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Autocracies and Terrorism: Conditioning Effects of Authoritarian Regime Type on Terrorist Attacks
Although empirical research has generally demonstrated that democracies experience more terrorism than autocracies, research suggests that this depends upon complex institutional differences that goExpand
State of the world 2017: autocratization and exclusion?
ABSTRACT This article presents evidence of a global trend of autocratization. The most visible feature of democracy – elections – remains strong and is even improving in some places. AutocratizationExpand
Successful and Failed Episodes of Democratization: Conceptualization, Identification, and Description
What explains successful democratization? Answering this requires that researchers identify not only countries that successfully transitioned to democracy, but also those that began toExpand
The Veblenian Critique and Critical Realism: A Comparison of Critical Theories of Mainstream Economics
The Veblenian critique of mainstream economics has something important in common with the critical realist critique. It is essentially an ontological critique. By this I mean that it inquires intoExpand
Understanding the experiences, attitudes, and behaviors of sexual orientation and gender identity minority employees
Abstract This special issue advances the current, relatively lacking, empirical knowledge related to the experiences of employees who are sexual orientation and/or gender identity minorities. In thisExpand
Autocratic Legislatures and Expropriation Risk
An important question for international investors concerns the relationship between political institutions and property rights. Yet a debate remains over whether authoritarian institutions promoteExpand
A Discreet Critique of Discrete Regime Type Data
To understand the limitations of discrete regime type data for studying authoritarianism, I scrutinize three regime type data sets provided by Cheibub, Gandhi, and Vreeland, Hadenius and Teorell, andExpand
Geographical Coverage in Political Science Research
We describe and analyze patterns in the geographical focus of political science research across more than a century. Using a new database of titles and abstracts from 27,690 publications in eightExpand
A Closer Look at the Limits of Consociationalism
  • M. Wilson
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Political Studies
  • 1 April 2020
Although scholars agree that ethnically divided societies are generally more prone to political violence, critics of consociationalism suggest that proportional representation and parliamentarismExpand
Using Sequences to Model Crises
The logic of historical explanation obliges one to understand temporality as a moderator of various effects on political outcomes. Temporal problems remain in the empirical analysis of politicalExpand