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The Case for Case Studies
The Case for Case Studies

This book seeks to narrow two gaps: first, between the widespread use of case studies and their frequently 'loose' methodological moorings; and second, between the scholarly community advancing methodological frontiers in case study research a [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108688253
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Sovereignty, Substance, and Public Support for European Courts’ Human Rights Rulings
Sovereignty, Substance, and Public Support for European Courts’ Human Rights Rulings

Abstract Is the public backlash against human rights rulings from European courts driven by substantive concerns over case outcomes, procedural concerns over sovereignty, or combinations thereof? We conducted preregistered survey experiments i [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001143
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Representative Democracy and Colonial Inspirations: The Case of John Stuart Mill
Representative Democracy and Colonial Inspirations: The Case of John Stuart Mill

Abstract Focusing on John Stuart Mill, a particularly illuminating contributor to modern democratic theory, this article examines the connections between modern democracy and the European colonial experience. It argues that Mill drew on the ex [...]

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DOI: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-politicalscience/
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The Colonial Origins of Modern Territoriality: Property Surveying in the Thirteen Colonies
The Colonial Origins of Modern Territoriality: Property Surveying in the Thirteen Colonies

Most scholars agree the rise of states led to modern territoriality. Yet globally the transition to precise boundaries occurred most often in colonies, and there are virtually no systematic explanations of its occurrence outside Europe. This a [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001295
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Group Size and Protest Mobilization across Movements and Countermovements
Group Size and Protest Mobilization across Movements and Countermovements

Abstract Many social movements face fierce resistance in the form of a countermovement. Therefore, when deciding to become politically active, a movement supporter has to consider both her own movement’s activity and that of the opponent. This [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001131
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The Curse of Good Intentions: Why Anticorruption Messaging Can Encourage Bribery
The Curse of Good Intentions: Why Anticorruption Messaging Can Encourage Bribery

Abstract Awareness-raising messages feature prominently in most anticorruption strategies. Yet, there has been limited systematic research into their efficacy. There is growing concern that anticorruption awareness-raising efforts may be backf [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001398
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Enfranchisement and Incarceration after the 1965 Voting Rights Act
Enfranchisement and Incarceration after the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Abstract The 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) fundamentally changed the distribution of electoral power in the US South. We examine the consequences of this mass enfranchisement of Black people for the use of the carceral state—police, the courts, [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001337
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“I’m Not Sure What to Believe”: Media Distrust and Opinion Formation during the COVID-19 Pandemic
“I’m Not Sure What to Believe”: Media Distrust and Opinion Formation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Abstract Social scientists have documented rapid polarization in public opinion about COVID-19 policies. Such polarization is somewhat unsurprising given experimental studies that show opinions on novel issues can diverge quickly in the presen [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S000305542200003X
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Saving Migrants’ Basic Human Rights from Sovereign Rule
Saving Migrants’ Basic Human Rights from Sovereign Rule

Abstract States cannot legitimately enforce their borders against migrants if dominant conceptions of sovereignty inform enforcement because these conceptions undermine sufficient respect for migrants’ basic human rights. Instead, such concept [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000028
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Historical Border Changes, State Building, and Contemporary Trust in Europe
Historical Border Changes, State Building, and Contemporary Trust in Europe

Abstract Political borders profoundly influence outcomes central to international politics. Accordingly, a growing literature shows that historical boundaries affect important macro-outcomes such as patterns of interstate disputes and trade. T [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001428
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Federalism, Policy Diffusion, and Gender Equality: Explaining Variation in State Domestic Violence Firearm Laws 1990–2017
Federalism, Policy Diffusion, and Gender Equality: Explaining Variation in State Domestic Violence Firearm Laws 1990–2017

Abstract This work explores the ways that federalism exacerbates gender inequality among women by explaining the adoption of domestic violence laws across different states in the context of policy diffusion. Using an original dataset of domest [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/spq.2021.35
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Generative Dynamics of Supreme Court Citations: Analysis with a New Statistical Network Model
Generative Dynamics of Supreme Court Citations: Analysis with a New Statistical Network Model

