Political Research Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 2, June

A Multiple Values Model of Political Tolerance
While students of political tolerance often view tolerance decisions as a trade-off between opposing values (civil liberties versus other values), there have been few explicit attempts to formulate and test such a multiple-values model. With rare exception,...
A Reply to Miller et Al.: Replication Made Simple
In the preceding argument, Miller and his colleagues leveled strong charges against our multiple values approach to the study of political intolerance. Distilled to its essence, their critique focused on three elements our study: (1) they claimed an...
Aristotle's Theory of Revolution: Looking at the Lockean Side
This article provides a detailed account of the theory of revolution presented in Books IV-VI of Aristotle's Politics and argues that despite important differences of emphasis, rhetoric, and tone, there is a surprising degree of similarity to the theory...
Arms and Arguments: Modeling the Effects of Weapons Transfers on Subsystem Relationships
This research assesses the effects of arms transfers from the Superpowers (the US and the USSR) and third parties (the UK, the PRC, and other states, more generally) on India-Pakistan and Iran-Iraq political and military relations during the Cold War....
Building Institutional Legitimacy: The Role of Procedural Justice
Hibbing and Theiss-Morse (1995: 158, 161) present legislatures as "easily the most vulnerable institutions]" because of the public's "lack of appreciation for the messiness inherent in democratic processes." Their finding, along with the evidence of...
Commitment Compliance in G-7 Summit Macroeconomic Policy Coordination
Conventional wisdom suggests that the G-7 summit makes few substantive decisions and lacks effective monitoring and sanctioning mechanisms to enforce individual countries' commitments. However, evidence exists that G-7 countries do honor their commitments...
Concept and Measurement Artifact in Multiple Values and Value Conflict Models
Near the outset of "A Multiple Values Model of Political Tolerance" the authors confidently assert that "values matter" (Peffley et al. 2001: 380). What social psychologist could disagree? But, how do values matter and to what end? Peffley, Hurwitz,...
Environmental Policy and Party Divergence in Congress
The question of whether parties converge or diverge over time has attracted a great deal of theoretical and empirical attention. In this article we make two contributions to this literature. First, rather than looking at general measures of ideology,...
How Important Are Iowa and New Hampshire to Winning Post-Reform Presidential Nominations?
While conventional wisdom holds that the first delegate selection events in Iowa and New Hampshire are important influences on the outcome of the presidential selection process, scholars increasingly question whether victories in these "bellwether" contests...
Official-English and the States: Influences on Declaring English the Offical Language in the United States
In this study, I seek to answer the question of why some states choose to declare English the official state language while others do not. Using an event history model, I show that both the proportion of a state's population that is foreign-born and...
State Annexation "Constraints" and the Frequency of Municipal Annexation
Municipal annexations of unincorporated areas is frequently the option followed by local governments to expand their boundaries. State rules influence annexations by determining the range of powers available to local governments and by shaping the incentives...
The Institutionalization of State Communities of Organized Interests
We use 1980, 1990, and 1997 data on state lobbying registrations to examine the diversity of interest communities on two dimensions: the range of substantive interests and organizational types represented. The former has remained quite stable over the...