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A Contracorriente     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acciones e Investigaciones Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACME : An International Journal for Critical Geographies     Open Access  
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Politica Estica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access  
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 151)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Africa Intelligence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 13)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Afrika Focus     Open Access  
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Agenda Internacional     Open Access  
Agenda Política     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Akademik Hassasiyetler     Open Access  
Akademik Yaklaşımlar Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Enterprise Institute     Free   (Followers: 3)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 267)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Anais Eletrônicos do Congresso Epistemologias do Sul     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio M – Balcaniensis et Carpathiensis     Open Access  
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 141)
Anuario Latinoamericano : Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Armed Conflict Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Asia and the Global Economy     Open Access  
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
AUDEM : The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Australian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access  
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bohemistyka     Open Access  
Boletim Meridiano 47 : Journal of Global Studies     Open Access  
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Brésil(s)     Open Access  
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 178)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 68)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Ética e Filosofia Política     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de Sciences politiques de l'ULg     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambio : Rivista sulle Trasformazioni Sociali     Open Access  
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
China International Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
China Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Chinese Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Citizenship Education Research Journal (CERJ)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Colección     Open Access  
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 173)
Comparative Politics (Russia)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Complexity, Governance & Networks     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 269)
Conflicto Social     Open Access  
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conhecer : Debate entre o Público e o Privado     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Levant     Hybrid Journal  
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Counterculture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Criterios     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Critical Studies on Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Cuadernos de Coyuntura     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Gibraltar : Gibraltar Reports     Open Access  
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos Latinoamericanos de Administración     Open Access  
Cuestiones Políticas     Open Access  
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultura Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cultural Logic : A Journal of Marxist Theory & Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cywilizacja i Polityka     Open Access  
Data & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
De Europa     Open Access  
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Desafíos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Discurso     Open Access  
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Earth System Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
East/West : Journal of Ukrainian Studies     Open Access  
Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal  

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American Political Science Review
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Number of Followers: 267  
 
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  • PSR volume 116 issue 2 Cover and Front matter

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      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055422000442
       
  • PSR volume 116 issue 2 Cover and Back matter

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      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055422000454
       
  • Notes from the Editors: Increasing Qualitative Submissions

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      Abstract: One of the main goals of our editorial team when we became editors of the American Political Science Review was to increase the substantive, methodological, and representational diversity of the APSR while continuing to publish excellent work. As we explained in our 2019 Vision Statement, we seek to broaden the range of research topics that are published in the journal and to diversify the subfields, geographic foci, and methodological approaches represented in the APSR. We also seek to “increase the diversity of authors, reviewers, and citations along various lines, including race, gender, sexuality, ability, national origin, and scholar’s type of home institution.”
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      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055422000120
       
  • Punishment and Politicization in the International Human Rights Regime

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      Authors: TERMAN; ROCHELLE, BYUN, JOSHUA
      Pages: 385 - 402
      Abstract: Conventional wisdom treats politicization in the international human rights regime as invariant: for any given violation, states condemn adversaries while coddling friends. However, we find that politicization patterns vary markedly across human rights issues. Some norms are more politicized than others, and states are more likely to punish geopolitical partners on certain violations. We offer a novel theory of politicized enforcement wherein states punish human rights violations discriminatively based on their perceived “sensitivity” for the target state. Using data from the UN Universal Periodic Review, an elaborate human rights mechanism, we show that states tend to criticize their adversaries on sensitive issues that undermine the target regime’s power and legitimacy while addressing safer topics with friends. By uncovering a strategic logic of human rights enforcement, this research contributes new theoretical insights on the relationship between norms and power politics in global governance.
      PubDate: 2021-11-02
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001167
       
