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Accountability as a Cultural Keyword

Melvin J. Dubnick.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Administration; Political Methodology. 7218 words.

This chapter examines the emergence of accountability as a culturally significant concept that both reflects and shapes changes taking place in our understanding of contemporary governance....

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Advertising and Election Campaigns in the United States

Michael Hagen.

in Political Science

P ublished online November 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 10250 words.

Americans invest a great deal in choosing political leaders. In each election cycle, campaigns for elective office in the United States combine to raise and spend billions of dollars, and...

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Affect and Political Choice

Ann N. Crigler and Parker R. Hevron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Behaviour; Political Methodology. 8009 words.

Whether political observers and participants applaud or decry the presence of emotions in political decision-making, scholars have begun to view the relationship between affect and reason...

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Agenda-Setting Theory

Maxwell McCombs and Sebastián Valenzuela.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Methodology; Political Institutions. 6949 words.

This chapter discusses contemporary directions of agenda-setting research. It reviews the basic concept of agenda setting, the transfer of salience from the media agenda to the public...

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Agent‐Based Modeling

Scott de Marchi and Scott E. Page.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Methodology; Comparative Politics. 11477 words.

This article provides a discussion on agent-based modeling. Two examples that show the ability of computational methods to extend game-theoretic results are presented. It then discusses...

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Aggregating Survey Data to Estimate Subnational Public Opinion

Paul Brace.

in The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Polling Methods

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Political Methodology; Political Behaviour. 10144 words.

Public opinion’s role in shaping governmental actions is a central concern of democracy, yet the absence of systematic state-level survey data has inhibited analyses of public opinion at...

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Anthropology

Cris Shore.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

May 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Methodology; Comparative Politics. 7290 words.

From an anthropological perspective, political leadership is a system of social relationships involving authority, charisma and other forms of personal or institutional power, whose rules...

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The Arab-Israel Conflict

Alan Dowty.

in Political Science

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 14376 words.

The sheer volume of literature on the Arab-Israel conflict is enormous. Most of these writings are, however, contentious, if not polemical; scholarly research occupies only one wing of the...

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The Arab-Israel Conflict

Alan Dowty.

in Political Science

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 14376 words.

The sheer volume of literature on the Arab-Israel conflict is enormous. Most of these writings are, however, contentious, if not polemical; scholarly research occupies only one wing of the...

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Aristotle's Political Thought

Eugene Garver.

in Political Science

P ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 11609 words.

Aristotle divides practical science into ethics and politics. The Nicomachean Ethics ends with a transition to the Politics, setting out a program of debatable relation to what has come...

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