June 2013

Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 27, 2013

Fundamentals of Social Choice Theory

AbstractThis paper offers a short introduction to some of the fundamental results of social choice theory. Topics include Nash implementability, monotonic social choice correspondences, the Muller-Satterthwaite impossibility theorem, anonymous and…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 27, 2013

Equality of Educational Opportunity and Attitudes toward Income Inequality: Evidence from China

AbstractA substantial literature in comparative politics and political economy emphasizes the importance of income inequality in redistributive policies and regime transition. I argue that individual perceptions of equal opportunity affect…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 27, 2013

Who Decides? Coalition Governance and Ministerial Discretion

AbstractWho decides policy in a coalition government? Specifically, does the party occupying a ministerial portfolio control policy in that jurisdiction? This question is central to the study of coalitions but…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 27, 2013

Unintentional Gerrymandering: Political Geography and Electoral Bias in Legislatures

AbstractWhile conventional wisdom holds that partisan bias in U.S. legislative elections results from intentional partisan and racial gerrymandering, we demonstrate that substantial bias can also emerge from patterns of human…

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Modern Italy | June 14, 2013

A book festival dedicated to the Mafia(s): a report from the first two editions of the Trame Festival, Lamezia Terme, 2011–2012

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