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The Political Effects of Religious Cues  

Aubrey Westfall and Özge Çelik Russell

Religion is a central and comprehensive identity for billions of people all over the world. Politicians and other political actors recognize the vitality of religion and use it for ... More

Political Exclusion in Africa  

Brian Klaas

The political history of Africa is a history defined by political exclusion. Groups of people and politicians have been excluded from political participation on the basis of religion, ... More

Political Narratives and "Abraham Obama"  

Molly Andrews

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May 2017
Political narratives examine the ways in which stories, or narratives, are used to investigate the political world. Historically, stories have not been regarded as legitimate sources of ... More

The Political Opportunity Structure and Religion  

Luis Felipe Mantilla

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Sep 2018
There is growing scholarly recognition of the prominent role that religion can play in empowering, shaping, and constraining political mobilization. Conceptually, religion can intersect ... More

Political Participation and Religion: An Overview  

Jacob R. Neiheisel

Shaped by Marxist understandings of religion as a source of comfort, but not action, numerous scholars have explored whether various aspects of religion can be linked to participatory ... More

Political Parties and Candidate Selection  

Gideon Rahat and William P. Cross

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Feb 2018
Candidate selection is about the decisions political parties make regarding who to put forward as candidates under their label for general elections. Beyond being the function that ... More

Political Parties and Political Economy in Africa’s Democracies, 1990–2018  

M. Anne Pitcher

On a continent where the majority of people are poor, do political parties represent class cleavages? Do parties have strong linkages to ordinary voters? Do economic policies address their ... More

Political Parties and Regime Outcomes in Multiparty Africa  

Adrienne LeBas

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Oct 2019
Since the early 1990s, most African countries have experimented with multiparty elections, but the building and institutionalization of political parties has proven difficult. In many ... More

Political Partisanship as a Social Identity  

Leonie Huddy and Alexa Bankert

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May 2017
Partisanship remains a powerful influence on political behavior within developed and developing democracies, but there remains a lively debate on its nature, origins, and measurement. In ... More

Political Parties in the European Union  

Karl Magnus Johansson and Tapio Raunio

Media often portrays European Union (EU) decision-making as a battleground for national governments that defend the interests of their member states. Yet even the most powerful ... More

Political Party Organizations  

Thomas Poguntke, Susan E. Scarrow, and Paul D. Webb

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May 2017
How political parties organize directly affects who is represented and which policies are prioritized. Political parties structure political choice, which is one of the main functions ... More

Political Psychology of Foreign Policy  

David Houghton

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May 2017
For over 60 years, scholars of international relations (IR) and foreign policy have focused intermittently on the psychology of leaders and decision-makers in general, but attention has ... More

Political Representation and Electoral Systems  

Bernhard Weßels

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Political Representation: From Classical Research Traditions to Comparative Perspectives  

Jean-Pascal Daloz

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Aug 2016
The literature on political representation is split between research traditions that have remained largely separate: a philosophical normative strand, a behavioralist one focusing mainly ... More

The Political Role of the African Middle Class: An Over-Politicization of an Elusive Category  

Dominique Darbon

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Feb 2019
The African middle class (AMC) is an elusive category with high political significance. In spite of its vagueness and its controversial nature, this so-called social category is ... More

Political Song in Africa  

Liz Gunner

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Aug 2019
Song is not a topic that is automatically associated with politics in many countries in the world. If it is, it may be an occasional association, one linked perhaps to times of war and the ... More

Political Trust and the “Crisis of Democracy”  

Tom W. G. van der Meer

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Jan 2017
For decades, scholarly inquiry into political trust has been motivated by concerns about declining levels of public trust in politics. Because political trust is considered a necessary ... More

Politicians with Disabilities: Challenges and Choices  

Sally Friedman and Richard K. Scotch

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Dec 2017
Persons with disabilities make up a large and significant segment of the American public; however, Americans with disabilities have rarely been considered an important political ... More

The Politics and Effects of Religious Grievance  

David Muchlinski

Despite international guarantees to respect religious freedom, governments around the world often impose substantial restrictions on the abilities of some religious groups to openly ... More

The Politics of African Literature  

David Attwell

Noting that many pre- and post-colonial oral forms have always been political, the article focuses on the literary culture wars that arose in the context of mid-20th-century ... More

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