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The article aims to assess how and why the EP played the role of EU democratic institution par excellence in the procedures leading to the adoption of the anti-pandemic measures from February 2020 till February 2021: Which arguments has the EP sought to advance in the various stages, for what reasons, and how successful it was? Indeed, while it is...
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We map the current state of parliamentary and legislative studies through a survey of 218 scholars and a bibliometric analysis of 25 years of publications in three prominent sub-field journals. We identify two groupings of researchers, a quantitative methods, rational choice-favouring grouping and a qualitative methods, interpretivism-favouring gro...
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Turkey is one of the major plastic pollution sources in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. This review summarizes present information, data, and legislation on plastic pollution in Turkish aquatic ecosystems. According to results derived from reviewed studies, both macro and microplastic pollution were documented in Turkish aquatic ecosystems. Mo...
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Machine learning models, especially ensemble and tree‐based approaches, offer great promise to legislative scholars. However, they are heavily underutilized outside of narrow applications to text and networks. We believe this is because they are difficult to interpret: while the models are extremely flexible, they have been criticized as “black box...
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After the French Revolution, the idea of a left-right (LR) divide gained importance in mass politics, especially in the West. At the systemic level, LR formed a code of communication between politicians, mass media and voters; at the individual level, it has been an instrument to orient voters in how to deal with the political realm. Various studie...
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Abstract. The article is devoted to the study of the process of state development of territories through the system of clusters. The state program which defines priority branches for development and formation of clusters has been analyzed, the regions needing cluster development for the purpose of achievement of economic growth have been determined...
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This paper compares the practice of holding prime ministers to account in four case studies: Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Using text analysis, as well as research on prime ministerial responsibilities, it investigates oral questions asked in parliamentary procedures where prime ministers are questioned together with ministers...
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We report on 3 studies that reexamine two well-studied mechanisms of narrative persuasion, transportation and counterarguing, with two secondary data analyses and a preregistered follow-up experiment featuring identical messages and measures. This project employed internal replication, an undervalued method in communication research, to explore the...
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The authors provide the most comprehensive account to date of the occurrence, distribution and conservation status of dugongs in Madagascar based on historical (since 1902) and second half of 20th century observational and anecdotal data, in depth surveys of coastal communities conducted since 2009, a scientific field survey in 2009 up to the most...
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Counteracting domestic violence is today one of the most important areas of social development. It is seen not only as a social problem, but primarily as a problem of protecting human rights and, above all, the rights of women, requires the development of appropriate legal means of solving it. When violence is committed in the family, the rights an...
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The development of big data analysis technologies has changed how organizations work. Tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, are well positioned because they possess not only big data sets but also the in-house capability to analyze them. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which have limited resources, capacity, and a relatively smal...
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Whether and how bureaucrats are influential actors in policy-making are core questions of Public Administration (PA) research; however, most studies have focused on executive bureaucracies, while their legislative counterparts have received only limited attention. Now that a new research agenda on parliamentary administrations has emerged, this art...
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This article complements analyses of the partisan politicization of the European Parliament from roll‐call votes with an analysis of political groups' use of parliamentary questions. Questions offer an institutional opening for issue politicization and for partisan differentiation. Parliamentary groups have incentives to shape EU policies by drawin...
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Correspondence study field experiments with political elites are a recent addition to legislative studies research, in which unsolicited emails are sent to elites to gauge their responsiveness. In this article, we discuss their ethical implications. We advance from the viewpoint that correspondence study field experiments involve trade-offs between...
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Legislatures in modern democratic nation states are social arrangements in which individuals elected as representatives interact with each other and with professional lobbyists according to quite specific transactional modes, producing continually updated bodies of legislation. It is widely assumed that the purpose of such legislation is or should...
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A educação equitativa e de qualidade para todos os cidadãos é uma das mais importantes formas de ultrapassagem das desigualdades que ainda se fazem sentir fortemente nas sociedades. A qualidade dos professores é uma dimensão central dos processos educativos, a qual depende em grande parte da qualidade da formação inicial. Este artigo apresenta uma...
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Semangat buku ini sebenarnya diambil dari sebuah Karya Monumental lainnya (Martin et all, 2014) tentang The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies yang diterbitkan, Oxford University Press. Lembaga Legislatif adalah Lembaga Politik untuk tujuan untuk demokrasi dan supremasi hukum. Parlemen bertanggungjawab penuh dalam menyusun proses seperti pengan...
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This paper provides an overview of the different methods available to critical analyse existing environmental laws and their potential for achieving genuine environmental change. It highlights how misinterpretation of the substance of laws and regulations, malfunction of legislation, disagreement among stakeholders in the application of available l...
