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27.06.2022 | Original Paper

Knowledge of Social Rights as Political Knowledge

Conventional measures of political knowledge assess citizens’ familiarity with institutions, political parties, and political actors at the national level. We argue that other types of political knowledge are also important to democratic …

Open Access 25.06.2022 | Original Paper

Neural Bases of Sector Bias in Perceptions of Public Versus Private-Sector Service Performance

Governments, political parties and public institutions regularly design and launch communication campaigns emphasising their successes, fostering participation in democratic acts, promoting the use of public services and seeking to boost electoral …

06.06.2022 | Original Paper

Spatial Polarization, Partisan Climate, and Participatory Actions: Do Congenial Contexts Lead to Mobilization, Resignation, Activation, or Complacency?

With increasing evidence on deepening cleavages along geographic lines, we argue that the local political climate plays an important role in political decision-making and engagement. In this study, we aim to understand the role of political …

23.05.2022 | Original Paper

The Role of Political Ideology and Open-Minded Thinking Style in the (in)Accuracy of Factual Beliefs

The paper investigates the role of political ideology and an open-minded thinking style (i.e., the tendency to reason based on rules of inference rather than intuitive heuristics) with respect to the accuracy of factual beliefs. In line with …

Open Access 17.05.2022 | Original Paper

Bridging the Gaps Between Us: Explaining When and Why People of Color Express Shared Political Views

People of color (PoC) will soon become a demographic majority in the U.S., but this overlooks major differences in how various PoC are treated by American society and the political priorities they hold. We build a theory that explains when and why …

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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.

Political Behavior
Jahrgang 19/1997 - Jahrgang 44/2022
Springer US
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