April 2012

Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | April 5, 2012

The Industrial Organization of Private Politics

AbstractPrivate politics social pressure is led by social activists who use confrontational and cooperative strategies to induce firms to provide social benefits. A confrontational activist demands that a firm change…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | April 5, 2012

Tipping Points

AbstractThis paper formally defines tipping points as discontinuities between current and future states of a system and introduces candidate measures of when a system tips based on changes in the…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | April 5, 2012

The Tea Party Movement and the Geography of Collective Action

AbstractWe examine the geography of the Tea Party movement by drawing upon a unique data source that harvested thousands of events from the Meetup.org and Tea Party Patriots websites during…

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