Political Research Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 3, September

American Muslim Investment in Civil Society: Political Discussion, Disagreement, and Tolerance
AbstractUsing data from a national survey of 465 American Muslims conducted just after the 2008 election season, the authors assess whether American Muslims are invested in the practices (political discussion, especially across lines of difference) and...
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Does Foreign Military Intervention Help Human Rights?
AbstractThis article examines the effect of foreign armed intervention on human rights conditions in target countries. It is argued that military intervention contributes to the rise of state repression by enhancing the state's coercive power and encouraging...
Electoral Institutions and Legislative Behavior: The Effects of Primary Processes
AbstractElectoral institutions can affect the voting behavior of legislators who are elected through those institutions. In this article, the authors apply social network theory to study patterns of legislative choices under different primary election...
Islamic Religiosity and Regime Preferences: Explaining Support for Democracy and Political Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus
AbstractDoes religion or religiosity affect Muslims' regime preferences? Developing constructivist and ideational approaches, we theorize why and how religiosity shapes regime preferences. We test our hypotheses on our novel survey data from Azerbaijan...
Moderating Islamism in Indonesia: Tracing Patterns of Party Change in the Prosperous Justice Party
AbstractThis article analyzes why, how and to what extent Indonesia's once staunchly Islamist Prosperous Justice Party (Partai Keadilan Sejahtera; PKS) has become more moderate through its participation in democratic procedures. It also examines how...
Moderation of Religious Parties: Electoral Constraints, Ideological Commitments, and the Democratic Capacities of Religious Parties in Israel and Turkey
AbstractWhether religious parties' inclusion in electoral competition moderates or polarizes their positions remains an enigma as deductive accounts yield contradictory results. This analysis questions the institution- and ideology-centered approaches...
Normative Beliefs in State Policy Choice
AbstractThis article introduces a new method, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), to the study of state policy choice and the role of ideas in politics. The authors hypothesize an important role for normative beliefs in state policy choice even for...
Pressures to Privatize? the IMF, Globalization, and Partisanship in Latin America
AbstractDespite pervasive downward pressure on government policy from exogenous forces, the author argues that partisanship still exerts an effect on privatization in Latin America. When a country is indebted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...
Racial Diversity and Public Policy in the States
AbstractHow does racial diversity affect public policy outcomes in the states? The policy backlash hypothesis suggests that the presence of blacks increases antagonistic attitudes toward minorities among whites and thus produces racially conservative...
Racial Threat, Direct Legislation, and Social Trust: Taking Tyranny Seriously in Studies of the Ballot Initiative
AbstractCurrent research has argued that direct legislation makes democracies better by helping to encourage better democratic citizenship. In this study, the author tests whether these effects are conditional on the diversity of the electorate. Theoretically,...
Social Insurance and Income Redistribution in a Laboratory Experiment
AbstractWhy do some voters support income redistribution while others do not? Public assistance programs have two entangled effects on society: they equalize wealth, but they also cushion people against random catastrophes (like natural disasters). The...
The Effect of Racial Group Consciousness on the Political Participation of African Americans and Black Ethnics in Miami-Dade County, Florida
AbstractThis research examines group consciousness among people of African descent in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and its possible impact on their political participation. Using an original survey of over one thousand respondents, the authors question...
The Effects of Party and Agenda Control: Assessing the Ideological Orientation of Legislation Directing Bureaucratic Behavior
AbstractAn expansive literature examines the relationship between Congress and the bureaucracy, but scholars know very little about the ideological orientation of congressional influence over bureaucratic institutions. In this project, the authors formally...
The Merit of Meritocratization: Politics, Bureaucracy, and the Institutional Deterrents of Corruption
AbstractComparative studies of corruption focus on the selection and incentives of policymakers. With few exceptions, actors who are in charge of implementing policies have been neglected. This article analyzes an original data set on the bureaucratic...
The Political Incorporation of Cuban Americans: Why Won't Little Havana Turn Blue?
AbstractThis article examines the political implications of the changing demographics of the Cuban American community. Over the past decade, pundits have predicted a massive shiftin Cuban American voting behavior owing to demographic changes in the community....
Why Are Gender Quotas Adopted? Party Pragmatism and Parity in France
AbstractThe passage of electoral gender quotas raises questions about why male elites would support policies that seemingly go against their self-interests. Recent work on France suggests that quota adoption is self-interested because male legislators...