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Volume 137 - Number 4 - Winter 2022-23

U.S. Public Knowledge about the Holocaust Then and Now
Susan Welch and Emily Kiver analyze political and sociological ramifications of the Holocaust and its change over time. They challenge the view that knowledge of the Holocaust within the American public is declining, finding that knowledge has remained relatively steady, and that the Holocaust continues to feature prominently within the American public’s consciousness. 

Volume 137 - Number 4 - Winter 2022-23

Gender, American Identity, and Sexism
John Graeber and Mark Setzler explore the extent to which men and women differ in their views of American national identity and how these views of “Americanness” influence a person’s sexist beliefs. They find few differences between men and women regarding what it means to truly belong to the nation and that the relationship between national identify and sexism is no stronger for men than it is for women. 

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U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

Volume 137 - Number 3 - Fall 2022

Americans Still Held Hostage: A Generational Analysis of American Public Opinion about the Iran Nuclear Deal
Mazaher Koruzhde and Valeriia Popova examine the effect of the Iran hostage crisis on American public opinion on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. They argue that Americans who were “old enough” to share a collective memory of the crisis form a “crisis generation” and are significantly less likely to approve of the deal, regardless of their party and ideological orientations.

Volume 136 - Number 4 - Winter 2021-22

Narrowing the Academic-Policy Divide: Will New Media Bridge the Gap?
Paul C. Avey, Michael C. Desch, Ana Petrova, and STEVEN LLOYD WILSON analyze the degree to which blogs and other online new media disseminate scholarship to foreign policy officials. They find that policymakers visit sites as supplementary news sources, not to engage with academic findings. They also find that policymakers rate blogs and strictly online news sources as about as useful as scholarly journal articles and academic books.

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U.S. POLITICS & PUBLIC POLICY

Volume 137 - Number 3 - Fall 2022

Is He Speaking Our Language? Donald Trump's Leadership Traits in Comparison with Previous Presidents
SUSAN H. ALLEN and MARYANN E. GALLAGHER compare Donald Trump’s leadership traits to those of other recent U.S. presidents. They argue that even though Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric and actions may seem to indicate a leader deliberating challenging existing institutions, they were instead outcomes of a deeply distrustful individual focused primarily on maintaining the support of loyalists, not policymaking.

Volume 137 - Number 3 - Fall 2022

Americans Still Held Hostage: A Generational Analysis of American Public Opinion about the Iran Nuclear Deal
Mazaher Koruzhde and Valeriia Popova examine the effect of the Iran hostage crisis on American public opinion on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. They argue that Americans who were “old enough” to share a collective memory of the crisis form a “crisis generation” and are significantly less likely to approve of the deal, regardless of their party and ideological orientations.

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International Relations

Volume 137 - Number 4 - Winter 2022-23

U.S. Public Knowledge about the Holocaust Then and Now
Susan Welch and Emily Kiver analyze political and sociological ramifications of the Holocaust and its change over time. They challenge the view that knowledge of the Holocaust within the American public is declining, finding that knowledge has remained relatively steady, and that the Holocaust continues to feature prominently within the American public’s consciousness. 

Volume 137 - Number 4 - Winter 2022-23

Hungary’s Slide toward Autocracy: Domestic and External Impediments to Locking In Democratic Reforms
DAVID G. HAGLUND, JENNIE L. SCHULZE, AND Ognen Vangelov trace the remarkable trajectory of post-Communist Hungary over the past three decades, when the onetime “poster country” for successful liberalization in the erstwhile Soviet bloc managed to turn into the leading champion of illiberalism in the entire European Union (EU). They argue that a combination of internal and exogenous factors vitiated the earlier promise of EU “conditionality” to bring about Hungary’s transition to a stable liberal democracy. They are grateful for suggestions made by anonymous reviewers of earlier drafts of this article, as well as by Professor Zsuzsa Csergö, of Queen’s University. 

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Law & Institutions

Volume 137 - Number 2 - Summer 2022

The President and the Supreme Court: The Effect of the Prospect of Non-Implementation on Government Success in the Court
GORDON D. BALLINGRUD examines judicial decision-making under conditions of political pressure given through ideological hostility from other federal institutions. He finds that in case outcomes and majority opinion writing, the Court’s behavior changes when other institutions are ideologically distant from the Court’s center.

Volume 137 - Number 1 - Spring 2022

How Populism Dies: Political Weaknesses of Personalistic Plebiscitarian Leadership
Kurt Weyland examines the weaknesses of populist leadership. He argues that populist leaders are prone to errors and misdeeds, have difficulty dealing with other political forces, and face institutional and external constraints. Consequently, he concludes, they damage and suffocate democracy not as easily and frequently as recent observers have feared.

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Politics & Society

Volume 137 - Number 4 - Winter 2022-23

Gender, American Identity, and Sexism
John Graeber and Mark Setzler explore the extent to which men and women differ in their views of American national identity and how these views of “Americanness” influence a person’s sexist beliefs. They find few differences between men and women regarding what it means to truly belong to the nation and that the relationship between national identify and sexism is no stronger for men than it is for women. 

Volume 137 - Number 3 - Fall 2022

Culture, Political Order, and COVID-19 Mortality
WILSON X.B. LI and TINA T. HE examine the determinants of country responses to COVID-19. They build and apply a theoretical model to predict that countries with collectivist cultures, with higher government capacity to effectively formulate and implement sound policies, and/or with higher social trust will perform better in handling the pandemic. Their empirical analyses on cross country data in terms of COVID-19 deaths report results consistent with their model prediction

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