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10.04.2021 | Original Paper

Political Candidacy and Sibling Sex Composition: Your Sister Will Not Make You Run For Office

Women are less likely than men to run as candidates in political elections. One reason for this is gendered upbringing, which depresses political ambition among women and strengthens such ambition among men. Furthermore, gendered upbringing can be …

03.04.2021 | Original Paper Open Access

The Gender Backlash in the Vote for Brexit

Despite a relationship between gender and support for populist causes in cross-national research, including in the 2016 US Presidential election, the role of gender has been missing in analysis of support for Brexit, most likely because women and …

26.03.2021 | Original Paper

Macropartisanship in Multiparty Systems: A Comparative Study of Five Democracies

This study aims to propose a new macropartisanship indicator under a multiparty system. Previous macropartisanship studies have focused mainly on the US two-party system. To identify macropartisanship under a multiparty system, I propose an index …

24.03.2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Does Radical-Right Success Make the Political Debate More Negative? Evidence from Emotional Rhetoric in German State Parliaments

Political rhetoric has important effects on the quality of democracy, but we know very little about what causes variation in the tone of the political debate. We investigate how radical-right success affects the way the remaining politicians …

20.03.2021 | Original Paper

Young Citizens’ Civic Engagement and Civic Attitudes: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis

Although reaching the voting age and getting enrolled in the voters’ list is an essential first step in the electoral process, existing studies have rarely investigated its effects on citizens’ socio-political experiences and civic attitudes. To …

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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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