  • Land, Opportunism, and Displacement in Civil Wars: Evidence from Colombia

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      Authors: TELLEZ; JUAN FERNANDO
      Pages: 403 - 418
      Abstract: It is common for combatants to deliberately force civilians to flee their homes, resulting in incalculable loss for millions around the world. Existing accounts suggest combatants displace civilians whom they suspect are loyal to their opponents. And yet violence is also frequently motivated by local actors taking advantage of war to pursue private interests unrelated to wartime loyalties. However, little evidence exists of these dynamics with respect to displacement. Drawing on theories of opportunistic violence, I test an account in which surges in demand for land create incentives for elites to prey on peasants for their land. Combining new municipal and survey data from the Colombian armed conflict, I find evidence that the expansion of a land-intensive industry—African palm oil—precipitated opportunistic displacement by elites and paramilitary allies. The results demonstrate how elites can take advantage of war to engage in private accumulation and have implications for transitional justice policy.
      PubDate: 2021-10-28
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001003
       
  • Sovereignty, Substance, and Public Support for European Courts’
           Human Rights Rulings

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      Authors: MADSEN; MIKAEL RASK, MAYORAL, JUAN A., STREZHNEV, ANTON, VOETEN, ERIK
      Pages: 419 - 438
      Abstract: Is the public backlash against human rights rulings from European courts driven by substantive concerns over case outcomes, procedural concerns over sovereignty, or combinations thereof' We conducted preregistered survey experiments in Denmark, France, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom using three vignettes: a foreigner who faces extradition, a person fighting a fine for burning Qurans, and a home owner contesting eviction. Each vignette varies with respect to whether a European court disagrees with a national court (deference treatment) and whether an applicant wins a case (outcome treatment). We find little evidence that deference moves willingness to implement judgments or acceptance of court authority but ample evidence that case outcomes matter. Even nationalists and authoritarians are unmoved by European court decisions as long as they agree with the case outcome. These findings imply that nationalist opposition to European courts is more about content than the location of authority and that backlash to domestic and international courts may be driven by similar forces.
      PubDate: 2021-11-05
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001143
       
  • The Ethics of Global Capital Mobility

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      Authors: CORDELLI; CHIARA, LEVY, JONATHAN
      Pages: 439 - 452
      Abstract: Global capital mobility is a crucial determinant of economic, political, and social life. While much has been written about the ethics of human movement, political theory has remained nearly silent on the ethics of capital movement. In this article, we intend to develop a general account of the ethics of global capital mobility—identifying both the forms of mobility that merit protection and those that merit restriction. By integrating normative theorizing with an economic analysis of global investment, we argue that the movement of capital, with important exceptions, should be much more restricted than it is today. We make the case, on both grounds of global justice and international assistance, for imposing coercive limits on cross-border inflows and outflows of capital. To enable them, we also propose a radical reform of the international monetary system—a new global currency—that would simultaneously facilitate beneficial capital movements.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421000964
       
  • The Economic Consequences of Banking Crises: The Role of Central Banks and
           Optimal Independence

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      Authors: HANSEN; DANIEL
      Pages: 453 - 469
      Abstract: A large literature establishes the benefits of central bank independence, yet very few have shown directly negative economic consequences. Furthermore, while prevailing monetary theory suggests CBI should enhance management of economic distress, I argue that independent central banks exhibit tepid responsiveness to banking instability due to a myopic focus on inflation. I show that banking crises produce larger unemployment shocks and credit and stock market contractions when the level of central bank independence is high. Further, I show that these significant economic costs are mitigated when central banks do not have the inflation-centric policy mandates predominantly considered necessary. When the bank has high operational and political independence, banks’ whose policy mandate does not rigidly prioritize inflation produce significantly better outcomes during banking crises. At the same time, I show that this configuration does not produce higher inflation, suggesting it achieves a more flexible design without incurring significant costs.
      PubDate: 2021-11-15
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001325
       
  • Violence in the American Imaginary: Gender, Race, and the Politics of
           Superheroes

