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Elections and Policy Responsiveness: Evidence from Environmental Voting in the U.S. Congress
Do elections affect legislators' voting patterns? We investigate this question in the context of environmental policy in the US Congress. We theorize that since the general public is generally inExpand
Couscous Mussolini: US perceptions of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the 1958 intervention in Lebanon and the origins of the US–Israeli special relationship
This article argues that the US print media influenced US foreign policy by crafting a powerful narrative of Gamal Abdel Nasser that characterised Nasser as an expansionistic dictator by comparingExpand
The Politics of Anticolonial Resistance: Violence, Nonviolence, and the Erosion of the British Empire
This paper studies conflict in a hierarchical international system, the British Empire. How did the British Empire respond to violent and nonviolent resistance within its colonies? I develop a theoryExpand
Predictive inference with random forests: A new perspective on classical analyses
Despite the number of problems that can occur when core model assumptions are violated, nearly all quantitative political science research relies on inflexible regression models that require a linearExpand
Halford L. Hoskins and the Geopolitics of Oil in the Middle East
Halford L. Hoskins was a prominent expert on the Middle East during the 1940s and 50s. He was the first dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, former head of SAIS, and founding governorExpand
Social Cohesion and Community Displacement in Armed Conflict: Evidence from Palestinian Villages in the 1948 War
Why do some communities flee their homes during armed conflict, while others remain and risk exposure to violence? This article investigates whether and how whole communities are forcibly displacedExpand
Social Cohesion and Community Displacement in Armed Conflict Evidence from Palestinian Villages in the 1948 War
Why do some communities flee their homes during armed conflict, while others remain and risk exposure to violence? This article investigates whether and how whole communities are forcibly displacedExpand
A Reanalysis of the Relationship between Indirect Rule, Ethnic Inclusion, and Decolonization
Did indirect rule during the colonial era cause greater ethnic inclusion in the postindependence era? This short article replicates a recent study that exploits exogenous variation in British andExpand
State Disengagement: Evidence from Former French West Africa
How do states respond to political resistance? The standard repression or concession logic presumes that the state is strong enough to punish or co-opt dissent effectively. Instead, we argue that theExpand
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