Jakana Thomas, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, posted an article on The Monkey Cage, titled “Actually, sometimes terrorism does work.” Read Professor Thomas’ article at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/22/actually-sometimes-terrorism-does-work/  The posting on The Monkey Cage is based on Professor Thomas forthcoming article in the American Journal of Political Science, “Rewarding Bad Behavior: How Governments […]

Manuscript Preparation: A manuscript submitted for review to the American Journal of Political Science should be prepared as follows: The manuscript should address an important research problem or question, display a high level of creativity or innovation in research, contribute in a novel way to a body of knowledge, and (as appropriate) demonstrate superb theoretical […]

Leonardo R. Arriola and Martha C. Johnson “Ethnic Politics and Women’s Empowerment in Africa: Ministerial Appointments to Executive Cabinets” Nicholas Carnes and Loam Lupu “Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America”

  The members of the 2014 American Journal of Political Science Editorial Board are now listed on the AJPS website. As you can see, the Board is composed largely of mid-career political scientists, along with a few junior faculty members and another set of senior scholars. All of the Board members are active researchers who […]

The article, “The Strategic Nature of Compliance: An Empirical Evaluation of Law Implementation in the Central Monitoring System of the European Union,” by Thomas König and Lars Mäder, appears in the January 2014 issue of the AJPS. Here, Thomas König provides a summary of its content: How does a central monitoring agency affect compliance in […]

The article, “Substituting the End for the Whole: Why Voters Respond Primarily to the Election Year Economy” by Andrew Healey and Gabriel S. Lenz appears in the January 2014 issue of the American Journal of Political Science. Gabe Lenz highlights the main points in the following post: In the US, we-the voters-elect our presidents using […]

The article, “Widowhood Effects in Voter Participation,” by William R. Hobbs, Nicholas A. Christakis, and James H. Fowler, appears in the January 2014 AJPS. Will Hobbs summarizes the content as follows: Social scientists conventionally attribute relatively low voter turnout among widows to maladaptation and poor general health. Here, we suggest a new “lonely non-voter” explanation. […]

Scott Wolford‘s article, “Showing Restraint, Signaling Resolve: Coalitions, Cooperation, and Crisis Bargaining,” appears in the January 2014 issue of the AJPS. Here, he provides a summary of its content and major conclusions: Powerful countries like the United States often find themselves building military coalitions, yet fighting with “friends and allies” isn’t always viewed in a […]

Ravi Bhavnani provides a summary of his article, “Group Segregation and Urban Violence,” co-authored by Karsten Donnay, Dan Miodownik, Maayan Mor, and Dirk Helbing, and appearing in the January 2014 issue of the AJPS: Researchers from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, ETH Zurich, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem […]

The article, “A Natural Experiment in Proposal Power and Electoral Success,” by Peter J. Loewen, Royce Koop, Jaime Settle, and James H. Fowler, appears in the January 2014 issue of the AJPS. Here, Peter Loewen provides a summary: Common sense would suggest that politicians should be rewarded for the work they do in a legislature. […]


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