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Susan Fiske
2014
People’s social and political opinions are grounded in their moral concerns about right and wrong. We examine whether five moral foundations—harm, fairness, ingroup, authority, and purity—can influence political attitudes of liberals and conservatives ...
2014
We argue that the politician-versus-citizen distrust depends on a failure of relational accountability, citizens’ lacking trust in politicians’ shared intentions. Politicians have a goal to get and maintain power, and voters have a goal to elect ...
Markus Prior
2014
Even though visual images and television are ubiquitous in politics, surveys rarely use visuals to assess what people know about politics. I measure visual political knowledge in a series of experiments that ask otherwise identical questions using either ...
Elke Weber
2013
Elke Weber December, 2013 With Slovic, P. Chapter in: Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste (2nd edition, 2011) (Applegate, Gabba, Laitos, and Sachs, Editors), Foundation Press. International Security Politics Psychology Domestic and Social ...
Markus Prior
2013
Political communication research has long been plagued by inaccurate self-reports of media exposure. Dilliplane, Goldman, and Mutz (2013) propose a new survey-based measure of “televised exposure to politics” that avoids some of the features that lead to ...
Markus Prior
2013
Annual Reviews This article examines if the emergence of more partisan media has contributed to political polarization and led Americans to support more partisan policies and candidates. Congress and some newer media outlets have added more partisan ...
Grigore Pop-Eleches
2013
In this article, we test the effect of communist-era legacies on the large and temporally resilient deficit in civic participation in post-communist countries. To do so, we analyze data from 157 surveys conducted between 1990 and 2009 in twenty-four post ...
2012
The influence of “ethnic politics” has been demonstrated in a range of empirical studies of economic growth, violence, and public goods provision. While others have raised concerns about the measurement of ethnic variables in these works, we seek to ...
2012
Since the 1930s, political scientists have marshaled a great deal of statistical evidence in support of a proposition long familiar to politicians: Hard times hurt incumbents. In nearly all these studies, voters’ retrospections are myopic: Only the most ...
2011
November, 2011 With Aram Hur; 선거연구 Vol. 1, Issue 2 Elections Psychology Domestic Politics achen_civic_duty_and_voter_turnout_in_japan_and_south_korea_0.pdf http://kiss.kstudy.com/journal/thesis_name.asp?tname=kiss2002&key=2941299 ...
Grigore Pop-Eleches
2011
IngentaConnect Twenty years after the collapse of communism, a rough consensus in the literature on postcommunist politics is that the past matters. Many questions remain, however, about exactly how, when, and why the past matters, especially in terms of ...
Markus Prior
2010
Journal of Politics Some people are more politically interested than others, but political scientists do not know how stable these differences are and why they occur. This paper examines stability in political interest. Eleven different panel surveys ...