October 2012

Foreign Affairs | October 19, 2012

Afghan Endgame

Stephen Hadley and John Podesta overemphasize the speed of the transition about to take place in Afghanistan as the United States departs, argues a former U.S. ambassador. Hadley and Podesta…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | October 17, 2012

Comparing British and French Colonial Legacies: A Discontinuity Analysis of Cameroon

AbstractColonial institutions are thought to be an important determinates of post-independence levels of political stability, economic growth, and public goods provision. In particular, many scholars have suggested that British institutional…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | October 17, 2012

Citizen Perceptions of Government Service Quality: Evidence from Public Schools

AbstractConventional models of democratic accountability hinge on citizens' ability to evaluate government performance accurately. In recent years, public reporting of governmental performance has expanded in many policy domains, potentially enhancing…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | October 17, 2012

What Happens to Incumbents in Scandals?

AbstractOne key role of elections is to allow voters to remove politicians who perform poorly in office. We analyze the extent to which incumbents who are involved in relatively serious…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | October 16, 2012

Movers, Stayers, and Registration: Why Age is Correlated with Registration in the U.S.

AbstractAge is among the strongest predictors of political participation, yet it is also among the least well understood. We offer a probability model of participation in the U.S. voter registration…

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