Recent Publications

Dr. Joseph Smith, “Group Membership and Support for the Supreme Court: Evidence from Evangelical Protestants,” Journal Article

Group Membership and Support for the Supreme Court: Evidence from Evangelical Protestants Dr. Joseph Smith (The University of Alabama) Co-authored with Dr. Chris Kromphardt and Dr. Anderson Starling Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, December 11, 2019 Abstract: Research on the determinants of the U.S. Supreme Court’s institutional support among the public focuses on

Dr. Hyunjung Ji, “Disaster Risk Mitigation, Community Resilience, and Policy Effectiveness: The Case of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program in the U.S.,” Journal Article.

Disaster Risk Mitigation, Community Resilience, and Policy Effectiveness: The Case of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program in the U.S. Dr. Hyunjung Ji (The University of Alabama) Disasters (November 28, 2019) Abstract: In the 20th century, disasters triggered by natural hazards have led to an accumulative economic loss of roughly seven trillion USD and have resulted in

Dr. Albrecht, “Revolutions and the Military: Endgame Coups, Instability, and Prospects for Democracy,” Journal Article.

Revolutions and the Military: Endgame Coups, Instability, and Prospects for Democracy Dr. Holger Albrecht (The University of Alabama)  Dr. Kevin Koehler (Leiden University)  November 4, 2019 Abstract: This article presents a systematic analysis of military coups following popular mass uprisings in nondemocratic regimes, conceptualized as endgame coups. Drawing on our original, medium-n data set of revolutionary

“Insecurity, Order and Pluralism in the Middle East: An Agenda for a Critical Approach to Security Studies”, Dr. Hazbun Recent Publication

“Insecurity, Order and Pluralism in the Middle East: An Agenda for a Critical Approach to Security Studies” Dr. Waleed Hazbun (The University of Alabama) Contribution to edited volume (Lorenzo Kamel, ed. The Middle East: Thinking About and Beyond Security and Stability (Bern: Peter Lang, 2019), pp. 65-90) Abstract: This chapter argues that to think critically

“The Long War Over Party Structure: Democratic Representation and Policy Responsiveness in American Politics.” Book Publication

The Long War Over Party Structure: Democratic Representation and Policy Responsiveness in American Politics Dr. Regina Wagner (The University of Alabama) Co-authored with Byron E. Shafer Cambridge University Press, October 2019 Abstract: A long-standing debate in American politics is about the proper structure for political parties and the relative power that should be afforded to

Dr. Sungho Park, “Toward a Theory of Fiscal Slack.” Journal Article

Toward a Theory of Fiscal Slack Dr. Sungho Park (The University of Alabama) Public Budgeting and Finance (October 18, 2019) Abstract: Though the fiscal slack literature has advanced over the past decade, more research is needed for a systematic understanding of the determinants and uses of fiscal reserves at the local level. This paper reviews

Dr. Sungho Park’s Recent Publication, “Evidence shows that more restrictions on municipal budgets could create unintended consequences.”

“Evidence shows that more restrictions on municipal budgets could create unintended consequences” Dr. Sungho Park was invited to write an article for the London School of Economics and Political Science’s USAPP blog. Based on his recent publication in State and Local Government Review, Dr. Park offered evidence that depending on their institutional configuration, state-imposed fiscal

Dr. Hyunjung Ji, “Linking Risk Reduction and Community Resilience.” Contribution to Edited Volume

Linking Risk Reduction and Community Resilience Dr. Hyunjung Ji (The University of Alabama) Oxford Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science Abstract: Risk reduction is a policy priority in governments at all levels. Building community resilience is one of the keys to reducing disaster risks. Resilience-focused risk reduction considers the wider social, political, and cultural environments of

Dr. Hyunjung Ji, “How Do Different Types of Local Governments’ Sustainability Programs Relate to Their Environmental Outcomes.” Journal Article

How Do Different Types of Local Governments’ Sustainability Programs Relate to Their Environmental Outcomes Dr. Hyunjung Ji (The University of Alabama) Policy Studies Journal (July 29, 2019) Abstract: Local governments worldwide have developed a suite of sustainability programs to improve environmental conditions within their jurisdictions. However, critics suggest that local governments’ sustainability programs are more

Dr. Sungho Park, “The (D)Evolution of TIF Use: Redevelopment to Land Development in Nebraska.” Book Excerpt

The (D)Evolution of TIF Use: Redevelopment to Land Development in Nebraska Dr. Sungho Park (The University of Alabama) In Johnson, C. L. and Kriz, K. (Ed). Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development: Uses, Structures, and Impact. Albany, NY: SUNY Press (July 1, 2019) Abstract: While tax incremental financing (TIF) is one of the more commonly