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      Authors: PHILIPS; MENAKA
      Pages: 470 - 483
      Abstract: What does the superhero—an icon of the American imaginary—communicate about the politics of violence' Responding to nationwide protests of police brutality in 2020, law enforcement officers adopted the skull logo of The Punisher, an exceptionally violent fictional vigilante. That adoption signals what I call the privilege of violence: the force individuals may deploy based on normative expectations concerning gender and race. Comparing Marvel-Netflix productions including The Punisher series, I identify three modes of violence in operation: the unrestricted rage of a white male vigilante, the vulnerability of a feminist heroine, and the sacrificial control of a Black male hero. The article demonstrates the gendered and racialized conditions under which heroic violence is rendered legitimate to American audiences. As I conclude, Punisher’s unrestricted violence valorizes white male grievance, and this is precisely what appeals to armed agents of the American state.
      PubDate: 2021-09-13
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421000952
       
  • This One’s for the Boys: How Gendered Political Socialization Limits
           Girls’ Political Ambition and Interest

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      Authors: BOS; ANGELA L., GREENLEE, JILL S., HOLMAN, MIRYA R., OXLEY, ZOE M., LAY, J. CELESTE
      Pages: 484 - 501
      Abstract: This article develops and tests a new theoretical framework, gendered political socialization, which offers important insights into how children perceive gender in politics and the consequences of these perceptions on sex differences in political interest and ambition. Based on data from 1,604 children who live in four different regions across the United States, we find that children not only perceive politics to be a male-dominated space, but with age, girls increasingly see political leadership as a “man’s world.” Simultaneously, as children grow older, they internalize gendered expectations, which direct their interests toward professions that embody the gendered traits that fit with their own sex. One result of this mismatch between women and politics is that girls express lower levels of interest and ambition in politics than do boys.
      PubDate: 2021-09-17
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001027
       
  • Payments and Penalties for Democracy: Gendered Electoral Financing in
           Action Worldwide

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      Authors: MURIAAS; RAGNHILD, MAZUR, AMY G., HOARD, SEASON
      Pages: 502 - 515
      Abstract: This article examines the interplay between gendered electoral financing (GEF) and other crucial factors in democratic elections worldwide to determine whether, how, and why these understudied mechanisms help achieve gender balance in national parliaments. Integrating qualitative comparative analysis and minimalist causal mechanism case studies, the sequential mixed methods study of GEF implementation in 31 elections in 17 countries shows that enhanced gender balance is achieved when GEF is combined with several conditions, providing a much-needed financial incentive—payments and penalties—for party gatekeepers and eligible women to change their behavior. In successful cases of top-down GEF implementation, gender quotas combine with a PR electoral system or a 15% minimum of women MPs, a measure developed for this study. Success in bottom-up GEF implementation is unexpected and complex and occurs without a quota. The article ends with a discussion of the research agenda, policy recommendations, and implications for the pursuit of democratic quality.
      PubDate: 2021-09-13
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421000976
       
  • Under the Microscope: Gender and Accountability in the US Congress

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      Authors: KASLOVSKY; JACLYN, ROGOWSKI, JON C.
      Pages: 516 - 532
      Abstract: We study how officeholder gender affects issue accountability and examine whether constituents evaluate women and men legislators differently on the basis of their policy records. Data from 2008 through 2018 show that constituents’ approval ratings and vote choices in US House elections are more responsive to the policy records of women legislators than of men legislators. These patterns are concentrated among politically aware constituents, but we find no evidence that the results are driven disproportionately by either women or men constituents or by issues that are gendered in stereotypical ways. Additional analyses suggest that while constituents penalize women and men legislators at similar rates for policy incongruence, women legislators are rewarded more than men as they are increasingly aligned with their constituents. Our results show that accountability standards are applied differently across legislator gender and suggest a link between the quality of policy representation and the gender composition of American legislatures.
      PubDate: 2021-10-05
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001118
       
  • Starting with People Where They Are: Ella Baker’s Theory of
           Political Organizing

