Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Selected Recent Publications


Ang, Milena, and Yuna Blajer de la Garza. 2021. "Vulnerability, Due Process, and Reform in Modern Mexico.Constitutional Political Economy 32: 346-75.

Avdeyeva, Olga, and Molly Melin. 2021. "International Socialization, International Politics, and the Spread of State Bureaucracies for Women's Advancement." Journal of Human Rights  20(4): 396-413.

Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael G. Miller. 2021. "The Conditional Effect of Local Party Organization Activity on Federal Election Outcomes." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. 31:368-387.

Forestal, Jennifer. 2021. “Beyond Gatekeeping: Propaganda, Democracy, and the Organization of Digital Publics” Journal of Politics (83)1: 306-32.

Forestal, Jennifer. 2021. “Constructing Digital Democracies: Facebook, Arendt, and the Politics of Design” Political Studies (69)1: 26-44.

Hansen, Eric. R., and Sarah A. Treul. 2021. "Inexperienced or Anti-Establishment? Voter Preferences for Outsider Congressional Candidates." Research & Politics 8(3).

Hansen, Eric R. and Andrew Tyner. 2021. "Educational Attainment and Social Norms of Voting." Political Behavior 43(2): 711-35.

Kao, Jay C. 2021. "Family Matters: Education and the (Conditional) Effect of State Indoctrination in China." Public Opinion Quarterly 85(1): 54–78.

Maboudi, Tofigh and Ghazal P. Nadi. 2021 (forthcoming). “From Popular Participation to Constitutional Legitimacy: Evidence from Tunisia.” Political Research Quarterly

Maxey, Sarah. 2021. "Limited Spin: When the Public Punishes Leaders Who Lie about Military Action.Journal of Conflict Resolution 65(2-3): 283-312. 

Melin, Molly. 2021. The Building and Breaking of Peace: Corporate Activities in Civil War Prevention and Resolution. Oxford University Press.

Melin, Molly. 2021. “The Business of Peace: Understanding Corporate Contributions to Conflict Management.” International Interactions 47(1): 107-134.

Schumacher, Michael J., and Peter J. Schraeder. 2021. "Does Domestic Political Instability Foster Terrorism? Global Evidence from the Arab Spring Era (2011-14)." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 44(3): 198-222.


Adams, Kathleen, and Peter M. Sanchez. 2020. “Tourism as Industry and Field of Study: Using Research and Education to Address Overtourism.” In Overtourism and Tourism Education: A Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Futures, ed. Hugues Séraphin & Anca C. Yallop. Abingdon: Routledge Press.

Avdeyeva, Olga A. and Richard E. Matland. 2020. “Ethnicity and Voters’ Evaluations of Political Leadership: ‘Lab-in-the-Field’ Experiments in Russian Regions.” Post-Soviet Affairs 36(1), 83-100.

Blackmond Larnell, Twyla. 2020. "Governance Networks and Local Economic Development Policy during the Great Recession in the U.S." Local Government Studies 46(6): 847-64.

Bryan, Amanda C. 2020. “Public Opinion and Setting the Agenda on the U.S. Supreme Court.” American Politics Research 48(3): 377-390. 

Camarena, Kara Ross, Sarah Claudy, Jijun Wang, and Austin L. Wright. 2020. “Political and environmental risks influence migration and human smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.” PLOS ONE 15(7): 1–16. 

Camarena, Kara Ross and Nils Hägerdal. 2020. “When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount Lebanon.” American Journal of Political Science 64(2): 223-239. 

Condon, Meghan and Amber Wichowsky. 2020. The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination. The University of Chicago Press. 

Condon, Meghan and Amber Wichowsky. 2020. “Inequality in the Social Mind: Social Comparison and Support for Redistribution.” Journal of Politics 82(1): 149-161.

