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Audiobook of OpenStax’s American Government 3e
Audiobook of OpenStax’s American Government 3e

We produced a free audiobook of American Government 3e, an OpenStax textbook. This textbook provides an introduction to US government and civics, and is used widely in college-level Political Science courses. We believe that this project will [...]

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Progressive familial socialization and white partisans’ racial attitudes
Progressive familial socialization and white partisans’ racial attitudes

Scholars have correlated the racial attitudes of White partisans with a number of explanatory variables, including ingroup favoritism and outgroup prejudice. Notwithstanding the importance of these variables, scholars have neglected other cons [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2021.1932529
Type: Journal Articles
Do Americans perceive diverse judges as inherently biased?
Do Americans perceive diverse judges as inherently biased?

Although women and minorities hold an increasing share of judgships in the United States, they remain underrepresented. We explore Americans’ perceptions of the bias of women and minority judges – one of the possible challenges to creating a d [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2021.1960867
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Cultural attributions for racial inequality
Cultural attributions for racial inequality

How do people explain persistent inequality between whites and blacks? Research has focused on two dimensions of explanation, or attribution: internal (regarding shortcomings in black motivation and capability); and external (regarding the soc [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2022.2061361
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Coming out to Vote: The Construction of a Lesbian and Gay Electoral Constituency in the United States
Coming out to Vote: The Construction of a Lesbian and Gay Electoral Constituency in the United States

Using the formation of a lesbian and gay electoral constituency as a case, this article demonstrates how activists and party elites contest and construct collective identities and groups. Activist–party interactions produce identity-building f [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001465
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Public Policy
Public Policy

Public Policy: Origins, Practice, and Analysis a CC BY-SA license textbook that includes: Introduction to Public Policy, Origins and Actors, Foundations of the Policy Process, Problem Identification and Agenda Setting, Policy Design and Formul [...]

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DOI: https://ung.edu/university-press/books/public-policy.php
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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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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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“Let Our Ballots Secure What Our Bullets Have Won”: Union Veterans and the Making of Radical Reconstruction
“Let Our Ballots Secure What Our Bullets Have Won”: Union Veterans and the Making of Radical Reconstruction

Abstract After the Civil War, congressional Republicans used sweeping powers to expand and enforce civil rights for African Americans. Though the electoral benefits of African American suffrage were clear, Republicans had to overcome party div [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000193
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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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Public Policy Project Workbook: 2022-2023 Edition
Public Policy Project Workbook: 2022-2023 Edition

Preface Inspiring publicly spirited and scholarly minded students means utilizing our knowledge of political ideals, institutions, and behaviors, and exploring the lifecycle of public policies – their formation, effectuation, and reformation – [...]

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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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Ascriptive Characteristics and Perceptions of Impropriety in the Rule of Law: Race, Gender, and Public Assessments of Whether Judges Can Be Impartial
Ascriptive Characteristics and Perceptions of Impropriety in the Rule of Law: Race, Gender, and Public Assessments of Whether Judges Can Be Impartial

Abstract Perceptions of procedural fairness influence the legitimacy of the law and because procedures are mutable, reforming them can buttress support for the rule of law. Yet legal authorities have recently faced a distinct challenge: accusa [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12599
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The Effect of Gender on Interruptions at Congressional Hearings
The Effect of Gender on Interruptions at Congressional Hearings

Abstract Women in Congress are highly effective legislators. Yet, if women are more likely than men to be interrupted during committee work, they may face a gender-related impediment. We examine speech patterns during more than 24,000 congress [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000260
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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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