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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
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Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
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Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 174)
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British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de Sciences politiques de l'ULg     Open Access  
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
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Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 157)
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Confines     Open Access  
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Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 374)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
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Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
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Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access  
Encuentro     Open Access  
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Equal Opportunities International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)

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Journal Cover European Political Science
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   ISSN (Print) 1680-4333 - ISSN (Online) 1682-0983
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  • introduction: coalition politics and foreign policy
    • Authors: kai oppermann; juliet kaarbo; klaus brummer
      Pages: 457 - 462
      Abstract: Abstract Multi-party coalitions are an increasingly common type of government across different political regimes and world regions. Since they are the locus of national foreign-policy-making, the dynamics of coalition government have significant implications for International Relations. Despite this growing significance, the foreign-policy-making of coalition governments is only partly understood. This symposium advances the study of coalition foreign policy in three closely related ways. First, it brings together in one place the state of the art in research on coalition foreign policy. Second, the symposium pushes the boundaries of our knowledge on four dimensions that are key to a comprehensive research agenda on coalition foreign policy: the foreign-policy outputs of multi-party coalitions; the process of foreign-policy-making in different types of coalitions; coalition foreign policy in the ‘Global South’; and coalition dynamics in non-democratic settings. Finally, the symposium puts forward promising avenues for further research by emphasising, for instance, the value of theory-guided comparative research that employs multi-method strategies and transcends the space of Western European parliamentary democracies.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0064-9
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • coalition politics and foreign-policy decision-making in anocratic regimes
    • Authors: Joe D. Hagan
      Pages: 463 - 474
      Abstract: Abstract This contribution extends research on coalition politics and foreign-policy decision-making to non-democratic settings and, in particular, anocratic regimes. Anocracies have a complex mixture of authoritarian and democratic elements that fragments authority across politically autonomous actors. As in multi-party cabinets in parliamentary democracies, coalition politics thus potentially pervades foreign-policy decision-making. To illustrate this argument, several prominent historical cases of anocracies resorting to war are examined. These well-documented cases provide conceptual and theoretical insights into how coalition decision units and related political considerations can drive and/or distort crisis diplomacy, even at the height of international crisis.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0067-6
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • quantitative approaches in coalition foreign policy: scope, content,
    • Authors: sibel oktay; ryan beasley
      Pages: 475 - 488
      Abstract: Abstract This article surveys the quantitative literature in coalition foreign policy. Tracing its development back to what we call the ‘first generation studies’ in Democratic Peace research, we illustrate that its theoretical and methodological foundations distinguish this literature from its predecessors. We then overview the existing studies along three dimensions: the nature of the dependent variables, the content of the key explanatory variables, and the processes that identify and systematise the institutional factors that influence coalition foreign policy. Our suggestions for future research highlight some of the puzzles motivated by the findings of this literature and the promise of multi-method designs.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0068-5
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • coalition governance and foreign policy decision-making
    • Authors: kai oppermann; klaus brummer; niels van willigen
      Pages: 489 - 501
      Abstract: Abstract This article explores processes of coalition governance in foreign policy. Specifically, it argues that such processes are shaped by two interrelated dimensions of coalition set-up: first, the allocation of the foreign ministry to the senior or a junior coalition partner and, second, the degree of policy discretion which is delegated to that ministry. Bringing these two dimensions together, the article distinguishes four types of coalition arrangement for the making of foreign policy, which are expected to have predictable implications for the process of foreign policy-making and, ultimately, for the foreign policy outputs of multi-party coalitions and their quality.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0082-7
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • coalitions and foreign-policy-making: insights from the global south
    • Authors: nicolas blarel; niels van willigen
      Pages: 502 - 514
      Abstract: Abstract This article makes two arguments. First, it seeks to warn foreign policy analysis scholars against directly applying models and theories developed in the context of West European countries to other regions such as the Global South. More specifically, we highlight some of the particularities present in cases from the Global South that might limit any direct attempt to apply hypothesised mechanisms derived from the existing coalition foreign-policy literature. Second, we argue that the scholarship on coalition foreign policy needs to more systematically integrate the lessons and insights from coalition experiences from the Global South. We look at the recent Indian experience with coalitions to illustrate some of our arguments about the benefits and limitations of the existing scholarship as well as to explore the need to develop new frameworks.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0066-7
