Richard Holtzman published: “Mapping Policy Issues: A Simple, Active-Learning Exercise for Critical Thinking.”
Matt Buehler published (Syracuse University Press): Why Alliances Fail: Islamist and Leftist Coalitions in North Africa.
Trey Thomas, EJ Fagan, and Zach McGee have an article forthcoming in Political Research Quarterly: “Power of the Party: Conflict Expansion and the Agenda Diversity of Interest Groups”
Clarisa Perez-Armendariz edited a special issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on Violent Democracy and its Migrants, and published the introductory article, “Migrant transnationalism in violent democracies.”
The issue also includes her co-authored research article: “The 3 X 1 Program for migrants and vigilante groups on contemporary Mexico.”
Brian Wampler and Natasha Borges Sugiyama (and Michael Touchton) published (Cambridge University Press): Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil
Amy Risley published (Routledge): The Youngest Citizens: Children’s Rights in Latin America
Manuel Balan is co-editing: Legacies of the Left Turn in Latin America: The Promise of Inclusive Citizenship
Christian Sorace co-edited: Afterlives of Chinese Communism: Political Concepts from Mao to Xi
Greg Michener published an article in Governance: “Googling the requester: Identity-questing and discrimination in public service provision.”
Michener also co-chaired the 6th Global Conference on Transparency Research at the FGV in Rio De Janeiro
Kristin Wylie has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at James Madison University. Wylie’s book (Cambridge University Press), Party Institutionalization and Women’s Representation in Democratic Brazil, is winner of APSA’s Legislative Studies Section Alan Rosenthal Prize.
Oya Dursun-Ozkanca is publishing Cambridge University Press): Turkey-West Relations: The Politics of Intra-alliance Opposition
Jeremy Fortier published (University of Chicago Press): The Challenge of Nietzsche: How to Approach His Thought
Bryan Jones, Sean Theriault, and Michelle Whyman published (University of Chicago Press): The Great Broadening: How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics.
Katherine Bersch’s book, When Democracies Deliver: Governance Reform in Latin America, has been published by Cambridge University Press.
Recent publications by Trey Thomas:
“From Disaster Response to Community Recovery: Nongovernmental Entities, Government, and Public Health” in American Journal of Public Health, 2019, with Daniel Sledge
“Gender Politics in the Lobbying Profession” in Politics & Gender, forthcoming, with Katie Marchetti and Tim LaPira
Matthew Wright’s book, A Vindication of Politics: On the Common Good and Human Flourishing, has been published by University Press of Kansas.
Recent publications by Manochehr Dorraj:
“Populism and Corporatism in the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparative Analysis” Chinese Journal of Political Science. September 2017. Vol. 2, No. 3, PP: 288-313.
(M. Dorraj & K. Morgan) Editors, Global Impact of Unconventional Energy Resources (Lanham and New York: Lexington Books, 2019).
“China and Japan’s Pursuit of Unconventional Fuels” in (M. Dorraj & K. Morgan) Editors, Global Impact of Unconventional Energy Resources (Lanham and New York: Lexington Books, 2019): 191-203.
Ken Miller’s article, “The Divided Labor of Attack Advertising in Congressional Campaigns,” is forthcoming in Journal of Politics. Miller also has an article, co-authored with Tasha Philpot, forthcoming in Social Science Quarterly, “New Face to the Race Card: Campaigns, Racial Cues, and Candidate Credibility.”
Michael McLendon’s book, The Psychology of Inequality: Rousseau’s Amour-Propre is forthcoming this year from University of Pennsylvania Press.
Cambridge University Press will release Paula Muñoz’s book this year, Buying Audiences: Clientelism and Electoral Campaigns When Parties are Weak.
Description: Scholars typically emphasize the importance of organized networks and long-term relationships for sustaining electoral clientelism. Yet electoral clientelism remains widespread in many countries despite the weakening of organized parties. This book offers a new account of how clientelism and campaigning work in weak party systems and in the absence of stable party-broker relationships. Drawing on an in-depth study of Peru using a mixed methods approach and cross-national comparisons, Muñoz reveals the informational and indirect effects of investments made at the campaign stage. By distributing gifts, politicians buy the participation of poor voters at campaign events. This helps politicians improvise political organizations, persuade poor voters of candidates’ desirability, and signal electoral viability to strategic donors and voters, with campaign dynamics ultimately shaping electoral outcomes. Among other contributions, the book sheds new light on role of donations and business actors and on ongoing challenges to party building.