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This thesis addresses parliamentary impact on government legislation using the Scottish Parliament as a case-study. It contributes to the ongoing debate about whether government dominates the legislative process, bringing a practitioner perspective. It makes the case for re-evaluating expectations about what government and parliament are seeking to...
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This paper presents the economic structure, assumptions, and relations of deep-sea mining project assessment and the results of its evaluation, based on exploration activities and research in the field of geology, mining technology, processing technology, and environmental and legislative studies. The Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM) and co...
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A wide‐ranging literature has explored the relationship between research, knowledge and policy. However, legislatures have often been overlooked in this research. While some studies have looked at ‘who has access’, the literature on how parliaments seek to engage with knowledge claims is particularly scarce. This article addresses this gap through...
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With population growth and rapid conversion of forests into agro-pastoral areas, people and wildlife share the same vital natural resources and spaces leading to conflict with consequences to both parties. Human-Wildlife-Conflict (HWC) encompasses a broad range of species including apes, rodents and elephants (Loxodonta africana). In the absence of...
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The main objective of the research is to study the scientific problem of public importance related to the protection of digital rights of the individual in the modern conditions. Due to the development of the cryptocurrency sphere, the problem of protection of digital rights of the individual becomes one of the most urgent. The subject studied comp...
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Introduction: Academic journals are legitimate scientific mediators in academic communities. They operate as institutional markers to define discipline boundaries, research domains, and areas of knowledge. As a field of study, they allow us to understand intellectual routines, research topics, and the rise or decline of analytical models over time....
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The organisation of legislative chambers and the consequences of parliamentary procedures have been among the most prominent research questions in legislative studies. Even though democratic elections not only lead to the formation of a government but also result in an opposition, the literature has mostly neglected oppositions and their role in le...
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This article develops a framework to explain ideological diversity within political parties in parliamentary democracies from the positions of individual legislators. First, I review the different theories explaining the variation of ideological diversity within political parties in the field of party politics and legislative studies. Then, I propo...
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In this article, we introduce a unique data set containing all written communication published by the German Bundestag between 1949 and 2017. Increasing numbers of scholars make use of protocols of parliamentary speeches, parliamentary questions or the texts of legislative drafts in various fields of comparative politics including representation, r...
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Many social scientists recognize that quantitative text analysis is a useful research methodology, but its application is still concentrated in documents written in European languages, especially English, and few sub-fields of political science, such as comparative politics and legislative studies. This seems to be due to the absence of flexible an...
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Apresentação sobre orçamento público e emendas parlamentares com reflexões sobre accountability vertical, horizontal e social. Estudo de caso das emendas participativas dos deputados Glauber Braga e JHC. Acesse o artigo completo publicado no The Journal of Legislative Studies em http://bit.ly/ParticipatoryAmendments
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A number of strides have been taken in recent years to measure interest group populations in the American states, but sorting these groups by economic sector requires substantial investment in time and personnel. This paper introduces an automated process to estimate the industry of interest groups, using only their names. We discuss the advantages...
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The Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) will turn 25 years old on December 19, 2020. Between 1998 and 2018, organizations and lobbying firms filed more than one million reports. These reports provide information on the activity of 47,555 organizations, 6834 lobbying firms, and 47,479 individual lobbyists. The interest group scholarly community has put th...
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What do authoritarian legislatures and legislators do? Would outcomes in dictatorships be different if they were absent? Why do dictatorships have legislatures in the first place? These questions represent central puzzles in the study of authoritarian politics and institutions. The introductory article to this special issue on legislatures in nonde...
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Faced with an unprecedented increase in the amount of solid waste, China aims to tighten its waste management regulation. Corresponding local policy experiments are encouraged. This study explores China’s authoritarian environmentalism through an examination of local legislations on Household Solid Waste (HSW) sorting. We present a full picture of...
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The altered and degraded areas can be recovered in various ways, however choosing the correct method depends on several factors such as soil resilience. Thus, this research aims to identify the methodologies for degraded areas recovering which are most applied in each Brazilian biome and to verify in which cases they were used. The research method...
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Colombia has known three models of distributive policies (PD). Each one of them aimed at the redistribution of public resources based on criteria that swings between the political and the technical, and the formal and informal norms. Each system has developed an institutional and organizational design that promotes a certain type of intergovernment...
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Introdução: Analisamos os padrões de atuação dos parlamentares brasileiros responsáveis pela concessão de benefícios tributários referentes ao Programa de integração Social (PIS), à Contribuição para o Financiamento da Seguridade Social (COFINS) e à Contribuição Social sobre Lucro Líquido (CSLL) durante os governos de Fernando Henrique Cardoso (199...
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Recognizing the speech as one of the means through which politics materializes, this article aims to answer the following question: the agendas stated by parliamentarians in speeches in the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies are grounded by the government-opposition relationship, in the same way as observed in the decision-making process? To answer...
