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Knowledge Matters: Policy Cross-Pressures and Black Partisanship
(Springer Verlag, 2014)
Black Americans are a core Democratic constituency, despite holding views on social issues that put them in conflict with the party. Conventional wisdom attributes this partisan commitment to the salience of race and ...
When parties are not teams: party positions in single-member district and proportional representation systems
(Springer Verlag, 2012)
Theoretical analyses of party positions commonly assume that parties act as teams to maximize their legislative representation. This assumption runs counter to another line of theorizing in which individual legislators ...
The Effects of Redistricting on Incumbents
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2012)
We analyze the effects of redistricting on the electoral fortunes of incumbent legislators, using voting data on U.S. congressional districts, state legislative districts, and statewide races. We find little evidence that ...
Deliberating Democratization with Tocqueville: The Case of East Asia
(Cambridge University Press, 2013)
'Anti-Benthamism': Utilitarianism and the French Liberal Tradition
(Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Evolution of Risk and Political Regimes
The risk of political predation impedes the achievement of economic prosperity. In this study, we analyze how the risk of predation evolves in different political regimes. Formally, we look at the interaction between a ...
Lessons from History, or the Perfidy of English Exceptionalism and the Significance of Historical France
(Cambridge University Press (CUP), 1988)
Theories of development are derived from readings of history. Modern historical research challenges many of the basic beliefs about how economies develop. More specifically, recent research suggests that the lessons drawn ...
Domestic Interests and Control Regimes
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Responsibility for Failures of Government: The Problem of Many Hands
(SAGE Publications, 2014)
The problem of many hands—the difficulty of assigning responsibility in organizations in which many different individuals contribute to decisions and policies—stands in the way of investigating and correcting the failures ...
A Unified Approach to Measurement Error and Missing Data: Overview, Sociological Methods and Research
(Harvard University, 2014)
Although social scientists devote considerable effort to mitigating measurement error during data collection, they often ignore the issue during data analysis. And although many statistical methods have been proposed for ...