Comparative Political Studies

(The median citation count of Comparative Political Studies is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Measuring Populism in Political Parties: Appraisal of a New Approach106
Voting for Populism in Europe: Globalization, Technological Change, and the Extreme Right62
How “Us” and “Them” Relates to Voting Behavior—Social Structure, Social Identities, and Electoral Choice61
The Politics of Vigilantism50
State-building and the European Union: Markets, War, and Europe's Uneven Political Development47
Strangers in Hostile Lands: Exposure to Refugees and Right-Wing Support in Germany’s Eastern Regions46
The Economic Origins of Authoritarian Values: Evidence From Local Trade Shocks in the United Kingdom46
Parliamentary Representation and the Normalization of Radical Right Support41
Drinking Alone: Local Socio-Cultural Degradation and Radical Right Support—The Case of British Pub Closures40
Institutions, Climate Change, and the Foundations of Long-Term Policymaking39
Dictators and Their Subjects: Authoritarian Attitudinal Effects and Legacies38
How Soft Propaganda Persuades36
Partisanship and Autocratization: Polarization, Power Asymmetry, and Partisan Social Identities in Turkey35
Party Competition and Cooperation Shape Affective Polarization: Evidence from Natural and Survey Experiments in Israel34
Brexit Domino? The Political Contagion Effects of Voter-endorsed Withdrawals from International Institutions30
Technological Risk and Policy Preferences27
Will Women Executives Reduce Corruption? Marginalization and Network Inclusion27
When “Fake News” Becomes Real: The Consequences of False Government Denials in an Authoritarian Country27
The Globalization Backlash: Exploring New Perspectives26
Economic Distress and Support for Radical Right Parties—Evidence From Sweden26
International incentives for women’s rights in dictatorships26
Contextual Effects of Immigrant Presence on Populist Radical Right Support: Testing the “Halo Effect” on Front National Voting in France24
Competing for Loyalists? How Party Positioning Affects Populist Radical Right Voting24
The Extraterritorial Voting Rights and Restrictions Dataset (1950–2020)22
Borders of Compassion: Immigration Preferences and Parochial Altruism22
Gender and Dynastic Political Selection21
Effective Government and Evaluations of Democracy21
When Technocratic Appointments Signal Credibility21
Strategic State Capacity: How States Counter Opposition to Climate Policy20
Policy-Making in Multi-Level Systems: Ideology, Authority, and Education18
Conceptualizing and Measuring Citizens’ Preferences for Democracy: Taking Stock of Three Decades of Research in a Fragmented Field18
A Decline in the Social Status of the Working Class? Conflicting Evidence for 8 Western Countries, 1987–201716
Colonial Education, Political Elites, and Regional Political Inequality in Africa16
Team and Nation: Sports, Nationalism, and Attitudes Toward Refugees16
Standing up for Democracy? Explaining Citizens’ Support for Democratic Checks and Balances16
Does Class-Based Campaigning Work? How Working Class Appeals Attract and Polarize Voters15
Follow the Money: Gender, Incumbency, and Campaign Funding in Chile15
The Logic of Criminal Territorial Control: Military Intervention in Rio de Janeiro15
Frightened Mandarins: The Adverse Effects of Fighting Corruption on Local Bureaucracy15
The Way we Were: How Histories of Co-Governance Alleviate Partisan Hostility15
Why Monarchy? The Rise and Demise of a Regime Type14
Political Self-Censorship in Authoritarian States: The Spatial-Temporal Dimension of Trouble14
The Generative Power of Protest: Time and Space in Contentious Politics13
Social Transformation and Violence: Evidence from U.S. Reconstruction13
How Voters Respond to Presidential Assaults on Checks and Balances: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Turkey13
Parliament, People or Technocrats? Explaining Mass Public Preferences on Delegation of Policymaking Authority13
Status-quo or Grievance Coalitions: The Logic of Cross-ethnic Campaign Appeals in Africa’s Highly Diverse States12
Personal Proximity and Reactions to Terrorism12
Voter and Legislator Responses to Localized Trade Shocks from China in Brazil12
(Dis)courtesy Bias: “Methodological Cognates,” Data Validity, and Ethics in Violence-Adjacent Research12
The Gender Gap in Political Clientelism: Problem-Solving Networks and the Division of Political Work in Argentina12
Are Immigrant-Origin Candidates Penalized Due to Ingroup Favoritism or Outgroup Hostility?12
Satisfaction With Democracy: When Government by the People Brings Electoral Losers and Winners Together11
How Political Careers affect Prime-Ministerial Performance: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe11
Using Sermons to Study Religions’ Influence on Political Behavior11
