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Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: gender imbalance in political recruitment in Zambia
Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: gender imbalance in political recruitment in Zambia

What does it take for a female aspirant to win a party nomination in a candidate-centered electoral system in an emerging democracy? Three decades after the third wave of democratization hit Africa, we still know little about women’s entry int [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-021-09683-0
Type: Journal Articles
Equal playing field? On the intersection between gender and being young in the Swedish Parliament
Equal playing field? On the intersection between gender and being young in the Swedish Parliament

Women and young constitute two underrepresented groups in most legislatures worldwide. The aim of this paper is to theorize and empirically analyze how the hitherto overlooked intersection between gender and young age condition legislators’ op [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2018.1564055
Type: Journal Articles
The speaker’s gender equality group in the Swedish parliament – a toothless tiger?
The speaker’s gender equality group in the Swedish parliament – a toothless tiger?

A recent wave of research has engaged with gender-focused bodies within parliament studying their status, organization, and function. One type of body scarcely studied is issue-based parliamentary groups such as the Speaker’s Gender Equality G [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2020.1752442
Type: Journal Articles
Measuring gender differences in elite behavior through surveys versus observation: what does the comparison reveal?
Measuring gender differences in elite behavior through surveys versus observation: what does the comparison reveal?

Surveys constitute the main method of studying elite behavior. A concern with survey data is that they reflect what elites report they do – not what elites actually do. Alternative, process-oriented approaches such as direct observation can he [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2021.1877751
Type: Journal Articles
Learning gender equality: how women’s protest influences youth gender attitudes
Learning gender equality: how women’s protest influences youth gender attitudes

Current comparative analyses of gender attitudes among adolescents largely focus on individual-level characteristics. Understudied is the role of women’s protest on adolescents’ gender attitudes. This paper investigates how women’s protests re [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2021.1926296
Type: Journal Articles
Social representations of COVID-19 skeptics: denigration, demonization, and disenfranchisement
Social representations of COVID-19 skeptics: denigration, demonization, and disenfranchisement

Denialism accompanies many global threats, such as climate change, HIV/AIDS, and now also SARS CoV-2 and COVID-19. We analyzed a corpus of 624 English-language news items to examine emerging social representations of people who question the ex [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2022.2041443
Type: Journal Articles
Backlash against “identity politics”: far right success and mainstream party attention to identity groups
Backlash against “identity politics”: far right success and mainstream party attention to identity groups

Far right parties often attack efforts to promote equality for historically marginalized groups like women, ethnic minorities, and LGBTQIA+ people, suggesting that “identity politics” takes away valuable resources from native working class pop [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2022.2065318
Type: Journal Articles
Narrativizing the self: how do the migrant experiences matter for joint belongingness?
Narrativizing the self: how do the migrant experiences matter for joint belongingness?

The fundamental principles of integration are increasingly criticized while indicator-informed-integration (III) remains an aspiration for policymakers. In contrast, we argue that integration and in particular its social variant cannot be meas [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2022.2078219
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Gender differences in campaigning under alternative voting systems: analysis of election manifestos
Gender differences in campaigning under alternative voting systems: analysis of election manifestos

Growing evidence reveals that candidate issue engagement differs between men and women. However, recent research suggests that individual-level differences among candidates should be small under the strategic incentives inherent in single-memb [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2022.2087192
Type: Journal Articles
Making Unequal Democracy Work? The Effects of Income on Voter Turnout in Northern Italy
Making Unequal Democracy Work? The Effects of Income on Voter Turnout in Northern Italy

In many democracies, voter turnout is higher among the rich than the poor. But do changes in income lead to changes in electoral participation? We address this question with unique administrative data matching a decade of individual tax record [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12605
Type: Journal Articles
Party Nomination Strategies in List Proportional Representation Systems
Party Nomination Strategies in List Proportional Representation Systems

In list proportional representation (PR) systems, parties shape political selection. We propose a theory of party list choice and elections in list PR systems. Our results describe how a party allocates candidates of heterogeneous quality acro [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12691
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Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics, 1st edition, is an Open Education Resource Textbook that surveys contemporary comparative politics. The textbook is organized thematically and includes chapters that cover a wide range of to [...]

