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American Indian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Anuario de Estudios Americanos     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Comparative American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Corpus. Archivos virtuales de la alteridad americana     Open Access  
European journal of American studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globe : revue internationale d’études québécoises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Iberoromania     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of American Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
London Journal of Canadian Studies     Open Access  
Magallania     Open Access  
Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Native South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
PaleoAmerica : A Journal of Early Human Migration and Dispersal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Political Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Revista de Indias     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Southeastern Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Southern Cultures     Full-text available via subscription  
Studies in American Indian Literatures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Trace     Open Access  
Wicazo Sa Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
William Carlos Williams Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Political Studies Review
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Number of Followers: 19  
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ISSN (Print) 1478-9299 - ISSN (Online) 1478-9302
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  • Book Review: Mubashar Hasan, Islam and Politics in Bangladesh: The
           Followers of Ummah
    • Authors: Sümeyye Sakarya
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-25T08:51:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920972867
  • Crowdsourcing Campaigns: A New DataSet for Studying British Parties’
           Electoral Communications
    • Authors: Caitlin Milazzo, Siim Trumm, Joshua Townsley
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Parties’ electoral communications play a central role in British campaigns. Yet, we know little about the nature of the material contained in these communications and how parties’ campaign messages differ across constituencies or elections. In this article, we present a new dataset of 8600 election leaflets from four recent general elections that relies on crowdsourced information. We illustrate the utility of the OpenElections dataset by comparing the use of negative campaign messaging across parties and over time.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-25T08:49:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920970740
  • Parliamentary Communication Allowances: Good for Nothing'
    • Authors: Resul Umit
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      In many countries, members of parliament receive publicly funded allowances to communicate with the electorate. Some hope that ensuing parliamentary communication engages the people with politics and increases electoral participation. Others worry that such use of public funds might create an unfair advantage for incumbents and affect electoral results. Yet, the consequences of this practice remain unknown. Data from the UK House of Commons suggest that both the hopes and the worries are baseless: there is no evidence that parliamentary communication allowances increase electoral turnout or affect incumbents’ vote share. If these allowances are not effective, both parliaments and their members might want to reconsider their use and usefulness.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-23T10:19:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920967588
  • Book Review: Benjamin Bricker, Visions of Judicial Review: A Comparative
           Examination of Courts and Policy in Democracies
    • Authors: Etienne Hanelt
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-21T10:34:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920971971
  • Book Review: Mario Telò and Yuan Feng (eds), China and the EU in the Era
           of Regional and Interregional Cooperation
    • Authors: Walker Darke
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-20T08:49:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920972920
  • Book Review: Ben Wellings and Andrew Mycock, The Anglosphere: Continuity,
           Dissonance and Location
    • Authors: Jack Holland
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-20T06:20:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920971191
  • Local Improvement Districts as Political Participation Signals
    • Authors: Dan Ziebarth
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      A significant amount of literature has inspected the relationship between public–private partnerships and state and local government. This literature has focused primarily on how these agreements shape financing, economic development, and public policy measures. There is little research, however, on how improvement districts may affect political participation. There are many reasons to believe that these districts may raise levels of political participation, as they deeply affect state and local politics and shape the socioeconomic development of local communities. This article fills this gap in the literature by exploring the relationship between the establishment of local improvement districts and voter participation rates. An original data set is constructed from 18 state assembly districts and 22 local improvement districts in New York City across nine elections between 2002 and 2018, resulting in 198 unique observations across time. Empirical results reflect how the development of improvement districts can serve as signals for rising political participation in surrounding areas, marked by increasing rates of voter turnout across midterm and presidential-year election cycles. These findings are compelling, providing insight into how local organizations designed and sustained through issue ownership and community collaboration have the ability to raise political participation through electoral activity.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-20T06:19:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920965789
  • Policymaking, Ideational Power and the Role of the Media
    • Authors: Declan Curran, Robert Gillanders, Mounir Mahmalat
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      The ideational power framework developed by Carstensen and Schmidt has sought to make explicit the manner in which ideas can exert an influence over policy outcomes. However, one key feature of this theoretical framework has not yet been adequately conceptualised: the communicative process through which policy entrepreneurs convey their ideas to the general public. This article focuses on one specific form of communicative discourse as a means of generating widespread public support for a given policy proposal: public discourse via the media – be it print, broadcast or social media. We argue that the ideational power literature should recognise the media as a powerful entity in its own right rather than merely depicting the media as an implement for political communication. We contend that the ideational power framework could usefully incorporate a characterisation of the media that has recently emerged from political communications research: the hybrid media system. In order to illustrate how the communicative process inherent in ideational power can be understood in terms of a hybrid media system, we undertake a comparative review of two empirical studies which assess political discourse during the 2016 US presidential election from the perspectives of ideational power and hybrid media systems.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-17T05:38:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920968348
  • Dilemmas of an Academic Feminist as Manager in the Neoliberal Academy:
           Negotiating Institutional Authority, Oppositional Knowledge and Change
    • Authors: Fiona Mackay
