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  1. 28 Dec 2022 Book Volume 19 of Routledge Library Editions: Soviet Foreign Policy

    The Soviet Union and National Liberation Movements in the Third World

    Abstract

    The Soviet Union and National Liberation Movements in the Third World (1988) is a systematic comparison of Soviet theory about, and actual behaviour toward, movements for national liberation in the Third World. In this definitive study, Professor Golan demonstrates that Soviet behaviour toward such movements is consistent with Soviet theory as stated in the writings

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  2. 27 Oct 2022 Journal Article Electoral Studies

    Validating the feeling thermometer as a measure of partisan affect in multi-party systems

    Noam Gidron, Lior Sheffer, Guy Mor
    Abstract

    Affective polarization is increasingly studied comparatively, and virtually all studies that do so operationalize it using the feeling thermometer. Yet this survey instrument has not yet been validated in a multi-party context. We argue that for the thermometer to be a valid measure of partisan affect also in multi-party systems, it needs to capture sentiment towards

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  3. 22 Oct 2022 Preprint Social Science Research Network

    Decomposing the Rise of the Populist Radical Right

    Oren Danieli, Noam Gidron, Shinnosuke Kikuchi, Roee Levy
    Abstract

    Support for populist radical right parties in Europe has dramatically increased in the twenty-first century. We decompose the rise of the populist radical right between 2005-2020 into four components: changes in party positions, changes in voter characteristics (demographics and opinions), changes in voters' priorities, and a residual. We merge data on party positions

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  4. 21 Oct 2022 Journal Article Israel Affairs

    Which ‘Israel before all’? From the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to the Jewish/democratic Left-Right axis

    Abstract

    The hyper-election period of 2019–21 marked the climax of Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule and with it the transformation of the Israeli party-system. While most commentators read the political situation as personalisation of the ‘Yes Bibi’/‘No Bibi’ polarisation, this article argues that ideological analysis is necessary to understand the dynamics of the four elections and

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  5. 15 Oct 2022 Journal Article Journal of European Public Policy

    Varieties of regulatory regimes and their effect on citizens’ trust in firms

    L Maman, Yuval Feldman, David Levi-Faur
    Abstract

    The regulation of market activity has been largely dominated by governmental command-and-control regulatory design (C&C), which was seen as the safest way to protect the public from potential harm by firms. In recent years, in an effort to move to more relaxed and less burdensome regulation, alternative regulatory tools have been developed, tools that rely on firms

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  6. 14 Oct 2022 Preprint SocArXiv

    How Warm are Partisan Political Interactions? A Frequency-based Measure of Affective Fractionalization

    Ansgar Hudde, Will Horne, James Adams, Noam Gidron
    Abstract

    Affective polarization measures account for partisans’ feelings towards their own party versus its opponent(s), irrespective of how frequently partisans encounter co-partisans versus out-partisans in everyday interactions and public discourse. However, the social impact of cross-party hostility depends on both the intensity of dislike and the frequency with which this

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  7. 6 Oct 2022 Preprint Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: NAACL 2022

    Detecting Narrative Elements in Informational Text

    Abstract

    Automatic extraction of narrative elements from text, combining narrative theories with computational models, has been receiving increasing attention over the last few years. Previous works have utilized the oral narrative theory by Labov and Waletzky to identify various narrative elements in personal stories texts. Instead, we direct our focus to informational texts

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  8. 29 Sep 2022 Journal Article Journal of the History of Ideas

    Seventeenth-Century Scotism and the War Just on Both Sides

    Abstract

    Can a war can be just on both sides? Within the Western just war tradition, Catholic theologians traditionally held wars on both sides to be logically impossible. This view went unchallenged until questioned by two seventeenth-century Irish Franciscan Scotists. These were Aodh Mac Cathmhaoil (Hugo Cavellus) and John Punch. In this paper I lay out the Scotist theological

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  9. 29 Sep 2022 Journal Article Electoral Studies

    The Israel Polarization Panel Dataset, 2019–2021

    Noam Gidron, Lior Sheffer, Guy Mor
    Abstract

    Research on affective polarization – that is, dislike and hostility across party lines – originated in the study of the American two-party system and only recently traveled into multiparty contexts. This emerging body of research is hindered by lack of comprehensive data that capture multiple dimensions of polarization and examine how they develop over the course of

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  10. 26 Sep 2022 Journal Article Political Science Research & Methods

    Atypical violence and conflict dynamics: evidence from Jerusalem

    Chagai M Weiss, Neal Tsur, Dan Miodownik, Yonatan Lupu, Evgeny Finkel
    Abstract

    What is the impact of uncommon but notable violent acts on conflict dynamics? We analyze the impact of the murder of a Palestinian child on the broader dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian violence in Jerusalem. By using novel micro-level event data and utilizing Discrete Fourier Transform and Bayesian Poisson Change Point Analysis, we compare the impact of the murder to

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