SAGE Political Science & International Relations

J.S. Maloy and Jeanette Mendez, editors of Political Research Quarterly, interview author Jeff Smith about his new article "Passion or Dollars? How Mobilization Can Spoil the Mother’s Milk of Politics."

 

Abstract:

Evidence regarding the influence of campaign donations and lobbying efforts on legislative behavior is mixed. Much research—not to mention conventional wisdom—suggests that well-funded interest groups exploit their resource advantage by making campaign contributions and deploying lobbyists to gain informational advantages and influence legislation. Using contribution data, information about interest group support for legislation, and a rare data set—constituent contacts to six state legislative offices—this paper examines how interest group donations and constituent activism influence outcomes. Although the amount of money contributed by groups supporting or opposing a bill did not affect its prospects, constituent contacts had a substantial impact. Political expenditures by business firms appear primarily to sustain an entrenched class of lobbyists and consultants.

 

Article Available Online Here: http://prq.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/04/08/1065912915578920.abstract

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Security Dialogue podcast with Marieke de Goede and Stephanie Simon, guest editors of the special issue on ‘Preemption, practice, politics’, October 2014, vol 45 (5). Hosted by Claudia Aradau. The podcast discusses the main themes of the special issue and some of the key points that the contributors brings to our understanding of the politics of preemption and security almost 15 years after 9/11. Find out more by listening to this podcast. Read the introductory article to the special issue, co-authored by Marieke de Goede, Stephanie Simon, and Marijn Hoijtink.


Security Dialogue podcast with Alex Macleod, author of ‘The contemporary fictional police detective as critical security analyst: Insecurity and immigration in the novels of Henning Mankell and Andrea Camilleri’  in issue 45(6) of Security Dialogue. Hosted by Claudia Aradau. The podcast discusses the relation between security professionals, police, and critical security studies. 

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Podcast 13  Security Dialogue podcast with Kathleen Jennings, author of 'Service, sex, and security: Gendered peacekeeping economies in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo'. Hosted by Claudia Aradau. How are peacekeeping economies gendered and how does the peacekeeper emerge as vulnerable?

 

Erratum. The UNSC resolution that Claudia Aradau refers to at 1m5s in the podcast recording is UNSC 1820, not 1812.


Ed Benton, Managing Editor of State and Local Government Review, interviews public managers across the United States about their reflections on a recent article published in State and Local Government Review and the current challenges faced by their local governments.

 

The article, published in the September 2014 issue, is entitled “Strategic Alignment of the New Normal: Collaboration, Sustainability, and Deliberation in Local Government Across Boundaries,” and is written by Michael Abels of the University of Central Florida. The paper can be found online at http://slg.sagepub.com/content/46/3/211.abstract.

 

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Local government is assuming a new and transformational leadership role in this era of the “new normal,” which is highlighted by structural resource scarcity and the assumption of new missions in our federal structure. These new missions mandate regional governance, both in planning and in service delivery. Planning in the twenty-first century must be strategic, regionally based, and founded on the principles of community sustainability. Service delivery, while maintaining its traditional emphasis on public safety and service, must move into areas that address the growing social and economic needs of our citizens. The foundation for mission success will see regionalism, deliberative democracy, and strategic sustainability as foundation for local governance.

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Armando Alvarez, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews guest editor Pablo Pozzi about the January 2015 issue titled "Argentina a Decade after the Collapse Part 1: The Causes of the Crisis and Structural Changes.” 

 

Link to issue: http://lap.sagepub.com/content/current

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Author Kellie Liket discusses her article, "Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness: Analysis of Best Practices."

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In the face of increased accountability pressures, nonprofits are searching for ways to demonstrate their effectiveness. Because meaningful tools to evaluate effectiveness are largely absent, financial ratios are still the main indicators used to approximate it. However, there is an extensive body of literature on determinants of nonprofit effectiveness. In this study, we test the extent to which these assertions in the literature align with practitioner views. To increase the practical value of our comparative exercise, we create a self-assessment survey on the basis of the practices that find support in both academia and practice. This provides managers with a tool to assess the extent to which the identified practices are present in their organizations and with suggestions, which might lead to improvements in their effectiveness. Intermediaries can use the tool to provide better information to donors. Funders can use it in their selection of grantees, and capacity-building efforts.