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      While still rare, women are achieving important leadership roles as managers inside universities. This article explores the practical and theoretical dilemmas posed for academic feminists who enter such positions in the age of the rise of the ‘neoliberal academy’. These are familiar dilemmas for feminist bureaucrats – femocrats – working inside political, governmental, judicial and economic institutions but have been less explored with respect to the academy. What can academic feminists do when they take on middle or senior management roles' How do they experience being simultaneously the embodiment of institutional authority (to manage, regulate, quantify, monetise) as managers, as well as a source of oppositional knowledge as feminists' To what extent are there opportunities to work with the grain of an institution to challenge the gendered status quo from within' Or are academic feminists who manage inevitably co-opted and compromised' The article takes an autoethnographic approach to reflect upon the author’s experience as a ‘tempered radical’ in third tier management (as an executive dean and head of school) in a public research-intensive UK university, and to offer lessons about the radical potential of insider strategies of change.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-10T09:13:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920958306
  • Commissioned Book Review: Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Maria Paula
           Meneses, Knowledges Born in the Struggle: Constructing the Epistemologies
           of the Global South
    • Authors: Taylor Borowetz
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-09T07:17:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920963785
  • Accounting for Culture in Policy Transfer: A Blueprint for Research and
    • Authors: Daniel Bertram
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      In recent years, the burgeoning literature on transnational dissemination of policies has moved beyond orthodox models to incorporate the institutional context by means of social-constructivist approaches. This article engages in a critical review of the status quo by arguing for the importance of an overlooked key variable in policy transfer research: culture. Particularly, it is contended that culture plays an under-acknowledged role in co-shaping transfer dynamics both as a dependent and as an independent variable and consequently deserves a more thorough embedment in mainstream research. To this end, operational recommendations for how future studies can measure, incorporate, and isolate cultural factors are offered and a feasible research agenda is proposed.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-09T07:14:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920965352
  • Commissioned Book Review: Mujibur Rehman (ed.), The Rise of Saffron Power
    • Authors: Sana Shah
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-09T07:13:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920963831
  • Commissioned Book Review: Jenny Pearce, Politics Without Violence'
           Towards a Post-Weberian Enlightenment
    • Authors: Valeria Guarneros-Meza
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-09T07:09:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920963819
  • Commissioned Book Review: Jonathan Fox, Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods
           before Me: Why Governments Discriminate Against Religious Minorities
    • Authors: Sahar Ahmed
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-09T07:09:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920963763
  • Kayfabe, Smartdom and Marking Out: Can Pro-Wrestling Help Us Understand
           Donald Trump'
    • Authors: David S Moon
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Donald Trump has enjoyed a nearly 30-year relationship with World Wrestling Entertainment as a business partner, fan, in-ring performer and 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee. Noting this long running involvement, it has become a widespread contention that Trump’s style as a political campaigner owes a debt to his experiences within the world of professional wrestling. Taking such claims seriously, this article argues that an engagement with concepts developed within professional wrestling studies would benefit political studies by offering new analytical approaches for the study of the political phenomenon that is Donald Trump. Providing a brief introduction to professional wrestling studies, this article outlines how the concepts of kayfabe, smart fandom and marking out help address a key question for political scholars: how to explain a cynical American electorate’s engagement with and emotional investment in the campaign of such an obvious political fraudster.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-04T11:53:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920963827
  • Commissioned Book Review
    • Authors: Jack Kellam
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-11-03T10:17:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920963786
  • Introduction: Democratic Deliberation and Under-Represented Groups
    • Authors: Sergiu Gherghina, Monika Mokre, Sergiu Miscoiu
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      The key principles of democratic deliberation are the considered judgement and inclusion. However, research shows that not all categories are involved in this process. In particular, the groups that are under-represented in day-to-day politics are also less likely to make their voice heard in deliberation. So far, we know little about if and how deliberation fosters the involvement of under-represented groups. This symposium aims to address this gap in the literature and seeks to generate new ideas on the topic. It brings two contributions to the debate about the involvement of under-represented groups in deliberation: it identifies the means through which various deliberative practices can involve members of under-represented groups and explains how and why members of under-represented groups participate or refuse/are refused participation in deliberation.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-10-07T04:07:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920950931
  • Communicating Political Positions on European Issues: A Comparison of
           Parties and Newspapers in Seven Countries
    • Authors: Melanie Leidecker-Sandmann, Beatrice Eugster
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      This article starts from the observation that most voters know relatively little about positions and plans of political parties, especially when European Union politics is concerned. One reason for this could be that the main sources for political information, party communication and mass media coverage, provide voters only little concrete information about positions and plans of political parties. We ask how concretely, respectively vaguely, political parties and mass media communicate political positions prior to the 2014 European Parliament elections. We conducted a quantitative content analysis of all European Union–related press releases from 46 national political parties and of all European Union–related articles of 14 national quality newspapers from 7 European countries 12 weeks before the 2014 European Parliament elections. Our analysis shows that press releases as well as media coverage contain more concrete political positions on European Union issues than vague political statements. Other than expected, newspaper coverage provided the public with less concrete information than political actors did. Nevertheless, countries vary with regard to the extent to which party communication or newspaper coverage contain vague statements. We cannot find empirical support that the communication of concrete political positions depends on a party’s “extremity” of issue position or on the type of issue.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-09-24T07:22:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920952001
  • Activist Parties and Hybrid Party Behaviours: A Typological Reassessment
           of Partisan Mobilisation
    • Authors: Alejandro M Peña
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Integrating insights from party politics, social movement and political communication literatures, with a qualitative discussion of hybrid party behaviours observable in different contexts and regions, the article offers an original typology of four models of partisan mobilisation and focuses on a novel possibility, the activist party. Referring to parties that combine a professionalised organisation with the deployment of movement-like tactics to achieve electoral goals, the article points to current resources reducing the organisational trade-offs previously assumed to restrict the combination of electoral appeal with partisan militancy. Through this argument, the article challenges the thesis that under democratic conditions political parties should be expected to abandon outsider strategies for insider ones, while providing an analytical account of emerging patterns of organisational innovation and partisan behaviour being witnessed in contemporary party politics.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-09-18T12:34:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920952000
  • COMUNIX WhatsAppers: The Community School in Portugal and Spain
    • Authors: Sérgio Barbosa
