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Resources for political science research on American politics. Topics include US political institutions, political elites (e.g. Trump and conservative media), state and local politics, US political history, and American political culture. Also see law, courts & justice (for resources on US Supreme Court) and political behavior (for behavior not uniquely American).
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Racial Segregation in American Prisons: How Widespread?
Racial segregation seems to be standard practice in prison. Prisoners are assigned to cells or...

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No Right to Be Wrong: What Americans Think About Civil-Military RelationsRobert Ralston, +1 more author (2023 est.) POP, more info.
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Congressional Approval & Responsible Party Government: The Role of Partisanship & Ideology in Citizen Assessments of the Contemporary U.S. CongressCarlos Algara (2023) POLBEH, more info.
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Examining Democratic and Republican National Committee Party Branding Activity, 1953-2012Boris Heersink (2023) POP, more info.
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The Electoral Costs and Benefits of Feminism in Contemporary American PoliticsMarzia Oceno, +2 more authors (2023) POLBEH, more info.
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Congressional Representation: Accountability from the Constituent's PerspectiveStephen Ansolabehere, +1 more author (2022) AJPS, more info.
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Estimating the Locations of Voters, Politicians, Policy Outcomes, and Status Quos on a Common ScaleJames Battista, +2 more authors (2022) PSRM, more info.
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Gridlock, Bureaucratic Control, and Non-Statutory Policymaking in CongressAlexander Bolton (2022) AJPS, more info.
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