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African American Women: Intersectionality in Politics  

Jamila Celestine Michener, Andrew Dilts, and Cathy J. Cohen

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Political participation has been a fundamental constant in the lives of African American people. Whether it is voting, membership in social/political community organizations, or ... More

Assessing the Unilateral Presidency  

Richard W. Waterman

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Aug 2009
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May 2010
This article summarizes the literature on the president's unilateral powers and explores the implications of the related unitary executive model. It first investigates the association ... More

Budgeting for National Security  

Rodney Bent

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Jul 2018
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Dec 2017
This chapter explains basic concepts used by the executive branch and Congress in requesting and allocating federal budget resources for national security. It provides a context for ... More

Choice‐Theoretic Approaches to Bureaucratic Structure  

Jonathan Bendor and Thomas H. Hammond

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
This article summarizes several major choice-theoretic approaches to bureaucratic structure. It begins by presenting the contributions of four choice-theoretic approaches to the ... More

Economic Development in New York State  

Jonathan Drapkin

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article describes development in the economy of New York State. National and international trends play a large role in the decline of New York's manufacturing economy. New York's ... More

Experimental Methods, Agency Incentives, and the Study of Bureaucratic Behavior  

Gary J. Miller and Andrew B. Whitford

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
This article explores the key attributes of applying experimental methods to the study of bureaucracy. It engages in experimental research on incentives, structure, and other fundamental ... More

Game Theory and the Study of the American Presidency  

Brandice Canes‐Wrone

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Aug 2009
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May 2010
This article describes how game theory has contributed to the understanding of the American presidency as well as how future research could use this technique to advance the understanding ... More

Jack L. Walker, “The Diffusion of Innovations among the American States”  

David Levi-Faur

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter focuses on Jack L. Walker’s 1969 paper “The Diffusion of Innovations among the American States,” which analyzes the phenomenon of diffusion as well as interdependent ... More

New York in Fiscal Federalism  

Robert B. Ward

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article explores New York State's dollars-and-cents relationship with Washington and the nation in the context of broad changes over time in the respective fiscal roles of Washington ... More

The Political Economy of Security  

Norrin M. Ripsman, Rosella Cappella Zielinski, and Kaija E. Schilde

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Jul 2018
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Jan 2018
National security has typically been studied as analytically separate and distinct from political economy. This chapter explores the economic underpinnings of national security and, in ... More

The Public Fisc in New York State  

Charles Brecher

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article elaborates on the understanding of New York's public fiscal position. The choice of counting rules has a dramatic impact on the understanding of the size of government and ... More

Theorizing about Congress  

David R. Mayhew

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Mar 2011
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May 2011
This article discusses congressional scholarship within the context of some literature and analytical schools that have focused on the study of Congress. In this article, various rubrics, ... More

Touching the Bones: Interviewing and Direct Observational Studies of Congress  

Ross K. Baker

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Mar 2011
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May 2011
David R. Matthew's U.S. Senators and their World has set the standard on the interview-based approach on congressional studies. Since its publication fifty years ago, Matthew's approach has ... More

War and African American Citizenship, 1865–1965: The Role of Military Service  

Christopher Parker

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article first examines the various ways in which scholars explain the relationship between war and racial reform. Upon identifying gaps in the literature on the subject, it then ... More

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