War, inequality, and taxation

Jan. 13, 2021

Dorr, DC, Shin, AJ. War, inequality, and taxation. Econ Polit . 2020; 00: 1– 29. Published: 30 October 2020 Abstract: Existing studies highlight the importance of the compensatory demand among the conscripted poor to explain why wars lead to income and inheritance tax hikes for the rich. We propose...


Voluntary leadership and the emergence of institutions for self-governance

Oct. 16, 2020

By: Krister Andersson, Kimberlee Chang, Adriana Molina-Garzon Publication Date: October 2020 Abstract: Strong local institutions are important for the successful governance of common-pool resources (CPRs), but why do such institutions emerge in the first place and why do they sometimes not emerge at all? We argue that voluntary local leaders...

John Griffin

Democratic Representation of all ‘the People’: Anti-Slavery Petitions in the U.S.

June 25, 2020

John D. Griffin and Grace Sager Published: 2021, Studies in American Political Development Publication coming soon!

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Deprivation in the Midst of Plenty: Citizen Polarization and Political Protest

June 25, 2020

John D. Griffin, Chad Kiewiet de Jonge, and Vania Ximena Velasco-Guachalla Published: 2020, British Journal of Political Science Abstract: This article elaborates relative deprivation theory to a societal level to argue that political unrest is rooted in the polarization of citizens' grievance judgments, rather than the mean level of societal...

Sven Steinmo

Néo-institutionnalisme historique

June 22, 2020

Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado Boulder Published: 2019 “Néo-institutionnalisme historique” in Laurie Boussaguet, Sophie Jacquot, and Pauline Ravinet (eds.), Dictionnaire des politiques publiques , VOL. 4., Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, pp. 382-390, (2019), ISBN 9782724625110

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Who is that guy?

June 22, 2020

Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado Boulder; Sven Hort, Södertörn University Published: 2019 “Who is that guy?” in Sven Engstrom and Sven Hort (eds.), Om Bo Rothstein , Aktiv Forlag, Lund, Sweden, 2019, pp. 67-73.

Jarslav Tir

The Effects of Militarized Interstate Disputes on Incumbent Voting Across Genders

June 19, 2020

By: Jaroslav Tir University of Colorado Boulder, Shane P. Singh University of Georgia Published: 28 June 2018 Abstract: Gender and politics research argues that men are more hawkish and supportive of militarized confrontations with foreign foes, while women ostensibly prefer more diplomatic approaches. This suggests that, after a militarized confrontation...

Jaroslav Tir

Geography, Territory, and Conflict

June 19, 2020

By: Steven V. Miller Clemson University, Jaroslav Tir University of Colorado Boulder, and John A. Vasquez Illinios University Orignial Publication: May 2010 Online Publication: Dec 2017 Abstract: Traditional, structural theories of international relations may have eschewed the importance of geography and territory to understanding international conflict, but the past 50...

The Dynamic American Dream

June 19, 2020

By: Jennifer Wolak University of Colorado Boulder, David A.M. Peterson Iowa State University Published 21 April 2020 Abstract: The American Dream is central to the national ethos, reflecting people's optimism that all who are willing to work hard can achieve a better life than their parents. Separate from the support...

Political Knowledge and Policy Representation in the States

June 19, 2020

By: William P. Jaeger Colorado Children's Campaign, Jeffrey Lyons Boise State University, Jennifer Wolak University of Colorado Boulder Published: July 10, 2016 Abstract: Political knowledge is central to the success of representative democracy. However, public policy has been shown to follow public opinion even despite low levels of political information...