• Campaign clientelism in Peru : an informational theory 

    Munoz Chirinos, Paula (2013-05)
    While clientelism has been intensively studied in comparative politics from very different theoretical perspectives and angles, scholars typically emphasize the importance of organized networks and long-term relations for ...
  • Careful crackdowns : human rights and campaigning on public security in Latin America 

    Uang, Randy Sunwin (2012-05)
    Crime and violence are regularly seen as being ripe for politicians to turn into campaign issues and win votes. This study argues, in contrast, that success on public security is not so automatic: human rights values ...
  • Essays on political competition 

    Roeder, Oliver Kelly (2013-05)
    The three branches of American government---judicial, legislative, and executive---serve important governmental roles, and present their own interesting political questions. We answer three here. First, what are the ...
  • Self-financed candidates and how voters perceive them 

    Endres, Kyle Leon (2012-05)
    The increasing number of candidates relying on their personal wealth and corporate experience in their bids for elected office raises the question: how do voters perceive these non-traditional candidates and their willingness ...