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Residential Concentration, Political Socialization, and Voter Turnout
Although many have hypothesized that neighborhoods and social context are important influences on the decision to vote, the data to study these phenomenon have often been inadequate. We examine aExpand
Distance, Turnout, and the Convenience of Voting*
Objectives. This research examines how distance factors into the costs associated with political participation. We hypothesize that the political geography of a voter's residence affects not only theExpand
Registrants, Voters, and Turnout Variability Across Neighborhoods
Although political participation has received wide-ranging scholarly attention, little is known for certain about the effects of social and political context on turnout. A scattered set ofExpand
Initiated Distrust
An abundance of recent research has suggested that direct democracy institutions, such as the initiative and referendum, craft an environment ripe for encouraging better democratic citizenship. HighExpand
Direct Democracy and Political Efficacy Reconsidered
Some studies have contended that direct democracy has secondary benefits unrelated to its impact on policy. In particular, recent scholarship claims that the American ballot initiative processExpand
The End of Welfare as We Know It?Durable Attitudes in a Changing Information Environment
When white Americans think about welfare, they are likely to think about black Americans. The most prominent explanation for this phenomenon offered has been media coverage-newsmakers have presentedExpand
Location, knowledge and time pressures in the spatial structure of convenience voting
Abstract In this paper we examine the geography of convenience voting. We theorize that convenience voting is likely to be most common in neighborhoods where civic skills meet timeExpand
To Know You is Not Necessarily to Love You: The Partisan Mediators of Intergroup Contact
We propose the contact–cue interaction approach to studying political contact—that cues from trusted political elites can moderate the effect of contact on the formation of public policy opinions.Expand
The Effect of Local Political Context on How Americans Vote
Neighborhood context could condition voting decisions, but systematic investigation of whether (how) the traits of a given locale shape individual voting decisions is sparse. We explore theExpand
Political Distrust and Conservative Voting in Ballot Measure Elections
Over the past thirty years, the cumulative effects of direct democracy have served to decrease both levels of taxation and spending in the American states. Yet conservative budgetary policy measuresExpand