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1998

Faculty Publications: Political Science

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Full-Text Articles in Political Science

The Race Race In Black And White: The 1995 Louisiana Gubernatorial Election, Byron D. Orey Dec 1998

The Race Race In Black And White: The 1995 Louisiana Gubernatorial Election, Byron D. Orey

Faculty Publications: Political Science

This analysis marks the first time that the black threat thesis posited in 1949 by V. 0. Key, Jr. has been examined by employing a black versus white head-to-head election. This study tests the black threat thesis in the 1995 Louisiana gubernatorial run-off election. The unit of analysis is the parish (same as county) and the primary data sources used in this analysis include election returns by parish, turnout data by race by parish and demographic and socio-economic variables for parishes taken from the United States Census. The findings are consistent with Key's black threat hypothesis. White support for ...


Situational Dissastifaction In Congress: Explaining Voluntary Departures, John R. Hibbing, Michael K. Moore Nov 1998

Situational Dissastifaction In Congress: Explaining Voluntary Departures, John R. Hibbing, Michael K. Moore

Faculty Publications: Political Science

No abstract provided.


Female Empowerment: The Influence Of Women Representing Women, Angela High-Pippert, John Comer Oct 1998

Female Empowerment: The Influence Of Women Representing Women, Angela High-Pippert, John Comer

Faculty Publications: Political Science

The concept of political empowerment has been applied to ethnic and racial minorities, where it has been shown to positively influence political attitudes and participation. We examine whether political empowerment has the same positive consequences for women. Using data from the 1992 National Election Study and Almanac for American Politics 1990, 1992, and 1994, we explore whether women who are represented by women in Congress are more likely to be interested in and participate in politics, have a greater sense of political efficacy, competence, and trust, and evaluate Congress as an institution more favorably than women represented by men. In ...


The Media's Role In Public Negativity Toward Congress: Distinguishing Emotional Reactions And Cognative Evaluations, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, John R. Hibbing Apr 1998

The Media's Role In Public Negativity Toward Congress: Distinguishing Emotional Reactions And Cognative Evaluations, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, John R. Hibbing

Faculty Publications: Political Science

No abstract provided.


Group Rebellion In The 1980s, Ryan Dudley, Ross A. Miller Feb 1998

Group Rebellion In The 1980s, Ryan Dudley, Ross A. Miller

Faculty Publications: Political Science

The authors evaluate the ability of four theoretical approaches to account for the occurrence and severity of group rebellion in the 1980s. These explanations for rebellion are state responses and capabilities, relative deprivation, diffusion, and rational actor. Results indicate that relative deprivation and rational actor explanations were most important in accounting for the occurrence of group rebellion. On the other hand, state responses and capabilities and relative deprivation were the best explanations for the level of group rebellion.