The Journal of Politics, a leading general interest journal in political science, publishes theoretically innovative and methodologically diverse research in all subfields of the discipline including, but not limited to, American politics, comparative politics, formal theory, international relations, methodology, political theory, public administration and public policy. Our conceptions of theory and method are both broad and encompassing, and we welcome contributions from scholars around the world.
The SPSA Now Invites Nominations and Applications for Editor of the Journal of Politics
Larry Dodd, President of the Southern Political Science Association, has appointed a Search Committee to select a new Editor for The Journal of Politics. The incoming Editor will succeed Jan Leighley and Bill Mishler, whose editorial term will end on December 31, 2014. The new Editor will serve an initial four year term, from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018.
Click here for more information on the Call for Nominations.
What's New at the JOP?
- In keeping with developments in the field, we have added "Network Analysis" under "Methodologies" as a new Personal Classification in our Editorial Manager database. You can add this to your list of classifications through your EM profile.
- Authors of papers about to be submitted for review: see our new policy on Conflicts of Interest.
The Journal of Politics is edited by Jan Leighley and Bill Mishler, who rely on a distinguished editorial board as well as expert reviewers. The editorial offices are located in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona and the Department of Government at American University. Professor Valerie Hoekstra, Arizona State University, serves as Book Review Editor. Founded in 1938, The Journal of Politics is published by Cambridge University Press for the Southern Political Science Association.
Conditional Status Quo Bias and Top Income Shares: How U.S. Political Institutions Have Benefited the Rich
The Primacy of the Local: Identifying Terrorist Hot Spots Using Geographic Information Systems
Perverse Complementarity: Political Connections & the Use of Courts Among Private Firms in China
Yuen Yuen Ang
“Do Something” Politics and Double-Peaked Policy Preferences
UN Bias and Force Commitments in Civil Conflicts
Michelle A. Benson
Taxes, Incentives, and Economic Growth: Assessing the Impact of Pro-business Taxes on U.S. State Economies
Kenneth J. Meier
Reconsidering Moral Issues in Politics
Reconciling Family Roles with Political Ambition: The New Normal for Women in 21st Century U.S. Politics
Richard L. Fox
Jennifer L. Lawless
The Spoils of Victory: Campaign Donations and Government Contracts in Brazil
F. Daniel Hidalgo
How Preferences Change Institutions: The 1978 Energy Act
William R. Lowry
Humanitarian Assistance and the Duration of Peace After Civil War
The Adoption of Proportional Representation: One Phenomenon, a Plethora of Explanations
The Political Origins of Transparency
Understanding the Party Brand: Experimental Evidence on the Role of Violence
Daniel M. Butler
Eleanor Neff Powell
Determinants of Perceived Skin-Color Discrimination in Latin America
Mitchell A. Seligson
Investigating the President: Committee Probes and Presidential Approval, 1953-2006
Douglas Lee Kriner
When Extremism Pays: Policy Positions, Voter Certainty, and Party Support in Postcommunist Europe
Popular Protest and Elite Coordination in a Coup d’état
Brett Allen Casper
Visibility, Values and Voters: The Informational Role of the Welfare State
Priming Under Fire: Reverse Causality and the Classic Media Priming Hypothesis
JOP 76.1, January 2014
Balancing Demands: The World Economy and the Composition of Policy Preferences
Disability as Vulnerability: Redistributing Precariousness in Democratic Ways
Territorial Peace and Democratic Clustering
Visual Political Knowledge: A Different Road to Competence?
A Political Explanation for Exchange Rate Regime Gaps
David A. Bearce
Doing Without Love: Civic Motivation, Affection, and Identification
Are There Good Procedural Objections to Judicial Review?
The Changing Value of Seniority in the US House: Conditional Party Government Revised
Kenneth A. Shepsle
War, Madness and Death: The Paradox of Honor in Hobbes’s Leviathan
My Poor Friend: Financial Distress in One’s Social Network, the Perceived Power of the Rich, and Support for Redistribution
Benjamin J. Newman
Economic Inequality and Democratic Support
Nisha Muckerjee Bellinger
Viability, Information Seeking, and Vote Choice
Stephen M. Utych
Cindy D. Kam
Looking for Audience Costs in all the Wrong Places: Electoral Institutions, Media Access and Democratic Constraint
Philip B. K. Potter
Matthew A. Baum
Undermining Authoritarian Innovation: The Power of China’s Industrial Giants
Pierre F. Landry
John K. Yasuda
International Institutions and Domestic Politics: Can Preferential Trading Agreements Help Leaders Promote Economic Reform?
The Impact of Human Rights INGO Shaming on Humanitarian Interventions
What Democracy Does (and Doesn’t Do) for Basic Services: School Fees, School Inputs, and African Elections
From Values to Interests? The Evolution of Party Competition in New Democracies
Parties, Median Legislators, and Agenda Setting: How Legislative Institutions Matter
Increasing Inequality: The Effect of GOTV Mobilization on the Composition of the Electorate
Ryan D. Enos