Condon, Meghan, Alexandra Filindra, and Amber Wichowsky. 2016 (2020). “Immigrant Inclusion in the Safety Net: A Framework for Analysis and Effects on Educational Attainment.” Policy Studies Journal 44(4): 424-448. Selected for republication in special issue of Policy Studies Journal on Racial Justice (July, 2020). Honorable mention (runner-up) for the 2015 APSA Migration and Citizenship Best Paper Award. Additional pieces summarizing findings published on the London School of Economics (LSE) US Centre blog and in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.

Doherty, David and Laurel Harbridge. 2020. "The Effects of Blaming Others for Legislative Inaction on Individual and Collective Evaluations." Legislative Studies Quarterly 45: 69-99.

Forestal, Jennifer and Menaka Philips (2020) The Wives of Western Philosophy: Gender Politics in Intellectual LaborRoutledge.

Forestal, Jennifer and Menaka Philips. 2020. “The Masked Demos: Associational Anonymity and Democratic Practice” Contemporary Political Theory 19(4): 573-595.

Forestal, Jennifer and Abraham Singer 2020. “Social Media Ethics and the Politics of Information” Business Ethics Journal Review 8(6): 16-27

Grigorescu, Alexandru. 2020. The Ebb and Flow of Global Governance: Intergovernmentalism vs. Nongovernmentalism in World Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hansen, Eric R. and Christopher J. Clark. 2020. "Diversity in Party Leadership in State Legislatures." State Politics & Policy Quarterly 20(1): 81-107.

Maxey, Sarah. 2020. “The Power of Humanitarian Narratives: A Domestic Coalition Theory of Justifications for Military Action.” Political Research Quarterly 73(3): 680-95.

Melin, Molly. “The Business of Peace: Understanding Corporate Contributions to Conflict Management” International Interactions, Forthcoming.

Maboudi, Tofigh. 2020. “Reconstituting Tunisia: Participation, Deliberation, and the Content of Constitution.” Political Research Quarterly 73 (4): 774-789.

Maboudi, Tofigh. 2020. “Participation, Inclusion, and the Democratic Content of Constitutions.” Studies in Comparative International Development 55 (1): 48–76.

*Sanchez, Peter M., David Doherty, and Kirstie L. Dobbs. 2020. “Skin Color and System Support in Latin America.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics. 6: 352-372.

*Schumacher, Michael J. and Peter J. Schraeder. 2020. A ‘Tale of two Jihadis’? Improperly conflating terrorists and foreign fighters in the Arab spring. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 12(2): 118-139.


Blackmond Larnell, Twyla, & Downey, Davia Cox. (2019). "Tax Increment Financing in Chicago: The Perplexing Relationship Between Blight, Race, and Property Values." Economic Development Quarterly 33(4): 316-330.

Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael Miller. 2019. "Do Party Chairs Think Women and Minority Candidates Can Win? Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment." Journal of Politics 81: 1282-1297. 

Eisenstadt, Todd, and Tofigh Maboudi. 2019. “Being There is Half the Battle: Group Inclusion, Constitution-Writing and Democracy.” Comparative Political Studies 52(13-14): 2135–2170

*Grigorescu, Alexandru, and Caglayan Baser. 2019. "Intergovernmentalism vs. Nongovernmentalism: Projecting Domestic Preferences to Global Governance” World Politics 71(1): 88-125.

Hansen, Eric R., Nicholas Carnes, and Virginia Gray. 2019. "What Happens When Insurers Make the Insurance Laws? State Legislative Agendas and the Occupational Makeup of Government." State Politics & Policy Quarterly 19(2): 155-79.

Jansa, Joshua, Eric R. Hansen, and Virginia Gray. 2019. "Copy and Paste Lawmaking: Legislative Professionalism and Policy Reinvention in the States." American Politics Research 47(4): 739-67.

Mayer, Robert. 2019. “Noncombatant Immunity and the Ethics of Blockade,” Journal of Military Ethics 18(1): 2-19. 

*Melin, Molly M, and Paul Olander. “Supply Side Incentives for Mediation—Which Actors Mediate International Crises?” 2019. In Research Handbook on Mediating International Crises, ed. Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Kyle Beardsley, David Quinn. Edward Elgar Publishing. 94-108.


*denotes work written with Loyola students