American Journal of Political Science

(The median citation count of American Journal of Political Science is 2. 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 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
(Almost) Everything in Moderation: New Evidence on Americans' Online Media Diets122
American Politics in Two Dimensions: Partisan and Ideological Identities versus Anti‐Establishment Orientations82
Matching Methods for Causal Inference with Time‐Series Cross‐Sectional Data78
People Haven't Had Enough of Experts: Technocratic Attitudes among Citizens in Nine European Democracies71
A Practical Guide to Counterfactual Estimators for Causal Inference with Time‐Series Cross‐Sectional Data66
Re‐Assessing Elite‐Public Gaps in Political Behavior65
The Nature of Affective Polarization: Disentangling Policy Disagreement from Partisan Identity64
How Political Parties Shape Public Opinion in the Real World62
How Terrorism Does (and Does Not) Affect Citizens’ Political Attitudes: A Meta‐Analysis50
Gender Quotas and International Reputation47
Abstraction and Detail in Experimental Design46
Ideology, Not Affect: What Americans Want from Political Representation45
Does Affective Polarization Undermine Democratic Norms or Accountability? Maybe Not44
What Do We Learn about Voter Preferences from Conjoint Experiments?37
The Unequal Distribution of Opportunity: A National Audit Study of Bureaucratic Discrimination in Primary School Access34
Strategic Authoritarianism: The Political Cycles and Selectivity of China's Tax‐Break Policy34
Paper Cuts: How Reporting Resources Affect Political News Coverage34
The Geography of Repression and Opposition to Autocracy31
Adjusting for Confounding with Text Matching29
Attitudes toward the Use of Force: Instrumental Imperatives, Moral Principles, and International Law29
Multidimensional Representation29
Which Narrative Strategies Durably Reduce Prejudice? Evidence from Field and Survey Experiments Supporting the Efficacy of Perspective‐Getting29
Ideological Asymmetries and the Determinants of Politically Motivated Reasoning28
The Dictator's Power‐Sharing Dilemma: Countering Dual Outsider Threats27
The Side Effects of Central Bank Independence25
Hate Crimes and Gender Imbalances: Fears over Mate Competition and Violence against Refugees25
What Motivates Reasoning? A Theory of Goal‐Dependent Political Evaluation24
The Divide Over Independence: Explaining Preferences for Secession in an Advanced Open Economy23
Strength in Numbers: How Women's Groups Close India's Political Gender Gap22
How to Measure Legislative District Compactness If You Only Know It When You See It22
Reference Points and Democratic Backsliding20
Do Female Officers Police Differently? Evidence from Traffic Stops20
Political Scandal: A Theory20
Candidate Supply Is Not a Barrier to Immigrant Representation: A Case–Control Study20
Policing the Organizational Threat in Morocco: Protest and Public Violence in Liberal Autocracies19
How War Changes Land: Soil Fertility, Unexploded Bombs, and the Underdevelopment of Cambodia19
Border Orientation in a Globalizing World18
The Hijab Penalty: Feminist Backlash to Muslim Immigrants17
Do Politicians Discriminate Against Internal Migrants? Evidence from Nationwide Field Experiments in India17
Media Influence on Vote Choices: Unemployment News and Incumbents' Electoral Prospects16
Winners’ Consent? Citizen Commitment to Democracy When Illiberal Candidates Win Elections16
Partisan‐Motivated Evaluations of Sexual Misconduct and the Mitigating Role of the #MeToo Movement16
When Do UN Peacekeeping Operations Implement Their Mandates?16
Cleavage Identities in Voters’ Own Words: Harnessing Open‐Ended Survey Responses15
Brokers, Social Networks, Reciprocity, and Clientelism15
Party Nomination Strategies in List Proportional Representation Systems15
Observational Equivalence in Explaining Attitude Change: Have White Racial Attitudes Genuinely Changed?15
Partisan Procurement: Contracting with the United States Federal Government, 2003–201515
Democracy by Deterrence: Norms, Constitutions, and Electoral Tilting15
Local Immigration and Support for Anti‐Immigration Parties: A Meta‐Analysis15
When and Why Are Campaigns’ Persuasive Effects Small? Evidence from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election14
Sortition as Anti‐Corruption: Popular Oversight against Elite Capture14
Entertaining Beliefs in Economic Mobility14
Can Close Election Regression Discontinuity Designs Identify Effects of Winning Politician Characteristics?14
The Psychology of Coercion Failure: How Reactance Explains Resistance to Threats13
Propaganda and Skepticism13
How Does Minority Political Representation Affect School District Administration and Student Outcomes?13
The Great Society, Reagan's Revolution, and Generations of Presidential Voting13
Causal Inference with Latent Treatments13
How Norms Shape the Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics13
Change We Can Believe In: Structural and Content Dynamics within Belief Networks13
Bringing War Back in: Victory and State Formation in Latin America13
Making Unequal Democracy Work? The Effects of Income on Voter Turnout in Northern Italy12
