Political Science

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Political science is the study of the struggle by humans to gain and use power and authority for useful or destructive reasons. Political scientists analyze this struggle within and among nations using a variety of methodological tools and theoretical concepts and in a variety of sub-disciplines and specialties. It is imperative that students, scholars and professionals stay abreast of new discoveries, new interpretations, and new theoretical ideas. The overlapping fields of practice that come together in the study of political science make it challenging to stay informed about every applicable area. The task is made more difficult because a great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship and research appearing in online databases. Rather than sifting through these ever-expanding mountains of information that may or may not yield relevant results, students and researchers alike can rely on Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science to offer a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field. As Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science grows, it will reflect the impact on political science of major political transformations in the world and of methodological advances.


Editor in Chief

L. Sandy Maisel is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government and founding director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College, where he has taught since 1971. He is the author or editor of nineteen books (several in multiple editions) including American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction and Evaluating Campaign Quality: Can the Electoral Process Be Improved? From Obscurity to Oblivion: Running in the Congressional Primary chronicled Maisel’s unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination for Congress in Maine’s First Congressional District in 1978. His published articles have appeared in many political science journals and anthologies, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the Legislative Studies Quarterly. Maisel has served as president of the New England Political Science Association, twice a member of the Council of the American Political Science Association, and chair of the APSA’s research sections that focus on Political Organizations and Parties and on Legislative Studies. He has twice been awarded Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer grants (to The Philippines in 1998 and to Brazil in 2012), has been a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington and at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Melbourne and Monash University in Australia, at Harvard University, and at Stanford University. Maisel and his wife, Patrice Franko, who is the Grossman Professor of Economics and professor of global studies at Colby, live in Rome, ME.



