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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
Type: Journal Articles
A Research Agenda for the Study of Policy Entrepreneurs
A Research Agenda for the Study of Policy Entrepreneurs

Abstract: The study of policy entrepreneurs as agents of change has developed greatly in recent years, supported by increasingly more sophisticated theoretical and empirical research. In this article, we first consider how the concept of the p [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12405
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Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protests Moved Elites, Public Opinion and Voting
Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protests Moved Elites, Public Opinion and Voting

Abstract: How do stigmatized minorities advance agendas when confronted with hostile majorities? Elite theories of influence posit marginal groups exert little power. I propose the concept of agenda seeding to describe how activists use method [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S000305542000009X
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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
Type: Journal Articles
Environmental Federalism in Indian Country: Sovereignty, Primacy, and Environmental Protection
Environmental Federalism in Indian Country: Sovereignty, Primacy, and Environmental Protection

Abstract: Extensive research on “environmental federalism” investigates the effects of shared state-federal implementation on policy outcomes under the landmark American environmental laws of the 1970s. But these laws originally made no me [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12395
Type: Journal Articles
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
Type: Journal Articles
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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Family Matters: How Immigrant Histories Can Promote Inclusion
Family Matters: How Immigrant Histories Can Promote Inclusion

Abstract: Immigration is a highly polarized issue in the United States, and negative attitudes toward immigrants are common. Yet, almost all Americans are descended from people who originated outside the country, a narrative often evoked by th [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420001057
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Fundraising for Favors? Linking Lobbyist-Hosted Fundraisers to Legislative Benefits
Fundraising for Favors? Linking Lobbyist-Hosted Fundraisers to Legislative Benefits

Abstract: Do legislators and lobbyists trade favors? This study uses uncommon data sources and plagiarism software to detect a rarely observed relationship between interest group lobbyists and sitting Members of Congress. Comparison of letters [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1065912918771745
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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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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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Social Networks and Policy Entrepreneurship: How Relationships Shape Municipal Decision Making about High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing
Social Networks and Policy Entrepreneurship: How Relationships Shape Municipal Decision Making about High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

Abstract: Well-resourced and well-connected individuals, or “policy entrepreneurs,” often play an important role in advocating and securing the adoption of policies. There is a striking lack of inquiry into the ways that social networks sh [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12175
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The Growth of the Evaluation Tree in the Policy Analysis Forest: Recent Developments in Evaluation
The Growth of the Evaluation Tree in the Policy Analysis Forest: Recent Developments in Evaluation

Abstract: The practice and profession of evaluation is continually evolving. From its early origin in the Great Society years of the 1960s, through its golden years of the 1970s, its transformation under the fiscal conservatism of the Reagan e [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12387
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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
Type: Journal Articles