Able and Mostly Willing: An Empirical Anatomy of Information's Effect on Voter‐Driven Accountability in Senegal12
How Patronage Delivers: Political Appointments, Bureaucratic Accountability, and Service Delivery in Brazil12
In Strongman We Trust: The Political Legacy of the New Village Movement in South Korea12
Democratization and Representative Bureaucracy: An Analysis of Promotion Patterns in Indonesia's Civil Service, 1980–201512
Mobilizing the Underrepresented: Electoral Systems and Gender Inequality in Political Participation11
The Variable Persuasiveness of Political Rhetoric11
Phantom Counterfactuals11
UN Peacekeeping and Households' Well‐Being in Civil Wars11
Measuring Attitudes toward Public Spending Using a Multivariate Tax Summary Experiment11
Congressional Representation: Accountability from the Constituent's Perspective11
Democratization, Elections, and Public Goods: The Evidence from Deforestation11
Sexism and the Far‐Right Vote: The Individual Dynamics of Gender Backlash11
City‐State Ideological Incongruence and Municipal Preemption11
Keyword‐Assisted Topic Models11
Ascriptive Characteristics and Perceptions of Impropriety in the Rule of Law: Race, Gender, and Public Assessments of Whether Judges Can Be Impartial11
Positive Spillovers from Negative Campaigning10
Campaign Finance Transparency Affects Legislators’ Election Outcomes and Behavior10
Redemption through Rebellion: Border Change, Lost Unity, and Nationalist Conflict10
Does Transparency Inhibit Political Compromise?10
Judicial Reshuffles and Women Justices in Latin America10
Retribution or Reconciliation? Post‐Conflict Attitudes toward Enemy Collaborators10
Policy Deliberation and Voter Persuasion: Experimental Evidence from an Election in the Philippines10
The Organizational Voter: Support for New Parties in Young Democracies9
When State Building Backfires: Elite Coordination and Popular Grievance in Rebellion9
Media Attention and Strategic Timing in Politics: Evidence from U.S. Presidential Executive Orders9
When Does Transparency Improve Institutional Performance? Evidence from 20,000 Projects in 183 Countries9
Commitment Problems in Alliance Formation9
Measuring Agenda Setting in Interactive Political Communication9
Channels for Influence or Maps of Behavior? A Field Experiment on Social Networks and Cooperation8
Institutional Quality Causes Generalized Trust: Experimental Evidence on Trusting under the Shadow of Doubt8
Executive Accountability Beyond Outcomes: Experimental Evidence on Public Evaluations of Powerful Prime Ministers8
Metrics Management and Bureaucratic Accountability: Evidence from Policing8
Earned Income and Women's Segmented Empowerment: Experimental Evidence from Jordan8
Competing Principals? Legislative Representation in List Proportional Representation Systems8
Placebo Tests for Causal Inference8
The Timing of Public Policies: Political Budget Cycles and Credit Claiming8
All the President's Justices? The Impact of Presidential Copartisanship on Supreme Court Job Approval8
Strategic Allocation of Irrevocable and Durable Benefits8
External Validity and Meta‐Analysis8
Censorship and the Impact of Repression on Dissent8
Public Infrastructure and Economic Development: Evidence from Postal Systems7
Party Elite Engagement and Coordination in House Primary Elections: A Test of Theories of Parties7
Conflict, Protection, and Punishment: Repercussions of Violence in Eastern DR Congo7
International Status Concerns and Domestic Support for Political Leaders7
Corporate Board Quotas and Gender Equality Policies in the Workplace7
Public Money Talks Too: How Public Campaign Financing Degrades Representation7
Adaptive Experimental Design: Prospects and Applications in Political Science7
Can Democratic Principles Protect High Courts from Partisan Backlash? Public Reactions to the Kenyan Supreme Court's Role in the 2017 Election Crisis7
Boundaries of Solidarity: Immigrants, Economic Contributions, and Welfare Attitudes6
Observed without Sympathy: Adam Smith on Inequality and Spectatorship6
Racial Identity, Group Consciousness, and Attitudes: A Framework for Assessing Multiracial Self‐Classification6
Military Culture and Institutional Trust: Evidence from Conscription Reforms in Europe6
Do Campaign Contribution Limits Curb the Influence of Money in Politics?6
Good Times and Bad Apples: Rebel Recruitment in Crackdown and Truce6
The Political Consequences of Depression: How Conspiracy Beliefs, Participatory Inclinations, and Depression Affect Support for Political Violence6
Threat‐Inducing Violent Events Exacerbate Social Desirability Bias in Survey Responses6
Policy Networks Across Political Systems6
What Was the Point of Equality?6
A Dynamic Measure of Bureaucratic Reputation: New Data for New Theory6
Courting Informal Workers: Exclusion, Forbearance, and the Left6
Politicians’ Private Sector Jobs and Parliamentary Behavior6
The Practice and Legitimacy of Border Control5
Gaslighting Citizens5
The Electoral Consequences of Household Indebtedness under Austerity5
Antagonistic Cooperation: Factional Competition in the Shadow of Elections5
When Issue Salience Affects Adjudication: Evidence from Swiss Asylum Appeal Decisions5
