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Accountability as a Cultural Keyword  

Melvin J. Dubnick

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
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 ... More

Affect and Political Choice  

Ann N. Crigler and Parker R. Hevron

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Jul 2017
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Sep 2014
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 ... More

Agenda-Setting Theory: The Frontier Research Questions  

Maxwell McCombs and Sebastián Valenzuela

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Jul 2017
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Sep 2014
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 ... More

Agent‐Based Modeling  

Scott de Marchi and Scott E. Page

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
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 ... More

Aggregating Survey Data to Estimate Subnational Public Opinion  

Paul Brace

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Jun 2016
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 ... More

Anthropology  

Cris Shore

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May 2014
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Jan 2014
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 ... More

Arms Supply and Proliferation Networks  

David Kinsella and Alexander H. Montgomery

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Sep 2017
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Aug 2016
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 ... More

At-A-Distance Analysis  

Mark Schafer

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
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 ... More

Bayesian Analysis  

Andrew D. Martin

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
This article surveys modern Bayesian methods of estimating statistical models. It first provides an introduction to the Bayesian approach for statistical inference, contrasting it with ... More

Biographical Analysis  

James Walter

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter reviews the historical development of the genre of biography in relation to the social sciences, and discusses the debates about its utility in the study of leadership. Taking ... More

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