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      This symposium article investigates the COMUNIX—Active Participation of Young People in the Governance of Common Lands—community school. To do so, I analyze how the community school implemented pedagogical activities based on informal learning, which aims to stimulate young people to exchange communal and practical experiences. On the one hand, this article investigates, while thinking through bottom-up educational pedagogies, how underrepresented youth were challenged to absorb knowledge about common lands. On the other, using the lens of digital sociology it explores how COMUNIX WhatsAppers appropriated digital media to activate their participation through deliberation channels. The article is based on a digital ethnography of group interactions and conversations on WhatsApp chat and Facebook page, complemented by participant observation. It shows how digital media has come to constitute a key platform for deliberation during the community school.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-09-15T07:16:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920951076
  • Politics and International Relations: A Gendered Discipline
    • Authors: Jennifer Thomson, Meryl Kenny
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      This introduction provides an overview of the gendered nature of politics and international relations, before a brief summary of the articles that make-up this special issue.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-09-15T07:10:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920956863
  • Commissioned Book Review: Dmitri Trenin, What Is Russia Up to in the
           Middle East'
    • Authors: Houssem Ben Lazreg
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-09-12T11:28:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920935332
  • Deliberation against Participation' Yellow Vests and Grand Débat: A
           Perspective from Deliberative Theory
    • Authors: Tamara Ehs, Monika Mokre
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      The yellow vest movement started in November 2018 and has formed the longest protest movement in France since 1945. The movement provoked different reactions of the French government—on the one hand, violence and repression; on the other hand, concessions. One of them was to provide a possibility for citizens’ participation by organizing the so-called “Grand Débat.” It was clear to all observers that this was less an attempt to further democracy in France than to calm down the protests of the yellow vests. Thus, it seemed doubtful from the beginning whether this form of participatory democracy could be understood as a real form of citizens’ deliberation, and in fact, several shortcomings with regard to procedure and participation were pointed out by theorists of deliberative democracy. The aim of this article is to analyze the Grand Débat with regard to its deliberative qualities and shortcomings.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-27T11:45:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920940947
  • Underrepresented Groups and Constitution-Making: The Mexico City Case
    • Authors: Ernesto Cruz Ruiz
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Citizen calls and opportunities for more inclusion in democratic processes are on the rise, triggering the creation of innovative mechanisms to include more demands and stakeholders in decision-making. This article shows how political determination opened up the 2016 Constitution-making of Mexico City and examines the extent to which technology helped add and manage citizen inputs to their constitution. Empirically, it shows the stages and stakeholder deliberations and how collaborative writing, online petitions, and extensive surveys facilitated the inclusion of otherwise underrepresented groups’ agendas in a constitutional text. In general, the central argument of this symposium paper is that the combination of actor decisions and use of technology contribute positively to crafting participative, inclusive and informed constitutions.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-26T10:30:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920944825
  • Book Review: Francis Fukuyama, IIdentity Contemporary Identity Politics
           and the Struggle For Recognition
    • Authors: Siavash Chavoshi
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-21T11:45:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920942657
  • Support for Liberal Democracy and Populist Attitudes: A Pilot Survey for
           Young Educated Citizens
    • Authors: Lisa Zanotti, José Rama
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      At the theoretical level, even if populism and democracy are not necessarily antithetical, the former challenges the liberal component of democracy, advocating for the majority rule and putting under stress the principles of the rule of law. To test the relationship between liberal democracy and populism, we created four new questions that measure the support for liberal democracy conceived as a trade-off with different policies. We tested our battery of questions in a pilot survey with educated young voters. The results show that those individuals who exhibit lower levels of support for liberal democracy are the ones with higher populist attitudes. This might be due to the fact that the original battery of questions grasps the level of support for liberal democracy better than the standard ‘Churchillian’ question.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-21T11:44:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920945856
  • Intra-Party Deliberation, Under-Represented Groups, and Candidate
           Selection: The Case of Demos in Romania
    • Authors: Victoria Stoiciu, Sergiu Gherghina
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Intra-party deliberation has the potential to involve groups that are traditionally under-represented in politics. This article aims to identify the conditions that favor and inhibit the inclusion of four under-represented categories in intra-party deliberation. It analyzes how a newly formed Romanian political party engages women, lower social strata, ethnic minorities, and sexual minorities. Deliberation was used to select the candidates for the 2019 European elections. The empirical evidence comes from ethnographic research, and the results indicate that the progressive stance of the party and a stepwise structure of deliberation favor the inclusion of under-represented groups.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-21T11:44:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920939818
  • The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Global Armed Conflict: Early
    • Authors: Marius Mehrl, Paul W Thurner
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      As Covid-19 spreads around the world, international actors, including the United Nations, have called for a stop to armed conflict to facilitate efforts to fight the pandemic. At the same time, coronavirus may also trigger and intensify armed conflict due to its negative economic consequences and by offering windows of opportunity to opposition movements to attack distracted and weakened incumbents. We use real-time data on the spread of Covid-19, governmental lockdown policies, and battle events to study the causal short-term effect of the pandemic on armed conflict. Our results suggest that both the spread of Covid-19 and lockdown policies exhibit a global Null effect with considerable regional heterogeneity. Most importantly, governmental lockdowns have increased armed conflict in the Middle East. In contrast, reported combat has decreased in Southeast Asia and the Caucasus as the pandemic has spread.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-13T11:03:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920940648
  • Something New on the Western Front: Twenty Years of Interest Group
           Research (1999–2018)
    • Authors: Andrea Pritoni, Giulia Vicentini
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      In a book published in 1998, Baumgartner and Leech argued that interest group research was characterized by “elegant irrelevance.” Ten years later, Beyers and colleagues linked this to a number of conceptual, methodological and disciplinary barriers which render(ed) the accumulation of knowledge in this bulk of literature difficult. Are those same challenges still slowing down the study of interest groups and lobbying' The main aim of this article is to review all interest group scientific articles published in the top 50 political science journals between 1999 and 2018 in order to answer this question. Our results show a growing community focusing on many themes, preferring quantitative approaches, and analyzing more and more case studies. Interest group research has never before been so lively.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-13T11:03:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920943502
