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Colonization and Democracy: Tocqueville Reconsidered

Colonization and Democracy: Tocqueville Reconsidered by Ewa Atanassow, Bard College Berlin What is the relationship between Tocqueville’ celebrated account of democracy, based on principles of social equality and popular sovereignty, and his advocacy of colonizing Algeria? […]

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Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Development: Evidence from India

Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Development: Evidence from India by Saad Gulzar, New York University & Benjamin J. Pasquale, Independent Researcher Political interference in the bureaucracy is generally viewed with suspicion. Yet, in a democracy, should we not expect politicians to push […]

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A Problem-Based Approach to Democratic Theory

A Problem-Based Approach to Democratic Theory by Mark E. Warren, University of British Columbia Over the last few decades, democratic theory has grown dramatically in its power and sophistication, pushed by debates among models of democracy. […]

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Precedent and Doctrine in a Complicated World

Precedent and Doctrine in a Complicated World by Steven Callander, Stanford University & Tom S. Clark, Emory University Courts resolve individual disputes and create principles of law to justify their decisions and guide the resolution of future […]

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Moral Power: How Public Opinion on Culture War Issues Shapes Partisan Predispositions and Religious Orientations

Moral Power: How Public Opinion on Culture War Issues Shapes Partisan Predispositions and Religious Orientations by Paul Goren, University of Minnesota & Christopher Chapp, St. Olaf College Standard public opinion theories assume that most people base their positions […]

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It’s Not Just What You Have, but Who You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections

It’s Not Just What You Have, but Who You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections by Matthew T. Pietryka, Florida State University & Donald A. Debats, Flinders University Do our interpersonal […]

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Taking Sides in Wars of Attrition

Taking Sides in Wars of Attrition by Robert Powell, University of California, Berkeley Third parties often have a stake in the outcome of a conflict and can affect that outcome by taking sides. This paper studies […]