Political Corruption Cycles: High-Frequency Evidence from Argentina’s Notebooks Scandal11
Legacies of Resistance: Mobilization Against Organized Crime in Mexico11
State Dependency and the Limits of Middle Class Support for Democracy11
How Great is the Current Danger to Democracy? Assessing the Risk With Historical Data11
Ministerial Autonomy, Parliamentary Scrutiny and Government Reform Output in Parliamentary Democracies11
Election Administration, Resource Allocation, and Turnout: Evidence From Kenya10
Negative Campaigning and Vote Choice in Europe: How Do Different Partisan Groups React to Campaign Attacks?10
The Representation Gap and Political Sophistication: A Contrarian Perspective10
From Benefits and Beneficiaries: The Historical Origins of Old-Age Pensions From a Political Regime Perspective10
Collusion, Co-Optation, or Evasion: The Politics of Drug Trafficking Violence in Central America10
(Un)Natural Disasters: Electoral Cycles in Disaster Relief10
Ethnographic Approaches to Contentious Politics: The What, How, and Why10
Electoral Preferences Among Multiethnic Voters in Africa10
Political Institutions and Coups in Dictatorships10
Shoring Up Autocracy: Participatory Technologies and Regime Support in Putin’s Russia10
Sovereign Risk and Government Change: Elections, Ideology and Experience10
Changing Prices in a Changing Climate: Electoral Competition and Fossil Fuel Taxation9
Nationalism, Class, and Status: How Nationalists Use Policy Offers and Group Appeals to Attract a New Electorate9
Reshaping the Threat Environment: Personalism, Coups, and Assassinations9
Immigration Threat, Partisanship, and Democratic Citizenship: Evidence from the US, UK, and Germany9
Who Is Credible? Government Popularity and the Catalytic Effect of IMF Lending9
Moralizing Immigration: Political Framing, Moral Conviction, and Polarization in the United States and Denmark9
When Marriage Gets Hard: Intra-Coalition Conflict and Electoral Accountability9
Closing Open Government: Grassroots Policy Conversion of China’s Open Government Information Regulation and Its Aftermath9
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: How Political Alignment Shapes Electoral Backlash from Natural Disasters9
Fear without Prejudice in the Shadow of Jihadist Threat9
Why Physical Barriers Backfire: How Immigration Enforcement Deters Return and Increases Asylum Applications9
What Happens When Coups Fail? The Problem of Identifying and Weakening the Enemy Within8
What Drives the Immigration-Welfare Policy Link? Comparing Germany, France and the United Kingdom8
Opportunistic, not Optimal Delegation: The Political Origins of Central Bank Independence8
The Development of the Urban-Rural Cleavage in Anglo-American Democracies8
Crisis and Convergence: How the Combination of a Weak Economy and Mainstream Party Ideological De-Polarization Fuels Anti-System Support8
When Does the Public Get It Right? The Information Environment and the Accuracy of Economic Sentiment8
The Political Legacies of Rebel Rule: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Côte d’Ivoire8
Oil “Rents” and Political Development: What Do We Really Know About the Curse of Natural Resources?8
Military Conscription and Nonviolent Resistance8
Globalization Backlash in Developing Countries: Broadening the Research Agenda8
Breaking the Cabinet’s Glass Ceiling: The Gendered Effect of Political Experience in Presidential Democracies7
Does Affirmative Action Work? Evaluating India’s Quota System7
Early Statehood and Support for Autocratic Rule in Africa7
Dealing with Technological Change: Social Policy Preferences and Institutional Context7
The Autocrat’s Moral-Legal Dilemma: Popular Morality and Legal Institutions in China7
How to be Gracious about Political Loss—The Importance of Good Loser Messages in Policy Controversies7
The Consequences of Militarized Policing for Human Rights: Evidence from Mexico7
Erosion of Civilian Control in Democracies: A Comprehensive Framework for Comparative Analysis7
Containing Large-Scale Criminal Violence Through Internationalized Prosecution: How the Collaboration Between the CICIG and Guatemala’s Law Enforcement Contributed to a Sustained Reduction in the Murd7
Progress outside of paradise: Old and new comparative approaches to contentious politics7
Cross-National Social Influence: How Foreign Votes Can Affect Domestic Public Opinion7
Stalling the State: How Digital Platforms Contribute to and Profit From Delays in the Enforcement and Adoption of Regulations7
Varieties of Ambiguity: How do Voters Evaluate Ambiguous Policy Statements?7
The Long-Term Impact of Mobilization and Repression on Political Trust7
Can Conservatism Make Women More Vulnerable to Violence?7
The Element of Surprise: Election Timing and Opposition Preparedness6
Protest Brokers and the Technology of Mobilization: Evidence from South Africa6
