Recent Publications

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

Dr. Holger Albrecht “Role Model or Role Expansion? Popular Perception of the Military in Tunisia” Journal Article

Role Model or Role Expansion? Popular Perception of the Military in Tunisia Dr. Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama), Michael Bufano (University of Alabama), and Kevin Koehler Journal Article in Political Research Quarterly, March 25, 2021 Abstract: This article introduces a theory on military role expansion in emerging democracies and poses a broad question: who wants the

Dr. Richard Fording “Racial Liberalism Resurgent: Connecting Multi-Racial Protests and Electoral Politics Today” Journal Article

Racial Liberalism Resurgent: Connecting Multi-Racial Protests and Electoral Politics Today Dr. Richard Fording (University of Alabama) and Sanford F. Schram Journal Article in The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, December 14, 2020 Abstract: In this paper, we consider the changing nature of today’s protest–election connection by looking back to the Blue Wave of the 2018

Dr. Waleed Hazbun “Touring Exotic Lands” Contribution to Edited Volume

Touring Exotic Lands Waleed Hazbun (University of Alabama) Global Middle East: Into the Twenty-First Century, edited by by Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera (University of California Press, 2021), pp. 225-239. Abstract: The Middle East and North Africa has long attracted global visitors to its pilgrimage locations, sunny beaches, ancient ruins, and cultural heritage sites. More

Dr. Waleed Hazbun, et al., “The Politics of Teaching International Relations in the Arab World: Reading Walt in Beirut, Wendt in Doha, and Abul-Fadl in Cairo”, Journal Article

The Politics of Teaching International Relations in the Arab World: Reading Walt in Beirut, Wendt in Doha, and Abul-Fadl in Cairo Dr. Waleed Hazbun (University of Alabama) Journal Article in International Studies Perspectives, December 17, 2020 Abstract: Can International Relations (IR) as it is taught in the Arab world be said to be an “American social

Dr. Richard Fording and Dr. Dana Patton “The Affordable Care Act and the Diffusion of Policy Feedback: The Case of Medicaid Work Requirements” Journal Article

The Affordable Care Act and the Diffusion of Policy Feedback: The Case of Medicaid Work Requirements Dr. Richard Fording (University of Alabama) and Dr. Dana Patton (University of Alabama) Journal Article in RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 6(2): 131-153 Abstract: Over the last five years, many states have sought to limit

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