Carol K. G. Lutz and James M. Lutz, “Russia and the Use of Trade Policy: Concentration with Soviet Successor States,” Global Economy Journal, Vol. 17, No. 4 (2017).
Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider and James M. Lutz, “Terrorism Analysis and Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project: The Missing Element,” Terrorism and Political Violence online 2017
James M. Lutz and Brenda J. Lutz, “The Threat to State Security,” in Richard Jackson and Danielle Pisoiu (eds.), Contemporary Debates on Terrorism, 2nd ed, (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 75-80.
Jeff Ladewig published “‘Appearances Do Matter’: Congressional District Compactness and Electoral Turnout.” Election Law Journal, 17(2): 137-150.
Abstract: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor famously declared in Shaw v. Reno that ‘‘appearances do matter’’ when it comes to the shape of congressional districts. Although there are no definitive legal requirements for districts’ geographical appearances, the argument is widely posited that more compact districts are better. The reasoning often asserts, and empirical studies have shown, that compactness improves
communication between representatives and constituents, increases political information flows, produces fairer results, as well as restricts excessive gerrymandering. These, in turn, can all increase political participation and improve the legitimacy our representative institutions. Despite this conventional wisdom, there is little empirical evidence on the electoral effects of compactness. Using a dataset on the compactness
of U.S. House districts—with multiple measures generated by geographic information system (GIS) analyses over two redistricting cycles, I estimate the effects of congressional district compactness on electoral turnout and argue that Sandra Day O’Connor is correct: ‘‘appearances do matter.’’
“The Divided Labor of Attack Advertising in Congressional Campaigns,” forthcoming in Journal of Politics
“The Gospel of Reform: The Social Gospel and Health Care Reform Attitudes,” with Eric McDaniel in Politics and Religion.
“A New Face to the Race Card? Campaigns, Racial Cues, and Candidate Credibility,” with Tasha Philpot, forthcoming in Social Science Quarterly
A program led by Greg Michener, the Public Transparency Program, successfully induced the Brazilian government to adopt a provision allowing freedom of information requestors to conceal their identity, diminishing the threat of discrimination, intimidation, or retribution – Law 13.460, article 10, paragraph 7.
The program will be hosting the Global Conference on Transparency Research a the FGV EBAPE-School of Law in June 2019.
Recent publications by Michener include:
- “Forest Governance without Transparency? Evaluating State Efforts to Reduce Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon,” in Environmental Policy and Governance
- “Comparing Resistance to Open Data Performance Measurement: Public Education in Brazil and the UK,” in Public Administration 9
- “A Great Leap Forward for Democracy and the Rule of Law? Brazil’s Mensalão Trial,” in Journal of Latin American Studies
Palgrave published James Lutz’s Globalization and the Economic Consequences of Terrorism.
Recent articles include:
“The Spread of Authoritarian Regimes in Interwar Europe” (Politics, Religion, & Ideology)
Abstract: A number of studies have found that a variety of political phenomena, including democracy, can spread through a diffusion process at the international level. It is also possible that non-democratic phenomena can follow a similar pattern. The spread of a number of different types of authoritarian regimes in Europe between the First World War and the Second World War provided a classic case to determine whether there were such patterns. In fact, the creation of authoritarian political systems followed a diffusion pattern in some periods under some circumstances. Diffusion was more likely to occur in the 1930s instead of the 1920s. There were also indications that those countries that were at lower levels of economic development were a factor that led to the establishment of authoritarian political systems in many years. The evidence for levels of economic development was not present for all time periods, indicating that the spread of authoritarian regimes was a complex process.
