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Partisanship, health behavior, and policy attitudes in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic
Objective To study the U.S. public’s health behaviors, attitudes, and policy opinions about COVID-19 in the earliest weeks of the national health crisis (March 20–23, 2020). Method We designed and
The Institutional Turn in Comparative Authoritarianism
The institutional turn in comparative authoritarianism has generated wide interest. This article reviews three prominent books on authoritarian institutions and their central theoretical propositions
Lagged Explanatory Variables and the Estimation of Causal Effect
Lagged explanatory variables are commonly used in political science in response to endogeneity concerns in observational data. There exist surprisingly few formal analyses or theoretical results,
Can Results-Free Review Reduce Publication Bias? The Results and Implications of a Pilot Study
The main conclusions are that results-free review encourages much greater attention to theory and research design, but that it raises thorny problems about how to anticipate and interpret null findings.
Testing Islam’s Political Advantage: Evidence from Indonesia
Across the Muslim world, Islamic political parties and social organizations have capitalized upon economic grievances to gain political support. But existing research has been unable to disentangle
Autocracy, Elections, and Fiscal Policy: Evidence from Malaysia
Authoritarian regimes often use fiscal policy to reward political supporters and to punish political opponents. In many authoritarian regimes with political institutions like parties, legislatures,
Economic Crises and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes: Indonesia and Malaysia in Comparative Perspective
Economic Crises and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes: Indonesia and Malaysia in Comparative Perspective. By Thomas B. Pepinsky. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp. 326. Thomas
The Trump Presidency and American Democracy: A Historical and Comparative Analysis
To many observers across the political spectrum, American democracy appears under threat. What does the Trump presidency portend for American politics? How much confidence should we have in the
The 2008 Malaysian Elections: An End to Ethnic Politics?
Malaysia's twelfth general elections, held on March 8, 2008, dealt a stunning blow to the incumbent Barisan Nasional regime. For the first time since 1969, the coalition did not receive its customary