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • poland’s conservative turn and the role of the european union
    • Authors: ireneusz paweł karolewski; roland benedikter
      Pages: 515 - 534
      Abstract: Abstract On 13 January 2016, for the first time in its history, the European Union launched an investigation against one of its full member states, Poland. The dispute is about new Polish laws that allegedly disempower the Constitutional Court and the public media, thus breaching EU democracy standards. The dispute reaches far beyond Poland and questions the further perspectives of integration of the Central Eastern European (CEE) states within the EU. At the same time, it is closely connected with the current multidimensional European crisis. This article argues that the EU-Poland dispute is an outcome of the combination of the specific problems of governance in CEE with a superficial institutionalism of the EU. Poland’s governance controversies show that new attention of the EU to its CEE member states is needed, as they were for many years marginalized because of other concerns such as the economic and financial crises since 2007, the threat of a ‘Brexit’ and currently the refugee crisis. In order to salvage the European integration project, it will be crucial for Europe’s credibility to support the CEE countries to reform their socio-economic systems. At the same time, the case of Poland offers a chance for a debate about how the EU can cooperate more effectively and in extended manners.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0002-x
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • the tipping point between stability and decline: trends in voter turnout,
    • Authors: marc hooghe; anna kern
      Pages: 535 - 552
      Abstract: Abstract There is a consensus in recent literature on electoral research that voter turnout rates are declining significantly. We know less, however, about when this decline started and how significant it is. In this paper, we analyse trends in electoral turnout, as reported in the IDEA dataset for 20 stable democracies over the period between 1950 and 2012, which covers 349 elections. The results show that turnout levels were stable until approximately 1980. A significant linear decline can be observed from 1980 onward. Various institutional elements related to turnout levels – such as the closeness of elections, or the effective number of parties – do not explain this spline or the particular curve of the decline. We close with a number of suggestions for future research that may ascertain this relation in more depth.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0021-7
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • inverting the large lecture class: active learning in an introductory
           international relations course
    • Authors: daniel lambach; caroline kärger; achim goerres
      Pages: 553 - 569
      Abstract: Abstract The inverted classroom model (ICM) is an active learning approach that reserves class meetings for hands-on exercises while shifting content learning to the preparatory stage. The ICM offers possibilities for pursuing higher-order learning objectives even in large classes. However, there are contradicting reports about students’ reactions to this kind of teaching innovation. With the ICM making inroads in political science teaching, this paper discusses how students evaluate this method. We report results from an application of the ICM to an introductory international relations course. In our course, students’ reactions to the ICM varied greatly. Using a regression analysis of student evaluation scores, we find that students’ preference for collaborative learning best predicted their preference for the ICM over the traditional lecture format.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0078-3
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • alternative ways of organising armed force
    • Authors: kai chen
      Pages: 570 - 573
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0024-4
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • entering the black box of the school of democracy hypothesis
    • Authors: pauline marchand
      Pages: 574 - 576
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/eps.2015.112
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • analysing social narratives
    • Authors: ronald r krebs; michael d jones; myron j aronoff; shaul r shenhav
      Pages: 577 - 589
      Abstract: Abstract Studying social narratives is not part of mainstream political science, but, as Shaul Shenhav argues in Analyzing Social Narratives, it ought to be. Narratives are everywhere and are an important factor in human and social life; human beings are essentially homo narrans, and so social science must take narratives seriously. Narratology is just one of many interpretivist methods that are gaining increasing ground within the social sciences. Shenhav provides an introduction to the study of social narratives, while also contributing to the theoretical development of the field himself through notions such as multiplicity (referring to the proliferation of narratives through repetition and variation) and story-listening (referring to the way in which the researcher interacts with stories). In this review symposium, Ronald R. Krebs, Michael D. Jones, Myron J. Aronoff and Shaul Shenhav discuss Shenhav’s book and, beyond that, the advantages of taking social narratives seriously.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1057/eps.2016.25
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 4 (2017)
  • what is access' a discussion of the definition and measurement of
           interest group access
    • Authors: anne s binderkrantz; helene h pedersen; jan beyers
      Pages: 306 - 321
      Abstract: Abstract Interest group research has focused extensively on political access. While access does not guarantee influence, it is customarily seen as a crucial step towards gaining political influence. It is argued that groups with access are, all else equal, more likely to be influential than groups without access. Biased access may thus result in biased influence. On the basis of a review of this literature, the article shows how the concept of access rests on an intuitive understanding rather than an explicit definition. This hampers methodological discussions of measurement. We propose to define access as instances where a group has entered a political arena (parliament, administration, or media) passing a threshold controlled by relevant gatekeepers (politicians, civil servants, or journalists). On the basis of this discussion, we compare operationalisations based on our proposed definition with some of the major alternatives found in the literature.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1057/eps.2016.17
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 3 (2017)
  • estimating interest groups’ policy positions through content analysis: a
