The New England Journal of Political Science

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring

Cohousing as Civic Society: Cohousing Involvement and Political Participation in Massachusetts
AbstractThis study asks whether cohousing as a form of non-political association has spill-over effects on participation in politics. The civic-society literature has shown that organizational and persuasive activities engaged in by members of voluntary...
Connecticut: Tragedy and Fiscal Uncertainty
Since the May 2012 Connecticut report, the Newtown school shooting in December and the recovery from October's Hurricane Sandy have captivated public attention and political discourse in the state and at the national level. The human tragedy faced by...
Editor's Forward
Welcome to Volume VII, Number 1 (Spring 2013) of the New England Journal of Political Science. For those of you who might be wondering, we have indeed adjusted the seasons assigned to each issue to make better sense. From here forward, Issue Number 1...
Maine Politics in 2013: Still Moralistic Yankeedom's Exemplar?
Observers have long identified Maine as an embodiment of Daniel Elazar's moralistic political culture. Maine seemingly reflects Elazar's association of moralistic polities with amateur participation in politics, a preference for nonpartisanship to improve...
"Partisan Gerrymandering after LULAC vs. Perry: A Proposed New Approach"
AbstractPartisan gerrymandering continues to be a controversial practice that undermines democratic participation among the electoral systems of the several American states. Although the United States Supreme Court has ruled that constitutional "equal...
Politics in New Hampshire
Equilibrium points have been elusive in New Hampshire politics for the past half-dozen years. Control of the state's 400-member State House has changed hands three times since 2006, with dozens of seats changing hands between Democrats and Republicans....
Reflecting on the Legacy of Howard L. Reiter (1945-2012)
In the months since Dr. Howard L. Reiter's death (January 10, 2012), we take a moment to reflect upon his life and work. Dr. Reiter was Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Connecticut, and served...
The "Scott Brown Era" in Massachusetts Politics
The "special" election of Republican Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy's vacated US Senate seat in January, 2010 sent shock waves through the American political universe. How could the Democrats lose this safest of safe US Senate seats? Was Brown the vanguard...
Whatever Happened to the Republican "Lock" on the Electoral College?
AbstractDuring the 1980s some political analysts began to wonder if the Democratic Party would be able to regain the White House in the foreseeable future. The apparent Republican invulnerability in the South, the Great Plains, and the Rocky Mountain...
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