Political Research Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 1, March

Collective Action, Environmental Activism, and Air Quality Policy
This article attempts to respond to Ostrom's call for a behavioral model of collective action by generalizing the collective interest model of mass political action to explain citizen policy support and personal behavioral intentions in the context of...
Contribution Limits and Disparity in Contributions between Gubernatorial Candidates
Campaign contribution limits have been a common feature of campaign finance reform efforts in most states. Despite their apparent popularity, campaign contribution limits have been criticized in academic literature. In particular, it has been suggested...
Correction
DOES STATE POLITICAL IDEOLOGY CHANGE OVER TIME?Paul Brace, Rice UniversityKevin Arceneaux, Temple UniversityMartin Johnson, University of California, RiversideStacy G. Ulbig, Missouri State UniversityWe recently became aware of a computation error in...
Explaining Recent Changes in the Partisan Identifications of Southern Whites
Scholars of southern partisan change have been reluctant to proclaim a realignment among southern whites. Despite a Republican advantage in presidential elections, a Democratic advantage continued to persist in party identifications. However, in the...
Explaining the Emergence and Persistence of Class Voting for Presidential Candidates in Post-Soviet Russia, 1993-2001
Attempts to explain the effects of social class on electoral choices have focused on the relative impact of sociological, or "bottom-up," versus political, or "top-down," factors. We examine these contending approaches in post-Communist Russia, which...
Jurisdiction, Institutional Structure, and Committee Representativeness
I model the ideological representativeness of state legislative committees and their majority-party slates, testing hypotheses derived from extant models of committees and institutional choice. Committee representativeness and the representativeness...
Partisan Mobilization Campaigns in the Field: Results from a Statewide Turnout Experiment in Michigan
Political parties have recently rediscovered grassroots tactics for voter mobilization. The only solid evidence for the effectiveness of such get-out-the-vote (GOTV) tactics is based upon non-partisan field experiments that may not accurately capture...
Presidential Campaigns and the Knowledge Gap in Three Transitional Democracies
Analysis of panel data from Brazil, Mexico, and Russia suggests that presidential campaigns have ambiguous effects on inequalities in political knowledge. In all three countries, the "knowledge gap" among citizens with different levels of socioeconomic...
Punctuated Equilibrium and Congressional Budgeting
Recent research has suggested that punctuated equilibrium models best describe the outputs of policymakers. While this literature has convincingly demonstrated that the distributions of policy outputs conform to the expectations of punctuated equilibrium...
Rights or Benefits? Explaining the Sexual Identity Gap in American Political Behavior
Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals (LGBs) are far more likely than heterosexuals to support the Democratic Party and its candidates. But is this support due to the Democratic Party support for the civil rights agendas of historically disadvantaged groups,...
Stability and Change: The Time Varying Impact of Economic and Foreign Policy Evaluations on Presidential Approval
Most researchers studying presidential approval with time series analysis assume that foreign and economic policy have a time-invariant weight in citizens' judgments of presidential performance. However, those studying presidential approval in cross-sectional...
The Dynamic Relationship between Protest and Repression
This study contributes to our understanding of the dynamic relationship between protest and repression. It employs vector autoregressions to analyze daily data from six Latin American and three African countries from the late 1970s to the early 1990s....
The Political Roots of Disability Claims: How State Environments and Policies Shape Citizen Demands
Who gets what from government is partly determined by who applies for government programs. Despite the importance of the claiming process, political scientists have said little about the factors that influence citizen demands on government programs....
Women's Movements, Identity Politics, and Policy Impacts: A Study of Policies on Violence against Women in the 50 United States
Scholars of social movements and democratic political theorists have argued that "identity politics" weakens social movements and undermines their influence on public policy. I offer a theoretical argument that at least some forms of "identity politics"...
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