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      Authors: INOUYE; MIE
      Pages: 533 - 546
      Abstract: This article argues that Ella Baker’s ideology of radical democracy shaped her theory of organizing, including her theories of mass action and indigenous leadership. Against the emerging consensus in realist and radical democratic theory that both Baker’s praxis and democratic organizing more broadly are nonideological, I argue that all organizing is ideological if, with Stuart Hall, we understand ideology not as a rigid set of beliefs but as a dynamic framework for understanding society. Organizers make decisions based on their own ideologies and they attempt to maintain or reshape the dominant ideologies. In this sense, organizers are political theorists: they have self-conscious theories of how society works and changes based on which they make strategic decisions. I demonstrate a method for interpreting organizers’ political theories and argue that Baker’s theory of radical democracy offers democratic theory insight into the practices and organizational structures that advance democratization.
      PubDate: 2021-09-24
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001015
       
  • From Recognition to Integration: Indigenous Autonomy, State Authority, and
           National Identity in the Philippines

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      Authors: MCMURRY; NINA
      Pages: 547 - 563
      Abstract: How does the recognition of collective self-governance rights for indigenous communities affect national unity and state consolidation' In recent decades, many states have recognized such rights, devolving de jure control over land and local governance to indigenous institutions. Prominent perspectives in the state-building literature suggest that these policies are likely to threaten state consolidation by strengthening nonstate authorities at the expense of state authority and subnational identities at the expense of a national identity. Yet few studies have tested whether these policies have the consequences their critics claim. I address this gap, leveraging spatial and temporal variation in the granting of communal land titles to indigenous communities in the Philippines. Using difference-in-differences and panel designs, I find that titling increases both indigenous self-identification and compliance with the state. Results from an original survey experiment suggest that recognizing collective self-governance rights increases identification with the nation.
      PubDate: 2021-09-27
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001039
       
  • Does State Repression Spark Protests' Evidence from Secret Police
           Surveillance in Communist Poland

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      Authors: HAGER; ANSELM, KRAKOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF
      Pages: 564 - 579
      Abstract: Does physical surveillance hinder or foster antiregime resistance' A common view holds that surveillance prevents resistance by providing regimes with high-quality intelligence on dissident networks and by instilling fear in citizens. We contrast this view using formerly classified data from Communist Poland. We find that communities exposed to secret police officers were more likely to organize protests but also engaged in less sabotage. To ensure that the relationship is causal, we use an instrumental variable strategy, which exploits the exogenous assignment of Catholic “spy priests” to local communities. To trace the underlying mechanisms, we draw on qualitative interviews and archival sources. We document that Poland’s comprehensive use of surveillance created widespread anger as well as an incentive for citizens to reveal their true loyalties, thus facilitating antiregime collective action. Once on the streets, protesters refrained from sabotage to signal their political motivation to bystanders and authorities alike.
      PubDate: 2021-09-14
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421000770
       
  • Authoritarian Rallying as Reputational Cascade' Evidence from
           Putin’s Popularity Surge after Crimea

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      Authors: HALE; HENRY E.
      Pages: 580 - 594
      Abstract: When international conflict causes an authoritarian leader’s popularity to soar, extant theories lead us to treat such “rallying” as sincere preference change, the product of surging patriotism or cowed media. This study advances a theory of less-than-fully sincere rallying more appropriate for nondemocratic settings, characterizing it as at least partly reflecting cascading dissembling driven by social desirability concerns. The identification strategy combines a rare nationally representative rally-spanning panel survey with a list experiment and econometric analysis. This establishes that three quarters of those who rallied to Putin after Russia annexed Crimea were engaging in at least some form of dissembling and that this rallying developed as a rapid cascade, with social media joining television in fueling perceptions this was socially desirable.
      PubDate: 2021-09-27
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001052
       
  • The Long-Term Effects of Oppression: Prussia, Political Catholicism, and
           the Alternative für Deutschland

