Law & Politics

Patti Solis Doyle: A Latino Political Perspective

Patti Solis Doyle, political strategist and former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, talks about Latino voters in the US and Chicago, and the 2016 presidential race.

Cultural Perspective Is Key to International Relations: An Interview with Former Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani

An interview with former Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani on foreign policy with Pakistan, and radical Islam.

The Unintended Consequences of Border Patrol: How US Immigration Policy Backfired

New research suggests that the policies of border security have ultimately backfired, leading to an increase in the number of undocumented immigrants.

Money and Polarization: How Campaign Limits Are Both a Solution and a Problem

Raising contribution limits on individual donations polarizes legislators in office, while increasing PAC limits leads to greater moderation.

Partisan Judicial Elections Can Lead to Lower-Quality Judges

When political affiliation is shown on ballots, candidates’ quality has a lower impact on voters' decisions than when it is not; otherwise, voters are more influenced by candidates’ quality and suitability for the job.

Creating Jobs to End War

An experiment in Liberia offers new insights on how to deal with ex-combatants after war.

Predatory War or Preventive War? Two New Theories about Why States Fight against Terrorism

Despite the high cost and perceived ineffectiveness of fighting terrorism, countries must do so in order to preserve their sovereignty, legitimacy, and territorial integrity.

Rivalry among Criminal Organizations Is One of the Most Serious Threats to Free Press in Mexico

A study notes that the presence of profitable criminal organizations does not necessarily lead to higher levels of violence towards journalists, but rivalry among competing organizations does.

A Tale of Two Turnout Functions: Effects of Development on Voter Turnout across Countries

New research finds evidence that development, compulsory voting laws, and decisiveness of elections have distinct effects in developed and developing countries.

Economic Elites in the Driver’s Seat

Based on a new dataset of policy changes, Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page bring new evidence to cross-examine American politics: how democratic is American democracy?

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