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2006

Department of Political Science Publications

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The Influence Of European Émigré Scholars On Comparative Politics 1925-1965, Gerhard Loewenberg Nov 2006

The Influence Of European Émigré Scholars On Comparative Politics 1925-1965, Gerhard Loewenberg

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Among European émigré intellectuals who came to the United States between 1925 and 1940, a small group of prolific, influential scholars who received appointments at major colleges and universities helped to restore the comparative approach to the study of political systems. That approach had been dominant in the early years of the discipline but had been lost during its Americanization in the first quarter of the twentieth century. The teaching and writing of these scholars contributed to the formulation of theoretical frameworks designed to facilitate cross-national comparison. When the purview of comparative politics expanded in the 1950s and 1960s to ...


Success In Graduate School And After: Survey Results From The Midwest Region Part Iii, Vicki L. Hesli, Jacqueline Delaat, Jeremy Youde, Jeanette Mendez, Sang-Shin Lee Apr 2006

Success In Graduate School And After: Survey Results From The Midwest Region Part Iii, Vicki L. Hesli, Jacqueline Delaat, Jeremy Youde, Jeanette Mendez, Sang-Shin Lee

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Ph.D.-granting institutions want students to complete their doctoral degrees. Most graduate departments in political science focus their training on preparing students to pursue academic careers. We provide valid and reliable empirical data about the factors that affect students' prospects for successfully completing political science doctoral degrees and finding academic jobs. Because National Science Foundation data (2002, Table 53) reveal significant differences in the number of doctoral degrees awarded to women compared with men, we test a series of hypotheses based on the existing literature that may account for these differences. Our paper applies knowledge gained from previous studies ...


Cooperation In World Politics: The Constraining And Constitutive Effects Of International Organizations, Sara Mclaughlin Mitchell Mar 2006

Cooperation In World Politics: The Constraining And Constitutive Effects Of International Organizations, Sara Mclaughlin Mitchell

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Many scholars accept the important role international organizations (IOs) play in facilitating cooperation among states in world politics, yet there is disagreement about the theoretical mechanisms that best account for the positive correlation between shared IO memberships and cooperation. Institutionalists and Rationalists treat state preferences as fixed and emphasize the influence of IO memberships on interstate bargaining. In this view, IOs act as constraints, because while they help states negotiate more efficiently (with fewer costs & greater information), they do not significantly alter states’ preferences. Constructivists, on the other hand, recognize that organizations can alter member states’ identities and interests, and ...


Does Economics Still Matter? Econometrics And The Vote, Michael S. Lewis-Beck Feb 2006

Does Economics Still Matter? Econometrics And The Vote, Michael S. Lewis-Beck

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Evans and Andersen make the provocative argument that the effects of economic perceptions on political support are greatly exaggerated, owing to the endogeneity of economic perceptions with respect to partisanship. I question their claim, for several reasons. First, the dependent variable measure of popularity is unusual. Second, the causal modeling is based on debatable assumptions that could be behind these surprising results. Third, in the United Kingdom and the United States, evidence suggests that national economic perceptions reflect closely the real economy. There may well be an endogeneity problem in economic voting studies, but it more likely runs from economic ...