  • Commissioned Book Review: Francesco Giubilei, The History of European
           Conservative Thought
    • Authors: Daniel Pitt
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-12T06:38:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920942452
  • Trust and the Coronavirus Pandemic: What are the Consequences of and for
           Trust' An Early Review of the Literature
    • Authors: Daniel Devine, Jennifer Gaskell, Will Jennings, Gerry Stoker
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Trust between governors and the governed is seen as essential to facilitating good governance. This claim has become a prominent contention during the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis also presents a unique test of key hypotheses in the trust literature. Moreover, understanding the dynamics of trust, how it facilitates and hinders policy responses, and also the likely effects of these responses on trust are going to be fundamental questions in policy and trust research in the future. In this article, we review the early literature on the coronavirus pandemic and political and social trust, summarise their findings and highlight key challenges for future research. We show how the studies shed light on trust’s association with implementation of government measures, public compliance with them, mortality rates and the effect of government action on levels of trust. We also urge caution given the varying ways of measuring trust and operationalising the impact of the pandemic, the existence of common issues with quantitative studies and the relatively limited geographical scope of studies to date. We argue that it is going to be important to have a holistic understanding of these dynamics, using mixed-methods research as well as the quantitative studies we review here.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-12T06:38:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920948684
  • Critical Dogmatism: Academic Freedom Confronts Moral and Epistemological
    • Authors: Colin Wight
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Academic freedom is one of the most important principles of the modern university. Yet, defenders of academic freedom, and the associated concept of free speech, are now often projected as being either aligned with or enabling, right-wing views. This is a puzzling development. Academic freedom is typically understood to be a set of principles that protect academics from external – primarily state – interference. In this article, I examine this puzzling development and argue that academic freedom is a higher order value than free speech and that as such, it requires greater protections. Second, the biggest dangers to academic freedom today, at least in democratic societies, are coming from within the academy. Underlying these self-inflicted attacks on academic freedom is a deeper set of disagreements about the concept of truth and the production of knowledge.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-08-08T09:41:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920942069
  • Commissioned Book Review: Kurt Weyland and Raúl L. Madrid, When Democracy
           Trumps Populism: European and Latin American Lessons for the United States
    • Authors: Reha Atakan Cetin
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-07-09T01:42:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920936943
  • Occupational Engagement and Partisanship in the United States
    • Authors: Darin DeWitt
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, I present a portrait of the American power elite and their relationship with the party system. I focus on occupational categories as institutional positions and take up three questions: Which occupational categories wield social influence' How politically mobilized is each of these occupational categories' And what partisan tilt is exhibited by each category' My results help clarify the contemporary structure of American electoral competition. Furthermore, they also shed light on which social groups have a voice in American politics and, thus, speak to questions of political equality.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-07-04T01:14:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920932129
  • European Insiders and Outsiders' Assessing the Reaction of German and
           French Trade Unions to EU Austerity
    • Authors: Thomas Prosser
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Though the existence of a European insider-outsider division has previously been theorised, a robust link between the actions of certain workers and the existence of such divisions has yet to be demonstrated. In this article, I examine differing reactions of German and French trade unions to austerity in Southern Europe. German and French unions reacted to austerity in a lukewarm manner, contributing to the emergence of European divides. This was particularly the case in Germany, in which the stronger position within Economic and Monetary Union meant that there were fewer incentives for solidarity. I link this development with the nature of the contemporary EU, contending that the division is related to the propensity of Economic and Monetary Union to initiate competition between national labour markets and an upturn in nationalism.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-07-03T06:20:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920931350
  • Career Development and Progression of Early Career Academics in Political
           Science: A Gendered Perspective
    • Authors: Shardia Briscoe-Palmer, Kate Mattocks
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, we examine the career development and progression of Early Career Academics in the discipline of political science in the UK. The primary focus is to explore whether and to what extent career development is gendered. With data from a survey of Early Career Academics as well as semi-structured interviews, the article shares personal experiences of professional development, exposing the challenges women in the profession face, including the gendered aspects of networking and mentoring, as well as broader issues of isolation, exclusion, and discrimination. These challenges are compounded by the structural contexts of UK Higher Education.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-06-24T12:47:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920925664
  • Democratization in Political Communication
    • Authors: Rubén Sánchez Medero
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Disintermediation allows citizens to directly access political communication. The greater diversity of interactions between political actors results in increased flow of information. This causes decreased effectiveness for gatekeepers and agenda-setters (old media), and makes way for the creation of a deregulated, non-hierarchical, and borderless space, resulting in the empowerment of citizens and the democratization of political communication. This is a modernizing time that affects the development of political process and the role of different political actors. However, this transformation is shaped by bias and structural factors that limit its universalization and, a priori, encourage the emergence of a citizen elite that is capable of managing and benefiting from change.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-06-20T09:26:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920924930
  • Commissioned Book Review: Joel Colón-Ríos, Constituent Power and
           the Law
    • Authors: Daniel Rosenberg
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-06-19T08:28:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920925663
  • Commissioned Book Review: Wojciech Sadurski, Poland’s Constitutional
           Breakdown (Oxford Comparative Constitutionalism)
    • Authors: Etienne Hanelt
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-06-15T11:23:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920931440
  • The Sociology of Diplomats and Foreign Policy Sector: The Role of Cliques
           on the Policy-Making Process
