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Peer Reviewed Articles

Solis, Jonathan and Leonardo Antenangeli. 2017. “Corruption is Bad News for a Free Press”. Forthcoming. Social Science Quarterly.

Waggoner, Philip D. 2017. “Informal Politics: The Role of Congressional Letters in Legislative Behavior and Careers.” Forthcoming. Journal of Legislative Studies.

Jorge L. Saldana. 2015. "Political Careers of Chilean Deputies, 1989-2013: Evolution and Implications for Political Representation." Revista Politica 52(2): 127-155.

Bulut, Alper T.. 2016. “Measuring Political Agenda Setting and Representation in Turkey: Introducing a New Approach and Dataset.” Party Politics

Evans, Heather K., Victoria Cordova, and Savannah Sipole. 2014. “Twitter-Style: An Analysis of How House Candidates Used Twitter in their 2012 Campaigns” PS: Political Science and Politics 47(2): 454-462.

David Plazek & Alan Steinberg. 2013. “Political Science Funding Black Out in North America? Trends in Funding Should not be Ignored.” PS: Political Science & Politics 46(3).

Ching-Hsing Wang. 2013. "Party Identification and Attitude toward the Independence-Unification Issue in Taiwan" Issues & Studies.

Ching-Hsing Wang. 2013. "The Effects of Party Fractionalization and Party Polarization on Democracy" Party Politics.

Alan Steinberg. 2013. “Exploring the Adoption and Use of New Media in the Obama Presidency: Is White House 2.0 Really Just White House 1.5?” White House Studies.

Alan Steinberg. 2012. “Weapons in Space: The Need to Protect Space Assets.” Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy 10(3).

George Hawley. 2012. "Home Affordability, Female Marriage Rates, and Vote Choice in the 2000 Presidential Election: Evidence from U.S. Counties." Party Politics 18(5).

George Hawley. 2011. "Political Threat and Immigration: Party Identification, Demographic Context, and Immigration Policy Preference." Social Science Quarterly 92: 425-433

Bulut, Alper T., Akkan Gungor, Fatma. 2010. “Transatlantic Relations and the Middle East after 9/11”. Academic Middle East 4(2): 91-102. (written in Turkish)

Peer Reviewed Articles Co-Authored with Houston Faculty

Casellas, Jason and Kenicia Wright. 2017. “The Impact of Electoral Rules on Minority Representation.” Todd Donovan (Ed.), Election Rules and Reform, Rowman and Littlefield Press.

Yeaji Kim, Leonardo Antenangeli, and Justin H. Kirkland. 2017. “Measurement Error and Attenuation Bias in Exponential Random Graph Models.” Forthcoming. Statistics, Politics, and Policy.

Zhu, Ling and Kenicia Wright. 2016. “Why Do Americans Dislike Publicly Funded Health Care? Examining the Intersection of Race and Gender in the Ideological Context.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 4(4): 618-637.

Alemán, Eduardo and Yeaji Kim. 2016. “The Democratizing Effect of Education.” Research and Politics 2(4): 1-7.

Clifford, Scott, Ryan M. Jewell, and Philip D. Waggoner. 2015. “Are Samples Drawn from Mechanical Turk Valid for Research on Political Ideology?” Research and Politics 2(4): 1-9.

Granato, Jim and Cong Huang and Kwok Wai Wan and Ching-Hsing Wang and M. C. Sunny Wong. 2015. “EITM: An Assessment with an Application to Economic Voting” 40: 372-393.

Kirkland, Justin H. and R. Lucas Williams. 2015. ”Representation, Neighboring Districts, and Party Loyalty in the U.S. Congress.” Public Choice. 165(3).

Abdullah Aydogan and Jonathan Slapin. 2015. "Left-right Reversed: Parties and Ideology in Modern Turkey." Party Politics 21(4).

Kirkland, Justin H. and R. Lucas Williams. 2014. “Partisanship and Reciprocity in Cross-Chamber Legislative Interactions.” The Journal of Politics. 76(3): 754- 769.

Clark, Jennifer Hayes and R. Lucas Williams. 2014. “Parties, Term Limits and Representation in the U.S. States. American Politics Research. 42(1): 171-193.

Michelle Belco and Brandon Rottinghaus. 2014. In Lieu of Legislation: Executive Unilateral Preemption or Support During the Legislative Process.” Political Research Quarterly.

Clark, Jennifer Hayes and Veronica Caro. 2013. "Multi-member Districts and the Substantive Representation of Women: An Analysis of Legislative Cosponsorship Networks." Politics and Gender 9(1): 1-30.

