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 […]

The American Journal of Political Science is now open for new submissions. Our first summer break ended at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014. Authors should submit manuscripts through Editorial Manager, following the submission guidelines posted on the AJPS website. I look forward to reviewing your work for the American Journal of Political Science! […]

The article, “U.S. Treaty Making with American Indians: Institutional Change and Relative Power, 1784–1911” by Arthur Spirling, appears in the January 2012 issue of the American Journal of Political Science. Here, Professor Spirling provides a summary of its contents: The history of treaty-making with American Indians is the history of the United States: the country’s […]

The article, “Social Welfare as Small-Scale Help: Evolutionary Psychology and the Deservingness Heuristic” by Michael Bang Petersen, appears in the January 2012 issue of the American Journal of Political Science. Here, Professor Petersen provides a summary of its content: When people form opinions about social welfare programs they use a simple rule-of-thumb or heuristic: Are […]

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