Political Research Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 3, September

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SEEKING COPIES OF MISSING BACK ISSUESThe entire collection of Western Political Quarterly and Political Research Quarterly will be digitalized in the coming year for easy online access. We are missing several issues and ask our members if they would...
Cognitive Style and Political Learning in the 2000 U.S. Presidential Campaign
This article explores the impact of cognitive style, as measured by need to evaluate and need for cognition, on information acquisition during the 2000 U.S. presidential campaign. Using data from the 2000 National Election Study I show that both constructs...
Comparing GEE and Robust Standard Errors for Conditionally Dependent Data
In recent years political scientists have become increasingly sensitive to questions of conditional dependence in their data. I outline and compare two general, widely-used approaches for addressing such dependence-robust variance estimators and generalized...
External Threats and Political Tolerance in Taiwan
Political tolerance is a significant issue for democracies under external threats. When imposed dangers are felt by citizens of the polity, competitors for political power are likely to believe that they are engaging in political battles of a zero-sum...
High-Conflict Television News and Public Opinion
This research assesses whether conflict-laden news coverage affects public perceptions of political institutions and political elites in general. Particularly, is conflict-oriented television news coverage of politics contributing to negative evaluations...
Local Government Autonomy and State Reliance on Special District Governments: A Reassessment
The notion that local government autonomy has important implications for a state's local government structure is fast approaching conventional wisdom. Negative binomial regression is used to analyze the link between the administrative, fiscal, functional,...
Patterns of Change in the Use of Imprisonment in the American States: An Integration of Path Dependence, Punctuated Equilibrium and Policy Design Approaches
This study analyzes changes from 1927 through 2003 in the use of incarceration by the American States, testing propositions derived from path dependency/punctuated equilibrium theory and from an extension of the social construction theory of policy design....
Picking Their Spots: Minor Party Candidates in Gubernatorial Elections
Given the institutional bias against minor parties in the U.S., why do minor party candidates run for office? In this article, we seek to answer this question by developing a model of the choice to participate in gubernatorial elections by minor party...
Political, Economic, and Social Consequences of Foreign Military Intervention
Foreign military intervention is one of the most common types of interstate military force used over recent decades. As war's costliness increases and the efficacy of economic sanctions and other foreign policy tools is increasingly questioned, it may...
Politics and Judicial Assertiveness in Emerging Democracies: High Court Behavior in Malawi and Zambia
Focused on High Court behavior in Malawi and Zambia, this article examines the factors affecting judicial assertiveness vis a vis other power-holders in the state. Drawing from strategic understandings of judicial decisionmaking, the analysis focuses...
Queer (Theory) Eye for the Straight (Legal) Guy: Lawrence V. Texas' Makeover of Bowers V. Hardwick
SUSAN BURGESS, OHIO UNIVERSITYIn this article, I distill the complex discourse of queer theory into four claims and then employ those claims to construct an original interpretation of the 2003 decision of Lawrence v. Texas in which the U.S. Supreme Court...
Reassessing the Impact of Supreme Court Decisions on Public Opinion: Gay Civil Rights Cases
The theoretical and empirical debate over the ability of the U.S. Supreme Court to influence public opinion through its decisions is far from settled. Scholars have examined the question using a variety of theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence,...
Reprint of Correction: Does State Political Ideology Change over Time? Political Research Quarterly 57 (4): 529-540/A Comment on "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 correlations appearing in footnote 9 on page 536...
The Consequences of Presidential Battleground Strategies for Citizen Engagement
How consequential is residence in a presidential battleground state for how people engage in politics? I explore the effects of battleground strategies for campaign exposure, voter interest, political discussion, learning, and participation in the presidential...
The Role of Group Consciousness in Latino Public Opinion
The public opinion of the Latino community is an understudied area within the political science literature. This analysis contributes to this literature by investigating the role of group consciousness across both Latino salient and general policy areas...

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