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The Obama Effect: Patterns of Geographic Clustering in the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Elections
This paper investigates patterns of geographic clustering in the county vote for the presidential elections of 2004 and 2008. Using local indicators of spatial association (LISA), the statisticallyExpand
Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics
Mobilized by Direct Democracy: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Effects and the Geography of Turnout in Ballot Measure Elections*
A number of recent studies find that direct democracy increases voter turnout. In this article, we ask: Who does direct democracy mobilize to vote and how are they mobilized? We distinguish betweenExpand
Do Ballot Initiatives Increase General Political Knowledge?
Abstract Current literature often suggests that more information and choices will enhance citizens’ general political knowledge. Notably, some studies indicate that a greater number of state ballotExpand
Administrative Law Judges in Fair Housing Enforcement: Attitudes, Case Facts, and Political Control
Objective. This study investigates the effect of attitudes, case facts, and political control on the fair housing decisions made by administrative law judges (ALJs) at the Department of Housing andExpand
The Limits of Partisan Gerrymandering: Looking Ahead to the 2010 Congressional Redistricting Cycle
This article looks ahead to the 2010 congressional redistricting cycle, and makes the case that the concern over the pernicious effects of partisan redistricting has been significantlyExpand
A missing element?
Research and local audit to improve nursing care.