           discussion of automated and human-coding text analysis techniques applied
           to studies of EU lobbying
    • Authors: adriana bunea; raimondas ibenskas; anne s binderkrantz
      Pages: 337 - 353
      Abstract: Abstract The promises and pitfalls of automated (computer-assisted) and human-coding content analysis techniques applied to political science research have been extensively discussed in the scholarship on party politics and legislative studies. This study presents a similar comparative analysis outlining the pay-offs and trade-offs of these two methods of content analysis applied to research on EU lobbying. The empirical focus is on estimating interest groups’ positions based on their formally submitted policy position documents in the context of EU policymaking. We identify the defining characteristics of these documents and argue that the choice for a method of content analysis should be informed by a concern for addressing the specificities of the research topic covered, of the research question asked and of the data sources employed. We discuss the key analytical assumptions and methodological requirements of automated and human-coding text analysis and the degree to which they match the identified text characteristics. We critically assess the most relevant methodological challenges research designs face when these requirements need to be complied with and how these challenges might affect measurement validity. We also compare the two approaches in terms of their reliability and resource intensity. The article concludes with recommendations and issues for future research.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1057/eps.2016.15
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 3 (2017)
  • studying preference attainment using spatial models
    • Authors: matia vannoni; andreas dür
      Pages: 369 - 382
      Abstract: Abstract Interest group influence represents the Higgs boson of contemporary social research. Scholars have tried to define and measure influence for decades: tens of different definitions are used in the literature and as many methods to measure it can be found. The literature has recently converged towards an agreement on how to study interest group influence: preference attainment. The latter has monopolised the research in the literature in the last years. Yet, a discussion on what preference attainment is, what it does and what it does not is still missing in the literature. This works aims to fill this gap by providing a theoretical and methodological informed discussion on interest group influence and preference attainment. In so doing, I propose a novel method to apply preference attainment in an effective and efficient manner.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1057/eps.2016.13
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 3 (2017)
  • knocking on doors
    • Authors: edith gonzalez cruz
      Pages: 436 - 439
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-016-0081-8
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 3 (2017)
  • 2016 european political science prize
    • Pages: 456 - 456
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-017-0132-9
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 3 (2017)
  • Turnout, party system diversity and left-of-centre parties: explaining
           turnout through the strength of left-of-centre parties
    • Authors: Allan M. Wilford
      Abstract: Abstract In the last 50 or so years, observers have noted with concern declining rates of voter turnout in many democracies. There has also been a perceived narrowing of ideological diversity in many party systems, with, in particular, many parties on the left moving towards the centre. However, extant literature on turnout and party systems has realized only mixed and often contrary results. By replacing poorly performing aggregate measures of polarization and number of parties with a novel measure of left party strength, a consistent association with turnout is uncovered, alongside clearer conceptualization of how ideological diversity affects turnout. Findings show that measures of party systems that capture the ideological strength and position of left parties have a significant and substantial positive association with voter turnout outperforming more commonly used aggregate measures of party systems.
      PubDate: 2017-11-22
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-017-0136-5
  • the babel of European Union studies: beyond the trans-Atlantic divide
    • Authors: Mads Dagnis Jensen; Peter Marcus Kristensen
      Abstract: Abstract This article examines four lines of scholarly difference in European Union (EU) studies – meta-theoretical, (sub)disciplinary, epistemological and methodological – and whether these are linked to the geographical and institutional affiliations of the authors operating in the field. The study uses a novel dataset based on a quantitative content analysis and human coding of 1597 articles in leading journals dealing with the EU published in the period 2003–2012. The article shows that USA-based scholars score on average – though in many cases, not significantly – higher when it comes to indicators of a comparative politics approach to the EU, use of a rational choice, positivist and statistical vocabulary, and articles coded as quantitative. However, on most of these indicators scholars in some European countries, and especially some institutions, score significantly higher, suggesting that we should disaggregate ‘Europe’ when discussing scholarly differences in the field.
      PubDate: 2017-10-26
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-017-0125-8
  • domestic legal infrastructures and member state observations
    • Abstract: Abstract We investigate the role of domestic legal infrastructures on Member State behavior at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Article 234 cases from 1961 to 2006. The ECJ issues preliminary rulings on the interpretation of European Union (EU) law when requested to do so by national judges, which promotes consistent application of EU law within national legal orders as well as a larger legal discourse about the scope and boundaries of integration. Scholarly interest in Article 234 observations arises from the consequences of these cases for both Member State compliance and European integration. Using a new data set of Member State observations, we demonstrate that the number of observations submitted by non-party Member States is affected by the strength and weaknesses of domestic legal infrastructures that facilitate cases being brought before the Court.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-017-0133-8
  • Sartori: a towering figure of international political science, the founder
           of contemporary Italian political science and a mordant political
    • Authors: Maurizio Cotta
      PubDate: 2017-08-17
      DOI: 10.1057/s41304-017-0131-x
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