Eduardo Alemán, Aldo Ponce Ugolini, and Iñaki Sagarzazu. 2011. “Legislative Parties in Volatile Non-Programmatic Party Systems: The Peruvian Case in Comparative Perspective.” Latin American Politics and Society 53(3): 57-81.

Michelle H. Belco and Brandon J. Rottinghaus. 2009. “Presidential Proclamation 6920: Using Executive Power to Set a New Direction for Management of National Monuments.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 39: 605-618.

Timothy Hellwig, Anna Mikulska, and Burcu Gezgor. 2010. “Perceptions of Policy Choice in Contemporary Democracies.” European Journal of Political Research, 49: 705-730.

Anna Mukulska and Susan Scarrow. 2010. “Assessing the Political Impact of Candidate Selection Rules: Britain in the 1990s.” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 20: 311-333.

Travis Ridout, Brandon Rottinghaus and Nathan Hosey. 2009 “Following the Rules?: Candidate Strategy in Presidential Primaries.” Social Science Quarterly 90: 777-795.

Brandon Rottinghaus and Chris Nicholson. 2010. “Counting Congress In: Patterns of Success in Judicial Nomination Requests by Members of Congress to the President.” American Politics Research 38: 691-717.

Susan E. Scarrow and Burcu Geznor. 2011. "Declining memberships, changing members? European political party members in a new era." Party Politics 16: 823-843.


Book Chapters 

Kenicia Wright. June 2016. “Power and Minority Representation.” Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance edited by Ali Farazmand. Springer International Publishing. 

Evans, Heather K. and Savannah Sipole. 2016. “From Home-Style to Twitter-Style: How Personal, District, and Campaign Characteristics affect House Candidates’ Twitter-Style.” in Social Media and Politics: A New Way to Participate in the Political Process, Praeger.

Peter Kingstone and Aldo Ponce Ugolini, “From Cardoso to Lula: The Triumph of Pragmatism in Brazil” in Leftist Governments in Latin America: Successes and Shortcomings, edited by Kurt Weyland, Wendy Hunter and Raúl Madrid, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Bulut, Alper T., Akkan Gungor, Fatma. 2009. “Think-Tanks and Foreign Policy: The Comperative Analyses of Turkish and American Think-Tanks” in Karasar, Hasan Ali, Kanbolat, Hasan (ed.), The Culture of Strategic Thinking and Think-Tanks in Turkey: Turkish Think Tanks From the Beginning to Date, Nobel Publications, Ankara, 2009, pp. 262-280 (written in Turkish)


Other Publications

Waggoner, Philip D. 2017. “Assessing the Value of State Legislative Experience and Legisla- tive Professionalism in National Election Performance, 1974-2010.” In Press, The Social Science Journal.

Simay Ozlu Diniz, “Turkish Business Cowboys in the U.S.” Political Reflection.

Aldo Ponce Ugolini, “Foreign Direct Investment and Civil Rights: Testing Decreasing Returns to Civil Rights.” Romanian Journal of Political Science, 10(1), 2010.

John Jackson, Richard Myers, and Thomas Cowper, "Leadership in the Net-Centric Organization," Advancing Police Leadership: Proceedings of the Futures Working Group, Vol. 6, J.A. Schafer and S. Boyd, eds. Quantico, Virginia, March 2010.

Ching-Hsing Wang, “Analysis of Legislators’ Law-Making and Constituency Service: Continuity and Change After Party Turnover in the Year 2000.” Taiwanese Political Science Review 13(2009): 113-169 (written in Chinese).

Ching-Hsing Wang and Taofang Huang. 2009. “The Electorate’s Voting Participation.” in Lu-huei Chen, Ching-hsin Yu and Chi Huang (eds.) 2008 Presidential Election: the Critical Election of the Second Party Turnover. Taipei: Wu Nan Press, 2009. (written in Chinese).

Conference Presentations

American Political Science Association (APSA) 2017

Jonathan Solis. “Attacks Against Media as a Latent Variable” (Panel: Media Diversity and Media Freedom).

Luai Allarakia. “Parliamentary Activities in Authoritarian Regimes: Kuwait’s National Assembly” (Panel: Associational Life in Middle East and North Africa II).

Philip Waggoner . “Does Issue Ownership Translate to Policy Prioritization?” (Panel: Legislative Studies).

Susan Vivian Achury. “The Powers of Judicial Review: A Measurement” (Panel: Institutional Design and Independence of Comparative Courts).

Yongkwang Kim. “Conspiracist Ideation: Government vs. Business” (Panel: Political Conspiracy Theories).

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2017

Andrea Stephanie Aldrich. “Strategic Party Choices and Electoral List Diversity” (Panel: Gender Gaps across Political Contexts).

