Trey Thomas: Recent Publications

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

Manochehr Dorraj: Recent Publications

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: JOP Article

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.”

Paula Muñoz: Cambridge University Press Book

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.

James Lutz: Recent Publications

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: Election Law Journal Article

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.’’

Ken Miller: Recent Publications

“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

Greg Michener: Publications and Policy Success

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:

James Lutz: Recent Publications

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: Natural-Rights Republicanism

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: PS and American Political Thought

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: Recent Publications

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.”

Roy Germano: Outsourcing Welfare

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.