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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
Type: Journal Articles
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
Type: Journal Articles
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
Type: Textbooks
Attenuated Democracy: A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics
Attenuated Democracy: A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics

Dear Students, I hope you enjoy this free textbook on the U. S. political system. Use it well. Why is this textbook free? Textbook prices are too high. The barriers to higher education are many—cost being a major one—and this is my own small [...]

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DOI: https://slcc.pressbooks.pub/attenuateddemocracy/
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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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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
Type: Journal Articles
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
Type: Journal Articles
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
Type: Journal Articles
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
Type: Journal Articles
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
Type: Journal Articles
Immigration and Border Politics Syllabus, Final Paper Project, and Paper Rubric
Immigration and Border Politics Syllabus, Final Paper Project, and Paper Rubric

This contains a syllabus for an upper-division course on U.S. immigration policy, as well as the final paper project for the course where students had to submit an immigration-related policy proposal. The third component is the grading rubric [...]

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DOI: https://educate.apsanet.org/resource/12-02-2020/immigration-and-border-politics-syllabus-final-paper-project-and-paper-rubric
Type: Assignments and Rubrics
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
Type: Journal Articles