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Diverging against all odds? Regulatory Paths in Embryonic Stem Cell Research across Western Europe
An interest-driven account of Embryonic Stem Cell Research would, given the considerable financial and scientific concerns, likely predict regulations to converge towards permissive policies. However, across Western Europe, ...
The Relation Between Civic Education and Political Attitudes and Behavior
A Two-Year Panel Study Among Belgian Late Adolescents
It is generally assumed that civic education efforts will have a positive effect on the political attitudes and behaviors of adolescents and young adults. There is less agreement, however, on the most effective forms of ...
Macroeconomics, economic crisis and electoral outcomes: A national European pool
An abundance of comparative survey research argues the presence of economic voting as an individual force in European elections, thereby refuting a possible ecological fallacy. But the hypothesis of economic voting at the ...
Social Cohesion as Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic and Beyond
Social cohesion has increasingly been touted as a tool of peacebuilding. Theoretically, the concept is linked with efforts to address inequality and build social capital. Practically, social cohesion is bandied about in ...
Political Sophistication and Vote Intention Switching
The Timing of Electoral Volatility in the 2009 German Election Campaign
This article investigates the link between political sophistication and electoral volatility. Showing that there is disagreement in the literature on whether switching party preferences is related to low or high levels of ...
Norm Transmission in Peace- and State-building: Lessons from Democracy Promotion in Sudan and Lebanon
This article examines the transmission and reception of democratic norms in the context of liberal peace interventions. It identifies two reasons for the failure to promote democracy: the strategies favored by liberal peace ...
Age, Period and Cohort effects in the Decline of Party Identification in Germany
An Analysis of a Two Decade Panel Study in Germany (1992-2009)
Party identification traditionally is seen as an important linkage mechanism, connecting voters to the party system. Previous analyses have suggested that the level of party identity is in decline in Germany, and in this ...
Partisan Dealignment in Germany: A rejoinder to Russell Dalton
The work of Russell Dalton has undoubtedly played a seminal role in the study of the relation between political sophistication and partisan dealignment. We furthermore acknowledge the presence of a consensus on the occurrence ...
The Effects of Civic Education on Political Knowledge
A Two Year Panel Survey among Belgian Adolescents
Traditionally political knowledge was regarded as an important potential outcome for civic education efforts. Most of the currently available research, however, tends to focus on non-cognitive goals, despite the fact that ...
A Journey of a Thousand Steps: The Challenges of State and Nation Building in South Sudan
On July 9th, 2011, South Sudan will officially become independent. When southern Sudanese voted in the January 9 referendum on independence, they sought to affirm their African identity and shed the Arab identity that they ...