    • Authors: Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      This paper studies the sociology of elites and the role of cliques on the foreign policy-making process through an exploratory case study of Turkish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It identifies elite sociology as the independent variable triggering a policy-making process in the Turkish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in line with organisational process or governmental politic approaches. It shows that until the 1980s, the Turkish Ministry for Foreign Affairs was marked by strong hierarchical tradition triggered by a certain career path and cliqueism leading to the homogeneity in the sociology of elites. This in turn triggered a foreign policy-making process based on organisational process. The role of cliqueism weakened along with the incremental circulation of elites in the post-1980s and particularly in the post-2005 period as the elite structure in the Turkish Ministry for Foreign Affairs became even more heterogeneous, foreign policy-making process moved towards governmental politics which allowed taking into account diverse schools of thought. Nevertheless, newly emerging programmatic elites employed deliberate efforts for elite circulation by altering the dominant career path and relying on political appointments. The resulting outcome was the emergence of a new clique of ruling elites subordinate to political elites which led to the politicisation of the foreign policy decision-making process in the post-2011 period.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-06-04T06:04:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920901954
  • Response to Women in the Profession' Assuming Gender in the Analysis
           of the Composition of UK Politics Departments
    • Authors: Zoe Pflaeger Young, Fran Amery, Stephen Holden Bates, Stephen McKay, Cherry Miller
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-06-03T11:51:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920920796
  • Rejoinder: Women in the Profession' Assuming Gender in the Analysis of
           the Composition of UK Politics Departments
    • Authors: Charlotte Heath-Kelly
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-06-03T11:50:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920920565
  • Commissioned Book Review: Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner and Uwe
           Wissenbach, The European Union and China
    • Authors: Steven Langendonk
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-30T12:19:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920924195
  • Commissioned Book Review: Heewon Kim, The Struggle for Equality: India’s
           Muslims and Rethinking the UPA Experience
    • Authors: Sana Shah
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-30T12:18:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920919606
  • US Public Perceptions of an Intelligence Quotient Test Score Gap Between
           Black Americans and White Americans
    • Authors: LJ Zigerell
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a common measure of intelligence that associates with many important life outcomes. Research over several decades has indicated that the average IQ test score among Black Americans is lower than the average IQ test score among White Americans, but in weighted results from a national nonprobability survey, only about 41% of US adults indicated awareness of this IQ gap. Results from a follow-up convenience survey indicated that, in the aggregate, White participants’ rating of White Americans’ average IQ and average intelligence is higher than Blacks Americans’ average IQ test score and average intelligence and was not driven by White participants’ belief in a universal White intellectual superiority. These and other results could have implications regarding the US public’s perceptions about the reasons for Black/White inequality and implications for the use of intelligence stereotype scales as measures of racial prejudice.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-27T07:19:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920917843
  • Rethinking Identity in Political Science
    • Authors: Scott Weiner, Dillon Stone Tatum
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Political science engages similar types of identity on different terms. There are extensive literatures describing phenomena related to national, ethnic, class, and gender identity; however, these literatures in isolation give us little insight into broader political mechanics of identity itself. Furthermore, many of the theoretical approaches to identity in political science tend to proceed from the macro-level, without conceptualizing its building blocks. How should we conceptualize and operationalize identity in political science' In this article, we examine the existing literature on identity in ethnic politics, nationalism studies, and gender politics to show this disconnect in conceptualizing identity across research agendas. We then provide an integrated model of identity, focusing on how gradations of visibility, conceptualization, and recognition form the basis of claims and conflicts about the politics of identity. We conclude by elucidating a path to overcoming these issues by opening space for a rethinking of identity in political science.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-25T06:44:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920919360
  • The Quality of Political Information
    • Authors: Konstantin Vössing
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      The article conceptualizes the quality of political information and shows how the concept can be used for empirical research. I distinguish three aspects of quality (intelligibility, relevance, and validity) and use them to judge the constituent foundations of political information, that is, component claims (statements of alleged facts) and connection claims (argumentative statements created by causally linking two component claims). The resulting conceptual map thus entails six manifestations of information quality (component claim intelligibility, connection claim intelligibility, component claim relevance, connection claim relevance, component claim validity, and connection claim validity). I explain how the conceptual map can be used to make sense of the eclectic variety of existing research, and how it can advance new empirical research, as a guide for determining variation in information quality, as a conceptual template for the analysis of different types of political messages and their common quality deficiencies, and as a generator of new research questions and theoretical expectations.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-25T06:43:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920917618
  • Foreign Policy Change: From Policy Adjustments to Fundamental
    • Authors: Tim Haesebrouck, Jeroen Joly
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Over the last decades, an increasing number of empirical studies have examined foreign policy change. In this article, we provide an overview of different conceptualizations and understandings of foreign policy change, identify the different drivers and inhibitors of change, and suggest avenues for future research. Most importantly, this review argues that scholarship provides relevant insights in foreign policy change on specific issues, but currently fails to unravel cases of more fundamental change like, redirections of states’ entire orientation toward world affairs or broader foreign policy categories (e.g. development aid or defense and security policy). Moreover, while the literature on foreign policy change has arrived at a list of plausible explanatory conditions for change, it has yet to provide a more general theoretical framework that captures the interplay between explanations from different levels of analysis in an integrated model. In consequence, we argue that research on foreign policy change would greatly benefit from comparative research that examines change in a more systematic way across countries, foreign policy domains, and over longer periods of time, with the goal of arriving at a more general explanatory model of foreign policy change.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-22T09:15:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920918783
  • Normativity in Realist Legitimacy
    • Authors: Ben Cross
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Political realists reject the view that politics is applied morality. But they also usually claim that judgements about political legitimacy are normative. Where, then, does this normativity come from' So far, realists have given two answers: ‘concessive realism’, which identifies legitimacy as a norm internal to political practice while delegating to morality the task of explaining why this practice is valuable; and ‘naturalist realism’, which holds that alternatives to legitimate politics are not ‘real options’ for anyone. I argue that concessive realism should be rejected because it neglects the importance of the realist critique of morality. I also argue that naturalist realism should be rejected because alternatives to legitimate politics remain ‘real options’ for some people. I conclude with some thoughts on how a plausible account of the normative force of realist legitimacy should proceed.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-21T07:22:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920917834
