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America’s Two Worlds of Welfare: Subnational Institutions and Social Assistance in Metropolitan America

America’s Two Worlds of Welfare: Subnational Institutions and Social Assistance in Metropolitan America by Margaret Weir, Brown University, and Jessica Schirmer, University of California, Berkeley Studies of the “delegated state” highlight the growing role of nongovernmental organizations to fulfill public […]

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Representation in an Era of Political and Economic Inequality

Representation in an Era of Political and Economic Inequality: How and When Citizen Engagement Matters by Jan E. Leighley, American University, and Jennifer Oser, University of the Negev Does political participation make a difference for policy responsiveness, or is affluence […]

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Policy Feedback as Political Weapon

Policy Feedback as Political Weapon: Conservative Advocacy and the Demobilization of the Public Sector Labor Movement by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University Scholars have shown that once in place policies can foster greater political participation. Indeed, politicians often […]

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When and How New Policy Creates New Politics

When and How New Policy Creates New Politics: Examining the Feedback Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Public Opinion by Lawrence R. Jacobs, University of Minnesota, and Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University Following E. E. Schattschneider’s observation that “a […]

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Racial Identity and Voting: Conceptualizing White Identity in Spatial Terms

Racial Identity and Voting: Conceptualizing White Identity in Spatial Terms by Nicholas Weller, University of California, Riverside and Jane Junn, University of Southern California Recent political events have prompted an examination of the analytical tools and conceptual frameworks used […]

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Black Lives Matter: Evidence that Police-Caused Deaths Predict Protest Activity

Black Lives Matter: Evidence that Police-Caused Deaths Predict Protest Activity by Vanessa Williamson, Brookings Institution, Kris-Stella Trump, Social Science Research Council, and Katherine Levine Einstein, Boston University Since 2013, protests opposing police violence against Black people have […]