Ching-Hsing Wang. “Does Candidate Nomination in Districts Increase Party Votes of Small Parties?: Evidence From the 2016 Taiwan Legislative Elections” (Panel: The State and Society: Understanding Taiwanese Political Dynamics through Different Perspectives (Co-sponsored with Cultural Theory Working Group)).

Ching-Hsing Wang. “Personality Traits and the Propensity to Protest: A Cross-National Analysis” (Panel: Affective Responses to Conflict).

Ella Louise Stobart. “The Impact of Women Legislators on Trade Policy” (Panel: Trade Politics and Policy).

Emilia Barreto. “Parental Leave and the Gender Pay Gap” (Panel: JSS: Women as Citizens and Policymakers).

Freke Ette. “Carl Schmitt’s Mixed Constitution” (Panel: Liberal and Democratic Constitutions).

Haeyong Lim. “Does the WTO Exacerbate International Conflict?” (Panel: Economic Aspects to Conflict and Peace).

Haeyong Lim. “Resource Abundance, Human Capital and Political Regimes” (Panel: JSS: Political Economy of Development and Regime Change).

Indrajit Sinha Ray. “Voting Technology and Electoral Outcomes: The Case of Indian Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)” (Panel: Voting Behavior in South Asia).

Jonathan Achee Solis. “The Media Smells like Sulfur!!! Analyzing Chavez’s Verbal Attacks against the Media in Venezuela” (Panel: Features of Executive Rhetoric).

Jorge L Saldana. “Vote Choice in Low Information Environments at the Local Level” (Panel: The Role of Information and Emotion in Voter Decision Making).

Jorge Leonardo Saldaña. “Public Opinion and Invalid Voting in Latin America” (Panel: JSS: Public Opinion and Protest in Latin America).

Kenicia Wright. “Black and White: Minority Managerial Behavior and Organizational Context” (Panel: Representation and Performance).

Kenicia Wright. “When Social Capital Becomes Political Capital: How Do Minority Candidates Gain Political Influence in Local Communities” (Panel: Crime and Punishment).

Kim Manh. “How the House Always Wins: The Impact of Democratic Mechanisms on State Casino Gambling Expansion” (Panel: The Public's Role in the Policymaking Process).

Margarita Maria Ramirez. “Dynamic Careerism: Progressive Ambition in the Chilean Congress (1990-2016)” (Panel: Parties, Politics, and Institutions in Latin America).

Matthew Michael Ward. “Angry Authoritarians: Terrorism Issue Publics and Political Participation” (Panel: JSS: Personality and Politics).

Matthew Michael Ward. “Regime Instability, Authoritarianism, and Anti- Democratic Backlash: Experimental Evidence from Egypt” (Panel: T rust and Accountability: Experiments on Political Psychology).

Philip Waggoner. “Allocation and Usage of Presidential Resources in Interbranch Bargaining” (Panel: Inter-Branch Bargaining).

Saadet Konak Unal. “The Rise of Female Mayors in the American South” (Panel: Is All Gendered Politics Local?).

Saadet Konak Unal. “Who Speaks in Turkish Parliament?: The Role of Gender in Parliamentary Debates” (Panel: Women's Voices and Participation in Legislatures).

Savannah Sipole. “Divided We Stand Over Immigration Reform” (Panel: Policy-making in Legislatures).

Sophiya Das and Cong Huang. “Negative Construction of Immigrants: Study of the TANF Program” (Panel: Social Constructions of Immigrants and Refugees in the U.S.).

Susan Achury and Rodrigo Felipe Nunez-Donoso. “Unpacking the Effects of Governance on the Activities of MNCs: Evidence From U.S. Imports” (Panel: Political Determinants of MNC Strategies).

Ulkar Imamverdiyeva. “Congress and the War on Terror: Roles, Limits, and Goals in Making Policy for the Long War” (Panel: Domestic Politics and International Conflict).

Yeaji Kim. “Explaining The Diminishing Effect of Education on Turnout in The United States, 1972-2014” (Panel: Political Participation).

Yongkwang Kim. “Does Exposure to Conspiracy Theories Mobilize or Demobilize Voters?” (Panel: It's a Conspiracy).

American Political Science Association (APSA) 2016

Ching-Hsing Wang. “Personality Traits and Individual Feeling of National Pride in South Korea” (Panel: The Effects of Personality Across Contexts).

Joseph Lazzaro. “Ideology, Rebellion, and Grandstanding in the British House of Commons” (Panel: Legislative Party Discipline).

Leonardo Antenangeli. “Spatial Election Audits” (Panel: Studying and Measuring Electoral Integrity).