  • Book Review: Bilge Firat, Diplomacy and Lobbying during Turkey’s
           Europeanisation: The Private Life of Politics
    • Authors: Berkay Gülen
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-20T11:03:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920916076
  • Moving Away From Partisanship: Diversifying the Motives Behind Political
    • Authors: Tianru Guan, Tianyang Liu, Yilu Yang
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Most current academic work on political polarization treats partisanship as the dominant motivational driver behind social cleavage and mass polarization. This essay engages in the debate by moving beyond the conceptual straitjacket of partisanship-driven polarization, recasting the primary motives behind political polarization into the three situated and interrelated ideologies that drive the phenomenon of polarization at a mass level, namely, populism, system-justifying attitudes, and state-sponsored ideologies (including religiosity and other cultural identities). By signposting more open-ended, processual, and ambivalent conceptions behind polarization, this article attempts to systematically map the alternative motives of polarization, and in doing so supplement our understanding of the deep ideological divides present not only in Western democracies, but also in many (semi-)authoritarian contexts. The article offers a point of departure for appreciating the coexistence, coevolution, and mutual constitution of the different ideological motives behind polarization, and suggests ways to develop paths to depolarization through a grounded, processual–relational analysis of the world.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-18T12:43:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920921650
  • Linkage to the West and Electoral Manipulation
    • Authors: Jaroslav Bílek
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      The relationship between linkage to the West and the survival of political regimes has gained increasing attention in recent years. Despite this attention, one aspect of this linkage remains poorly understood, and that is the effect of linkage to the West on electoral manipulation. Scholars have suggested that linkage to the West raises the cost of government abuse because it increases the probability of Western governments taking action in response to reported abuse. This assumption then suggests that incumbents should choose the forms of repression more wisely. Consequently, in cases of the higher level of linkage to the West incumbents are less likely to use the more visible forms of repression and manipulation. I test the aforementioned assumptions on time series, cross-national data set with observations of 147 elections in competitive authoritarian regimes between 1990 and 2010. I find that extensive international relations to the West have only minimal and statistically non-significant effect on visible forms of repression and manipulation. These results contribute to our understanding of international linkage as they show that linkage to the West does not provide sufficient protection to opposition leaders and groups.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-18T12:40:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920920104
  • Book Review: Giorgos Katsambekis and Alexandros Kioupkiolis, The Populist
           Radical Left in Europe
    • Authors: Petar Bankov
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-15T06:31:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929919891331
  • Book Review: J Mahoney and K Thelen, Explaining Institutional Change:
           Ambiguity, Agency and Power
    • Authors: Jonathan Hudson Drew
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-14T06:18:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920920107
  • Corruption Perceptions and Contentious Politics in Africa: How Different
           Types of Corruption Have Shaped Africa’s Third Wave of Protest
    • Authors: Jacob S Lewis
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Does corruption increase general and anti-government protest' Scholarship has produced seemingly incompatible results, with some research demonstrating a strong connection between corruption and the onset of contentious politics and other research finding that heightened perceptions of corruption decrease activism. This article addresses this puzzle by examining how different types of corruption condition diverging contentious outcomes. Focusing on two highly salient forms of corruption in the African context—elite corruption and police corruption—this article argues that the different consequences, salience, and costs associated with these two forms help to condition whether citizens rise up or stay home. This argument is tested via two methods. First, it draws from a survey experiment conducted in five Nigerian states in 2017. The survey experiment tests whether exposure to different types of corruption affects willingness to join in protests. Second, it draws from statistical analysis of geo-located perceptions of corruption and protest across Africa, incorporating checks for both collinearity and endogeneity into the model. The statistical analysis examines whether heightened perceptions of corruption correlate with increased counts of general and anti-government protest. The results from both methods demonstrate that elite corruption is positively correlated with protest, whereas police corruption is not.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-07T07:17:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920903657
  • The Institutionalisation of Social Movements: Co-Optation and Democratic
    • Authors: Valesca Lima
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Over the past 30 years, urban policy in Brazil has undergone a major transformation, both in terms of regulatory frameworks and the involvement of citizens in the process of policy-making. As an intense process of institutional innovation and mobilisation for decent public services took place, academics started to consider the impact of institutionalisation on the autonomy of social movements. Using empirical evidence from a city in the northeast of Brazil, this article addresses the wider literature on citizen participation and social movements to examine specifically the problem with co-optation. I examine the risks linked to co-optation, risks that can undermine the credibility of social movements as agents of change, and explore the tensions that go beyond the ‘co-optation versus autonomy’ divide, an issue frequently found in the practices of social movements, in their dealings with those in power. In particular, this article explores the learning processes and contentious relationships between mainly institutionally oriented urban movements and local government. This study found that the learning of deliberative skills not only led to changes in the objectives and repertoires of housing movements, but also to the inclusion of new components in their objectives that provide room for creative agency and which, in some cases, might allow them to maintain their autonomy from the state.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-07T07:15:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920913805
  • Book Review: John Komlos, Foundations of Real-World Economics: What Every
           Economics Student Needs to Know
    • Authors: Benjamin Balak
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-07T07:14:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920909076
  • Book Review: Ilya Yablokov, Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in
           Post-Soviet Russia
    • Authors: Serghei Golunov
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-07T07:13:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920903643
  • Women in the Profession: An Update on the Gendered Composition of the
           Discipline and Political Science Departments in the UK
    • Authors: Zoe Pflaeger Young, Fran Amery, Stephen Holden Bates, Stephen McKay, Cherry Miller, Taylor Billings, Rebecca Hayton, Marianne Holt, Jasmine Khatri, Molly Marvin, Lola Ogunsanya, Alice Ramdehal, Rosie Sullivan
