of Human Rights from Large-scale Text Reveals Information Effects
Human Rights are (Increasingly) Plural: Learning the Changing Taxonomy of Human Rights from Large-scale Text Reveals Information Effects

Abstract: This manuscript helps to resolve the ongoing debate concerning the effect of information communication technology on human rights monitoring. We reconceptualize human rights as a taxonomy of nested rights that are judged in textual r [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000258
Type: Journal Articles
Immigration and Border Politics Syllabus, Final Paper Project, and Paper Rubric
Immigration and Border Politics Syllabus, Final Paper Project, and Paper Rubric

This contains a syllabus for an upper-division course on U.S. immigration policy, as well as the final paper project for the course where students had to submit an immigration-related policy proposal. The third component is the grading rubric [...]

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DOI: https://educate.apsanet.org/resource/12-02-2020/immigration-and-border-politics-syllabus-final-paper-project-and-paper-rubric
Type: Assignments and Rubrics
State and Local Government and Politics: Prospects for Sustainability
State and Local Government and Politics: Prospects for Sustainability

Sustainability is about improving the odds of continued existence under preferred conditions.  Preferred conditions can entail many things.  Nineteenth century writer Henry David Thoreau presented a rather succinct glimpse of a very personal j [...]

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DOI: https://open.oregonstate.education/government/
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The Distinctive Political Status of Dissident Minorities
The Distinctive Political Status of Dissident Minorities

Abstract: “Dissident minorities” are members of marginalized groups who dissent from the consensus group position on matters seen as critical to their group’s collective liberation. This paper articulates the distinctive political status—power [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000659
Type: Journal Articles
The Ties That Bind: Text Similarities and Conditional Diffusion among Parties
The Ties That Bind: Text Similarities and Conditional Diffusion among Parties

Abstract: Comparative analyses of party policy diffusion are only just emerging. To better understand the conditions under which diffusion occurs, this article argues that three heuristics – availability, representativeness and anchoring – sha [...]