Academic journal article The New England Journal of Political Science

Editor's Forward

Academic journal article The New England Journal of Political Science

Editor's Forward

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I hope you enjoy reading Volume VI, Number 1 (Fall 201 1) of the New England Journal of Political Science as much as I enjoyed putting it together. This issue features four articles and five state reports. James M. Cook of the University of Maine at Augusta begins this issue with an examination of how gender affects voting and cosponsorship in the Maine Legislature. Diana Tracy Cohen of Central Connecticut State University then provides a look at how incumbent politicians attempt to control their image in the digital age with a case study of Joe Lieberman and his 2006 reelection campaign. Linda M. Merola of George Mason University follows with a study about how evaluations of potential for power affect individual judgments regarding civil liberties for disliked groups. David J. Plazek of Johnson State College closes the articles section of this issue with a piece on the foreign policy of democracies and the Cold War.

We are also fortunate to have a number of state reports in this issue. Stefanie Chambers of Trinity College gets us started with her insightful take on Connecticut politics. Maurice Cunningham then presents the lay of the land in Massachusetts. Paul Petterson of Central Connecticut State University admirably performs double duty in examining both New Hampshire and Vermont. …

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