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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
Type: Journal Articles
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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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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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 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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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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American Government 3e
American Government 3e

American Government 3e aligns with the topics and objectives of many government courses. Faculty involved in the project have endeavored to make government workings, issues, debates, and impacts meaningful and memorable to students while maint [...]

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DOI: https://openstax.org/details/books/american-government-3e
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The American Political Economy: Markets, Power, and the Meta Politics of US Economic Governance
The American Political Economy: Markets, Power, and the Meta Politics of US Economic Governance

Abstract This article provides an overview of the emerging field of American political economy (APE). Methodologically eclectic, this field seeks to understand the interaction of markets and government in America's unequal and polarized polity [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-polisci-051120-013916
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The Effect of Television Advertising in United States Elections
The Effect of Television Advertising in United States Elections

Abstract: We provide a comprehensive assessment of the influence of television advertising on United States election outcomes from 2000–2018. We expand on previous research by including presidential, Senate, House, gubernatorial, Attorney Gene [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S000305542100112X
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Gender and policy persuasion
Gender and policy persuasion

Abstract: Are policy arguments more or less persuasive when they are made by female politicians? Using a diverse sample of American respondents, we conduct a survey experiment which randomly varies the gender associated with two co-partisan ca [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/psrm.2021.4
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Gender Quotas and International Reputation
Gender Quotas and International Reputation

The global spread of electoral gender quotas has been characterized as one of the most significant institutional developments of the last 30 years. Many of the countries that have adopted these laws designed to increase women's political repre [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12557
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Minority Party Capacity in Congress
Minority Party Capacity in Congress

When, and under what circumstances, are congressional minority parties capable of influencing legislative outcomes? We argue that the capacity of the minority party to exert legislative influence is a function of three factors: constraints on [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421000381
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Adopting Open Educational Resources in an Introductory American Government Course
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Adopting Open Educational Resources in an Introductory American Government Course

In this article, we present findings from a grant-funded initiative to replace traditional, proprietary textbooks with an open content textbook under a Creative Commons license in the introductory American government course (POLS 1101) at Midd [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2017.1422739
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‘Diplomacy is a feminine art’: Feminised figurations of the diplomat
‘Diplomacy is a feminine art’: Feminised figurations of the diplomat

Abstract: The aim of this article is to examine whether and how diplomacy may be gendered, symbolically and rhetorically, using US representations of diplomacy as a case. Prior scholarship on gender and contemporary diplomacy is sparse but has [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210520000315
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Boundless Political Science
Boundless Political Science

Boundless Political Science by Simple Book Publishing (lumenlearning.com) is a collection of webpages that cover the following topics: American Politics; The Constitution and the Founding of America; Federalism; Civil Liberties; Civil Rights; [...]

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DOI: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-politicalscience/
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Failed and successful attempts at institutional change: the battle for marriage equality in the United States
Failed and successful attempts at institutional change: the battle for marriage equality in the United States

Abstract: By focusing on the legislative process underpinning marriage equality in the American states, this article identifies the combinations of conditions under which attempts at institutional displacement succeed or fail. Hitherto, few sc [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755773920000090
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Buying Amendments? Lobbyists’ Campaign Contributions and Microlegislation in the Creation of the Affordable Care Act
Buying Amendments? Lobbyists’ Campaign Contributions and Microlegislation in the Creation of the Affordable Care Act

Abstract: When do campaign contributions matter? This article advances the claim that a group that gives campaign contributions to US Members of Congress is more likely to achieve legislative success when (1) a single legislator can deliver to [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/lsq.12266
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Does Entrepreneurship Work? Understanding What Policy Entrepreneurs Do and Whether It Matters
Does Entrepreneurship Work? Understanding What Policy Entrepreneurs Do and Whether It Matters

Abstract: When a major policy change occurs, policy entrepreneurs—advocates who devote substantial time, energy, and resources to campaigning for a specific policy outcome—are often credited as critical influences. However, there has been [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12388
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When Does Government Listen to the Public? Voluntary Associations and Dynamic Agenda Representation in the United States
When Does Government Listen to the Public? Voluntary Associations and Dynamic Agenda Representation in the United States

Abstract: Abstract The aim of the article is to examine how the population size of voluntary associations affects the process through which the public's issue priorities are translated into policy priorities. We conduct a time series analysis [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12231
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American Government 2e
American Government 2e

American Government 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective featu [...]

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DOI: https://openstax.org/details/books/american-government-2e
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Race and Representation in Campaign Finance
Race and Representation in Campaign Finance

Abstract: Racial inequality in voter turnout is well-documented, but we know less about racial inequality in campaign contributions. Using new data on the racial identities of over 27 million donors, we find an unrepresentative contributor cla [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055419000637
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Roll-Call Vote Selection: Implications for the Study of Legislative Politics
Roll-Call Vote Selection: Implications for the Study of Legislative Politics

Abstract: Roll-call votes provide scholars with the opportunity to measure many quantities of interest. However, the usefulness of the roll-call sample depends on the population it is intended to represent. After laying out why understanding t [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000192
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