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      Authors: HAFFERT; LUKAS
      Pages: 595 - 614
      Abstract: Contemporary political behavior is often affected by historical legacies, but the specific mechanisms through which these legacies are transmitted are difficult to pin down. This paper argues that historical political conflicts can affect political behavior over several generations when they trigger an enduring organizational mobilization. It studies how the oppression of German Catholics in the nineteenth century led to a regionally differentiated mobilization of political Catholicism that still affects political support for the radical right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) today. Using newly collected data on historical oppression events, it shows that Catholic regions where oppression was intense saw greater mobilization of Catholic lay organizations than Catholic regions where oppression was milder and show lower support for the AfD today. The paper thus contributes to the literature on the historical determinants of political behavior as well as to the question of which regional context effects strengthen or weaken the radical right.
      PubDate: 2021-09-16
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001040
       
  • Benevolent Policies: Bureaucratic Politics and the International
           Dimensions of Social Policy Expansion

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      Authors: HO; CARMEN JACQUELINE
      Pages: 615 - 630
      Abstract: Research on the welfare state has devoted considerable attention to social policy expansion. However, little is known about why governments expand social policies serving groups with limited power on issues with low visibility. I call these “benevolent policies.” This class of social policies improves population well-being but produces minimal political gains for the governments enacting them. Why do governments expand benevolent policies if political incentives for reform are weak' I investigate this question by focusing on government responses to malnutrition. Drawing on nine months of fieldwork, including 71 interviews, I argue that the origins of policy expansion can be found in the government bureaucracy. Bureaucrats with technical expertise—technocrats—can play a defining role, deploying international pressure to court executive support and orchestrate policy change. Their actions help explain the Indonesian government’s unexpected expansion of nutrition policies, which serve low-income women and children and address micronutrient malnutrition.
      PubDate: 2021-10-05
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421000927
       
  • Midcentury Modern: The Emergence of Stakeholders in Democratic Practice

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      Authors: ABRAHAM; KAVI JOSEPH
      Pages: 631 - 644
      Abstract: Since the 1960s, “the stakeholder,” or affected party, has emerged as a novel democratic subject whose participation in varied institutional sites—from universities to government agencies, corporate boardrooms to international organizations—is seen as necessary for the management of complex problems. However, few specifically attend to the stakeholder as a distinct political subject and consider its implications for democratic practice. This paper presents a genealogy of the stakeholder, documenting its appearance in corporate managerialism and US public administration and showing how racial mobilization, rapid technological progress, and the political rationality of systems thinking provided the conditions of possibility for its emergence. Though orienting democracy around stakeholders permits opportunities for participation in political life, I argue that this subject is predicated on a circumscribed form of participatory politics that erodes habits of discovering a common good, erases distinctions between individuals and corporate bodies, and amplifies the problem of expertise.
      PubDate: 2021-09-29
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001106
       
  • Senators at Home: Local Attentiveness and Policy Representation in
           Congress

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      Authors: KASLOVSKY; JACLYN
      Pages: 645 - 661
      Abstract: Is local attention a substitute for policy representation' Fenno (1978) famously described how legislators develop personal ties with their constituents through periodic visits to their districts and carefully crafted communications. Existing work suggests that such interactions insulate incumbents electorally, creating less need to represent constituents’ policy preferences. Surprisingly, this important argument has never been tested systematically. In this paper, I use data on senator travel and staffing behavior along with survey data from the 2011–2018 Cooperative Congressional Election Study to investigate this claim. In addition to showing that areas with important campaign donors are significantly more likely to receive resources, I find that local visits may decrease approval among ideologically opposed constituents. Furthermore, I find inconsistent evidence regarding the effectiveness of local staff. These results suggest that local attention does not always cultivate goodwill in the district. Under polarized politics, home style does not effectively substitute for policy representation.
      PubDate: 2021-11-02
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001088
       
  • How Do Electoral Incentives Affect Legislator Behavior' Evidence from
           U.S. State Legislatures

