The forthcoming article “Sources of Authoritarian Responsiveness: A Field Experiment in China” by Jidong Chen, Jennifer Pan, and Yiqing Xu is summarized here: A growing body of research shows that authoritarian regimes can be responsive to ordinary citizens, but why is this the case? Why do those in power in authoritarian regimes expend any effort […]

  The forthcoming article “The Externalities of Inequality: Fear of Crime and Preferences for Redistribution in Western Europe” by David Rueda and Daniel Stegmueller is summarized by the authors here: Many politicians would agree that an individual’s relative income (i.e., whether she is rich or poor) affects her political behavior. Income differentials and the increase […]

The forthcoming article “Policy Attitudes in Institutional Context: Rules, Uncertainty, and the Mass Politics of Public Investment” by Alan M. Jacobs and J. Scott Matthews is summarized here: Why are citizens in the United States so averse to paying taxes to fund the basic functions of government? Why are Americans reluctant to foot the bill for […]

The forthcoming article “Dynamic Pie: A Strategy for Modeling Trade-offs in Compositional Variables Over Time” by Andrew Q. Philips, Amanda Rutherford and Guy D. Whitten is summarized here: >  Much of the substance of politics and policy making involves trade-offs. These trade-offs reflect the competitive nature of the processes that political scientists study. For instance, […]

The forthcoming article “The Problem of Political Science: Political Relevance and Scientific Rigor in Aristotle’s “Philosophy of Human Affairs“” by Dustin Sebell is summarized by the author here: Discussions of Aristotle’s moral-political science have largely disregarded the statements on method that he delivers as he embarks on his “philosophy of human affairs” in book I […]

The following blog post by Dino P. Christenson and David M. Glick summarizes the authors’ recently published AJPS article, titled “Chief Justice Roberts’ Healthcare Decision Disrobed: The Microfoundations of the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy.” After the Supreme Court makes a salient decision, as it recently did in the “Hobby Lobby” contraceptives case, analysts often ask whether the decision undermines […]

The forthcoming article “A Closer Look at Reporting Bias in Conflict Event Data” by Nils B. Weidmann is summarized by the author here: According to the Feb 28, 2015, edition of The Economist, smartphones have become the fastest-selling technical device ever. What effect does the increasing availability of information technology have on political mobilization or violent […]

The American Journal of Political Science is taking its summer hiatus from Saturday, July 18, 2015, until Tuesday, August 18, 2015. During this month-long period, 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 […]

The American Journal of Political Science, like most other major journals in political science, takes a one-month break during the summer. This year, the AJPS summer hiatus runs from Saturday, July 18, 2015 through Tuesday, August 18, 2015. During this period no new or revised manuscripts can be submitted, although all other Journal operations continue […]

The Timeline of Elections: A Comparative Perspective is now available on Early View, and the authors summarize the article here: How do voters’ preferences come into focus in between elections?  Do they evolve in a patterned way?  Does the structure and evolution of preferences vary across countries?  In the paper we consider differences in political […]


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