Susan Achury

Susan Achury
Lycoming College · Department of Political Science

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Susan Achury is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Lycoming College. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Houston. Her research focuses on comparative political institutions, with a focus on judicial politics.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
Miami University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2013 - August 2018
University of Houston
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2013 - May 2019
University of Houston
Field of study
  • Political Science
August 2011 - May 2013
University of Texas at El Paso
Field of study
  • Political Science

Publications

Publications (9)
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Despite evidence that racial diversification has increased support for the judiciary, political scientists know little about the heterogeneous effects of diversification across different population segments. Previous research illustrates that including Black judges increases judicial legitimacy among the Black population, but it decreases the legit...
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In this chapter, we compare the gender and racial gaps in representation for private-practice careers versus careers in the federal courts. We advance the literature by examining these trends together rather than separately, which allows us to assess differences in career tracks. The diversity, inclusion, and equity framework helps us further explo...
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Research has consistently shown that women are less likely than men to participate in political parties as members and activists; this participation gender gap has persisted despite narrowing gender gaps in education, employment, and in other types of political participation. Yet while the gaps are widespread, their size varies greatly by country a...
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Amparos are a unique legal remedy. They allow complainants to seek redress when they have been wronged by government actions or by the refusal of the government to do its legal duty. Although amparos may provide litigants with a quick judicial remedy without having to pursue a lengthy court case, they also may generate heavy caseloads, which may st...
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In recent decades, parties in many parliamentary democracies have radically reshaped what it means to be a party member, making it easier and cheaper to join, and giving members greater direct say over party decisions. This article explores some implications of such changes, asking whether membership costs and benefits influence which supporters ta...
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What are the incentives for parties to personalize electoral competition? This paper proposes that both open and closed lists give congruity, rather than tension, to the interests of party leaders and candidates. However, the efficacy of each list type depends on the electoral returns expected from promoting the partisan and personal vote. To test...
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In recent years, parties in many parliamentary democracies have radically reshaped what it means to be a party member, most importantly by giving them more direct say over party decisions. This article explores some of the implications of these changes, asking whether the costs and benefits of membership have an effect on which supporters take the...
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Giovanni Sartori famously wrote that political parties do not need to be mini-republics, yet today parties in many parliamentary democracies are moving in this direction by giving their members direct votes over important decisions, including selecting party leaders and settling policy issues. This paper explores some of the implications of these c...

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