Abstract The significance and influence of U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions derive in large part from opinions’ roles as precedents for future opinions. A growing body of literature seeks to understand what drives the use of opinions as pr [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2021.20
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How Populist are Parties? Measuring Degrees of Populism in Party Manifestos Using Supervised Machine Learning
How Populist are Parties? Measuring Degrees of Populism in Party Manifestos Using Supervised Machine Learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2021.29
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Human Rights Violations in Space: Assessing the External Validity of Machine-Geocoded versus Human-Geocoded Data
Human Rights Violations in Space: Assessing the External Validity of Machine-Geocoded versus Human-Geocoded Data

Abstract Political event data are widely used in studies of political violence. Recent years have seen notable advances in the automated coding of political event data from international news sources. Yet, the validity of machine-coded event d [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2021.40
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Email Mobilization Messages Suppress Turnout Among Black and Latino Voters: Experimental Evidence From the 2016 General Election
Email Mobilization Messages Suppress Turnout Among Black and Latino Voters: Experimental Evidence From the 2016 General Election

Abstract Email can deliver mobilization messages at considerably lower cost than direct mail. While voters’ email addresses are readily available, experimental work from 2007 to 2012 suggests that email mobilization is ineffective in most cont [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2021.34
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Can Appeals for Peace Promote Tolerance and Mitigate Support for Extremism? Evidence from an Experiment with Adolescents in Burkina Faso
Can Appeals for Peace Promote Tolerance and Mitigate Support for Extremism? Evidence from an Experiment with Adolescents in Burkina Faso

Abstract Recent efforts to improve attitudes toward outgroups and reduce support for extremists in violent settings report mixed results. Donors and aid organizations have spent millions of dollars to amplify the voices of moderate religious f [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2022.1
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Daughters Do Not Affect Political Beliefs in a New Democracy
Daughters Do Not Affect Political Beliefs in a New Democracy

Abstract A consistent finding in industrialized democracies is that having a daughter shapes parents’ attitudes and behaviors in gender-egalitarian ways. We test whether this finding travels to a young middle-income democracy where women’s rig [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2022.3
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Can Policy Responses to Pandemics Reduce Mass Fear?
Can Policy Responses to Pandemics Reduce Mass Fear?

Abstract To successfully address large-scale public health threats such as the novel coronavirus outbreak, policymakers need to limit feelings of fear that threaten social order and political stability. We study how policy responses to an infe [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2022.7
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Relative Gains in the Shadow of a Trade War
Relative Gains in the Shadow of a Trade War

Abstract When do people care about relative gains in trade? Much of the international relations scholarship—and much of the political rhetoric on trade—would lead us to expect support for a trade policy that benefits ourselves more than it ben [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020818322000030
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Corporate Sovereign Awakening and the Making of Modern State Sovereignty: New Archival Evidence from the English East India Company
Corporate Sovereign Awakening and the Making of Modern State Sovereignty: New Archival Evidence from the English East India Company

Abstract The English East India Company's “company-state” lasted 274 years—longer than most states. This research note uses new archival evidence to study the Company as a catalyst in the development of modern state sovereignty. Drawing on the [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S002081832200008X
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Smuggling and Border Enforcement
Smuggling and Border Enforcement

Abstract This article analyzes the efficacy of border enforcement against smuggling. We argue that walls, fences, patrols, and other efforts to secure porous borders can reduce smuggling, but only in the absence of collusion between smugglers [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S002081832200011X
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The Ex-Factor: Examining the Gendered Effect of Divorce on Voter Turnout
The Ex-Factor: Examining the Gendered Effect of Divorce on Voter Turnout

Abstract The absence of a gendered analysis of the effect of marriage on voting is surprising given researchers’ cognizance of the heterogeneous effects of marriage on a range of other social outcomes. In this paper, we shed new light on spous [...]

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DOI: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-politicalscience/
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Informing the Leader: Bureaucracies and International Crises
Informing the Leader: Bureaucracies and International Crises

Abstract Whether international crises end in conflict frequently depends on the information that leaders possess. To better explain how leaders acquire information, I develop and test an informational theory of bureaucracies during crises. Tim [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000168
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Migration and the Demand for Transnational Justice
Migration and the Demand for Transnational Justice

Abstract Domestic courts sometimes prosecute foreign nationals for severe crimes—like crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, and war crimes—committed on foreign territory against foreign nationals. We argue that migrants can serve as agen [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000302
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