Link to article: http://nvs.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/11/11/0899764013510064.abstract

 

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Authors Monica LaBarge and Jeffrey Stinson discuess their article, "The Role of Mental Budgeting in Philanthropic Decision-Making."

 

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Mental budgeting (also known as mental accounting) has examined how consumers allocate and expend resources. However, the mental budgeting literature has not yet examined the availability and use of mental budgets for philanthropic, as opposed to day-to-day, consumption. Depth interviews with donors in both the United States and Canada reveal that donors do maintain mental budgets for philanthropy, that charitable gifts are expensed against the mental budget for philanthropy as well as against other budgets, and that donors’ mental budgets are malleable. Study findings extend the literature on the management and malleability of mental budgets, and provide insight to nonprofit organizations (NPO) to better position appeals to maximize donations and strengthen long-term donor relationships.

The article is available for download here: http://nvs.sagepub.com/content/43/6/993

 

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Security Dialogue podcast with Xymena Kurowska and Benjamin C. Tallis, authors of Chiasmatic crossings: A reflexive revisit of a research encounter in European security which features in the February 2013 issue of Security Dialogue, February 2013; 44(1)

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J.S. Maloy and Jeanette Mendez, editors of Political Research Quarterly, interview author Rene Rocha about the U.S. 2014 Midterm Elections and his article “The Politics of Race and Voter ID Laws in the States: The Return of Jim Crow?” published in the September 2014 issue of Political Research Quarterly.

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Pat Shields, Editor of Armed Forces & Society, interviews author Connie Brownson about her article "The Battle for Equivalency: Female US Marines Discuss Sexuality, Physical Fitness, and Military Leadership" published in the October 2014 issue.

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Claudia Aradau, Editor of Security Dialogue, discusses how worlds and the conditions of wordliness should be framed as ‘subjects of security’ with Audra Mitchell, author of Only human? A Worldy approach to security, in issue 45 (1) of Security Dialogue. Is a wordly approach necessary if we are to capture the full enormity of the harms confronted by international security? Find out more by listening to this podcast.

 

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Claudia Aradau, Editor of Security Dialogue, discusses the special issue on ‘Border Security as Practice’ with all three guest editors. Including how the special issue came about, and the contribution that the special issue makes to the debates about practice in International Relations and critical approaches to security more broadly. As well as analysis and critique of some of the articles in the special issue, issue 45 (3) of Security Dialogue.  Find out more by listening to this podcast.

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Author Jay Teachman discusses his article “Military Service and Alcohol Use in the United States” published in Armed Forces & Society.

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It is well known that enlistees and veterans in the United States are more likely to use alcohol than civilians. However, most of this research is potentially biased in that it often does not employ control variables (other than age) and is based on cross-sectional data. Much of this research also fails to consider the relationship between military service and alcohol use among women. Using longitudinal data taken from the 1997 National Longitudinal Study of Youth, we investigate the relationship between military service and alcohol consumption employing a fixed-effects approach. We find that military service appears to encourage young men to consume alcohol. It is also the case that the effect of military service is not limited to the time that men spend in the military given that male veterans are also more likely to consume alcohol than are comparable nonveterans. We find, however, that women who serve, both enlistees and veterans, are less likely to drink than their civilian counterparts.

Article Available Here: http://afs.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/31/0095327X14543848.abstract

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Author Mark A. Hager discusses his article "Engagement Motivations in Professional Associations" published in Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

 

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This article follows Knoke in exploring how public incentives offered by professional associations (such as lobbying on behalf of collective interests) compete with private incentives (such as member networking opportunity) in promoting monetary gifts, voluntary coproduction of organizational outcomes, and commitment to the association. Olson’s contention that public goods do not motivate civic engagement has fostered several decades of research geared toward establishing the role of such goods in associational outcomes. Based on membership surveys of three engineering associations and two health care associations, the study concludes that private incentives are not universal motivators, while public incentives show some evidence of motivating engagement. Unexpected differences between the two fields of professional association are striking, prompting suggestions that current practitioners and future research give attention to field differences and resist overgeneralization regarding engagement motivations, outcomes, and commitment across professional fields.

 

Article Available Here: http://nvs.sagepub.com/content/43/2_suppl/39S.abstract

 

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1.       Featuring Sabrina Alimahomed, a joint Assistant Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach, and author of an article published in the April–June 2014; 55(4) issue on the privatisation of the US Department of Homeland Security.

