The forthcoming article, “Using Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling to Study Citizens’ Ideological Preferences and Perceptions” by Christopher Hare, David A. Armstrong, Ryan Bakker, Royce Carroll, and Keith T. Poole is currently available on Early View and is summarized here:  Issue scales (such as the familiar seven-point liberal-conservative scale) have proven to be some of the most […]

The forthcoming article, “Dissolution Threats and Legislative Bargaining” by Michael Becher and Flemming Juul Christiansen is summarized here: >  The power of prime ministers to call an early election is a core feature of many parliamentary democracies. In this article, we argue that prime ministers may use their dissolution power to influence legislative bargaining by making what […]

The forthcoming article, “When Government Subsidizes Its Own: Collective Bargaining Laws as Agents of Political Mobilization” by Patrick Flavin and Michael T. Hartney is summarized here: On July 31, 2014, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Republican Governor Scott Walker’s 2011 Budget Repair Bill that severely curtailed collective bargaining rights for the state’s public employees. While most […]

The article, “Riding the Wave: World Trade and Factor-Based Models of Democratization” by John S. Ahlquist and Erik Wibbels appears in the April 2012 of the American Journal of Political Science. Here, they summarize its content: Much of the recent interest in the high and rising levels of income inequality in the United States and […]

The American Journal of Political Science is taking the second of its summer breaks from Monday, July 14 through Monday, July 28, 2014. During this two-week period, no new manuscripts will be accepted, although all other Journal operations continue unabated. As many of you know, we are trying a new system this year, with two […]

The article, “The House as a Stepping Stone to the Senate: Why Do So Few African American House Members Run?” by Gbemende Johnson, Bruce Oppenheimer, and Jennifer Selin, appears in the April 2012 issue of the American Journal of Political Science. Here, the authors summarize its contents: Although the House of Representatives is a commonly […]

The article, “Emotional Substrates of White Racial Attitudes” by Antoine J. Banks and Nicholas A. Valentino, appears in the April 2012 issue of the American Journal of Political Science. Here, Professor Banks summarizes its content: Over the past 40 years, the belief that blacks are biologically different than, and inferior to, whites has precipitously declined […]

The article, “Cognitive Biases and the Strength of Political Arguments” by Kevin Arceneaux, appears in the April 2012 issue of the American Journal of Political Science. Here, Professor Arceneaux summarizes its contents: What makes some political arguments more persuasive than others? The question has bedeviled politicians and their handlers for millennia. Over the past 60 […]

The forthcoming article. “Identifying Judicial Empathy: Does Having Daughters Cause Judges to Rule for Women’s Issues?” by Adam N. Glynn and Maya Sen is available in Early View on the AJPS page of the Wiley Online Library. The article by Professors Glynn and Sen is the focus of a story that appears in the print […]

The article, “State Welfare Reform — Race, Ethnicity… and Gender?” by Beth Reingold and Adrienne R. Smith, appears in the January 2012 issue of the American Journal of Political Science. Here, Professors Reingold and Smith summarize its contents: Under the guidelines of the U.S. Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (also known […]


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