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  1. 14 Jun 2022 Journal Article American Political Science Review

    Can’t We All Just Get Along? How Women MPs Can Ameliorate Affective Polarization in Western Publics

    James Adams, David Bracken, Noam Gidron, Will Horne, Diana Z O’Brien, Kaitlin Senk
    Abstract

    Concern over partisan resentment and hostility has increased across Western democracies. Despite growing attention to affective polarization, existing research fails to ask whether who serves in office affects mass-level interparty hostility. Drawing on scholarship on women’s behavior as elected representatives and citizens’ beliefs about women politicians, we posit

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  2. 11 Jun 2022 Preprint arXiv

    A Decomposition-Based Approach for Evaluating Inter-Annotator Disagreement in Narrative Analysis

    Abstract

    In this work, we explore sources of inter-annotator disagreement in narrative analysis, in light of the question of whether or not a narrative plot exists in the text. For this purpose, we present a method for a conceptual decomposition of an existing annotation into two separate levels: (1) \textbf{whether} or not a narrative plot exists in the text, and (2) \textbf{which}

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  3. 2 Jun 2022 Journal Article International Public Management Journal

    Citizens’ choice to voice in response to administrative burdens

    Sharon Gilad, Michaela Assouline
    Abstract

    Public-administration research analyzes the variation in citizens’ experiences of administrative burdens, yet it is almost silent regarding their propensity to challenge bureaucratic hurdles. This article analyzes welfare applicants’ inclination to provide a bureaucracy with critical feedback regarding their experience of administrative burdens. We demonstrate that

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  4. 31 May 2022 Journal Article Social Science Research Network

    Conformity and Group Adaptability

    T Abofol, I Erev, Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan
    Abstract

    This research provides evidence regarding the causal effect of group conformity on task performance in stable and variable environments. Drawing on studies in cultural evolution, social learning, and social psychology, we experimentally tested the hypotheses that conformity improves group performance in a stable environment (H1), and decreases performance (by hindering

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  5. 21 May 2022 Journal Article Comparative Political Studies

    The Way we Were: How Histories of Co-Governance Alleviate Partisan Hostility

    Will Horne, James Adams, Noam Gidron
    Abstract

    Comparative politics scholars argue that consensual democratic institutions encourage power-sharing that promotes “kinder, gentler” politics. We uncover one reason why this is the case: elite inter-party cooperation in consensual systems is associated with reduced inter-party hostility in the mass public. This is because governing parties’ supporters feel much more

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  6. 17 May 2022 Journal Article The Palgrave International Handbook of Israel

    Israel's Involvement in Taiwan's Defense: Bypassing Diplomatic Roadblocks

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    Divided into three parts, this chapter deals with the Israel-Taiwan diplomatic dead-end resulting from bilateral refusal to establish official relations. This absence of official relations did not prevent the two parties from engaging in military relations. Taiwan decided to acquire Israeli defense technology of two types: non-conventional and conventional. In the second

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  7. 11 May 2022 Journal Article Journal of Global Security Studies

    What Happens to Peace When the Process is Stalled: Competing International Approaches to the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, 1996–2021

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    Does an ongoing stalemate in a peace process affect the international agenda toward the conflict and international perceptions about policies that should be adopted to resolve it? We provide a tentative answer to this question by drawing insight from analysis of developments and trends in international media attention to key terms and concepts in the context of the

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  8. 9 Apr 2022 Preprint OSF Preprints

    Adam Smith and the Wealth-Worshipping Spectator

    Abstract

    What explains the ambition to get rich? Adam Smith is clear that commercial ambition, the passionate desire for great wealth, is not simply a desire to satisfy one’s material needs. His argument on what underlies it, however, is not obvious. I review three possibilities suggested by Smith’s work and the scholarly literature – vanity, the love of system, and the desire

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  9. Apr 2022 Journal Article Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

    Public-Sector Honesty and Corruption: Field Evidence from 40 Countries

    Abstract

    This study presents a theoretical model of honest behavior in the public sector (public-sector honesty) and its relationship with corruption. We test this model empirically by utilizing and extending a unique data set of honest behavior of public-and private-sector workers across 40 countries, gathered in a field experiment conducted by Cohn et al.(N= 17,303). We find

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  10. 22 Mar 2022 Journal Article Perspectives on Politics

    Party Types in the Age of Personalized Politics

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    Democracies in general and political parties in particular have undergone political personalization in recent decades. The power balance between politicians (one or many) and the team (the party as a collegial entity) has changed, and existing party typologies are no longer suited to the analysis of today’s democratic politics. Although some new personalized party types

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