Marcia Neille Beyer. “Candidate Rhetoric and The Gender Gap in American Presidential Campaigns” (Panel: Gender and Political Communication).

Margarita Maria Ramirez and Susan Vivian Achury. “Endogenous Ballot Structures: The Case of Colombia's Legislative Elections” (Panel: Electoral Reform and Rule Choice).

Matthew Ward. “Flagging Democrats: The Authoritarian Disposition and the Arab Spring” (Panel: Political Psychology).

Philip Waggoner. “Allocation and Usage of Presidential Resources in Interbranch Bargaining” (Panel: Congress and the bureaucracy).

Robert Lucas Williams, Andrea Kathryn Eckelman, and Markie McBrayer. “The (Dis)Enfranchisement of Poor, Minority Voters: Site Selection in Texas” (Panel: Inequality in the American States).

Saadet konak unal. “Substantive Representation of Women in Turkey” (Panel: Women’s presence and Performance: Quotas, Parties, and Intersectionality).

Savannah Sipole. “Which Immigration Policies Advance in Congress?” (Panel: New Research on the Politics of Policymaking Processes).

Susan Vivian Achury and Rodrigo Felipe Nunez-Donoso. “Unpacking the Multiple Effects of Governance on Investment Risk” (Panel: Political Institutions and Foreign Investment).

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2016

Abdullah Aydogan . “From Town Councils to the Grand National Assembly: Women's Electoral Representation in Turkey” (Panel: Gender and Local Politics around the Globe).

Alper Tolga Bulut. “Gender and Representation in a Muslim Country: The Case of Turkey” (Panel: Gender, the Law, and Representation).

Andrea Kathryn Eckelman and Matthew Michael Ward. “Right to Choose?: Top-Down Women's Health Policy Diffusion and Partisan Politics” (Panel: JSS: Women's Rights, Interests, and Issues).

Bruce A. Hunt Jr.. “Happiness, Meaningfulness, and Liberal Perfectionism” (Panel: Religion and Democracy: Meaning, Essence, and Justification).

Ching-Hsing Wang. “Disrespect for Human Rights and Contentious Participation: Evidence from China” (Panel: Regime Support and Political Behavior in Authoritarian States).

Ching-Hsing Wang. “Personality Traits and Individual Feeling of National Pride in South Korea” (Panel: Political Psychology and International Relations).

Emilia Barreto. “The Price of Healthy Choices: Voting on Referendums on GMO Labeling” (Panel: Environmental Politics).

Indrajit Sinha Ray. “Effect of Punishment Regimes on Compliance to Rule of Law: A Public Good Experiment in Presence of Arbitrator” (Panel: Experiments in Political Economy).

Jonathan Achee Solis and Leonardo Antenangeli. “Corruption is Bad News for a Free Press: Reassessing Government Corruption's Effect on Media Freedom” (Panel: Mass Media and Political Communication).

Kenicia Wright. “When Social Capital Becomes Political Capital: Social Capital 39-2 and the Success of Minority Female Candidates in American States” (Panel: Causes and Consequences of of Women's Descriptive 1:38 Representation).

Marcia Neille Beyer. “Who Chooses?: Strategic Cross-Over Voting in Primary Elections” (Panel: Strategic Voting in Comparative Context).

Margarita Maria Ramirez. “Partisan and Electoral Incentives in Congressional Speeches” (Panel: Legislative).

Matthew Michael Ward. “Repressing the Collective: The Conditional Effect of Inequality on Democratization” (Panel: Repression, Resistance, and Regime Types).

Philip Daniel Waggoner. “Informal Politics: The Role of Congressional Letters in Inter- Branch Communication between Congress and the President” (Panel: Legislature and the Bureaucracy).

Robert Lucas Williams. “Institutional Rules, Preferences, and Legislative Party Unity” (Panel: State Legislatures).

Saadet Konak Unal. “Substantive Representation of Women in Turkey: Examining the Impact of Religion and Gender Effects in Legislative Arena” (Panel: Gender, Islam, and Politics (Co-sponsored with Politics and Religion, see 62-11)).

Savannah Sipole. “Immigration Reform in Congress and the American States” (Panel: Federal, State and Local Governance).

Scott Joseph Hofer and Jonathan Achee Solis. “The Affordable Care Act, Mental Healthcare Parity and Outcomes in the States” (Panel: Comparative Changes in Public Health and Education).

Sophiya Das. “Capture Effect: The Unintended Consequence of the Drug Approval Process” (Panel: JSS: Junior Scholar Symposium on the Bureaucracy).

 Yeaji Kim. “The Democratizing Effect of Education under Different Regime Types” (Panel: Regime Change and Repression).