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Black Candidates, White Voters: Understanding Racial Bias in Political Perceptions
Theory: Social psychological theories of in-group responses to members of outgroups are used to generate hypotheses about the willingness of white voters to vote for minority candidates. Hypotheses:
The Effects of Negative Political Campaigns: A Meta-Analytic Reassessment
The conventional wisdom about negative political campaigning holds that it works, i.e., it has the consequences its practitioners intend. Many observers also fear that negative campaigning has
Partisanship, Blame Avoidance, and the Distribution of Legislative Pork
majority party advantage in the allocation of federal resources, a relation? ship seemingly at odds with the bipartisan support often enjoyed by distributive policies and pragrams. We reconcile this
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
1. Introduction: race and residence 2. Race relations in Detroit, 1968-92 3. Black-white social interaction 4. Perceptions of racial discriminations 5. Black racial solidarity 6. White racial
Analyzing Censored and Sample-Selected Data with Tobit and Heckit Models
Political scientists are making increasing use of the Tobit and Heckit models. This paper addresses some common problems in the application and interpretation of these models. Through numerical
Making Contact? Black-White Social Interaction in an Urban Setting
Although numerous studies have examined the consequences of social contact between black and white Americans, relatively little is known about the determinants of such contact. Drawing on a survey of
Avoidance or Engagement? Issue Convergence in U.S. Presidential Campaigns, 1960–2000
A widely noted and oft-decried characteristic of campaigns in the United States is the tendency of the competing sides to talk past each other—to avoid engaging with one another on the same issues.
The Politics of Talk: Unconstrained Floor Time in the U.S. House of Representatives
One- and five-minute morning speeches and special orders at the end of the day provide members of the House of Representative the opportunity to express themselves to a national audience. We
Residential Context and Racial Solidarity among African Americans
Theory: As the "structural linchpin" of American race relations, residential segregation has important implications for blacks' and whites' thinking about race. Considered here is the impact of
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