Quarterly Journal of Political Science

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science

Print ISSN: 1554-0626
Online ISSN: 1554-0634

Editors-in-Chief:

Keith Krehbiel
Stanford University
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E-mail: krehbiel@qjps.com

Nolan McCarty
Princeton University
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E-mail: mccarty@qjps.com

Volume 9, issue 1

Do Selection Rules Affect Leader Responsiveness? Evidence from Rural Uganda

Community organizations in developing countries often suffer from selfserving elites. This study examines whether the responsiveness and accountability of local leaders can be strengthened through the introduction of more inclusive and participatory leader selection rules. To address identification
Volume 9, issue 1

Designing Checks and Balances

Essential to the Madisonian conception of checks and balances is the division of policy-making authority among multiple actors such that each can veto proposed changes in policy. We use a mechanism design approach to analyze checks and balances institutions. We show that checks and balances institut...
Volume 9, issue 1

Doing Well by Doing Good: The Impact of Foreign Aid on Foreign Public Opinion

Does foreign aid extended by one country improve that country's image among populations of recipient countries? Using a multinational survey, we show that a United States aid program targeted to address HIV and AIDS substantially improves perceptions of the U.S. Our identification strategy for causa...
Volume 9, issue 1

The Consequences of Broader Media Choice: Evidence from the Expansion of Fox News

In recent decades, the diversity of Americans' news choices has expanded substantially. This paper examines whether access to an ideologically distinctive news source — the Fox News cable channel — influences vote intentions and whether any such effect is concentrated among those likely to agree wit...