Author Summaries of AJPS Articles

How Settlement Locations and Local Networks Influence Immigrant Political Integration

The forthcoming article "How Settlement Locations and Local Networks Influence Immigrant Political Integration" by Bernt Bratsberg, Jeremy Ferwerda, Henning Finseraas and Andreas Kotsadam is summarized by the author(s) below.    Weak political engagement among immigrants might bias public…


Pleasing the Principal: U.S. Influence in World Bank Policymaking

The forthcoming article "Pleasing the Principal: U.S. Influence in World Bank Policymaking" by Richard Clark and Lindsay R. Dolan is summarized by the author(s) below.    Do powerful countries control the behaviors of international organizations? If so, how are they able to wield their…


Does Economic Inequality Drive Voters' Disagreement about Party Placement?

The forthcoming article "Does Economic Inequality Drive Voters' Disagreement about Party Placement?" by Taishi Muraoka and Guillermo Rosas is summarized by the author(s) below.  Economic inequality produces a number of negative impacts on democracy. For example, inequality is associated with lower…


Literacy and State-Society Interactions in 19th Century France

The forthcoming article "Literacy and State-Society Interactions in 19th Century France" by Nan Zhang and Melissa Lee is summarized by the author(s) below.  Modern states are distinguished by the breadth and depth of public regulation over private affairs. Indeed, a defining axiom of the…


State Visits and Leader Survival

The forthcoming article "State Visits and Leader Survival" by Matt Malis and Alastair Smith is summarized by the author(s) below.    Political leaders spend substantial portions of their time traveling internationally to meet face-to-face with other leaders. Recent U.S. Presidents, for…


Supply Chain Linkages and the Extended Carbon Coalition

The forthcoming article "Supply Chain Linkages and the Extended Carbon Coalition" by Jared Cory, Michael Lerner and Iain Osgood is summarized by the author(s) below.  Which special interest groups in the United States oppose effective action to reduce CO2 emissions and confront global climate…


Persuasive Lobbying with Allied Legislators

The forthcoming article "Persuasive Lobbying with Allied Legislators" by Emiel Awad is summarized by the author below.  Interest groups are often highly selective in whom they lobby to get preferred policies passed. A substantial empirical literature finds that interest groups typically lobby…


If They Endorse It, I Can't Trust It: How Outgroup Leader Endorsements Undercut Public Support for Civil War Peace Settlements

The forthcoming article "If They Endorse It, I Can't Trust It: How Outgroup Leader Endorsements Undercut Public Support for Civil War Peace Settlements" by Nicholas Haas and Prabin B. Khadka is summarized by the author(s) below.  Most of us have been accustomed to seeing photographs of formerly…


Elite Interactions and Voters’ Perceptions of Parties’ Policy Positions

The forthcoming article “Elite Interactions and Voters’ Perceptions of Parties’ Policy Positions” by James Adams, Simon Weschle, and Christopher Wlezien is summarized by the authors below.  How do citizens learn about parties’ policy positions?  Existing studies show that citizens use factors such…


Discursive Exit

The forthcoming article "Discursive Exit" by Laura Montanaro is summarized by the author below.  On January 21st, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, approximately 470,000 people, mostly women, marched on Washington, and between 3.6 and 4.6 million people participated in sister…