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      We present data on the proportions and seniority of female and male political scientists working in the UK. Comparing the results with previous research from 2011, we find that progress has been made. However, progress has been incremental and we find no qualitative changes in the status of female political scientists: they continue to be outnumbered by their male counterparts; they are overrepresented in the least senior job groups and underrepresented in the most senior; and the average female political scientist occupies a less senior position than the average male counterpart. We also run regression analyses to explore the impact of broader contextual factors on the proportion of female political scientists within a unit and that unit’s ‘gender seniority gap’. We find evidence that gender equality kitemarks, university mission group membership, the gender of the Head of Unit and Vice-Chancellor and the proportion of female members of university governance bodies appear to matter for one or both of these measures but not always in the direction that might be expected. These results, then, raise questions about what strategies might be pursued by those who wish to improve the status of women in the profession.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-05T11:36:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920905503
  • Early Career Researchers’ Experiences of Post-Maternity and Parental
           Leave Provision in UK Politics and International Studies Departments: A
           Heads of Department and Early Career Researcher Survey
    • Authors: Sadiya Akram, Zoe Pflaeger Young
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Supporting increasing equality and diversity in the recruitment and retention of Early Career Researchers from the widest pool of talent available is high on the agenda of universities and policy makers. Notwithstanding this, the demanding nature of academic careers has a disproportionate effect on Early Career Researchers, who may face indirect obstacles in their career development particularly following a period of maternity or parental leave. Our research seeks to expose the nexus of challenges, from job insecurity to the pressures of raising new families that Early Career Researchers face during this critical juncture in their career trajectory. Focusing on Politics and International Studies Departments in the United Kingdom, we document the institutional mechanisms that exist to support Early Career Researchers returning from maternity and parental leave through a Heads of Department and an Early Career Researcher survey to gain an understanding of needs and the impact of institutional measures. Adopting a feminist institutionalist analysis, we map gendered outcomes in the university, through formal and informal rules, which mitigate against those Early Career Researchers taking maternity and parental leave. We end by identifying specific measures which would help to ensure that the university is more supportive of Early Career Researchers taking maternity and parental leave.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-05T11:31:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920910363
  • Commissioned Book Review: Duncan McDonnell and Annika Werner,
           International Populism: The Radical Right in the European Parliament
    • Authors: Micaela Musacchio Strigone
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-02T03:00:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920902011
  • Commissioned Book Review: Igor Kovač (ed.), At His Crossroad: Reflections
           on the Work of France Bučar
    • Authors: Davide Fiammenghi
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-02T02:58:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920908169
  • Commissioned Book Review: Ioannis Armakolas and James Ker-Lindsay (eds),
           The Politics of Recognition and Engagement: EU Member State Relations with
    • Authors: Vladimir Đorđević
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-02T02:56:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920908703
  • The Ideological Dimensionality in the Middle Eastern and North African
           Constitutions: A New Era in the Evolution of Islamic Constitutionalism
    • Authors: Berna Öney
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      The popular movements in 2011 led to many regime changes that resulted in amended or new constitutions in the Middle East and North Africa region. The constitutional debates concentrated mainly on the functions of the constitutions in authoritarian regimes, constitution-making processes, and the role of Islam during and after the uprisings. However, no research has analyzed the ideological dimensionality of the Middle Eastern and North African constitutions. By analyzing 19 newly enacted, drafted, and amended constitutions before and after the popular movements in the region, this article shows that the single ideological dimension in the constitutions can be defined by the openness of a state for liberal and modern values. This ideological dimension encompasses all the regional political debates on the political regime dynamics, the inclusion of rights and liberties, and the role of Islam. Besides offering an alternative typology for the constitutions in the region, this article also provides evidence for the beginning of the fourth phase of Islamic constitutionalism that merges the ideas of rule of law, which originates from democratic notions, and Islamic norms.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-02T02:53:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920912943
  • Commissioned Book Review: Benjamin Biard, Laurent Bernhard and Hans-Georg
           Betz (eds), Do They Make a Difference' The Policy Influence of Radical
           Right Populist Parties in Western Europe
    • Authors: Leonardo Puleo
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-02T02:52:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920914535
  • Commissioned Book Review: Tim Bale, Paul Webb and Monica Poletti,
           Footsoldiers: Party Membership in the Twenty-First Century
    • Authors: Lawrence McKay
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-05-02T02:52:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920901958
  • Commissioned Book Review: Worldmaking after Empire by Adom Getachew
    • Authors: Ramon Blanco
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-30T06:46:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920908701
  • Commissioned Book Review: Global Governance and Local Peace:
           Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding by Susanna P
    • Authors: Ramon Blanco
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-27T05:08:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920902362
  • Electoral Reform or Not: Party Interests Defeated Principled Arguments in
           the Late Nineteenth Century and Have Characterised the UK’s Electoral
           System Since
    • Authors: Ron Johnston
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Conti’s Parliament the Mirror of the Nation is an excellent, thorough exploration and explication of nineteenth-century debates over electoral reform as members of Britain’s intellectual elite wrestled with the issue of how to create a system that would ensure that all opinions were advanced in the country’s Parliament without an expansion of the franchise, meaning that the House of Commons was overwhelmed by the working class. A superb contribution to intellectual history, however, it makes little contact with the ‘real world’ of politics, where the short-term interests of the dominant political parties led to pragmatic rather than idealistic resolution to that issue. That resolution, negotiated by leading politicians from the two main parties, led to an electoral reform in 1885 based on single-member, territorially based constituencies that, with modifications only, remains in place today, generating general election results that are both disproportional and biased as a consequence of the system’s geographical construction
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-23T11:07:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929919893249
  • The Influence of the President and Government Coalition on Roll-Call
           Voting in Brazil, 2003–2006
    • Authors: Tsung-han Tsai
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      In Brazil’s legislative process, political exchanges between the government and legislature is an essential feature. This article focuses on the role of the president and political parties in Brazil’s national legislative process. Because nonideological factors influence voting, roll calls do not suffice for estimation of legislators’ policy preferences. In this article, we derive a spatial model of voting in which voting behavior is induced by both ideological motivations and coalition dynamics and develop a multilevel ideal-point model implied by the spatial voting model. After the proposed model is applied to the analysis of roll-call votes in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies between 2003 and 2006, coalition dynamics is found to influence the voting behavior of legislators. We also confirm the finding in previous studies that the ideological alignment of political parties in the legislature contrasts with the perceived positions.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-22T08:30:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920904588