Staying Out of Trouble: Criminal Cases Against Russian Mayors6
Containing Nationalism: Culture, Economics and Indirect Rule in Corsica6
The Politics of Ethnic Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa6
Intelligence Capacity and Mass Violence: Evidence From Indonesia6
Betrayed by the Elites: How Corruption Amplifies the Political Effects of Recessions6
Ethnic Coalitions and the Logic of Political Survival in Authoritarian Regimes6
Self-Selection into Public Service When Corruption is Widespread: The Anomalous Russian Case6
Electoral Rules, Women’s Representation and the Qualification of Politicians6
Election Frequency and Voter Turnout5
Foreign Anti-Mainstream Propaganda and Democratic Publics5
The Representational Effects of Communal Property: Evidence from Peru’s Indigenous Groups5
The Legislative Effects of Campaign Personalization An Analysis on the Legislative Behavior of Successful German Constituency Candidates5
Recent Events and the Coding of Cross-National Indicators5
Insurgency and Ivory: The Territorial Origins of Illicit Resource Extraction in Civil Conflicts5
Political Parties and Violence in Karachi, Pakistan5
Political Budgetary Cycles in Autocratic Redistribution5
Voting in Clientelistic Social Networks: Evidence From the Philippines*5
Collective Decision-Making and the Economic Vote5
Moral Logics of Support for Nonviolent Resistance: Evidence From a Cross-National Survey Experiment5
Generous to Workers ≠ Generous to All: Implications of European Unemployment Benefit Systems for the Social Protection of Immigrants5
Partisanship as Cause, Not Consequence, of Participation5
Interpersonal Resources and Insider/Outsider Dynamics in Party Office4
The Politics of Trade Adjustment Versus Trade Protection4
Opening Pandora’s Box? Joint Sovereignty and the Rise of EU Agencies with Operational Tasks4
Leftist Insurgency in Democracies4
Inequality, Exclusion, and Tolerance for Political Dissent in Latin America4
Regime Transformation From Below: Mobilization for Democracy and Autocracy From 1900 to 20214
The Search for Spices and Souls: Catholic Missions as Colonial State in the Philippines4
Is There a First Mover Advantage in Lobbying? A Comparative Analysis of How the Timing of Mobilization Affects the Influence of Interest Groups in 10 Polities4
Numbers, Selectivity, and Rights: The Conditional Nature of Immigration Policy Preferences4
How Voters Respond to Currency Crises: Evidence From Turkey4
Populism and De Facto Central Bank Independence4
Which Jobs for Which Boys? Party Finance and the Politics of State Job Distribution in Africa4
Pushing Boundaries: How Lawmakers Shape Judicial Decision-Making4
The Politics of Legislative Expansion in Africa4
Equal Treatment and the Inelasticity of Tax Policy to Rising Inequality4
The Electoral Consequences of International Migration in Sending Countries: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe4
Citizen Cooperation with the Police: Evidence from Contemporary Guatemala4
Value Similarity and Norm Change: Null Effects and Backlash to Messaging on Same-Sex Rights in Uganda4
Privileging One’s Own? Voting Patterns and Politicized Spending in India4
Revisiting the Impact of Modernization on Support for Women Politicians: The Role of Women’s Political Empowerment4
Work and Demand Making: Productionist and Consumptionist Politics in Latin America3
The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time? Territorial Autonomy and Conflict During Regime Transitions3
Do Truth Commissions Really Improve Democracy?3
Low-Skill Products by High-Skill Workers: The Distributive Effects of Trade in Emerging and Developing Countries3
Grammar of Threat: Governance and Order in Public Threats by Criminal Actors3
Voting for Law and Order: Evidence From a Survey Experiment in Mexico3
How Mechanization Shapes Coups3
Fragmentation of Political Authority and Bureaucratic Entrepreneurship: Explaining Instances of Minority Accommodation in Israel and Estonia3
Covert Confiscation: How Governments Differ in Their Strategies of Expropriation3
Peacekeepers Without Helmets: How Violence Shapes Local Peacebuilding by Civilian Peacekeepers3
Online Disinformation Predicts Inaccurate Beliefs About Election Fairness Among Both Winners and Losers3
When the Far Right Makes the News: Protest Characteristics and Media Coverage of Far-Right Mobilization in Europe3
Positional Deprivation and Support for Redistribution and Social Insurance in Europe3
Repression Works (Just Not in Moderation)3
Minding (Your Own and) Others’ Business: Assigning Co-Responsibility in Cabinet Decisions3
Does Compulsory Voting Affect How Voters Choose? A Test Using a Combined Conjoint and Regression Discontinuity Analysis3
Strategic Uncertainty and Elite Defections in Electoral Autocracies: A Cross-National Analysis3
Promoting Democracy Under Electoral Authoritarianism: Evidence From Cambodia3