Risk Aversion and the Gender Gap in the Vote for Populist Radical Right Parties5
Sowing the Seeds: Radicalization as a Political Tool5
Decentralization Can Increase Cooperation among Public Officials5
Gridlock, Bureaucratic Control, and Nonstatutory Policymaking in Congress5
A Costly Commitment: Populism, Economic Performance, and the Quality of Bureaucracy5
Deepening or Diminishing Ethnic Divides? The Impact of Urban Migration in Kenya5
Learning to be Unbiased: Evidence from the French Asylum Office4
Can Popular Sovereignty Be Represented? Jacobinism from Radical Democracy to Populism4
War as a Redistributive Problem4
No Evidence that Measuring Moderators Alters Treatment Effects4
How (Not) to Use the History of Political Thought for Contemporary Purposes4
How Threats of Exclusion Mobilize Palestinian Political Participation4
Christmas, Crescents, and Crosses: When Is Symbolic Religious Establishment Permissible?4
District Magnitude and Female Representation: Evidence from Argentina and Latin America4
Trade and Political Fragmentation on the Silk Roads: The Economic Effects of Historical Exchange between China and the Muslim East4
Partisanship, Economic Assessments, and Presidential Accountability4
Dynamic Policy Sabotage4
Parliamentary Constraints and Long‐Term Development: Evidence from the Duchy of Württemberg4
How Organizational Capacity Can Improve Electoral Accountability4
Political Determinants of Economic Exchange: Evidence from a Business Experiment in Senegal4
Rebel Strategies and the Prospects for Peace4
Losing legitimacy: The challenges of the Dobbs ruling to conventional legitimacy theory4
Responsibility For Financial Crises4
Who Answers for the Government? Bureaucrats, Ministers, and Responsible Parties4
Discrimination, Inclusion, and Anti‐System Attitudes among Muslims in Germany3
Is Affective Polarization Driven by Identity, Loyalty, or Substance?3
Is Justice a Fixed Point?3
Banklash: How Media Coverage of Bank Scandals Moves Mass Preferences on Financial Regulation3
Climate Cascades: IOs and the Prioritization of Climate Action3
Framing Unpopular Foreign Policies3
Mutual Optimism and War, and the Strategic Tensions of the July Crisis3
Modeling Theories of Women's Underrepresentation in Elections3
Polarities of the Human and Divine: Aquinas and Schmitt on Political Theology3
Religious Protection from Populist Violence: The Catholic Church and the Philippine Drug War3
Who Rallies around the Flag? Nationalist Parties, National Security, and the 2019 Indian Election3
How Politicians Learn from Citizens’ Feedback: The Case of Gender on Twitter3
Exposure and Preferences: Evidence from Indian Slums3
Presidential Approval and the Inherited Economy3
How the Party Commands the Gun: The Foreign–Domestic Threat Dilemma in China3
Father Founders: Did Child Gender Affect Voting at the Constitutional Convention?3
A Social Policy Theory of Everyday Borrowing: On the Role of Welfare States and Credit Regimes3
Restoring Anáhuac: Indigenous Genealogies and Hemispheric Republicanism in Postcolonial Mexico3
How Economic Informality Constrains Demand for Programmatic Policy3
Indecent Disclosures: Anticorruption Reforms and Political Selection3
Capital Meets Democracy: The Impact of Franchise Extension on Sovereign Bond Markets2
Electoral Discrimination, Party Rationale, and the Underrepresentation of Immigrant‐Origin Politicians2
Where Motivated Reasoning Withers and Looms Large: Fear and Partisan Reactions to the COVID‐19 Pandemic2
Does Relative Deprivation Condition the Effects of Social Protection Programs on Political Support? Experimental Evidence from Pakistan2
Demolition and Discontent: Governing the Authoritarian City2
Retaining Political Talent: A Candidate‐Centered Theory of Primary Adoption2
Sleeping with the Enemy: Effective Representation under Dynamic Electoral Competition2
Public Opinion and Presidents’ Unilateral Policy Agendas2
Friendly Lobbying under Time Pressure2
Making Global Governance Accountable: Civil Society, States, and the Politics of Reform2
Keeping or Building Peace? UN Peace Operations beyond the Security Dilemma2
Bureaucratic Structure and Compliance with International Agreements2
Pliable Prejudice: The Case of Welfare2
Detecting and Deterring Information Search in Online Surveys2
Terrorist Attacks, Cultural Incidents, and the Vote for Radical Parties: Analyzing Text from Twitter2
Time in Office and the Changing Gender Gap in Dishonesty: Evidence from Local Politics in India2
Imperial Governance and the Growth of Legislative Power in America2
Parties as Disciplinarians: Charisma and Commitment Problems in Programmatic Campaigning2
Talking Shops: The Effects of Caucus Discussion on Policy Coalitions2
Ethnic Visibility2
Ideological Competition2
Carl Schmitt Reads Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem: Archival Perspectives on Convergences and Divergences2
Kompromat Can Align Incentives but Ruin Reputations2
Does Criminalizing Torture Deter Police Torture?2
Going into Government: How Hiring from Special Interests Reduces Their Influence2
Thinking about Government Authority: Constitutional Rules and Political Context in Citizens’ Assessments of Judicial, Legislative, and Executive Action2