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(Under What Conditions) Do Politicians Reward Their Supporters? Evidence from Kenya’s Constituencies Development Fund
(Under What Conditions) Do Politicians Reward Their Supporters? Evidence from Kenya’s Constituencies Development Fund

Abstract: We leverage innovative spatial modeling techniques and data on the precise geo-locations of more than 32,000 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects in Kenya to test whether Members of Parliament (MPs) reward their supporters. W [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055418000709
Type: Journal Articles
Behavioral Consequences of Open Candidate Recruitment
Behavioral Consequences of Open Candidate Recruitment

Abstract: Candidate-selection methods (CSM) crucially affect the behavior of Members of Parliament (MPs). Extant research investigates the consequentiality of the selectorate, but is neglecting the candidacy dimension of CSM. But what are the [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/lsq.12283
Type: Journal Articles
Coalition Prospects and Policy Change: An Application to the Environment
Coalition Prospects and Policy Change: An Application to the Environment

Abstract: In most developed democracies, parties adjust their positions to polls and public opinion. Yet, in a coalition government, the policy that emerges is often the outcome of negotiations between governing parties. We argue that the cred [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/lsq.12273
Type: Journal Articles
Disputed Policy Change: The Role of Events, Policy Learning, and Negotiated Agreements
Disputed Policy Change: The Role of Events, Policy Learning, and Negotiated Agreements

Abstract: This paper explores policy change in Swedish coastal and marine conservation, identifying advocacy coalition factors—focusing internal and external events, policy learning, and negotiated agreements—that explain divergent outcome [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12411
Type: Journal Articles
Does Exposure to the Refugee Crisis Make Natives More Hostile?
Does Exposure to the Refugee Crisis Make Natives More Hostile?

Abstract: Although Europe has experienced unprecedented numbers of refugee arrivals in recent years, there exists almost no causal evidence regarding the impact of the refugee crisis on natives’ attitudes, policy preferences, and political eng [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055418000813
Type: Journal Articles
Drugs Politics: Managing Disorder in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Drugs Politics: Managing Disorder in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Abstract: Iran has one of the world's highest rates of drug addiction: estimated to be between 2 and 7 percent of the entire population. This makes the questions that this book asks all the more salient: what is the place of illegal substances [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108567084
Type: Books
Fundraising for Stigmatized Groups: A Text Message Donation Experiment
Fundraising for Stigmatized Groups: A Text Message Donation Experiment

Abstract: As government welfare programming contracts and NGOs increasingly assume core aid functions, they must address a long-standing challenge—that people in need often belong to stigmatized groups. To study other-regarding behavior, we fi [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000787
Type: Journal Articles
Oral Democracy: Deliberation in Indian Village Assemblies
Oral Democracy: Deliberation in Indian Village Assemblies

Abstract: Oral Democracy studies citizens' voices in civic and political deliberations in India's gram sabhas (village assemblies), the largest deliberative institution in human history. It analyses nearly three hundred transcripts of gram sab [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139095716
Type: Books
Paths towards Coalition Defection: Democracies and Withdrawal from the Iraq War
Paths towards Coalition Defection: Democracies and Withdrawal from the Iraq War

Abstract: Despite widespread public opposition to the Iraq War, numerous democracies joined the US-led multinational force. However, while some stayed until the end of coalition operations, and several increased their deployments over time, ot [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/eis.2019.10
Type: Journal Articles
Political Dynasties in the UK House of Commons: The Null Effect of Narrow Electoral Selection
Political Dynasties in the UK House of Commons: The Null Effect of Narrow Electoral Selection

Abstract: Does power persist within families? This article considers whether members of the UK House of Commons with longer legislative careers after 1832 were more likely to establish a political dynasty. Tenure can create opportunities to pr [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/lsq.12164
Type: Journal Articles
Race, class, or both? Responses to candidate characteristics in Canada, the UK, and the US
Race, class, or both? Responses to candidate characteristics in Canada, the UK, and the US

Abstract: Research suggests that voters use identity markers to infer information about candidates for office. Yet politicians have various markers that often point in conflicting directions, and it is unclear how citizens respond to competing [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2019.1636833
Type: Journal Articles
The Non-Democratic Roots of Mass Education: Evidence from 200 Years
The Non-Democratic Roots of Mass Education: Evidence from 200 Years

Abstract: Because primary education is often conceptualized as a pro-poor redistributive policy, a common argument is that democratization increases its provision. But primary education can also serve the goals of autocrats, including redistri [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000647
Type: Journal Articles
Toward a Comparative Measure of Climate Policy Output
Toward a Comparative Measure of Climate Policy Output

Abstract: Comparative policy studies face a number of methodological challenges where conceptualization of the object of comparison—policy output—is the most fundamental. On the basis of three common approaches of the study of policy outpu [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12095
Type: Journal Articles