Recent Publications

Dr. Holger Albrecht, et al., “Popular Support for Military Intervention and Anti-Establishment Alternatives in Tunisia: Appraising Outsider Eclecticism” Journal Article

Popular Support for Military Intervention and Anti-Establishment Alternatives in Tunisia: Appraising Outsider Eclecticism Dr. Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama) Journal Article in Mediterranean Politics, September 2, 2021 Abstract: Popular attitudes in support of authoritarian alternatives and weak party systems constitute important threats to democratic consolidation and the stability of new democracies. This article explores popular alienation from

Dr. Richard Fording “The Color of Corrections: Racial Politics and Prison Privatization” Journal Article

The Color of Corrections: Racial Politics and Prison Privatization Dr. Richard Fording (University of Alabama) and Adam M. Butz Journal Article in Social Policy and Administration, August 25, 2021 Abstract: Privatizing the administration of American prisons represents a popular tool of correctional governance. In turn, policy and public administration researchers are routinely studying the consequences

Dr. Hyunjung Ji “Health benefits of local government sustainability efforts: A social cognitive perspective” Journal Article

Health benefits of local government sustainability efforts: A social cognitive perspective Dr. Hyunjung Ji (University of Alabama), and Dr. Su Shin (University of Utah) Journal Article in Ecological Economics Abstract: Since climate change presents an unprecedented threat to public health, creating environmentally sustainable communities has become an important policy goal. Many local governments have voluntarily implemented

Dr. Waleed Hazbun “Aviation, Hijackings, and the Eclipse of the ‘American Century’ in the Middle East” Contribution to Edited Volume

Aviation, Hijackings, and the Eclipse of the ‘American Century’ in the Middle East Dr. Waleed Hazbun (University of Alabama) Between Catastrophe and Revolution: Essays in Honor of Mike Davis, Daniel Bertrand Monk and Michael Sorkin, eds. New York: Urban Research/OR Books, 2021. pp. 223-247. Abstract: This chapter argues the rise of airplane hijackings in the

Dr. George Hawley “Does the Alt-Right still matter? An examination of Alt-Right influence between 2016 and 2018”, Journal Article

Does the Alt-Right still matter? An examination of Alt-Right influence between 2016 and 2018 Dr. George Hawley (University of Alabama), and Dr. Jack Thompson Journal Article in Nations and Nationalism, July 8, 2021 Abstract: In this paper, we use panel data from the 2016 and 2017 waves of the Voter Study and the 2018 American National Election

Dr. Hyunjung Ji “Health risks of natural hazards and resilience resources: Evidence from a U.S. nationwide longitudinal study”, Journal Article

Health risks of natural hazards and resilience resources: Evidence from a U.S. nationwide longitudinal study Dr. Hyunjung Ji (University of Alabama), and Dr. Su Hyun Shin Journal Article in Social Science & Medicine, June 8, 2021 Abstract: Background Although natural disasters can threaten health and well-being, some people show greater resilience to their effects than others. Identifying

Dr. Sungho Park, et al., “Framework for a Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Large-Scale Food Processing Plant in a Small Rural Community” Contribution to Edited Volume

Framework for a Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Large-Scale Food Processing Plant in a Small Rural Community Dr. Sungho Park (University of Alabama) Abstract: Over the last several years, locating a large-scale food processing plant in a small rural community has attracted attention as a policy tool for local economic development. It is unclear, however, that

Dr. Hyunjung Ji “Heterogeneity in Individuals’ Preventive Behaviors during COVID-19: Health Risk, Economic Insecurity, and Slanted Information” Journal Article

Heterogeneity in Individuals’ Preventive Behaviors during COVID-19: Health Risk, Economic Insecurity, and Slanted Information Dr. Hyunjung Ji (University of Alabama), Su Hyun Shin, and HanNa Lim Journal Article in Social Science & Medicine, April 17, 2021 Abstract: The present study examines whether people respond heterogeneously to statewide social distancing mandates as a function of factors that

Dr. Sungho Park, et al., “Fiscal Effects of Interlocal Collaboration: Evidence from Nebraska Counties” Journal Article

Fiscal Effects of Interlocal Collaboration: Evidence from Nebraska Counties Dr. Sungho Park (University of Alabama) Journal Article in Local Government Studies, April 21, 2021 Abstract: The fiscal effects of interlocal collaboration, a growing method of service delivery, remain inconclusive. We analysed the revenue and expenditure effects of collaboration arrangements as a whole and in six service

Dr. Richard Fording “The Effect of State Gun Laws on Youth Suicide by Firearm: 1981-2017” Journal Article

The Effect of State Gun Laws on Youth Suicide by Firearm: 1981-2017 Dr. Richard Fording (University of Alabama) and Jack Kappelman (University of Alabama) Journal Article in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp. 368-377, April 20, 2021 Abstract: Background Many studies have found that state gun laws that regulate the purchase and possession