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      Authors: FOUIRNAIES; ALEXANDER, HALL, ANDREW B.
      Pages: 662 - 676
      Abstract: A classic question about democratic elections is how much they are able to influence politician behavior by forcing them to anticipate future reelection attempts, especially in contexts where voters are not paying close attention and are not well informed. We compile a new dataset containing roughly 780,000 bills, combined with more than 16 million roll-call voting records for roughly 6,000 legislators serving in U.S. state legislatures with term limits. Using an individual-level difference-in-differences design, we find that legislators who can no longer seek reelection sponsor fewer bills, are less productive on committees, and are absent for more floor votes, on average. Building a new dataset of roll-call votes and interest-group ratings, we find little evidence that legislators who cannot run for reelection systematically shift their ideological platforms. In sum, elections appear to influence how legislators allocate their effort in important ways even in low-salience environments but may have less influence on ideological positioning.
      PubDate: 2021-09-27
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001064
       
  • Do Policy Makers Listen to Experts' Evidence from a National Survey of
           Local and State Policy Makers

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      Authors: LEE; NATHAN
      Pages: 677 - 688
      Abstract: Do elected officials update their policy positions in response to expert evidence' A large literature in political behavior demonstrates a range of biases that individuals may manifest in evaluating information. However, elected officials may be motivated to accurately incorporate information when it could affect the welfare of their constituents. I investigate these competing predictions through a national survey of local and state policy makers in which I present respondents with established expert findings concerning three subnational policy debates, debates that vary as to whether Republicans or Democrats are more likely to see the findings as confirmatory or challenging. Using both cross-subject and within-subject designs, I find policy makers update their beliefs and preferences in the direction of the evidence irrespective of the valence of the information. These findings have implications for the application of mass political behavior theories to politicians as well as the prospects for evidence-based policy making.
      PubDate: 2021-09-28
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421000800
       
  • Representative Democracy and Social Equality

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      Authors: INGHAM; SEAN
      Pages: 689 - 701
      Abstract: When are inequalities in political power undemocratic, and why' While some writers condemn any inequalities in political power as a deviation from the ideal of democracy, this view is vulnerable to the simple objection that representative democracies concentrate political power in the hands of elected officials rather than distributing it equally among citizens, but they are no less democratic for it. Building on recent literature that interprets democracy as part of a broader vision of social equality, I argue that concentrations of political power are incompatible with democracy, and with a commitment to social equality more generally, when they consist in some having greater arbitrary power to influence decisions according to their idiosyncratic preferences. A novel account of the relationship between power and social status clarifies the role of social equality in the justification of democracy, including a representative democracy in which public officials have more political power than ordinary citizens.
      PubDate: 2021-10-05
      DOI: 10.1017/S000305542100109X
       
  • The Effect of Television Advertising in United States Elections

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      Authors: SIDES; JOHN, VAVRECK, LYNN, WARSHAW, CHRISTOPHER
      Pages: 702 - 718
      Abstract: We provide a comprehensive assessment of the influence of television advertising on United States election outcomes from 2000–2018. We expand on previous research by including presidential, Senate, House, gubernatorial, Attorney General, and state Treasurer elections and using both difference-in-differences and border-discontinuity research designs to help identify the causal effect of advertising. We find that televised broadcast campaign advertising matters up and down the ballot, but it has much larger effects in down-ballot elections than in presidential elections. Using survey and voter registration data from multiple election cycles, we also show that the primary mechanism for ad effects is persuasion, not the mobilization of partisans. Our results have implications for the study of campaigns and elections as well as voter decision making and information processing.
      PubDate: 2021-11-02
      DOI: 10.1017/S000305542100112X
       
  • The Influence of Unknown Media on Public Opinion: Evidence from Local and
           Foreign News Sources

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      Authors: PETERSON; ERIK, ALLAMONG, MAXWELL B.
      Pages: 719 - 733
      Abstract: In the Internet era, people can encounter a vast array of political news outlets, many with which they are unfamiliar. These unknown media outlets are notable because they represent potential sources of misinformation and coverage with a distinctive slant. We use two large survey experiments to consider how source familiarity influences political communication. Although this demonstrates the public is averse to consuming news from unfamiliar media, we show that—conditional on exposure to them—unknown local and foreign media sources can influence public opinion to an extent similar to established mainstream news outlets on the same issues. This comparable effectiveness stems from the public’s charitable evaluations of the credibility of unfamiliar news sources and their relatively low trust in familiar mainstream media. We find avoidance of unknown news outlets, not resistance to their coverage, is the primary factor limiting their political influence.
      PubDate: 2021-11-02
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001234
       
