Recent Publications

Dr. Hyunjung Ji “Spillover Effects of Central Cities on Sustainability Efforts in a Metropolitan Area” Journal Article

Spillover Effects of Central Cities on Sustainability Efforts in a Metropolitan Area Dr. Hyunjung Ji (University of Alabama) and Mark Patrick Tate (University of Alabama) Journal Article in Policy Sciences Abstract: Metropolitan cities can serve as laboratories of sustainable development by experimenting with innovative sustainability programs while leveraging the advantages of metropolitan areas. With the importance

Dr. Richard Fording “Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics”

Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics Dr. Richard Fording (University of Alabama), and Sanford F. Schram Published 2020, Oxford University Press Abstract: Hard White explains how the mainstreaming of white nationalism occurred, pointing to two major shifts in the movement. First, Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, along with increases in minority representation, fostered

Dr. Holger Albrecht “Revolutionary Mass Uprisings in Authoritarian Regimes” Journal Article

Revolutionary Mass Uprisings in Authoritarian Regimes Dr. Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama) and Dr. Kevin Koehler Journal Article in International Area Studies Review, 23(3): 135-159, (2020) Abstract: This article explores the conditions under which revolutionary mass uprisings are likely to occur. We offer a probabilistic explanation of the social and political conditions that make people

Dr. Holger Albrecht “Diversionary Peace: International Peacekeeping and Domestic Civil-Military Relations” Journal Article

Diversionary Peace: International Peacekeeping and Domestic Civil-Military Relations Dr. Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama) Journal Article in International Peacekeeping, 27(4): 586-616, (2020) Abstract: What is the impact of international peacekeeping missions for civil-military relations at home? This article unpacks the conditions that produce positive effects of peacekeeping participation on the domestic politics of an authoritarian

Dr. Dana Patton and Dr. Richard Fording “The Effect of Women’s Descriptive Representation on Premature Mortality” Journal Article

The Effect of Women’s Descriptive Representation on Premature Mortality Dr. Dana Patton (The University of Alabama) and Dr. Richard Fording (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in Social Forces, April 13, 2020 Abstract: Although many studies have found that women legislators pursue policies important to women, we know relatively little concerning the effect of women’s descriptive