Comparative Political Studies

(The TQCC of Comparative Political Studies is 9. 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
When “Fake News” Becomes Real: The Consequences of False Government Denials in an Authoritarian Country27
Technological Risk and Policy Preferences27
Will Women Executives Reduce Corruption? Marginalization and Network Inclusion27
International incentives for women’s rights in dictatorships26
The Globalization Backlash: Exploring New Perspectives26
Economic Distress and Support for Radical Right Parties—Evidence From Sweden26
Competing for Loyalists? How Party Positioning Affects Populist Radical Right Voting24
Contextual Effects of Immigrant Presence on Populist Radical Right Support: Testing the “Halo Effect” on Front National Voting in France24
The Extraterritorial Voting Rights and Restrictions Dataset (1950–2020)22
Borders of Compassion: Immigration Preferences and Parochial Altruism22
When Technocratic Appointments Signal Credibility21
Gender and Dynastic Political Selection21
Effective Government and Evaluations of Democracy21
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
The Way we Were: How Histories of Co-Governance Alleviate Partisan Hostility15
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
Why Monarchy? The Rise and Demise of a Regime Type14
Political Self-Censorship in Authoritarian States: The Spatial-Temporal Dimension of Trouble14
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
The Generative Power of Protest: Time and Space in Contentious Politics13
Social Transformation and Violence: Evidence from U.S. Reconstruction13
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
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
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
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
Sovereign Risk and Government Change: Elections, Ideology and Experience10
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
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
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