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Do Voters Affect or Elect Policies? Evidence from the U. S. House
There are two fundamentally different views of the role of elections in policy formation. In one view, voters can affect candidates' policy choices: competition for votes induces politicians to moveExpand
Splitting the Difference? Causal Inference and Theories of Split-party Delegations
We provide an introduction to the regression discontinuity design (RDD) and use the tech nique to evaluate models of sequential Senate elections predicting that the winning party for one Senate seat will receive fewer votes in the next election for the other seat. Expand
Nursing Gender Pay Differentials in the New Millennium
BACKGROUND The gender pay gap in the United States is an ongoing issue, affecting women in nearly all occupations. Jobs traditionally associated with men tend to pay better than traditionallyExpand
Keeping the Faith in Revolutionary Mexico: Clerical and Lay Resistance to Religious Persecution, East Michoacán, 1926-1929*
This article analyses the character of local religious practice in the archdiocese of Michoacán during Mexico's cristero rebellion, and explores the relationship between ‘official’ and ‘popular’Expand
Developing new strategies to combat cyber-terrorism
Terrorism is no longer a concern for only a religious or ethnic few. It is now a very real threat to the entire global community. A major factor in this widespread concern is the recent emergence ofExpand
Mortality and labour on the Codrington Estates, Barbados.
  • M. Butler
  • History, Medicine
  • The Journal of Caribbean history
  • 1984
Faith and impiety in revolutionary Mexico
Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion: Michoacán, 1927-29
Dr Butler provides a new interpretation of the cristero war (1926-29) which divided Mexico's peasantry into rival camps loyal to the Catholic Church (cristero) or the Revolution (agrarista). ThisExpand
Are low income patients receiving the benefits of electronic health records? A statewide survey
There are concerns that physicians serving low-income, Medicaid patients, in the United States are less likely to adopt electronic health records and, if so, that Medicaid patients will be denied the benefits from electronic health record use. Expand
Sotanas Rojinegras: Catholic Anticlericalism and Mexico's Revolutionary Schism*
As the recent clashes in Mexico City's metropolitan cathedral show, it is not just clericalism that is making an apparent comeback in post-priísta Mexico: clericalism's faithful alter ego,Expand