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Voting for Votes: Opposition Parties’ Legislative Activity and Electoral Outcomes
Voting for Votes: Opposition Parties’ Legislative Activity and Electoral Outcomes

Abstract Scholars frequently expect parties to act strategically in parliament, hoping to affect their electoral fortunes. Voters assumingly assess parties by their activity and vote accordingly. However, the retrospective voting literature lo [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000338
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Creating Climate Coalitions: Mass Preferences for Compensating Vulnerability in the World’s Two Largest Democracies
Creating Climate Coalitions: Mass Preferences for Compensating Vulnerability in the World’s Two Largest Democracies

Abstract Combating climate change requires large economic adjustments with significant distributional implications. To build coalitions of support, scholars and policy makers propose compensating individuals who will bear decarbonization’s cos [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000223
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Intrinsic Social Incentives in State and Non-State Armed Groups
Intrinsic Social Incentives in State and Non-State Armed Groups

Abstract How do non-state armed groups (NSAGs) survive and even thrive in situations where state armed groups (SAGs) collapse, despite the former’s often greater material adversity? We argue that, optimizing under their different constraints, [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S000305542200020X
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The Competing Influence of Policy Content and Political Cues: Cross-Border Evidence from the United States and Canada
The Competing Influence of Policy Content and Political Cues: Cross-Border Evidence from the United States and Canada

Abstract When individuals evaluate policies, they consider both the policy’s content and its endorsers. In this study, we investigate the conditions under which these sometimes competing factors guide preferences. In an effort to combat the sp [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108333580
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Land and Legibility: When Do Citizens Expect Secure Property Rights in Weak States?
Land and Legibility: When Do Citizens Expect Secure Property Rights in Weak States?

Abstract Legibility and political authority are often conflated in debates over formalization processes, including land titling. This can lead to a fundamental misunderstanding of what it is that citizens anticipate would strengthen their prop [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000417
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Canvassing the Gatekeepers: A Field Experiment to Increase Women Voters’ Turnout in Pakistan
Canvassing the Gatekeepers: A Field Experiment to Increase Women Voters’ Turnout in Pakistan

Abstract How can we close persistent gender gaps in political participation? We develop a theory highlighting the role of male household members as “gatekeepers” of women’s participation in patriarchal settings and argue that the answer involv [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000375
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Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Political Science

Designed to meet the scope and sequence of your course, OpenStax Introduction to Political Science provides a strong foundation in global political systems, exploring how and why political realities unfold. Rich with examples of individual and [...]

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DOI: https://openstax.org/details/books/introduction-political-science
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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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Introduction to College Research
Introduction to College Research

Why This Book? The key to success in college research is to develop and hone your information literacy skills. These skills will prepare you to find and use information not only for college, but also in the workplace and your personal life. Ha [...]

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DOI: https://introtocollegeresearch.pressbooks.com/
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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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Propaganda, Presumed Influence, and Collective Protest
Propaganda, Presumed Influence, and Collective Protest

Political propaganda can reduce citizens’ inclinations to protest by directly influencing their preferences or beliefs about the government. However, given that protest is risky in authoritarian societies and requires collective participation, [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-021-09683-0
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Studying Policy Design Quality in Comparative Perspective
Studying Policy Design Quality in Comparative Perspective

This article is a first attempt to systematically examine policy design and its influence on policy effectiveness in a comparative perspective. We begin by providing a novel concept and measure of policy design. Our Average Instrument Diversit [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421000186
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The Two-Pronged Middle Class: The Old Bourgeoisie, New State-Engineered Middle Class, and Democratic Development
The Two-Pronged Middle Class: The Old Bourgeoisie, New State-Engineered Middle Class, and Democratic Development

We contribute to research on the democratic role of middle classes. Our paper distinguishes between middle classes emerging autonomously during gradual capitalist development and those fabricated rapidly as part of state-led modernization. To [...]

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DOI: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-politicalscience/
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Party over Pocketbook? How Party Cues Influence Opinion When Citizens Have a Stake in Policy
Party over Pocketbook? How Party Cues Influence Opinion When Citizens Have a Stake in Policy

Do political parties influence opinion when citizens have a personal stake in policy? With an experimental design that exploits a naturally occurring, sharp variation in party cues, we study the effects of party cues during a collective bargai [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421000332
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The Journey Home: Violence, Anchoring, and Refugee Decisions to Return
The Journey Home: Violence, Anchoring, and Refugee Decisions to Return

While the UNHCR promotes voluntary repatriation as the preferred solution to refugee situations, there is little understanding of variation in refugees’ preferences regarding return. We develop a theoretical framework suggesting two mechanisms [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421000344
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Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti
Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti

Existing theories of democratic reversals emphasize that elites mount actions like coups when democracy is particularly threatening to their interests. However, existing theory has been largely silent on the role of elite social networks, whic [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421000289
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Playing to the Gallery: Emotive Rhetoric in Parliaments
Playing to the Gallery: Emotive Rhetoric in Parliaments

Research has shown that emotions matter in politics, but we know less about when and why politicians use emotive rhetoric in the legislative arena. This article argues that emotive rhetoric is one of the tools politicians can use strategically [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421000356
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Gender and Party Discipline: Evidence from Africa’s Emerging Party Systems
Gender and Party Discipline: Evidence from Africa’s Emerging Party Systems

Are men and women legislators equally loyal to their parties? We theorize that parties select candidates based on gendered criteria, leading to the (s)election of more disciplined women. Moreover, we argue that gendered expectations about prop [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421000368
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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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Anarchy is What Students Make of It: Playing Out Wendt’s Three Cultures of Anarchy
Anarchy is What Students Make of It: Playing Out Wendt’s Three Cultures of Anarchy

This article explores the hidden educational potential in the board game Diplomacy. While commonly recognized as a good low-cost negotiation simulation and a useful teaching platform, the original game version over-emphasizes the conflictual n [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2020.1861457
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Gallery Walk Seminar: Visualizing the Future of Political Ideologies
Gallery Walk Seminar: Visualizing the Future of Political Ideologies

This article shows how a gallery walk exercise can be used to encourage broad participation and higher-level thinking among undergraduate students of political science. Asked to visualize the future of different political ideologies, the stude [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2018.1549495
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