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17.03.2018 | Original Paper

Issue Accountability in U.S. House Elections

This paper analyzes the positions Members of Congress take on important aspects of public policy, voters’ preferences on those issues, and individual-level voting behavior in congressional elections. Minimal evidence of issue accountability is …

15.03.2018 | Original Paper Open Access

The Curse of Knowledge? Education, Corruption, and Politics

Education has consistently been found to be positively related to political participation, electoral turnout, civic engagement, political knowledge, and democratic attitudes and opinions. Previous research has, however, not sufficiently …

01.03.2018 | Original Paper

Local Economic Shocks and National Election Outcomes: Evidence from Hungarian Administrative Data

What are the consequences of unequal economic conditions on national election results? In this study, we use extraordinarily granular economic data measured without sampling error to assess how variation in local economic conditions across 3152 …

24.02.2018 | Original Paper

Is Sexism for White People? Gender Stereotypes, Race, and the 2016 Presidential Election

On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump, a man with no office-holding experience, won the Electoral College, defeating the first woman to receive the presidential nomination from a major party. This paper offers the first observational test of how sexism …

24.02.2018 | Original Paper

The Personality of the Politically Ambitious

Until recently, political ambition has largely been considered to be a product of the institutional and political environment. We argue that individual personality plays a significant role in nascent political ambition and progressive ambition.

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Political Behavior publishes original research in the general fields of political behavior, institutions, processes, and policies. Coverage focuses on conventional and unconventional political behavior of individuals or small groups, and of large organizations that participate in the political process such as parties, interest groups, political action committees, governmental agencies, and mass media.

As an interdisciplinary journal, Political Behavior integrates a variety of analytical approaches across different levels of theoretical abstraction and empirical domain. The exploration includes economic perspectives in preference structuring and bargaining; psychological aspects of attitude, motivations and perceptions; sociological orientation of roles, group or class; or political stance in decision making, coalitions and influence.

Officially cited as: Polit Behav

Published in association with the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior section of the American Political Science Association.

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