Political Research Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 3, September

Dealing with Diversity: Racial/ethnic Context and Social Policy Change
We propose and provide an explanation of voting behavior that argues it is a convergence of a social context (high racial/ethnic diversity) and institutional context (frequent use of direct democracy) that is associated with the adoption of public policies...
Explaining State Legislators' Casework and Public Resource Allocations
Using survey data from more than 2400 members of the lower houses of 49 state legislatures, this article examines the influence of a set of variables on the amount of time that state legislators spent on the service activities of casework and public...
Feminist Diversity: The Policy Preferences of Women's PAC Contributors
RESEARCH NOTE Support for women in politics comes from across the ideological spectrum, as illustrated by the ideological diversity of political action committees devoted to the election of women. This study of major contributors to EMILY's List, which...
Gender, Scientific Knowledge, and Attitudes toward the Environment: A Cross-National Analysis
RESEARCH NOTE As of yet, relatively little information exists regarding gender differences in attitudes toward the environment. This is particularly the case when countries besides the United States and Canada are considered. Furthermore, the information...
Globalization and Government Policy Independence: The Issue of Taxation
This study examines the relationship between national corporate tax policies and globalization. Specifically, we empirically focus on whether the internationalization of markets has led to lower corporate taxes across OECD countries. In contrast to other...
Institutional Context and Reduction of the Resource Bias in Political Sophistication
I argue that institutional context conditions the effect of socioeconomic resources on individuals' levels of political sophistication. Specifically, because the decision to become sophisticated is quite expensive for citizens at the lower end of the...
Misreporters in Candidate Choice Models
When asked whether they voted in the last election, many survey respondents say they did even though they did not. Although misreporting has the potential to produce specious findings in candidate choice models, researchers have ignored its effects on...
Picking Federal Judges: A Note on Policy and Partisan Selection Agendas
RESEARCH NOTE The importance of lower federal courts in the policymaking process has stimulated extensive research programs focused on the process of selecting the judges of these courts and the factors influencing their decisions. The present study...
Taking on Tobacco: Policy Entrepreneurship and the Tobacco Litigation
The retrenchment of the federal government and the deregulation of many industries, beginning in the 1980s, afforded state elected officials opportunities for policy entrepreneurship. In particular, state attorneys general began to create policy The...