Political Places: Neighborhood Social Organization and the Ecology of Political Behaviors

  title={Political Places: Neighborhood Social Organization and the Ecology of Political Behaviors},
  author={Jeremy R. Levine and Theodore S. Leenman and Carl E. Gershenson and David M. Hureau},
  journal={Social Science Quarterly},
Objective While scholars treat neighborhoods as important contexts of inequality, few studies explore the social processes that create disparities in neighborhoods’ political capacities. How does neighborhood social organization affect rates of political participation? Methods We combine surveys from the U.S. Census and Boston Neighborhood Survey (BNS), and administrative data from the City of Boston. Accounting for spatial dependence, we fit a series of regression models investigating the… 
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