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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
Type: Journal Articles
The Disinformation Age
The Disinformation Age

Description: The intentional spread of falsehoods – and attendant attacks on minorities, press freedoms, and the rule of law – challenge the basic norms and values upon which institutional legitimacy and political stability depend. How did we [...]

The Private Roots of American Political Development: The Immigrants’ Protective League’s “Friendly and Sympathetic Touch,” 1908–1924
The Private Roots of American Political Development: The Immigrants’ Protective League’s “Friendly and Sympathetic Touch,” 1908–1924

Abstract: This article aims to illuminate how non-state actors participate in forging public institutions and in establishing public agendas. It also sets out to identify novel mechanisms of state building. It does so by examining the historic [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0898588X14000030
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Wealth, Slaveownership, and Fighting for the Confederacy: An Empirical Study of the American Civil War
Wealth, Slaveownership, and Fighting for the Confederacy: An Empirical Study of the American Civil War

Abstract: How did personal wealth and slaveownership affect the likelihood Southerners fought for the Confederate Army in the American Civil War? On the one hand, wealthy Southerners had incentives to free-ride on poorer Southerners and avoid [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055419000170
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Who Leads? Who Follows? Measuring Issue Attention and Agenda Setting by Legislators and the Mass Public Using Social Media Data
Who Leads? Who Follows? Measuring Issue Attention and Agenda Setting by Legislators and the Mass Public Using Social Media Data

Abstract: Are legislators responsive to the priorities of the public? Research demonstrates a strong correspondence between the issues about which the public cares and the issues addressed by politicians, but conclusive evidence about who lead [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055419000352
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Who Punishes Extremist Nominees? Candidate Ideology and Turning Out the Base in US Elections
Who Punishes Extremist Nominees? Candidate Ideology and Turning Out the Base in US Elections

Abstract: Political observers, campaign experts, and academics alike argue bitterly over whether it is more important for a party to capture ideologically moderate swing voters or to encourage turnout among hardcore partisans. The behavioral l [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055418000023
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Women’s Representation and the Gendered Pipeline to Power
Women’s Representation and the Gendered Pipeline to Power

Abstract: The leading explanation for the underrepresentation of women in American politics is that women are less likely to run for office than men, but scholars have given less attention in recent years to the gender makeup of the pipeline t [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000404
Type: Journal Articles