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Testing Huntington: Is Hispanic Immigration a Threat to American Identity?
Samuel Huntington argues that the sheer number, concentration, linguistic homogeneity, and other characteristic of Hispanic immigrants will erode the dominance of English as a nationally unifyingExpand
Minority Status, Ideology, or Opportunity: Explaining the Greater Retirement of House Republicans
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives tend to retire at a higher rate than Democrats—a fact with potentially important electoral and policy ramifications—but research on the possibleExpand
Administering the Overseas Vote
While there is a growing academic literature about mail-in ballots, there has been no serious academic research to date on overseas voters, even though the counting of overseas military ballotsExpand
PARADOXES OF DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY: POLARIZED PARTIES, HARD DECISIONS, AND NO DESPOT TO VETO
ABSTRACT Parties are back, and many are cheering. Party polarization has voters seeing stark differences between Democrats and Republicans and demonstrating more ideological constraint than previousExpand
Yes–no Answers versus Check-all in Self-Administered Modes: A Systematic Review and Analyses
When writing questions with dichotomous response options, those administering surveys on the web or on paper can choose from a variety of formats, including a check-all-that-apply or a forced-choiceExpand
SOURCES OF MASS POLITICAL DISAGREEMENT: REJOINDER TO MARIETTA
Abstract Do people tend to disagree over political issues because of conflicting values? Or do they disagree about which policies will most effectively promote shared values? In a previous article, IExpand
Do Voters Look to the Future? Economics and Elections . By Brad Lockerbie. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008. 170p. $65.00 cloth, $21.95 paper.
  • M. Murakami
  • Political Science
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • 1 December 2009
is the incentive for state legislators or local officials to appropriate millions for new election machinery when most elections are not close, when most people (a majority of the voting-ageExpand
Venue Effects: How State Policy Source Influences Policy Support
Does receiving information about a policy's source shape individual support for the policy? Is the public more supportive of policies issued by courts, legislatures, or citizens voting on a ballotExpand
Divisive Primaries: Party Organizations, Ideological Groups, and the Battle over Party Purity
  • M. Murakami
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
  • 1 October 2008
Of the many vital functions that political parties serve in American democracy, selecting candidates for public office is near the top of the list. Giovanni Sartori (1976) cites this purpose as theirExpand
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