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Contemporary Mexico faces a complex crisis of violence and insecurity with high levels of impunity and the lack of an effective rule of law. These weaknesses in the rule of law are multidimensional and involve elements of institutional design, the specific content of the laws, particularities of political competition and a culture of legality in a...
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Under which conditions does national parliamentary discourse politicise European Union (EU) policy evaluation? In times of multiple crises and uncertainty, the alleged ‘democratic deficitʼ of the EU, defined as an apparent lack of legitimacy, has regained scholarly and popular attention. The European Commission and academic commentators consider po...
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The objective of this research was to find out research trend in constitutional law area as well to map research procedures in the said area and its projection in the future. Bibliometric analysis was applied, using 80 theses as sample from constitutional law bachelor degree student theses data base, with time range from 2013 to 2017. The research...
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Background Restrictive practices on alcohol sales in entertainment districts have been introduced to reduce alcohol-related violence in youth. On 1st July 2016, the Queensland State Government (Australia) imposed a 2-hour reduction in trading hours for alcohol sales in venues within specific night-time entertainment districts (NEDS; from 5am to 3am...
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Intra-party cohesion (IPC) is a concept extensively used to assess institutional change and behaviour in legislative and party politics. In spite of its popularity, there is confusion about its meaning mostly derived from its multidimensional nature. This article aims to clarify the understanding of this term across three different fields of resear...
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Over the past 20 years here has been a proliferation around the world of parliamentary bodies with a gender equality mandate. Yet they are often overlooked because they don’t fit easily into existing frameworks for comparing national machineries for the advancement of women or women’s policy agencies. Nor have they been made visible in much of the...
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Over the past 20 years here has been a proliferation around the world of parliamentary bodies with a gender equality mandate. Yet they are often overlooked because they don't fit easily into existing frameworks for comparing national machineries for the advancement of women or women's policy agencies. Nor have they been made visible in much of the...
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Introduction: This paper investigates the potential for legislative caucuses to actively engage in presidential coalitions in the Brazilian congress, bringing new methods for measuring the size and levels of institutionalization of these groups. Materials and Methods: The underlying assumption was that caucuses need to be minimally large and organi...
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The impact of renewable energy sources on the national economy of the countries across the world will only increase in the near future. It is linked both with the policy of reducing the dependence on imported sources and the opportunities offered by alternative power. Having great prospects for using renewable energy sources in power generation, Tu...
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Cornelia Linde (Hg.), Making and Breaking the Rules. Discussion, Implementation, and Consequences of Dominican Legislation (Studies of the German Historical Institute London), Oxford: Oxford University Press 2018, 440 S., ISBN 978-0-19-880097-2
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This article seeks to address the question of how the Federal Senate acts in approving the appointment of authorities to lead diplomatic missions and to determine if the decision-making process on foreign policy is similar to the handling of other matters. It therefore aims to contribute to the debate about the action of lawmakers in the foreign po...
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The question of living with Non-Muslims whether they are pagan unbelievers or people of the book has become an important issue that needs to be highlighted due to globalization and technological advancement. The world has become one community and borders are no longer barriers that hinder cognitive and intellectual communication between the individ...
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This article examines oversight over foreign policy-making by the Brazilian National Congress, specifically whether the use of oversight tools at their disposal by Senators and Deputies conform to the ‘fire alarm’ or ‘police patrol’ models. This is done by recording and analysing requests for information and summonses to ministers filed in the Cham...
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Literature on legislative success tends to focus on independent variables of which lawmakers have scarce control. This article analyzes instead how legislators’ strategies affect their success in Congress. I posit that while weak ties between congresspeople are the most useful in increasing success in the chamber of origin under majoritarian settin...
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Legislative studies are a sub discipline of law that explores legislation, as a process and as a product, including the legislative environment in its widest sense. Within this context, the nature of legislative drafting as art, craft, science or mere process has been much debated. Nowadays, legislative drafting is considered a ‘phronetic’ area of...
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The civil nuclear industry plays an important role in improving environmental quality and safeguarding energy security in China. Nevertheless, the industry is facing a huge risk of nuclear accident damage. The legal system of nuclear damage compensation is of vital importance for the industry to address potential risks. The Nuclear Safety Law, whic...
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This poster has been presented by myself as first author encircling part of my PhD research Project
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Multimodal transport refers to the transport of goods from one point to another via more than one mode of transport. The chain that interconnects different links or modes of transport-air, sea and land into one complete process that ensures an efficient, cost-effective, environmentally door-to-door movement of goods under the responsibility of a si...
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The book analyses the presidencies of three neighbouring Central European countries - Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia - in the context of their interactions with cabinets (and prime ministers), parliaments and the constitutional courts, all which have proved crucial actors in the region’s political and constitutional battles. Using both in...
