Political Research Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 3, September

Candidate Strategy and the Decision to Go Negative
The research examining negative campaigning has focused largely on the effects that exposure to negative advertising has on voters' decisionmaking. Less attention has been given to studying the conditions that motivate candidates to employ negative campaign...
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Getting the Message Out: Candidate Communication Strategy during the Invisible Primary
This article applies the theory of competitive (war) and substantive (marketing) communication strategies to the presidential nomination campaign, focusing primarily on the time period during which we expect the candidates to be most concerned with framing...
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Incentives to Membership in Canadian Political Parties
This article analyses data from the 2000 Study of Canadian Political Party Members to address the question of why individuals join political parties in Canada and to trace their paths to activism. Because Canadian parties are essentially brokerage parties...
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Money and Challenger Emergence in Gubernatorial Primaries
Compared to congressional elections, gubernatorial races are underrepresented in the campaign finance literature. At the same time, the great diversity of state campaign finance laws enables a comparative analysis of their impact in gubernatorial races....
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Partisanship and Participation in Political Compaign Activities, 1952-1996
In 1972, Verba and Nie identified a "puzzle" of Republican "hyperactivity" in political participation over the 1952-1968 period. Verba and Nie argue that higher levels of Republican participation (after controlling for socioeconomic variables) result...
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Political Party Opposition to Noncompetitive Regimes: A Cross-National Analysis
Many competitive parties have witnessed the overthrow of competitive regimes, but the activities of political parties under noncompetitive regimes have received very little scholarly attention. Several authors suggest that parties, constrained in their...
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Senatorial Discourtesy: The Senate's Use of Delay to Shape the Federal Judiciary
Legislators have long recognized that delaying tactics are powerful tools for preventing the passage of laws they deem unsatisfactory. Because the U.S. Congress has several deadlines built into its session, when committee chairmen or individual members...
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Television News and Political Partisanship in Latin America
This article explores the linkages between television news and the decline of partisanship in Latin America, using survey data for eight countries. After discussing the erosion of traditional Latin American parties during the 1990s, I show that the literature...
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The Partisan Legacies of Preemptive Leadership: Assessing the Eisenhower Cohorts in the U.S. House
Interrogating one case of what Stephen Skowronek calls the "preemptive" Presidency, I examine Dwight D. Eisenhower's New Republican project as it manifested itself in House elections and lawmaking. To that end, I assess the ideological characteristics,...
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Universalism through Common Access: An Alternative Model of Distributive Majoritarian Politics
The rational-choice logic of majority rule embodies discriminatory distribution of burdens and benefits as between members of majority and minority coalitions. Empirical observation, however, suggests universality or near-universality, even in programs...
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