It’s (Change in) the (Future) Economy, Stupid: Economic Indicators, The Media and Public Opinion Is now available on Early View, the authors summarize the article here: Stuart N. Soroka (University of Michigan), Dominik A. Stecula (University of British Columbia), and Christopher Wlezien (University of Texas at Austin) The economy matters for politics. First, there are clear […]

The American Journal of Political Science is taking its end-of-the-year hiatus from Saturday, December 13, 2014, until Monday, January 5, 2015.  During this period of just over three weeks, no new or revised manuscripts will be accepted, although all other Journal operations will continue unabated. Thus, we will continue to process incoming reviews, and I will issue editorial decisions on […]

By: Thomas B. Pepinsky There are two general explanations for why Islamic parties are popular in Muslim majority countries. One is that voters like the religious ideology that these parties espouse. But a competing explanation is that voters actually just want to support reformist parties with economic policies that they like, and only Islamists are […]

Summary by Jacob N. Shapiro When insurgents kill civilians in the course of attacking governments they oppose, do they pay a price? When government forces unintentionally cause civilian casualties, does that turn the population towards insurgents? These are not idle concerns. U.S. commanders struggled for many years with how much risk to accept to their […]

Over the past year, several American politicians have given highly visible legislative speeches. On June 25, 2013, Wendy Davis, a State Senator in Texas, spoke for 11 hours to block the passage of an anti-abortion bill. As a result, she quickly rose to national prominence and became the Democratic candidate in the 2014 Texas Governor’s […]

The American Journal of Political Science will take its end-of-the-year break from Saturday, December 13, 2014, until Monday, January 5, 2015. During this period of just over three weeks, no new or revised manuscripts will be accepted, although all other Journal operations continue unabated. So, we will continue to process incoming reviews, and I will […]

Organized crime depends on financial secrecy. Untraceable shell companies are the most important means of providing this concealment. Recognizing this danger, the international community has responded by mandating that authorities must be able to look through the corporate veil to find the real individuals in control of shell companies. Yet, until now, no one has […]

Since World War II, trade barriers have come down around the world.  While the degree of liberalization has varied across both countries and industries, there is a puzzle: Why do so many countries continue to more heavily protect lower-earning, less-skilled industries?  An important reason this pattern is puzzling is it holds true even in many […]

Blog post by: Neil Malhotra, Yotam Margalit, and Cecilia Mo As the 113th session of the US Congress comes to a close, a glaring policymaking failure is the inability to craft legislation to deal with undocumented immigrants. With much of the blame for gridlock at the feet of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, journalists have […]

Post by Michael J. Hanmer (Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland) and Kerem Ozan Kalkan (Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Eastern Kentucky University) regarding: “Behind the Curve: Clarifying the Best Approach to Calculating Predicted Probabilities and Marginal Effects from Limited Dependent Variable Models” by Michael J. […]

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