Political Research Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, June

Citizens' Evaluations of Participatory Democratic Procedures: Normative Theory Meets Empirical Science
Participatory democratic theorists claim that citizens would be transformed if they participated more directly in decision-making. These theorists, however, disagree about how participatory opportunities ought to be structured. In an attempt to integrate...
Congressional Tightwads and Spendthrifts: Measuring Fiscal Behavior in the Changing House of Representatives
We evaluate fiscal behavior in the 103rd and 104th Houses using a newly defined dependent variable which separates roll-call votes by how much each bill costs or saves in federal government expenditures. This allows us to analyze how members view these...
From the Inner Ring Out: News Congruence, Cue-Taking, and Campaign Coverage
Studies of the organizational and behavioral characteristics of the American news media, as well as studies of media effects, often presume a basic institutional unity among news organizations. These studies typically analyze a small set of prestige...
Information, Misinformation, and Political Talk Radio
This article provides an empirical test of the theory that individuals gather political knowledge by inferential reasoning-constructing political "reality" from the messages to which they are exposed by making inferences about what they do not know based...
Personal Dynamics as Political Participation
The responses of 1,404 women and 386 men to a probability sample survey of political attitudes and participation in Northern Ireland are reported. A broad definition of political activity is employed that includes personal assertiveness in personal relationships....
Reexamining the Impact of the Bork Nomination to the Supreme Court
This research note expands on the work of Guliuzza, Reagan, and Barrett (1994) by reexamining the impact of the Bork nomination on the confirmation criteria that the Senate Judiciary Committee applies to Supreme Court nominees. In a multivariate analysis...
The Allocation of Party Controlled Campaign Resources in the House of Representatives, 1989-1996
Despite the well-documented decline of political parties in the electorate, the evidence shows that parties remain highly salient and visible within government, particularly in Congress, and the formal party organizations continue to play an active role...
The American Welfare State, or States?
Previous studies of the American welfare state have proceeded in two different directions, one specializing in developments at the national level and one at the state level. The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate the nature of this gap and why it...
Win, Lose, or Draw: Predicting the Outcome of Civil Wars
What characteristics of a civil war determine whether it will end in a government victory, a rebel victory, or a negotiated settlement? To explore this question we present an expected utility model of the choice rebels and governments face between accepting...

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