Recent Publications

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

Dr. Sungho Park, et al., ” Interlocal Collaboration and Local Fiscal Structure: Do State Incentives Matter?” Journal Article

 Interlocal Collaboration and Local Fiscal Structure: Do State Incentives Matter? Dr. Sungho Park (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in Public Budgeting and Finance, March 25, 2020 Abstract: Interlocal collaboration is considered an important tool for cost‐saving. States, therefore, have incentivized interlocal collaboration in different ways. To understand the budgetary consequences of interlocal collaboration and state

Dr. Sungho Park, et al., “Government Financial Management and the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Comparative Look at South Korea and the United States” Journal Article

Government Financial Management and the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Comparative Look at South Korea and the United States Dr. Sungho Park (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in The American Review of Public Administration, July 15, 2020 Abstract: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious respiratory illness afflicting people to a degree not seen since the

Dr. Hyunjung Ji ” How do external conditions affect the design of local governments’ sustainability strategies?” Journal Article

How do external conditions affect the design of local governments’ sustainability strategies? Dr. Hyunjung Ji (The University of Alabama) and Dr. Nicole Darnall (Arizona State University) Journal Article in Regulation & Governance, July 20, 2020 Abstract: Local governments nationwide have been adopting a variety of sustainability practices in the absence of strong federal guidance. The

Dr. Richard Fording “A Multilevel Analysis of Hate Crime Commission Using NCVS and UCR Data”

A Multilevel Analysis of Hate Crime Commission Using NCVS and UCR Data Dr. Richard Fording (Principal Investigator), University of Alabama Dr. Matt Nobles (Co-PI), University of Central Florida Research Grant from the Russell Sage Foundation (2019-2020) Abstract: In this project, we will conduct a series of analyses to better understand the community-level factors contributing to

Dr. Elif Kalaycioglu “Aesthetic Elisions: The Ruins of Palmyra and the ‘Good Life’ of Liberal Multiculturalism,” Journal Article

Aesthetic Elisions: The Ruins of Palmyra and the ‘Good Life’ of Liberal Multiculturalism Dr. Elif Kalaycioglu (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in International Political Sociology, February 27, 2020 Abstract: Palmyra’s capture and destruction by ISIS resonated widely with an international audience. Drawing on Lefebvre’s theory of the production of space and affect theory’s key insights

Dr. Elif Kalaycioglu, “Governing Culture ‘Credibly’ : Contestation in the World Heritage Regime”

Governing Culture ‘Credibly’: Contestation in the World Heritage Regime Dr. Elif Kalaycioglu (The University of Alabama) Contribution in A. Phillips & C. Reus Smit, Culture and Order in World Politics, December 2019 Summary: UNESCO’s world heritage regime was founded in 1972 to identify and protect cultural and natural sites of ‘outstanding universal value,’ which constitute

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