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In the present text we propose to make a diagnosis and estimate some effects of the use of ICTs by the Brazilian members of parliament. In Brazil, the Chamber of Deputies has sought to expand the area of electronic participation through its electronic portal (http://www2.camara.gov.br/) seeking to contribute to new democratic forms of interaction b...
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While parliaments have long been neglected actors in the analysis of security policy, recent studies indicate a slowly growing research literature on the subject. This introduction to a special issue on parliaments in security policy critically reviews this literature. It argues that current research is focused primarily on how parliaments, relying...
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This document summarises basic concepts and literature in the area of legislative studies. It was produced within the remit of the UNDP project on strengthening capacity of the Viet Nam parliament (PROJECT VIE/02/007).
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This article shifts the analysis of parliamentary oversight tools to the level of the political party, asking how political parties make use of written parliamentary questions. It theorises that the use of parliamentary questions is related to the ideological and electoral competition between political parties, borrowing from theories on issue comp...
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The ability to amend legislative proposals introduced by the Commission is central to legislative process in the European Union. Despite this, very few attempts have been made to capture and explain such amendments. This study addresses this gap in the literature by considering the changes between the Commission’s proposals and the final legislativ...
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The paper analyses the scrutiny activities of three different types of institutionalised form of interparliamentary cooperation with participation of subnational parliaments: the Conference of European Legislative Assemblies; the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference; and the Interregional Parliamentary Council of the Grande Région. For the purpose o...
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This article considers the use of evidence coming from a variety of sources to substantiate bills introduced before the Chamber of Deputies. The Legislative, as a highly politicized arena, can rely on monitoring, evaluation and auditing tools not only for drafting initiatives, but also to inform and enrich the debate in a context where different id...
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Given the centrality of intra-party cohesion (IPC) in parliamentary democracies, and given its multiple effects on many aspects of the polity –government stability and survival, electoral performances of the party, party change–, it is regularly included in many research designs. However, confusion abounds about the proper definition and measuremen...
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Tindak pidana ringan adalah perkara yang diancam dengan pidana penjara atau kurungan paling lama 3 (tiga) bulan dan atau denda sebanyak-banyaknya Rp 7.500; (tujuh ratus lima puluh ribu rupiah) dan penghinaan ringan, berkaitan dengan banyaknya kasus Tindak Pidana Ringan yang yang terjadi di Indonesia, yang melibatkan masyarakat kecil yang dapat diak...
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Leading theories of grassroots lobbying assert that legislators should respond positively to the volume of grassroots lobbying messages because volume indicates the salience of an issue among constituents. This notion rests on the idea that the costs of producing a large volume of grassroots lobbying signals the value of the information to legislat...
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For the first time the Common Agricultural Policy reform was carried out under the co-decision procedure. The signing of the Lisbon Treaty established the legislative parity between the Council and the European Parliament, an important step for the European democracy. This work aims to contribute to understanding the role played by the European Par...
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A nemzetközi törvényhozás-kutatás témái és módszertana – Egy számítógéppel támogatott kvalitatív elemzés A jelen tanulmány célja, hogy áttekintést nyújtson a törvényhozás-kutatás (legislative studies) kurrens kutatási irányairól, témáiról és módszertanáról. E feladat a kutatási terület két vezető folyóirata, a Legislative Studies Quarterly (LSQ) és...
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Crossing intellectual boundaries enables scholars to push forward frontiers in legislative research. Pursuing the notion that parties are ever-present but not fixed in democratic legislatures permits new discoveries as well. To develop its related themes, the paper assesses extant scholarship in four prominent areas of legislative studies: the elec...
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Distinct fields of research have talked the issue of intra-party cohesion: the literature on party factionalism, based on structural approaches of party organizations; legislative studies, stimulated by new institutional approaches; and studies applying Hirschman's (1970) trilogy of 'exit, voice and loyalty' at the intra-party level. Using a networ...
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Symbolic legislation commonly has a bad name. In critical sociological studies, it refers to instances of legislation that are to a large extent ineffective and that serve other political and social goals than the goals officially proclaimed. Since the nineties of the last century another concept of symbolic legislation is developed, in particular...
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Political scientists often find themselves tracking amendments to political texts. As different actors weigh in, texts change as they are drafted and redrafted, reflecting political preferences and power. This study provides a novel solution to the prob- lem of detecting amendments to political text based upon minimum edit distances. We demonstrate...
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While corruption is widely disapproved of, some corrupt politicians continue to win elections. We tackle this paradox by examining the effects of malfeasance scandals in politicians’ behavior. In particular, we focus on their campaign finance strategies and career choices. We explore these issues empirically with an original dataset that includes a...