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Cover of The Influence of Citizenship Norms and Media Use on Different Modes of Political Participation in the US

The Influence of Citizenship Norms and Media Use on Different Modes of Political Participation in the US

Lauren Copeland, Jessica Feezell

Studies demonstrate that citizenship norms and media use are important predictors of political behavior. However, it remains unclear how norms and patterns of media use influence different modes of political participation—both directly and in
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"Minority Voters"

Melina Juárez, Maria Livaudais, Dr. Gabriel Sanchez

Juárez, Melina, Maria Livaidaus, and Gabriel Sanchez. 2017. "Minority Voters". In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, ed. Fathali M. Moghaddam. SAGE Publications. Available here Image sourced here
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"Latent Networks and Spatial Networks in Politics"

Dr. Cassy Dorff, Dr. Shahryar Minhas, & Dr. Michael Ward

Network analysis is a growing field in political science, with topics ranging from the study of individual actors in congressional networks to international war between countries. This chapter briefly summarizes the history of network analysis, the
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"Nativity and Citizenship Status Affect Latinos' Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA"

Bárbara Gómez-Aguiñaga, Melina D. Juárez, Dr. Gabriel R. Sanchez, Dr. Francisco I. Pedraza

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) aimed to increase health insurance access for the over 47 million uninsured people in the U.S.A., among whom ethnoracial minorities had the highest uninsured rates before the ACA. Studies hav
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Campaigns, Descriptive Representation, Quotas, and Women's Political Engagement in Mexico

Dr. Lonna Atkeson, Dr. Yann Kerevel

To what extent does the presence of a competitive female legislative candidate influence women's political engagement in the context of a gender quota regime? Existing work on the effects of increasing descriptive representation on women's engagemen
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"Violence, Kinship Networks, and Political Resilience: Evidence from Mexico"

Dr. Cassy Dorff

Previous literature has shown a link between violent victimization and pro-sociopolitical behavior. This study asks why victimization is shown to increase the likelihood of political participation in regions of ongoing armed conflict. I argue that p
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"Fear by Association: Perceptions of Anti-Immigrant Policy and Health Outcomes"

Dr. Edward D. Vargas, Dr. Gabriel R. Sanchez, Melina D. Juárez

The United States is experiencing a renewed period of immigration and immigrant policy activity as well as heightened enforcement of such policies. This intensified activity can affect various aspects of immigrant health, including mental health. We
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"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
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"New Survey Finds Strong Support for Ethics Reform to Combat Political Corruption in New Mexico"

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
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"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
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Campaign Finance in US Politics: An Era Without Limits

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.
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Measuring Regional Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume I.

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. &#1
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“Presidential Primary Turnout 1972–2016.”

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
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“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
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