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  • Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina October 8, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12475) by Adam Scharpf  and Christian Gläßel is summarized by the author(s) below. Who serves in secret police forces? Throughout history, units such as Hitler’s Gestapo, Stalin’s NKVD, or Assad’s Air Force Intelligence Directorate have been at the core of state repression. Secret police agents […]
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  • For Safety or Profit? How Science Serves the Strategic Interests of Private Actors September 5, 2019
    The forthcoming article “For Safety or Profit? How Science Serves the Strategic Interests of Private Actors” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12450) by Rebecca Perlman is summarized by the author below. In 2002, the chemical corporation, Syngenta, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ban a pesticide that it claimed posed too great a risk to the environment. […]
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  • Peacekeepers Against Criminal Violence – Unintended Effects of UN Peacekeeping Operations? September 5, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Peacekeepers Against Criminal Violence – Unintended Effects of UN Peacekeeping Operations” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12451) by Jessica Di Salvatore is summarized by the author(s) below. One keyword currently dominates the debate around UN peacekeeping: effectiveness. There has been an increasing number of studies showing that United Nations’ peace missions, when sizeable, save lives and contain […]
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  • Land Reform and Civil Conflict: Theory and Evidence from Peru September 5, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Land Reform and Civil Conflict: Theory and Evidence from Peru” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12466) by Michael Albertus is summarized by the author below. The distribution of land to the landless has affected well over one billion people since World War II in countries around the world. It continues advancing in Colombia, India, the Philippines, South […]
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  • Crashing the Party? Elites, Outsiders, and Elections September 4, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Crashing the Party? Elites, Outsiders, and Elections” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12457) by Peter Buisseret and Richard Van Weelden is summarized by the authors below. Recent elections in the United States, and elsewhere, have exposed the vulnerability of established parties to Outsider candidates. A defining feature of Outsiders is their ability to enter politics without the […]
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  • The Well-Ordered Society Under Crisis: A Formal Analysis of Public Reason vs. Convergence Discourse September 3, 2019
    The forthcoming article “The Well-ordered Society Under Crisis: A Formal Analysis of Public Reason vs. Convergence Discourse” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12445) by Hun Chung is summarized by the author below. Can a well-ordered liberal democracy sustain liberal democratic political order after the intrusion of illiberals who wish to change the political system into a perfectionist state? This paper […]
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  • Women’s Authority in Patriarchal Social Movements: The Case of Female Salafi Preachers  August 27, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Women’s Authority in Patriarchal Social Movements: The Case of Female Salafi Preachers” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12459) by Richard A. Nielsen is summarized by the author below. How are women gaining public authority in a conservative Islamic social movement with doctrines that seemingly restrict women’s authority?  In “Women’s Authority in Patriarchal Social Movements: The Case of Female Salafi Preachers,” I describe this […]
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  • Ideology Justifies Morality: Political Beliefs Predict Moral Foundations July 31, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Ideology Justifies Morality: Political Beliefs Predict Moral Foundations” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12448) by Peter K. Hatemi, Charles Crabtree, and Kevin B. Smith is summarized by the authors below. Moral Foundations Theory (MFT) suggests that political differences are rooted in instinctual right/wrong value judgments. According to this argument, a key difference between liberals and conservatives is […]
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  • How Conditioning on Posttreatment Variables Can Ruin Your Experiment and What to Do about It June 10, 2019
    The AJPS Workshop article “How Conditioning on Posttreatment Variables Can Ruin Your Experiment and What to Do about It” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12357) by Jacob Montgomery, Brendan Nyhan, and Michelle Torres is summarized by the authors below.    Identifying the causal effect of a treatment on an outcome is not a trivial task. It requires knowledge and measurement of […]
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  • The New AJPS Editorial Team Starts Today! Here Are Our Four Central Goals June 3, 2019
    By AJPS Co-Editors Kathy Dolan and Jennifer Lawless Today marks the day! The new editorial team at AJPS is up and running. We’re honored to serve the discipline this way and we’re excited about what the next four years have in store. Before anything else, we want to introduce the new team: Co-Editors-in-Chief: Kathleen Dolan, […]
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  • NBC’s Mitchell Gushes About Photo of Pelosi Storming Out of Meeting October 18, 2019
    NBC foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the liberal media idealize Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The latest example of their admiration involved their promotion of photo of the Speaker taken as she stormed out of a contentious meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. During Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, Mitchell gleefully shared the […]
  • DISGUSTING: Tom Arnold Hits Trump’s Dallas Rally With JFK Assasination Taunt October 18, 2019
    We know that many Hollywood liberals are sore losers who trip over themselves to insult their conservative enemies. It’s become the norm. Though there are still a few cheap shots that just go way too far. Actor Tom Arnold’s disgusting tweet warning Trump of a JFK-style assassination is one of those cringe-inducing blunders, even for […]
  • CBS Spends Almost Half of Cummings Tribute Talking About Trump October 18, 2019
    Elijah Cummings, the late Maryland Democratic congressman who passed away due to health complications Thursday, was the son of sharecrop farmers, became civil rights icon, and served for decades in the House of Representatives. But CBS Evening News boiled his life achievements down to largely what he was doing the last few years of his […]
  • Megyn Kelly, Tucker Carlson Rip NBC’s Dishonesty, Defending Lauer, Weinstein October 17, 2019
    Before focusing on liberal media bias and their disdain for those in flyover country and not within their bubbles, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson and former FNC host Megyn Kelly dove Wednesday night into the ongoing train wreck that is Kelly’s other former employer (NBC News) with their alleged coverups of sexual misconduct. 
  • Linda Vester: Cover-Up Continues at NBC News, Lauer Was ‘Dangerous’ October 17, 2019
    Even though the initial wave of #MeToo scandals have come and gone with new and shocking allegations continuing to arise, many of the early scandals continue to have an impact on those involved in the sexual harassment allegations that arose in 2017. One of the people affected most is Linda Vester, a former war correspondent who began the Silence […]
  • Really? Men’s Magazine GQ Introduces New Insane Issue Undermining Masculinity October 17, 2019
    Style mag GQ is trying to usher in the next wave of gender queer apparel and cosmetic choices, giving readers a full spread about how masculinity isn’t that important and the concept of a man is pretty much just a fugazi anyway. It’s just that … you’re a men’s magazine, guys.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Abandons Quest to Define ‘Harmful Speech’ October 17, 2019
    Facebook and its developers have been in the race to define and correct what the platform calls “harmful speech.” But in a speech given to Georgetown University, CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested a different direction for the company.
  • Ronan Farrow Warns Powerful in Media: ‘Truth Will Keep Coming’ October 17, 2019
    Hot off the presses is the highly anticipated Ronan Farrow book, Catch and Kill, detailing the dubious actions on the part of NBC in an effort to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct within its own walls. Farrow granted an interview with Fox’s Special Report Wednesday to discuss the need for accountability on the part […]
  • Report: Amazon Makes Aggressive Push into Elections, Security Experts Concerned October 17, 2019
    With experts warning about hackers and insider sabotage as Amazon expands into the business of elections, should American voters worry about officials putting all their eggs in one basket? Amazon Web Services (AWS) has increasingly become involved with both “state and local elections,” noted Reuters inn an article titled “How Amazon.com moved into the business of […]
  • ‘Meltdown’ Mania: Nets Adopt Dem Spin of Trump ‘Lashing Out’ October 17, 2019
    On Thursday, the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows all quickly accepted talking points from House Democrats that President Trump suffered a “meltdown” during a White House meeting with them on Wednesday afternoon. While some administration push-back was included in the coverage, reporters on all three networks laid blame for the Democrats walking out of […]