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DOI: https://introcp.com/
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Beyond Borders
Beyond Borders

States have long denied basic rights to non-citizens within their borders, and international law imposes only limited duties on states with respect to those fleeing persecution. But even the limited rights previously enjoyed by non-citizens ar [...]

Sovereignty, Substance, and Public Support for European Courts’ Human Rights Rulings
Sovereignty, Substance, and Public Support for European Courts’ Human Rights Rulings

Abstract Is the public backlash against human rights rulings from European courts driven by substantive concerns over case outcomes, procedural concerns over sovereignty, or combinations thereof? We conducted preregistered survey experiments i [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001143
Type: Journal Articles
Group Size and Protest Mobilization across Movements and Countermovements
Group Size and Protest Mobilization across Movements and Countermovements

Abstract Many social movements face fierce resistance in the form of a countermovement. Therefore, when deciding to become politically active, a movement supporter has to consider both her own movement’s activity and that of the opponent. This [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001131
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The Curse of Good Intentions: Why Anticorruption Messaging Can Encourage Bribery
The Curse of Good Intentions: Why Anticorruption Messaging Can Encourage Bribery

Abstract Awareness-raising messages feature prominently in most anticorruption strategies. Yet, there has been limited systematic research into their efficacy. There is growing concern that anticorruption awareness-raising efforts may be backf [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001398
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Ethnic Bias in Judicial Decision Making: Evidence from Criminal Appeals in Kenya
Ethnic Bias in Judicial Decision Making: Evidence from Criminal Appeals in Kenya

Abstract Understanding sources of judicial bias is essential for establishing due process. To date, theories of judicial decision making are rooted in ranked societies with majority–minority group cleavages, leaving unanswered which groups are [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S000305542100143X
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Why Botter: How Pro-Government Bots Fight Opposition in Russia
Why Botter: How Pro-Government Bots Fight Opposition in Russia

Abstract There is abundant anecdotal evidence that nondemocratic regimes are harnessing new digital technologies known as social media bots to facilitate policy goals. However, few previous attempts have been made to systematically analyze the [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055421001507
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How Populist are Parties? Measuring Degrees of Populism in Party Manifestos Using Supervised Machine Learning
How Populist are Parties? Measuring Degrees of Populism in Party Manifestos Using Supervised Machine Learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2021.29
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Can Appeals for Peace Promote Tolerance and Mitigate Support for Extremism? Evidence from an Experiment with Adolescents in Burkina Faso
Can Appeals for Peace Promote Tolerance and Mitigate Support for Extremism? Evidence from an Experiment with Adolescents in Burkina Faso

Abstract Recent efforts to improve attitudes toward outgroups and reduce support for extremists in violent settings report mixed results. Donors and aid organizations have spent millions of dollars to amplify the voices of moderate religious f [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2022.1
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Daughters Do Not Affect Political Beliefs in a New Democracy
Daughters Do Not Affect Political Beliefs in a New Democracy

Abstract A consistent finding in industrialized democracies is that having a daughter shapes parents’ attitudes and behaviors in gender-egalitarian ways. We test whether this finding travels to a young middle-income democracy where women’s rig [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2022.3
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The Ex-Factor: Examining the Gendered Effect of Divorce on Voter Turnout
The Ex-Factor: Examining the Gendered Effect of Divorce on Voter Turnout

Abstract The absence of a gendered analysis of the effect of marriage on voting is surprising given researchers’ cognizance of the heterogeneous effects of marriage on a range of other social outcomes. In this paper, we shed new light on spous [...]

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DOI: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-politicalscience/
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Migration and the Demand for Transnational Justice
Migration and the Demand for Transnational Justice

Abstract Domestic courts sometimes prosecute foreign nationals for severe crimes—like crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, and war crimes—committed on foreign territory against foreign nationals. We argue that migrants can serve as agen [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000302
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Education or Indoctrination? The Violent Origins of Public School Systems in an Era of State-Building
Education or Indoctrination? The Violent Origins of Public School Systems in an Era of State-Building

Abstract Why do modern states regulate and provide mass education? This article proposes a theory of education as a state-building tool that is deployed when mass violence threatens the state’s viability. Experiencing mass violence can heighte [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055422000247
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