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The American Political Science Review is political science's premier scholarly research journal, providing peer-reviewed articles and review essays from subfields throughout the discipline. Areas covered include political theory, American politics, public policy, public administration, comparative politics, and international relations. APSR has published continuously since 1906.

Editors:

Marijke Breuning, University of North Texas
Steven Forde, University of North Texas
John Ishiyama-Lead Editor, University of North Texas
Valerie Martinez Ebers, University of North Texas

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Current Issue: Volume 108 Issue 02

From the Editor: In this issue (Volume 108, Issue 2) of the Review, as with previous issues, we present articles that ask important questions, such as: What role does a legislature perform in terms of “returns to office” in an authoritarian setting? Are legislatures in authoritarian settings similar or different with regard to the rewards from holding office that are often seen in the West (and particularly the United States)? Do single member district elections, used in the United States, benefit minority candidates? Do quota for the representation of minorities actually benefit minorities (and reduce stereotypes about minorities) in developing countries? Are acute conflicts in places like Africa resolvable, or are they the product of longstanding historical conflicts that cannot be resolved by commonly considered conflict reduction mechanisms? Were the suppositions of Max Weber, upon whose work much of the common wisdom regarding capitalism and state building is based, actually correct? And, finally, do we measure fundamental concepts like “human rights” performance cross-nationally accurately in the data we use, which has so many implications for policy makers? These, and other key issues of interest both to scholars and practitioners are in this issue of the Review.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Source: Cambridge Journals Online

Notes from the Editors
Introduction
pp iii-ix Abstract

The Returns to Office in a “Rubber Stamp” Parliament
Research Articles
RORY TRUEX
pp 235-251 Abstract

Rethinking Care Ethics: On the Promise and Potential of an Intersectional Analysis
Research Articles
OLENA HANKIVSKY
pp 252-264 Abstract

Partisanship, Structure, and Representation: The Puzzle of African American Education Politics
Research Articles
KENNETH J. MEIER, AMANDA RUTHERFORD
pp 265-280 Abstract

Voting Equilibria Under Proportional Representation
Research Articles
SEOK-JU CHO
pp 281-296 Abstract

Respect for Human Rights has Improved Over Time: Modeling the Changing Standard of Accountability
Research Articles
CHRISTOPHER J. FARISS
pp 297-318 Abstract

The Legacy of Historical Conflict: Evidence from Africa
Research Articles
TIMOTHY BESLEY, MARTA REYNAL-QUEROL
pp 319-336 Abstract

Was Weber Right? The Role of Urban Autonomy in Europe's Rise
Research Articles
DAVID STASAVAGE
pp 337-354 Abstract

Law, Focal Points, and Fiscal Discipline in the United States and the European Union
Research Articles
R. DANIEL KELEMEN, TERENCE K. TEO
pp 355-370 Abstract

The “Wisdom of the State”: Adam Smith on China and Tartary
Research Articles
RYAN PATRICK HANLEY
pp 371-382 Abstract

The Political Economy of Ownership: Housing Markets and the Welfare State
Research Articles
BEN ANSELL
pp 383-402 Abstract

Can Descriptive Representation Change Beliefs about a Stigmatized Group? Evidence from Rural India
Research Articles
SIMON CHAUCHARD
pp 403-422 Abstract

Social Policy and Regime Legitimacy: The Effects of Education Reform in China
Research Articles
XIAOBO LÜ
pp 423-437 Abstract

Delivering Stability—Primogeniture and Autocratic Survival in European Monarchies 1000–1800
Research Articles
ANDREJ KOKKONEN, ANDERS SUNDELL
pp 438-453 Abstract

Elite Parties and Poor Voters: Theory and Evidence from India
Research Articles
TARIQ THACHIL
pp 454-477 Abstract

PSR volume 108 issue 2 Cover and Front matter
Miscellaneous
pp f1-f4 Abstract

PSR volume 108 issue 2 Cover and Back matter
Miscellaneous
pp b1-b8 Abstract

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