“Risk Sensitivity and the Sikh Uprising in the Punjab” (India Quarterly)
Abstract: Risk sensitivity combined with prospect theory and framing concepts can be quite useful in explaining which individuals and groups can become radicalised and more likely to resort to terrorism to achieve their political and economic objectives. Such a radicalisation can occur with groups willing to use violence for major gains and for groups seeking to prevent significant losses of status or wealth. The Sikh uprising in the Punjab in the latter part of the twentieth century is an example of terrorism based not on poverty but as part of an effort to preserve or regain a relatively advantageous position. The Sikhs were in a somewhat advantageous situation in India but faced increasing challenges to their economic, political and social position in the Punjab and in India in general. The counterterrorism policies of the government contributed to the perception of threat that further radicalised the Sikh community.
“The Ambiguous Effect of Population Size on the Prevalence of Terrorism” (Perspectives on Terrorism)
Abstract: Absolute population size has been proposed as one factor that encourages terrorism since large states have more difficulty maintaining security. More populous states suffer from more terrorism because they have more people, but the relationship disappears when per capita measures of terrorism are used. There are some indications that smaller states are more secure, but the evidence is not consistently present.
Kody Cooper and Justin Dyer published “Thomas Jefferson, Nature’s God, and the Theological Foundations of Natural-Rights Republicanism” in Politics and Religion.
Abstract: While the role of theology in Jefferson’s political thought and its
implications for how we should understand the role of “Nature’s God” in
grounding natural-rights republicanism are topics of ongoing scholarly interest,
scholars have missed important continuities between Jefferson’s natural-law
theory and that of classical, theistic natural-law. Many scholars who have
considered Jefferson in this light have emphasized Jefferson’s discontinuity
and even subversion of that tradition. In critical dialogue with this vein of
scholarship, we argue that Jefferson espouses a creational metaphysics and a
natural-law theory of morality that has surprising continuities with classical
natural-law. We seek to shed new light on Jefferson’s theory of the moral
sense and his the earth belongs to the living principle, which we contend
encapsulates his theistic understanding of equality and property.
Justin Dyer published “Political Science and American Political Thought,” in PS: Political Science and Politics.
Abstract: Written as a short personal reflection, this article explores the development of
political science as an organized professional discipline in the United States. At its inception, political science in the United States was principally concerned with political thought and constitutionalism, and it was taught with the public-spirited purpose of educating for citizenship in a constitutional democracy. Twentieth-century methodological trends at one time threatened to remove political thought and constitutionalism from the curriculum of political science, but recent disciplinary trends suggest that American political thought does have a place in twenty-first-century political science.
Trey Thomas’s article, “How Many Lobbyists Are in Washington?: Shadow Lobbying and the Gray Market for Policy Advocacy,” was published in Interest Groups & Advocacy, and in an edited special issue of Cognitive Systems Research, he published “The Cognitive Underpinnings of Policy Process Studies: Introduction to a Special Issue of Cognitive Systems Research” and “Modeling Contagion in Policy Systems.”
Matt Buehler’s article, “The Autocrat’s Advisors: Opening the Black Box of Ruling Coalitions in Tunisia’s Authoritarian Regime,” was published in Political Research Quarterly.
Temple University Press has published Jeremy Teigen’s Why Veterans Run: Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016.
Steven Brooke has two publications forthcoming. His book, Winning Heats and Votes: Social Services and the Islamist Political Advantage, is being published by Cornell University Press, and his article, “Social and Institutional Origins of Political Islam,” is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review.
Erik Devereaux has published a textbook, Methods of Policy Analysis: Creating, Deploying, and Assessing Theories of Change, available through Amazon Kindle.
Roy Germano’s “Testing for Trademark Dilution in Court and in the Lab” is forthcoming in The University of Chicago Law Review.
David Williams is co-editor of the recently published Jean-Jaques Rousseau: Fundamental Political Writings.
Oya Dursun-Ozkanca published “The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo: An Analysis from the Local Perspective,” in Ethnopolitics, Volume 17, Issue 1 (2018). Fifty free electronic copies may be retrieved on a first-come-first-served basis.
Roy Germano’s book, Outsourcing Welfare: How the Money Immigrants Send Home Contributes to Stability in Developing Countries, will be published by Oxford University Press this winter. Germano also has articles recently published or forthcoming in Migration Studies, Research & Politics, The NYU Law Review, and the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal.