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  1. 23 May 2024 Journal Article Scottish Journal of Theology

    Gabriel Vázquez and the moral rehabilitation of hatred

    Abstract

    Thomas Aquinas and most Christian theologians after him asserted that it is improper to attribute hatred to God. In 1598 the Jesuit theologian Gabriel Vázquez intrepidly argued that God can hate – not only with hatred of abomination but also with inimical hatred. Vázquez's surprising innovation is best explained in the context of the theological disputes between Jesuits

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  2. 16 May 2024 Journal Article

    Guns and Democracy: Anti-System Attitudes, Protest, and Support for Violence Among Pandemic Gun-Buyers

    Matthew D Simonson, Matthew J Lacombe, Jon Green, James N Druckman
    Abstract

    The last decade has given rise to substantial concern about democratic backsliding in the U.S. Manifestations include decreased trust in government, conspiratorial beliefs, contentious protests, and support for political violence. Surprisingly, prior work has not explored how these attitudes and behaviors relate to gun-buying, an action that provides people with the

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  3. 14 May 2024 Journal Article Plos One

    How warm are political interactions? A new 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), but not for how likely partisans are to encounter co-partisans versus out-partisans. However, the intensity of out-party dislike and the probability with which this comes into play both determine the social impact of cross-party hostility. We develop an

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  4. 4 May 2024 Journal Article Perspectives on Public Management and Governance

    Citizens' Communication Styles in Written Public Encounters

    Sharon Gilad, Michael J Freedman, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom
    Abstract

    Current studies of citizens’ coping behaviors in public encounters lack a direct examination of what citizens say and how they say it. Moreover, despite the ubiquity of citizens’ written communications with the state, such interactions are seldom studied. This article contributes a relational approach to studies of citizens’ coping behaviors by developing a taxonomy

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  5. 14 Apr 2024 Preprint arXiv

    Reap the Wild Wind: Detecting Media Storms in Large-Scale News Corpora

    Abstract

    Media Storms, dramatic outbursts of attention to a story, are central components of media dynamics and the attention landscape. Despite their significance, there has been little systematic and empirical research on this concept due to issues of measurement and operationalization. We introduce an iterative human-in-the-loop method to identify media storms in a large-scale

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  6. Apr 2024 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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  7. 29 Mar 2024 Journal Article Collegial Democracy versus Personal Democracy

    Collegial versus personal cabinets and governments 1

    Abstract

    In this chapter, we develop a comprehensive typology, alongside measurements of personalism and collegialism, of cabinets and governments in democracies. The scholarly literature identifies and addresses the personal and collegial elements within governments in democracies, but falls short of proposing a comprehensive typology and compatible measurements. We present

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  8. 29 Mar 2024 Journal Article Collegial Democracy Versus Personal Democracy

    Collegial versus personal political parties

    Abstract

    After briefly presenting a classification of collegial and personal parties, this chapter outlines three useful indices of centralized personalism in parties at the country level. They examine (1) the formal power of the party leaders, based on the codification of party regulations; (2) an estimation of the centrality of the party leaders in their parties, based on an

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  9. 29 Mar 2024 Journal Article Collegial Democracy Versus Personal Democracy

    Introduction: Collegial versus personal democratic institutional order

    Chen Friedberg, Gideon Rahat
    Abstract

    The introductory chapter frames the conceptual and theoretical bases for the distinction between personal and collegial democracies that our book proposes. It presents three pure types of democratic institutional order: centralized-personal, collegial, and decentralized-personal. It then shows how the classification of personal versus collegial democratic orders

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  10. 29 Mar 2024 Journal Article

    Collegial democracy versus personal democracy

    Gideon Rahat, Chen Friedberg
    Abstract

    After pointing out the main contributions of each chapter, the concluding chapter offers an integral look at the patterns that appear when investigating personal and collegial democratic institutional orders. It finds that each regime has specific dosages and combinations of collegialism and personalism. Personalism, especially of the centralized type, is negatively

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