Recent Publications

Holger Albrecht and Dorothy Ohl, “Exit, Resistance, Loyalty: Military Behavior during Unrest in Authoritarian Regimes.” Journal Article

Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama) and Dorothy Ohl (George Washington University) Perspectives on Politics (Published March 21, 2016; Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 38-52 ) Abstract A few years into the most recent wave of popular uprisings—the Arab Spring—studying regime trajectories in countries such as Syria, Egypt, and Yemen still seems like shooting at a

Daniel J. Levine, “These Days of Shoah’: History, Habitus, and Realpolitik in Jewish Palestine, 1942-43.” Journal Article

Daniel J. Levine (University of Alabama) Political Power and Social Theory Journal  (Published (2017) 32 , pp. 99-125) Abstract This article explores the role of history and historical memory in the formation of early Zionist/Israeli national security doctrine. To that end, it makes three moves. First, it explores a series of public addresses made by Zalman

J. Norman Baldwin and William A. McCracken, “Explaining State Unemployment in the U.S.: Cross-national Versus Political Predictors.” Journal Article

J. Norman Baldwin (University of Alabama) and William A. McCracken (University of Alabama) International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Published 2016) Abstract This article investigates the effects of national and state-level political variables on state unemployment and unemployment growth rates while controlling for the national economy and predictors drawn from cross-national research and state

Holger Albrecht, Aurel Croissant, and Fred Lawson, “Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring.” Book

Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama), Aurel Croissant (University of Heidelberg), and Fred Lawson (Mills College) University of Pennsylvania Press (Published 2016) Abstract Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring explores the central problems surrounding the role of armed forces in the contemporary Arab world. How and why do military apparatuses actively intervene in politics? What explains

Joseph Smith and James Todd, “Rules, Standards, and Lower Court Decisions.” Journal Article

Joseph Smith (University of Alabama) and James Todd (University of Alabama) Journal of Law and Courts (Volume 3; Number 2. Pages 257-275. Fall 2015) Abstract This paper evaluates the impact of a higher court articulating doctrine as either a “rule” or a “standard.” The legal doctrine we evaluate concerns police searches based upon information supplied by confidential

George Hawley Publishes New Book on the American Conservative Movement

University of Alabama Political Science professor George Hawley has published a new book, titled Right-Wing Critics of the American Conservative Movement. The book is published by the University Press of Kansas and is now available. A brief summary of the book from the publisher is given below. For more information on the book from the

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz and Nicholas Kerr, “Dynamics of Democratic Satisfaction in Transitional Settings: Evidence from a Panel Study in Uganda.” Political Research Quarterly

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz (Michigan State University) and Nicholas Kerr (University of Alabama) Political Research Quarterly (Published online June 16, 2015) Abstract How do campaigns and elections affect evaluations of democracy in transitional settings? Little research has been conducted on this topic in transitional settings, where citizens’ evaluations of regime performance might be especially fluid and where popular dissatisfaction

James G. Caillier, “Transformational Leadership and Whistle-Blowing Attitudes: Is This Relationship Mediated by Organizational Commitment and Public Service Motivation?” American Review of Public Administration

James Gerard Caillier The American Review of Public Administration, July 2015; vol. 45, 4: pp. 458–475 Abstract Although transformational leadership and whistle-blowing have been extensively examined, only one article was found to explore the relationship between these factors. This is despite research suggesting a connection between leadership practices and whistle-blowing attitudes. This article built on

Nichole M. Bauer, “Who stereotypes female candidates? Identifying individual differences in feminine stereotype reliance.” Journal Article

Politics, Groups, and Identities Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015 Abstract Increasing numbers of women are running for political office at the local, state, and national levels. Existing research offers unclear conclusions about whether feminine stereotypes are an electoral constraint for female candidates. An underlying assumption in this scholarship is that all types of individuals rely