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  • A Cross-National Comparison of Voter Turnout in 15 Sub-Saharan African States 

    Schraufnagel, Scot; Gowen, Peter (Journal of Good Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa, 2014-12)
    The political fortunes of Sub-Saharan Africa changed dramatically in the past twenty-five years. Since the late 1980s, many countries have held regular multi-party elections. A cross-national examination of voter participation ...
  • Balancing Ambition and Gender Among Decision Makers 

    Hannagan, Rebecca; Larimer, Christopher W.; Smith, Kevin B. (SAGE Publications, 2007)
    In this article, we use an original laboratory experiment to test how people react to ambitious decision makers, allowing for interactions with gender. In the experiment, participants are told two decision makers will be ...
  • Indonesia's Law on Public Services: Changing State-Society Relations or Continuing Politics as Usual? 

    Buehler, Michael (Taylor & Francis, 2011)
    Institutional reforms introduced after the collapse of the New Order regime have brought state–society relations in Indonesia under increased scrutiny. This paper uses an evaluation of Law 25/2009 on Public Services as a ...
  • Editor's Introduction: Cultural Theory's Contributions to Political Science 

    Swedlow, Brendon (Cambridge University Press, 2011-10)
    Many political scientists first learned of anthropologist Mary Douglas's cultural theory (CT) through Aaron Wildavsky's APSA presidential address (Wildavsky 1987), in which he sought to explain the value of this theoretical ...
  • Cultural Surprises as Sources of Sudden, Big Policy Change 

    Swedlow, Brendon (Cambridge University Press, 2011-10)
    A major complaint against cultural theories is that they cannot explain political change (Lockhart 1997). Cultural and institutional accounts of politics are also often seen as antagonistic (Chai 1997; Grendstad and Selle ...