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Democracy and the Violation of Human Rights: A Statistical Analysis from 1976 to 1996
Most studies posit and identify a linear and negative relationship between democracy and the violation of human rights. Some research challenges this finding, however, suggesting that nonlinearExpand
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Protesting While Black?
How does the race of protesters affect how police respond to protest events? Drawing on the protest policing literature and on theories of race and ethnic relations, we explore the idea that policeExpand
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Coalition-directed Voting in Multiparty Democracies
Ideology is widely considered to be an important factor in shaping policy outcomes and in influencing election outcomes. We propose a theory of the coalition-directed vote. The argument suggests thatExpand
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Law enforcement preferences for PTSD treatment and crisis management alternatives.
Evidence-based treatments (EBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remain underutilized. Analog research, however, indicates that patients may be more amenable to receiving EBT for PTSD thanExpand
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Why can voters anticipate post-election coalition formation likelihoods?
A number of scholars have argued that, in contexts with multi-party governing coalitions, voters can use historical patterns to anticipate the ideological composition of likely post-electionExpand
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Stability and change in the Freedom House political rights and civil liberties measures
Scholars have long attempted to make distinctions among states based on regime type. Two of the most commonly used measures by both scholars and policymakers are the Freedom House Freedom in theExpand
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Higher education and law enforcement career paths: Is the road to success paved by degree?
This study examines the effects of education on the career paths of Texas law enforcement officers holding advanced or specialized positions. It addresses the distribution of officers by rank and byExpand
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The Puzzle of Abu Ghraib: Are Democratic Institutions a Palliative or Panacea?
The events of Abu Ghraib exposed politicians, journalists, military and law enforcement personnel, NGOs, activists and ordinary citizens to the potential brutality of state repression. Many were leftExpand
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Social roles and subjective well‐being: A decomposition of race differences
This paper examines the relative importance of exposure and response to social roles for explaining race differences in subjective well‐being. Data pooled from several years of General Social SurveyExpand
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The Consequences of Contention: Understanding the Aftereffects of Political Conflict and Violence
What are the political and economic consequences of contention (i.e., genocide, civil war, state repression/human rights violation, terrorism, and protest)? Despite a significant amount of interest...
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