2.       Date of posting: June 2014

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Race & Class Radio 4 pt. 1: Featuring Bill Rolston, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland and author of an article on the murals of Gaza in the April–June 2014; 55(4) issue.

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This Security Dialogue podcast features Carolin Kaltofen, author of Engaging Adorno: Critical security studies after emancipation which appears in the February 2013 issue of Security Dialogue, February 2013; 44(1).

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Guest Co-Editor Erica Chenoweth discusses the May 2013 Special Issue of Journal of Peace Research 'Understanding Nonviolent Resistance' with the journal Editor-in-Chief, Henrik Urdal. The issue was co-edited with Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham and is available online here.

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Armando Alvarez, Outreach Coordinator for Latin American Perspectives, interviews Tamar Diana Wilson and Christen Smith about the January 2014 issue titled "Violence Against Women in Latin America."

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Featuring J. Peter Burgess and Costas M. Constantinou, guest editors of the special issue on The New Middle East: A Critical Appraisal, and hosted by Claudia Aradau.

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Jawdat Abu-El-Haj discusses his article from the November 2013 issue titled "Latin American Perspectives: A Progressive Collective Intellectual and Its Social Knowledge."

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Author Beverly S. Bunch and three local government managers join to discuss her article from the September issue, "Increasing the usefulness of Academic Scholarship for Local Government Practitioners."

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Featuring Elizabeth Dauphinee, author of Writing as hope: Reflections on The Politics of Exile, and Jenny Edkins, author of Novel writing in international relations: Openings for a creative practice which feature in the August 2013 special issue of Security Dialogue.

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Security Dialogue podcast with Michael J. Shapiro, author of Go west, go east: War’s exilic subjects which features in the August 2013 special issue of Security Dialogue, August 2013; 44(4).

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Guest editor Sara C. Motta and authors Bruce Gilbert and Marcela Olivera discuss the July 2013 issue titled “Reinventing the Lefts in Latin America: Critical Perspectives from Below.”

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Author Steven F. Spina discusses his June 2013 article with SLGR Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch and panelists William "Billy" Poe and Ron Carlee.

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Featuring David J. Betz and Tim Stevens, authors of Analogical reasoning and cyber security which features in the April 2013 issue.

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Featuring Naeem Inayatullah, author of Pulling threads: Intimate systematicity in The Politics of Exile which features in the August 2013 special issue.

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Featuring Christine Agius, author of Performing identity: The Danish cartoon crisis and discourses of identity and security which features in the June 2013 issue

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Featuring Ondrej Ditrych, author of From discourse to dispositif: States and terrorism between Marseille and 9/11 which features in the June 2013 issue.

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This Security Dialogue podcast features Debbie Lisle, author of Frontline leisure: Securitizing tourism in the War on Terror which features in the April 2013 issue of Security Dialogue, April 2013; 44(2).

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Tom Angotti, issue editor of the March 2013 Latin American Perspectives, and author Alfonso Valenzuela Aguilera discuss the March 2013 issue titled “Urban Latin America: Violence, Enclaves, and Struggles for Land.”

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Antonio Traverso, Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli, Pablo Piedras, and Javier Campo discuss the January 2013 issue titled “Political Documentary Film and Video in the Southern Cone (1950s-2000s).”

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Guest editors Tamar Diana Wilson and Annelou Ypeij discuss the November 2012 special issue titled “Tourism, Gender, and Ethnicity.”

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SLGR Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch interviews author Masami Nishishiba and panelists Anthony Sisneros and Omar Small about Nishishiba’s article from the April 2012 issue of SLGR.

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SLGR Social Media Editor Beverly Bunch interviews author Bruce J. Perlman and panelists John Thomasian, Jackie Byers, and Chris Hoene about their article from the December 2010 issue of SLGR.

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Author James Thurmond discusses his article with SLGR Managing Editor Ed Benton and graduate students Crystal Davis, Nijah Fudge, Edgar Freeman.

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Three-part podcast on the legal challenges to pornography in the US and Canada, and the consequences of these challenges for democratic systems

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Three-part podcast on the legal challenges to pornography in the US and Canada, and the consequences of these challenges for democratic systems

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Three-part podcast on the legal challenges to pornography in the US and Canada, and the consequences of these challenges for democratic systems

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Are Public–Private Transactions the Future of Infrastructure Finance? Discussions on The Future of Infrastructure Finance.

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