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  • How Saudi Crackdowns Fail to Silence Online Dissent May 26, 2020
    How Saudi Crackdowns Fail to Silence Online Dissent By Jennifer Pan,  Stanford University and Alexandra A. Siegel, Stanford University Saudi Arabia has imprisoned and tortured activists, religious leaders, and journalists for voicing dissent online. This […]
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  • Meet 2020 Carnegie Fellow Yonatan L. Morse, University of Connecticut May 25, 2020
    The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program recognizes an exceptional group of both established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors with the goal of strengthening U.S. democracy, driving technological and cultural creativity, exploring global connections and global […]
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  • Strategic Legislative Subsidies: Informational Lobbying and the Cost of Policy May 25, 2020
    Strategic Legislative Subsidies: Informational Lobbying and the Cost of Policy By Christopher J. Ellis, University of Oregon and Thomas Groll, Columbia University We analyze the strategic considerations inherent in legislative subsidies and develop an informational […]
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  • Applications Now Open for the APSA 2020 Fund for Latino Scholarship May 22, 2020
    The Fund for Latino Scholarship encourages and supports the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. The fund also seeks to support research on Latino/a politics. Applications Due: June 15, 2020 The fund will […]
    Karima Scott
  • Representative Democracy as Defensible Epistocracy May 22, 2020
    Representative Democracy as Defensible Epistocracy By  Dimitri Landa, New York University  and Ryan Pevnick,  New York University Epistocratic arrangements are widely rejected because there will be reasonable disagreement about which citizens count as epistemically superior […]
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  • Your Guide to the Indiana Primaries May 21, 2020
    Voting can be a complicated process, especially during an unprecedented global pandemic, which has already disrupted, and will continue to disrupt, our electoral processes. This guide to the Indiana primary elections will answer questions ranging from […]
    Vinaya Bharam
  • How Empathic Concern Fuels Political Polarization May 21, 2020
    How Empathic Concern Fuels Political Polarization By Elizabeth N. Simas, University of Houston, Scott Clifford, University of Houston and Justin H. Kirkland, University of Virginia Over the past two decades, there has been a marked increase […]
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  • Meet 2019 Centennial Center Research Grant Recipient Tanushree Goyal May 21, 2020
    Tanushree Goyal is a PhD student at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College. She received funding from the Centennial Center Research Grants program for her project “The Causal Effects of Minority Representation and Quota Policy on Candidate Supply […]
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  • Does Public Support for Judicial Power Depend on Who is in Political Power? Testing a Theory of Partisan Alignment in Africa May 20, 2020
    Does Public Support for Judicial Power Depend on Who is in Political Power? Testing a Theory of Partisan Alignment in Africa By Brandon L. Bartels, George Washington University and Eric Kramon, George Washington University Judicial […]
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  • Perspectives on Politics Call For Papers: Special Issue on “Pandemic Politics” May 20, 2020
    Call For Papers: Special Issue on “Pandemic Politics” In late April 2020, declared US fatalities from Covid-19 exceeded American battlefield deaths in the war in Vietnam.  There have been millions of cases of Covid-19 confirmed […]
    Karima Scott

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  • State Visits and Leader Survival May 21, 2020
    The forthcoming article “State Visits and Leader Survival” by Matt Malis and Alastair Smith is summarized by the author(s) below.  Political leaders spend substantial portions of their time traveling internationally to meet face-to-face with other leaders. Recent U.S. Presidents, for instance, have spent one-third of their days in office visiting or hosting foreign heads of […]
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  • Supply Chain Linkages and the Extended Carbon Coalition May 19, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Supply Chain Linkages and the Extended Carbon Coalition” by Jared Cory, Michael Lerner and Iain Osgood is summarized by the author(s) below.  Which special interest groups in the United States oppose effective action to reduce CO2 emissions and confront global climate change? In public debates, the fossil fuel industry is generally identified as having […]
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  • Persuasive Lobbying with Allied Legislators May 5, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Persuasive Lobbying with Allied Legislators” by Emiel Awad is summarized by the author below.  Interest groups are often highly selective in whom they lobby to get preferred policies passed. A substantial empirical literature finds that interest groups typically lobby legislative allies. One mechanism through which these allied legislators can help is by […]
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  • If They Endorse It, I Can’t Trust It: How Outgroup Leader Endorsements Undercut Public Support for Civil War Peace Settlements May 4, 2020
    The forthcoming article “If They Endorse It, I Can’t Trust It: How Outgroup Leader Endorsements Undercut Public Support for Civil War Peace Settlements” by Nicholas Haas and Prabin B. Khadka is summarized by the author(s) below.  Most of us have been accustomed to seeing photographs of formerly warring leaders smiling and holding up jointly signed […]
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  • It Takes a Submission: Gendered Patterns in the Pages of AJPS April 20, 2020
    Kathleen Dolan and Jennifer L. Lawless When we became editors of the American Journal of Political Science on June 1, 2019, we stated that one of our goals was to understand the patterns of submission and publication by authors from underrepresented groups. We begin that examination by presenting data on submission and publication rates of […]
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  • Elite Interactions and Voters’ Perceptions of Parties’ Policy Positions April 16, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Elite Interactions and Voters’ Perceptions of Parties’ Policy Positions” by James Adams, Simon Weschle, and Christopher Wlezien is summarized by the authors below.  How do citizens learn about parties’ policy positions?  Existing studies show that citizens use factors such as election manifestos or the policies parties implement when they govern.  In addition, research by Fortunato and Stevenson documents that voters use cabinet participation as a heuristic to infer agreement between coalition partners.  We […]
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  • Discursive Exit April 8, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Discursive Exit” by Laura Montanaro is summarized by the author below.  On January 21st, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, approximately 470,000 people, mostly women, marched on Washington, and between 3.6 and 4.6 million people participated in sister marches worldwide, on seven continents. The march was widely hailed for its multigenerational […]
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  • AJPS Editor’s Blog April 3, 2020
    Covid-19 has thrown everything off kilter, even academic journals.  Here at AJPS, we have seen two patterns in the past two or three weeks – a 27 percent increase in manuscript submissions AND a 54 percent decline in review invitations accepted – over the same period last year.  While AJPS reviewers have terrific turnaround time, […]
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  • AJPS Editor’s Blog March 19, 2020
    Covid-19 Update: The AJPS continues to process manuscripts.  We understand that people have many things going on during this time of crisis, so please know that we are happy to be flexible with deadlines for reviews and manuscript revisions.  If you receive a request to review and can’t accept, we understand. If you can review, […]
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  • A Choice‐Based Measure of Issue Importance in the Electorate February 27, 2020
    The forthcoming article “A Choice-Based Measure of Issues Importance in the Electorate” by Chris Hanretty, Benjamin E. Lauderdale and Nick Vivyan is summarized by the authors below. **Some issues are more important to voters than others.**  This is a simple idea, but measuring “issue importance” is hard.  If you ask people what issue is most important to them, they […]
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