  • Public Office as a Stepping-Stone' Investigating the Careers of
           Ministerial Advisors
    • Authors: Jostein Askim, Rune Karlsen, Kristoffer Kolltveit
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Ministerial advisors have become an essential aspect of executive branches worldwide, thus making the ministerial advisor office a potential route for young politicians aspiring to an expanding political class. The article studies which professions ministerial advisors migrate to following their ministerial careers, how ministerial advisors’ post-ministerial careers compare to their pre-ministerial careers, and if the variance in careers can be explained by the resources that ministerial advisors obtain while in government. Empirically, the article draws on a cohort of 139 ministerial advisors in Norwegian governments between 2001 and 2009; it covers positions in the political sphere and the public, private and voluntary occupational sectors over a period from each ministerial advisor’s youth to the end of 2017. The bibliographic data are combined with surveys and elite interviews. The results show that more than expanding the political class as a recruitment ground for future Members of the Parliament and ministers, ministerial advisor appointments serve as stepping-stones to careers outside of politics. Most ministerial advisors experience shifts between occupational sectors and upwards to higher positions. However, ministerial advisors’ attractiveness in the labour market is surprisingly unaffected by what they actually did in office; rather, it rests on resources such as insider knowledge and networks.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-20T11:18:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920906991
  • No Country for Old (Poor) Men: Fairness and Public Pensions
    • Authors: Vincenzo Alfano, Pietro Maffettone
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Public pensions are a ‘social technology’ at the heart of most welfare states. The basic goal pursued by a public pension system is to make sure that individuals do not outlive their savings. An increasing number of states have recently moved to a system that matches individuals’ contributions over their working lives to a specific stream of revenue during their retirement years (i.e. defining contributions rather than benefits). As a result, intragenerational fairness concerns have started to become more relevant. In this article, we shall claim that, irrespective of how one conceptualises the welfare state, most public pension systems violate actuarial fairness and any plausible account of distributive justice, and that they do so for structural reasons. Studying the Italian case, we offer insights on this regressive redistributive effect, based on regional data, and offer an implicit policy solution to obviate this problem.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-13T04:38:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929919887865
  • Commissioned Book Review: Mildred A Schwartz and Raymond Tatalovich, The
           Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts in the United States and Canada
    • Authors: Gabriel Lévesque
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-08T05:22:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920901657
  • Commissioned Book Review: Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Social Poverty: Low-Income
           Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties
    • Authors: Adam Neal
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-08T05:20:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920901959
  • Houston, We Have a Problem: Enhancing Academic Freedom and Transparency in
           Publishing Through Post-Publication Debate
    • Authors: Kristian Skrede Gleditsch
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      Debates over controversial articles often highlight important issues regarding academic freedom, transparency, and how to handle disagreements in publishing. I argue that a response outlining criticism is generally a more productive course of action than calling for retraction. However, there are a number of constraints that impede meaningful debates, and a problematic divergence between our common ideals of open research and free debate and the actual practices that we see in academic publishing, where our current practices often undermine transparency, replication, and scientific debate. I argue that research can benefit from more explicit recognition of politics and preferences in how we evaluate research as well greater opportunities for post-publication debate. The successful initiatives to promote data replicability over the past decade provide useful lessons for what improved post-publication transparency may look like.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-02T01:27:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929919889309
  • Exploring Two Facets of Corporate Power in EU Policymaking
    • Authors: Onna Malou van den Broek
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-01T11:17:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929919899348
  • Defensive Citizenship in Europe: Definition and Measurement
    • Authors: Izhak Berkovich
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, I define and measure the new phenomenon of defensive citizenship in Europe. The literature suggests that defensive citizenship engagement is related to attempts by entitled citizens to preserve their threatened interests. It has been on the rise worldwide, especially in Europe. Based on studies and reports on the phenomenon, I argue that defensive citizenship can be assessed among entitled citizens (those born in the country, whose both parents were born in the country) based on mistrust towards political institutions, anti-immigration attitudes and a challenging personal situation. The analysis, based on European Social Survey data, ranks European countries and uncovers concentrations of countries with high levels of defensive citizenship in Eastern Europe. I contend that this phenomenon has significant implications for the democratic functioning of European countries and the stability of the continent.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-01T11:15:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920906996
  • Book Review: Matthew Longo The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security,
           and the Citizen after 9/11
    • Authors: Sara Svensson
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-03-30T09:17:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929919896180
  • Book Review: Francesco Grillo and Raffaella Y Nanetti, Democracy and
           Growth in the Twenty-First Century: The Diverging Cases of China and Italy
    • Authors: Tian He
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-02-29T09:59:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929920901655
  • Preferences, Preference Formation and Position Taking in a Eurozone Out:
           Lessons from the United Kingdom
    • Authors: Hussein Kassim, Scott James, Thomas Warren, Shaun Hargreaves Heap
      First page: 525
      Abstract: Political Studies Review, Ahead of Print.
      In the literature on member state position-taking in the eurozone crisis, the debate has mainly centred on whether national preferences are shaped exclusively within the domestic setting or influenced by shared EU-level norms or interaction within EU institutions. This article goes beyond this discussion. Drawing on original data collected by the authors, it uses the UK’s experience to test the claims both of society-centred approaches, including liberal intergovernmentalism, and perspectives that emphasise the importance of shared EU norms or interaction. It argues that while the first overlook the role of institutions as both actors and mediating variables in preference formation, the second have so far focused on the experience of eurozone members, thereby raising the possibility of selection bias. Treating eurozone form as a series of processes rather than a single event, it contests the claim that preference formation is always driven by societal interests, highlights instances where government acts in the absence of or contrary to expressed societal interests, and reveals limitations of the shared norms critique of liberal intergovernmentalism. It shows that the UK government was driven by a scholars concern to protect the UK economy from financial contagion rather than solidarity with its European partners.
      Citation: Political Studies Review
      PubDate: 2020-04-16T12:16:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1478929919864774
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