American Election Results at the Precinct Level

We describe the creation and quality assurance of a dataset containing nearly all available precinct-level election results from the 2016, 2018, and 2020 American elections.

Political Failure and Bureaucratic Potential in Africa

Using a combination of unique datasets, I turn the recent theories on political failure into testable propositions for how these processes unfold in the African context.

X Marks the Spot: Discovering the Treasure of Spatial-X Models

We contend that spatial-X (SLX) models are a better reflection of typical theories about spatial processes.

Abstention, Protest, and Residual Votes in the 2016 Election

We analyze the significant increase in the residual vote rate in the 2016 presidential election.

Bureaucracy and the Failure of Politics: Challenges to Democratic Governance

In this article, we argue that the major governance failures are political, not bureaucratic, and the first step to better governance is to recognize the underlying political causes.

Developing Smokeless Tobacco Prevention Messaging for At-Risk Youth: Early Lessons from 'The Real Cost' Smokeless Campaign

Smokeless tobacco (SLT) use continues to be a significant public health challenge in the United States, particularly among young males in rural areas, where use remains disproportionately high.

Interpretation: The Final Spatial Frontier

Building on the example of the diffusion of democracy, we elucidate how our approach to interpretation can be applied to modern political science problems.

Are Media at Work in Your Neighborhood? The Effects of Media Freedom, Internet Access, and Information Spillover on Workers’ Rights

In this study, we focus on how access to information empowers workers and pressures government and firms to improve labor conditions.

What Is and What May Never Be: Economic Voting in Developing Democracies

We propose and test a theory that media freedom determines the extent of economic voting in developing democracies.

Does Information Lead to Emulation? Spatial Dependence in Anti-Government Violence

This study examines whether acts of anti-government violence exhibit spatial dependence across state boundaries.