  • Ambiguous Platforms and Correlated Preferences: Experimental Evidence

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      Authors: TOLVANEN; JUHA, TREMEWAN, JAMES, WAGNER, ALEXANDER K.
      Pages: 734 - 750
      Abstract: This paper studies, theoretically and experimentally, a model of electoral competition that allows for platforms where candidates may be ambiguous about which policy they will implement if elected. We argue that uncertainty about the policy preferences of the electorate, combined with perceived similarity of voters and candidates, can lead to the latter running on these ambiguous platforms. By appealing to voters from both ends of the spectrum, such platforms can ensure electoral success for noncentrist candidates in a sufficiently polarized society. Ambiguous platforms pose a threat to democratic representation because winning noncentrists always implement policies in favor of a minority and against the preferences of the majority. In our laboratory experiment, ambiguous platforms are chosen frequently by candidates and gain notable support from voters. Our main treatment variation provides causal evidence that ambiguous platforms are more popular among noncentrist voters if one of the candidates is a known centrist.
      PubDate: 2021-10-29
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001155
       
  • Motivated Reasoning and Democratic Accountability

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      Authors: LITTLE; ANDREW T., SCHNAKENBERG, KEITH E., TURNER, IAN R.
      Pages: 751 - 767
      Abstract: Does motivated reasoning harm democratic accountability' Substantial evidence from political behavior research indicates that voters have “directional motives” beyond accuracy, which is often taken as evidence that they are ill equipped to hold politicians accountable. We develop a model of electoral accountability with voters as motivated reasoners. Directional motives have two effects: (1) divergence—voters with different preferences hold different beliefs, and (2) desensitization—the relationship between incumbent performance and voter beliefs is weakened. While motivated reasoning does harm accountability, this is generally driven by desensitized voters rather than polarized partisans with politically motivated divergent beliefs. We also analyze the relationship between government performance and vote shares, showing that while motivated reasoning always weakens this relationship, we cannot infer that accountability is also harmed. Finally, we show that our model can be mapped to standard models in which voters are fully Bayesian but have different preferences or information.
      PubDate: 2021-11-15
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001209
       
  • Post Post-Broadcast Democracy' News Exposure in the Age of Online
           Intermediaries

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      Authors: STIER; SEBASTIAN, MANGOLD, FRANK, SCHARKOW, MICHAEL, BREUER, JOHANNES
      Pages: 768 - 774
      Abstract: Online intermediaries such as social network sites or search engines are playing an increasingly central role in democracy by acting as mediators between information producers and citizens. Academic and public commentators have raised persistent concerns that algorithmic recommender systems would negatively affect the provision of political information by tailoring content to the predispositions and entertainment preferences of users. At the same time, recent research indicates that intermediaries foster exposure to news that people would not use as part of their regular media diets. This study investigates these unresolved questions by combining the web browsing histories and survey responses of more than 7,000 participants from six major democracies. The analysis shows that despite generally low levels of news use, using online intermediaries fosters exposure to nonpolitical and political news across countries and personal characteristics. The findings have implications for scholarly and public debates on the challenges that high-choice digital media environments pose to democracy
      PubDate: 2021-10-29
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001222
       
  • Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice' The Effect of Mohamed
           Salah on Islamophobic Behaviors and Attitudes —CORRIGENDUM

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      Authors: ALRABABA’H; ALA’, MARBLE, WILLIAM, MOUSA, SALMA, SIEGEL, ALEXANDRA A.
      Pages: 775 - 775
      PubDate: 2021-10-28
      DOI: 10.1017/S0003055421001258
       
 
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