Recent Publications

Dr. Regina Lea Wagner and Dr. Byron E. Shafer, “Affirmations for an Aging Electoral Order: The Mid-Term Elections of 2018.” Journal Article

Affirmations for an Aging Electoral Order: The Mid-Term Elections of 2018 Dr. Regina Wagner (University of Alabama) and Dr. Byron E. Shafer (University of Wisconsin-Madison) The Forum (Volume 16, issue 4, p. 659-673) Abstract At bottom, the election of 2018 produced one more iteration of an electoral order dominating American politics since 1992. So the

Margaret Purcell, “Political Science Education.” Journal Article

Teaching PSC to Gen Z Margaret Purcell (University of Alabama) Political Science Education (Date: 2019) Abstract This is a report of a case study of a course taught to upper-level, undergraduate students in a moderate sized, southern, public university. This review applies key tenets of established literature on the learning styles of Generation Z. An

Dr. Richard Fording And Dr. Dana Patton, “Medicaid Expansion and the Political Fate of the Governors Who Support It.” Journal Article

Medicaid Expansion and the Political Fate of the Governors Who Support It Richard Fording (University of Alabama) and Dana Patton (University of Alabama) Policy Studies Journal (Date: January 20, 2019) Abstract We provide evidence regarding potential policy feedback effects of healthcare reform by estimating the effect of Medicaid expansion on public support for the state

Sungho Park, “The Impact of State-imposed Fiscal Rules on Municipal Government Fiscal Outcomes: Does Institutional Configuration Matter?” Journal Article

The Impact of State-imposed Fiscal Rules on Municipal Government Fiscal Outcomes: Does Institutional Configuration Matter? Sungho Park (University of Alabama) State and Local Government Review (January 9, 2019) Abstract This study explores the impact of state-imposed fiscal rules on municipal fiscal outcomes. It provides a recent profile of state-imposed fiscal rules. Further, with particular attention

Regina Wagner and Byron E. Shafer, “The Trump Presidency and the Structure of Modern American Politics.” Journal Article

The Trump Presidency and the Structure of Modern American Politics Regina Wagner (University of Alabama) and Byron E. Shafer (University of Wisconsin – Madison) Perspectives on Politics (Volume 17, issue 2 (expected June 2019) Online Publication: October 29th 2018 Abstract How much of politics is specific to its actors and how much is the reflection

Dr. David H. Bearce and Dr. Seungbin Park, “Why Remittances are a Political Blessing and Not a Curse.” Journal Article

Seungbin Park (University of Alabama), David H. Bearce (University of Colorado – Boulder) Studies in Comparative International Development Abstract This paper reconsiders the proposition that remittances act as a political curse by reducing the poor’s demand for economic redistribution. With a newer democratization model focused on the demand for income protection from the rising groups

Waleed Hazbun, et al., “Towards a Beirut School of critical security studies .” Journal Article

Waleed Hazbun (University of Alabama), Samer Abboud, Omar S. Dahi, Nicole Sunday Grove, Coralie Pison Hindawi, Jamil Mouawad & Sami Hermez Critical Studies on Security (Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018), pp. 273-295) Abstract This collectively written work offers a map of our ongoing efforts to work through critical approaches to the study of security and global politics

Sungho Park, Craig Maher, and Carol Ebdon, “Local Property Tax Limits in Nebraska: Within-State Variations in Effects.” Journal Article

Sungho Park (University of Alabama), Craig Maher (University of Nebraska – Omaha) and Carol Ebdon (University of Nebraska – Omaha) Public Administration Quarterly (Vol. 42, No. 3: 328-371) Abstract Tax and expenditure limitations (TELs) have been widely imposed on state and local governments. A substantial amount of research has been conducted on the effects of

Sungho Park and Ji Hyung Park, “The Effect of Revenue Diversification and Form of Government on Public Spending.” Journal Article

Sungho Park (University of Alabama) and Ji Hyung Park (James Madison University) Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management (Vol. 30 Issue. 2, pp.211-229 ) Abstract Funding strategies, as budgetary choices, interacting with political structure, as institutions and structures, may determine the level of public spending as fiscal outputs. Revenue diversification interacting with form