Political Research Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 4, December

Characterizing Consent: Race, Citizenship, and the New Restrictionists
Birthright citizenship provides a key to more racially equalitarian policy. This article explores the use of consensual citizenship to challenge the tradition of birthright citizenship in the United States. Tracing the central narratives of race, immigration...
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Does National Context Influence Democratic Satisfaction? A Multi-Level Analysis
Previous research, using standard regression analyses, suggests that national context affects citizens' satisfaction with democracy. We note that these standard techniques are inappropriate for examining the interaction between national and individual-level...
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Editor's Preface
The old cliché that "time flies when you are having fun" certainly applies to our experience as editors of the Political Research Quarterly. After six years, this is the final issue of the journal for which we have editorial responsibility. We have greatly...
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Election Cycles and the Economic Voter
Many studies have sought to clarify how voters' opinions of the economy predict evaluations of leaders and parties. Following Kramer's (1983) work on the problems of studying individual-level data, many authors have employed aggregate data in dynamic...
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Enduring Effects of the Uniform: Previous Military Experience and Voting Turnout
Military service has the capacity to inculcate members with politically relevant traits that influence political participation later in life. Results from three decades of pooled national cross-sectional data among males indicate that previous experience...
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Just How Pluralist Is Direct Democracy? the Structure of Interest Group Participation in Ballot Proposition Elections
In this article we look at the pattern of interest group engagement in direct democracy elections. Using a social network analysis of campaign contributions we examine whether or not patterns of group conflict conform to a stable split along a single...
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National Missile Defense and Deterrence
The current stance of the Bush administration has renewed debate on the implications of national missile defense. While a large part of that debate concerns its technical and economic feasibility, there is also considerable debate concerning the ramifications...
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Party, Ideology, and Vote Intentions: Dynamics from the 2002 French Electoral Panel
The debate over the relative importance of ideology versus party for vote choice in France is enduring. Resolution of the debate would have much value, for the light shed on sources of stability and change in multiparty electoral systems generally. The...
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Rejoinder to Berry, Ringquist, Fording, and Hanson "Comment"
In our initial article we asked a straightforward question that was clearly posed in our title: "Does State Political Ideology Change over Time?" (Brace et al. 2004). Even though our study focused on the stability of state-level ideology, Berry et al....
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The Impact of Ethics Laws on Legislative Recruitment and the Occupational Composition of State Legislatures
Over the past half-century, ethics laws have proliferated at the federal, state, and local levels, yet their effects are not well understood. Critics of ethics laws have charged that financial disclosure requirements and restrictions on outside income...
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The Impact of Transnational Terrorism on U.S. Foreign Direct Investment
This article investigates the extent to which transnational terrorist attacks altered U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI). Time-series intervention analysis shows that 9/11 generally had little lasting influence on U.S. FDI flows. Only a few countries...
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The Modes of Participation Revisited, 1980-2004
In a series of publications, Verba and Nie and their coauthors argued that participatory acts vary along a number of dimensions, and that acts having similar dimensional profiles would constitute distinct modes of participation (Verba and Nie 1972; Verba,...
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The Politics of Consumer Protection: Explaining State Attorney General Participation in Multi-State Lawsuits
In the past 20 years, state attorneys general have reinvented the enforcement of consumer protection regulations. Prosecuting businesses through multi-state lawsuits has the effect of enforcing consumer protection laws at the national level. The participation...
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Who's Whispering in Your Ear? the Influence of Third Parties over State Agency Decisions
This article expands our understanding regarding the level of influence and the strategies used by third parties on the decisions and policies of state agencies. In particular, we seek to explain the ability of three actors-governors, legislators, and...
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Winners, Losers, and Election Context: Voter Responses to the 2000 Presidential Election
Elections are sometimes seen as legitimizing institutions, promoting system-level support among citizens by allowing them to have input into the political process. However, prior research has found that this is less true among supporters of losing candidates,...
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