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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...

Affect and Political Choice

Ann N. Crigler and Parker R. Hevron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

August 2017; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Political Methodology. 8450 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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Affect and Political Choice

Ann N. Crigler and Parker R. Hevron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

August 2017; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Behaviour; Political Methodology. 8450 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

August 2017; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Methodology; Political Institutions. 6905 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: 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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Agent-Based Computational Modeling and International Relations Theory: Quo Vadis?

Claudio Cioffi-Revilla.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Methodology; International Relations. 12540 words.

Agent-based computational modeling (ABM, for short) is a formal and supplementary methodological approach used in international relations (IR) theory and research, based on the general ABM...

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Aggregating Survey Data to Estimate Subnational Public Opinion

Paul Brace.

in The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Survey Methods

September 2018; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Political Methodology; Political Behaviour. 10143 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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American Indian Politics

David E. Wilkins.

in Political Science

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 7214 words.

The 567 federally acknowledged indigenous peoples inhabiting the United States occupy a unique political niche within the larger society. Recognized as original sovereigns, they enjoy an...

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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Approaches in comparative politics

B. Guy Peters.

in Comparative Politics

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Methodology. 10378 words.

This chapter examines five main approaches in comparative politics that represent important contributions: old and new institutional analysis, interest approach, ideas approach, individual...

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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...

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...

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...

Arms Supply and Proliferation Networks

David Kinsella and Alexander H. Montgomery.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

September 2017; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Methodology. 10336 words.

Network analyses of global and regional arms flows (including small arms and light weapons, major conventional weapons, and weapons of mass destruction) and related international insecurity...

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Asking Questions

Sandra Halperin and Oliver Heath.

in Political Research

December 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Methodology; Politics. 15187 words.

This chapter deals with the first step of the research process: the formulation of a well-crafted research question. It explains why political research should begin with a research question...

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At-A-Distance Analysis

Mark Schafer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

May 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Methodology; Political Behaviour. 8466 words.

This chapter reviews the state of the art in at-a-distance analysis. This methodology originated in attempts by psychologists and students of policy-making and international relations to...

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Authoritarian regimes

Paul Brooker.

in Comparative Politics

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Methodology. 10503 words.

This chapter examines the concept of an authoritarian regime. Aside from the fact that they are not democracies, authoritarian regimes have little in common and are considerably diverse:...

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Authoritarianism in Russia

Joel M. Ostrow.

in Political Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 5558 words.

In January 1992, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, analysts and observers inside Russia and out anticipated the rise of democracy and open politics in a country whose history had only...

Authoritarianism in the Public

Elizabeth Suhay and Brianna Maurer.

in Political Science

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 7072 words.

The study of the “authoritarian personality” began in Europe with the rise of Hitler as an effort to understand why so many seemingly ordinary Germans (and others) were willing to lend...