"The State of Blacks in New Mexico: The Demographic Profile and Economic Well-Being of the Black Community as Reflected by the 'Data Hub'"
Dr. Gabriel R. Sanchez, Dr. Kathy Powers, Brooke Abrams
Research focused on racial and ethnic inequalities in New Mexico is generally contextualized differently from similar work with a national focus due to the unique demographic profile of the state. New Mexico was the first state in the nation to reac
Dr. Gabriel R. Sanchez, Melina Juárez, and Brooke Abrams
Political corruption continues to be a major issue in New Mexico, making legislation to improve government accountability and transparency a major need as we begin the 60- day legislative session. Most recently, Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesi
"New Landscapes of a Majority-Minority State: Politics, Economy, Health, and Well-Being in New Mexico Highlights from a Statewide Survey"
Cirila Estela Vazquez Guzman, Melina Juárez, Kristina Piorkowski, Eric Griego, and Brooke Abrams
A new survey conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico explores how the places New Mexicans live, work, and play impact their health and wellbeing. The New Landscapes of a Majori
Dr. Lonna Atkeson and Dr. Wendy Hansen
Atkeson, Lonna & Wendy Hansen. Forthcoming, 2017. “Campaign Finance in US Politics: An Era Without Limits” . In Changing How America Votes, ed Todd Donovan. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Dr. Sara Niedzwiecki, Dr. Liesbet Hooghe, Dr. Gary Marks, Dr. Arjan H. Schakel, Dr. Sanda Chapman Osterkats, Dr. Sarah Shair-Rosenfield.
Hooghe, Liesbet, Gary Marks, Arjan H. Schakel, Sara Niedzwiecki, Sandra Chapman Osterkats, and Sarah Shair-Rosenfield.. 2016. Measuring Regional Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume I. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dr. Lonna Atkeson and Dr. Cherie Maestas
We explore the implications of sequential presidential primary elections for turnout in selecting the presidential party nominees. Drawing from a micro-level theory of participation in sequential elections, we develop a set of aggregate-level hypoth
“Taking a Closer Look at Group Identity: The Link between Theory and Measurement of Group Consciousness and Linked Fate”
Dr. Gabriel R. Sanchez and Dr. Edward D. Vargas
Scholarship in the area of group identity has expanded our understanding of how group consciousness and linked fate operate among racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. What is yet to be tested is whether the measures employed
Dr. Timothy Krebs and Dr. Vickie Ybarra
Whether U.S. county governments are responsive to their policy environments is a critical question in light of evidence that counties have expanded their policy portfolios and governmental professionalism to meet increased citizen demands. This stud
Dr. Cassy Dorff and Dr. Shahryar Minhas
In this article we address the long-debated question of when and why states comply with sanctions. While the literature remains indeterminate as to whether the key mechanisms driving sanction compliance are tied to interstate relations, intrastate c
“Sexual Violence by Government Security Forces: Are Levels of Sexual Violence in Peacetime Predictive of Those in Civil Conflict?”
Dr. Christopher Butler and Jessica Jones
Are levels of sexual violence committed by government security forces in a country prior to conflict predictive of levels of sexual violence in that country during conflict? Most of the scholarship on sexual violence focuses on the phenomenon during
"Predicting Online Political Participation: The Importance of Selection Bias and Selective Exposure in the Online Setting."
Dr. Jessica Feezell
Although we have a broad understanding of the factors that predict traditional forms of political participation, we know comparatively less about the determinants of online political participation. Among the limited research that explores the predic
Dr. Jessica Feezell, Dr. Juliet E. Carlisle, Dr. Kristy E.H. Michaud, Dr. Erica R.A.N. Smith
Carlisle, Juliet E. , Jessica T. Feezell, Kristy E.H. Michaud, and Erica E.R.A. Smith. 2016. The Politics of Energy Crises. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
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Dr. Mala Htun
Mala Htun, “Emergence of an Organized Politics of Race in Latin America,” in Juliet Hooker and Alvin Tillery, eds. The Double Bind: The Politics of Racial and Class Inequalities in the Americas. Report of the APSA Task Force on Race
"Social Policies, Attribution of Responsibility, and Political Alignments. A Subnational Analysis of Argentina and Brazil"
Dr. Sara Niedzwiecki
This article assesses how the political context shapes policy implementation in decentralized countries. It finds that effective implementation of non-contributory social policies depends on political alignments across different territorial levels.