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El Colegio de Mexico
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Michael Hagen
Temple University
David Fisk
University of California, San Diego
Barry Ames
University of Pittsburgh
Marcus Kreuzer
Villanova University
Tyrene White
Swarthmore College
Steven Goldstein
Smith College
Zachariah Mampilly
Vassar College
Brian E. Loveman
San Diego State University
Geoffrey Wood
University of Warwick
Alex Thomson
Coventry University
Benedito Machava
University of Michigan
Anne Pitcher
University of Michigan
Marian Sawer
Australian National University
Kirsty McLaren
Australian National University
Norm Kelly
Australian National University
David Altman
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Pablo Policzer
University of Calgary
Peter Rutland
Wesleyan University
Jenna Bednar
University of Michigan
Srinivas Parinandi
University of Michigan
Miriam Smith
York University
Sean L. Yom
Temple University
Justin Peck
University of Virginia
Farah Godrej
University of California, Riverside
Diana Boros
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Paul Almeida
University of California, Merced
Douglas A. Yates
The American University of Paris
Mariya Y. Omelicheva
Kansas University
Rick Valelly
Swarthmore College
Dan Reiter
Emory University
Michael Laurence
Western University
Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortíz
El Colegio de México
David Samuels
University of Minnesota
Fabrice Lehoucq
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jonathan Hiskey
Vanderbilt University
Richard Johnston
The University of British Columbia
Mary Stegmaier
University of Missouri
Michael S. Lewis-Beck
The University of Iowa
Mary Stegmaier
University of Missouri
Helmut Norpoth
Stony Brook University, State University of New York
Nancy Lapp
California State University, Sacramento
Matthew Shugart
University of California, San Diego
Justin Reeves
University of California, San Diego
Jose Carlos Orihuela
Brown University
David G. Haglund
Queen's University
Jonathan Hopkin
London School of Economics and Political Science
Robert I. Rotberg
Harvard University
Antonis A. Ellinas
University of Cyprus
Troy Smith
Brigham Young University—Hawaii
Donald P. Green
Columbia University
Alexander Coppock
Columbia University
Elisabeth Gidengil
McGill University
Ayse Kaya
Swarthmore College
Marius R. Busemeyer
Universitat Konstanz
Ted Schrecker
Bruyère Research Institute
Bruce Baker
Glen S. Krutz
The University of Oklahoma
David S. Palmer
Boston University
Thomas A. Marks
School for National Security Executive Education
Steven Maloney
University of St. Thomas
Mark Beeson
The University of Western Australia
Jeffrey Church
University of Houston
Jean-François Gagné
University of Montreal
Irene Bloemraad
University of California, Berkeley
Mireille Paquet
Université de Montréal
Christian Joppke
Universität Bern
Austin Nichols
Urban Institute
Vicki L. Birchfield
Georgia Institute of Technology
Kirsty Gover
The University of Melbourne
Bernhard Ebbinghaus
Universität Mannheim
Susan K. Sell
George Washington University
Darren R. Halpin
Australian National University
Anthony J. Nownes
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Fen Hampson
Carleton University
Chester Crocker
Georgetown University
Pamela Aall
United States Institute of Peace
Simon Palamar
Carleton University
MJ Peterson
University of Massachusetts Amherst
David Mares
University of California, San Diego
Gideon Rahat
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ken I. Kersch
Boston College
Yoonkyung Lee
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Lisa Vanhala
University of Oxford
Jason Brennan
Georgetown University
Jisun Youm
Florida State University
Richard Feiock
Florida State University
Will Jennings
The University of Manchester
James Druckman
Northwestern University
Catherine De Vries
University of Oxford
Jeb Barnes
University of Southern California
Marco Giugni
Université de Genève
Lorenzo Bosi
European University Institute
Katrin Uba
Uppsala universitet
Chris Den Hartog
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Sean M. Theriault
The University of Texas at Austin
Megan M. Moeller
The University of Texas at Austin
Matthew S. Levendusky
University of Pennsylvania
Seth Masket
University of Denver
Robert S. Erikson
Columbia University
Huss Banai
Brown University
Ergun Özbudun
İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi
Seth C. McKee
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Go Murakami
The University of British Columbia
Benjamin Nyblade
The University of British Columbia
Ana Margheritis
University of Florida
Scott G. Knowles
Drexel University
James Bergey
Drexel University
George Nyabuga
University of Nairobi
Ann Cohen
Hunter College, City University of New York
Alisa Gaunder
Southwestern University
Mark Webber
University of Birmingham
Victor Cha
Georgetown University
Ji-Young Lee
American University
Steve Yetiv
Old Dominion University
Mark Manger
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Tom Lodge
University of Limerick
Victor Cha
Georgetown University
Ji-Young Lee
American University
Carolyn M. Somerville
Hunter College, City University of New York
Hans Stockton
University of St. Thomas
John McCormick
Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
David Ehrhardt
Universiteit Leiden
Joshua Tucker
New York University
Christopher Wlezien
Temple University
Russell J. Dalton
University of California, Irvine
Russell J. Dalton
University of California, Irvine
Doh Shin
University of Missouri
Alvin B. Tillery, Jr.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Paul Kubicek
Oakland University
James Sperling
The University of Akron
J. Tobin Grant
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Jonathan Keller
Hunter College, City University of New York
Dmitry Gorenburg
Harvard University
Mark B. Brown
California State University, Sacramento
Fernanda Somuano Ventura
El Colegio de México
Elliott Green
London School of Economics and Political Science
Alan Dowty
University of Notre Dame
George Ross
Université de Montréal
Gregory Koger
University of Miami
Michael Kimmage
The Catholic University of America
Christopher Witko
Saint Louis University
Alan Renwick
University of Reading
Richard Deeg
Temple University
Stanley L. Winer
Carleton University
Paola Profeta
Università Bocconi
Walter Hettich
California State University, Fullerton
Alan Gibson
California State University, Chico
William D. Adler
Northeastern Illinois University
Daniel P. Aldrich
Purdue University
David Waldner
University of Virginia
Devin Penner
Trent University
Carol Nackenoff
Swarthmore College
Theda Skocpol
Harvard University
Vanessa Williamson
Harvard University
George C. Edwards III
Texas A&M University
Matt Murphy
Swarthmore College
Alexander Cooley
Barnard College
André Blais
Université de Montréal
Eva Anduiza
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Linda Cook
Brown University
Amanda L. Beal
Mount St. Mary's University
Marc Blecher
Oberlin College


Aristotle's Political Thought
Eugene Garver
Biopolitics and State Regulation of Human Life
Michael Laurence
Western University
Brazilian Foreign Policy
Antonio Carlos Lessa
Business-State Relations in Europe
Rainer Eising
Candidate Emergence and Recruitment
Cherie Maestas
Chinese Nationalism
Kevin Carrico
University of Oklahoma
Church-State Relations in Latin America
Joanildo Burity
Fundação Joaquim Nabuco
Civil-Military Relations in Asia
Aurel Croissant
Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg
Class in American Politics
Mark Brewer
University of Maine
Climate Change and Politics
Rüdiger Wurzel
Congress, Defense, and Foreign Policy
Linda L. Fowler
Dartmouth College
Congressional Redistricting
Charles Bullock
Aoife O’Donoghue
Durham Law School
Colin Murray
Cuban Political Development
Jorge Dominguez
Harvard University
Democratic Consolidation
Yana Gorokhovskaia
Democratic Deliberation
James Bohman
Democratization in Africa
Clark Gibson
UC San Diego
Brigitte Zimmerman
Diplomacy of ASEAN
Hiro Katsumata
Direct Democracy in the United States
Stephen Nicholson
Electoral and Party System Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
David Backer
University of Maryland
James Long
Emotions and Politics
Ted Brader
Emotions and Racial Attitudes in American Politics
Antoine Banks
Environmental Politics Among Advanced Industrial Democracies
Andreas Duit
Stockholm University
Feminist Political Thought
Mary Dietz
Gender and Electoral Politics in the United States
Kelly Dittmar
Kira Sanbonmatsu
Gender and International Relations
Karen Brown
Frans van Waarden
University College Utrecht
Omri Preiss
University College Utrecht
Governmental Responses to Political Corruption
Digdem Soyaltin
Stockholm University
Hobbes' Political Thought
James Martel
Hume's Political Thought
Marc Hanvelt
Carleton University
Identity and Political Behavior
Candis Smith
Immigration and International Relations
Heather Johnson
Indian Democracy
Niraja Jayal
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Interest Groups and Inequality in the United States
Matthew Hindman
Dara Strolovitch
International Criminal Justice
Kenneth A. Rodman
International NGOs
Lisa Sundstrom
Kant's Political Thought
Elisabeth Ellis
University of Otago
Kant's Political Thought
Elisabeth Ellis
University of Otago
Land Reform in Latin America
Nancy Lapp
California State University, Sacramento
Latino Mobilization and Participation in the United States
Ricardo Ramirez
LGBT Politics in American Political Development
Don Haider-Markel
Machiavelli's Political Thought
Vickie Sullivan
Marx's Political Thought
Paul Blackledge
Minority Political Engagement and Representation in the United States
Jessica Carew
Elon University
Models of the United States Congress
Jonathan Woo
Peter Rutland
Wesleyan University
Neoclassical Realism
Layla Dawood
Peace Operations
Kai Kenkel
Personality and Politics
Megan Remmel
Norwich University
Plato's Political Thought
Jay Michael Hoffpauir
Plato's Political Thought
Mark Blitz
Political Ambition
Karen Shafer
Political Clientelism in Democracies
Luis Roniger
Wake Forest University
Political Development of India
Aseema Sinha
Political Economy of Corporatism
Oscar Molina
Political Obligation
George Klosko
University of Virginia
Political Violence
Bradley Evans
Politics of Canadian Federalism
Ross E. Burkhart
Boise State University
Politics of Class Formation
Michael Hanagan
Politics of Class Formation
Keith Mann
Politics of Financial Crises
Jikon Lai
Politics of Science and Technology
Erik Fisher
Arizona State University
Politics of Thailand
Michael Connors
Postcolonial Studies and International Relations
Lena Tan
Presidential Persuasion and Public Opinion
Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha
University of North Texas
Private Government in Advanced Industrial Democracies
Liliana B. Andonova
Yixian Sun
Regional Integration
Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann
Regional Integration in Latin America
Flavia Mello
Frank Lovett
Rousseau's Political Thought
Joseph Reisert
Colby College
Rule of Law
Paul Gowder
Social Policy and Immigrant Integration
Matthew Wright
Sara Goodman
State Formation
Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
Systemic Theories of International Politics
Bear Braumoeller
The Ohio State University
The Internet and Politics
David Karpf
The Nature of the State
Mike Miller
The New Institutionalism Revisited
B. Guy Peters
University of Pittsburgh
The New Right in American Political Thought
Brian Glenn
Wesleyan University
The Politics of Anti-Americanism
Monti Datta
University of Richmond
The Politics of Income Inequality in the United States
Christopher Faricy
Syracuse University
Tocqueville's Political Thought
Diana Boros
Youth and Generational Differences in American Politics
Candis Smith


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