Additional Readings in State Politics

 

            These readings include some books and articles but the list is by no means exhaustive.  The readings are organized by topical area.  Some titles overlap areas so they are repeated.

 

General Comparative State and State Characteristics

 

Blomquist, William.  1999.  “The Policy Process and Large-N Comparative Studies.”

            In Theories of the Policy Process.  Ed. Paul A. Sabatier.  Boulder, CO:

            Westview.  Pp. 201-232.

 

Berry, Frances Stokes, and William D. Berry.  1999. “Innovation and Diffusion

            Models in Policy Research.”  In Theories of the Policy Process.  Ed. Paul A.

            Sabatier.  Boulder, CO: Westview.  Pp. 169-201.

 

Brace, Paul, and Aubrey Jewett. 1995. “The State of State Politics Research.” Political

            Research Quarterly. 48:643-681.

 

Erickson, Robert S., Gerald C. Wright, and John P. McIver. 1993. Statehouse

            Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States. New York:

            Cambridge University Press.

 

Gray, Virginia.  1973.  “Innovation in the States: A Diffusion Study.”  American

            Political Science Review  67:1174-85.

 

Hammons, Christopher W. 1999.  “Was James Madison Wrong? Rethinking the

            American Preference for Short, Framework-Oriented Constitutions.”

            American Political Science Review 93(4):837-850.

 

Hero, Rodney E., and Caroline J. Tolbert.  1996. “A Racial/Ethnic Diversity

            Interpretation of Politics and Policy in the States of the U.S.”  American

            Journal of Political Science 40(3):851-871.

 

Mooney, Christopher Z. 2001. “State Politics and Policy Quarterly and the Study of State

            Politics: The Editor’s Introduction.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly. 1:1-4.

 

Nardulli, Peter F. 1990. “Political Subcultures in the American States: An Empirical

            Examination of Elazar's Formulation.” American Politics Quarterly. 18:287-315.

 

Polsby, Nelson.  1984.  Political Innovation in America.  New Haven, CT: Yale

            University Press.

 

Savage, Robert L.  1978.  “Policy Innovativeness as a Trait of American States.”

            Journal of Politics  40(1):212-24.

 

Walker, Jack.  1969.  “The Diffusion of Innovations Among the American States.”

            American Political Science Review  68:880-99.

 

Elections and Direct Democracy

 

Atkeson, Lonna Rae, and Randall W. Partin.  1995.  “Economic and Referendum Voting:

            A Comparison of Gubernatorial and Senatorial Elections.”  American Political

            Science Review 89(1):99-107.

 

Bowler, Shaun, David Brockington, and Todd Donovan.  2001.  “Election Systems

            And Voter Turnout: Experiments in the United States.”  Journal of Politics

            63(3):902-915.

 

Carsey, Thomas M.  1999.  Campaign Dynamics: The Race for Governor.  Ann Arbor,

            MI: University of Michigan Press.

 

Carsey, Thomas M., and Gerald C. Wright.  1998.  “State and National Factors in

            Gubernatorial and Senatorial Elections.”  American Journal of Political

            Science 42(3):994-1002.

 

Cook, Elizabeth Adell, Ted G. Jelen, and Clyde Wilcox.  1994.  “Issue Voting in

            Gubernatorial Elections: Abortion and Post-Webster Politics.”  Journal of

            Politics 56(1):187-199.

 

 Chubb John E.  1988.  “Institutions, The Economy, and the Dynamics of State

            Elections.”  American Political Science Review 82(1):133-154.

 

Gerber, Elisabeth R. 1996. “Legislative Response to the Threat of Popular Initiatives.”

            American Journal of Political Science 40(1):99-128.

 

Gimpel, James G.  1998.  “Packing Heat at the Polls: Gun Ownership, Interest Group

            Endorsements, and Voting Behavior in Gubernatorial Elections.”  Social

            Science Quarterly  79(3):634-48.

 

Haider-Markel, Donald P. 1999. “AIDS and Gay Civil Rights: Politics and Policy at the Ballot Box.” The American Review of Politics 20(Winter):349-75.

 

Holbrook, Thomas M. and Emily Van Dunk.  1993.  “Electoral Competition in the

            American States.” American Political Science Review 87(4):955-62.

 

Jackson, Robert A. 1997.  “The Mobilization of U.S. State Electorates in the 1988 and

            1990 Elections.”  Journal of Politics 59(2):520-537.

 

Jewell, Malcolm E., and Sarah M. Morehouse.  2001. 4th ed. Political Parties and

            Elections In American States.  Washington, DC: CQ Press.

 

Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald P. Haider-Markel.  2000.  “Guns in the Ballot Box:

            Information, Groups, and Opinion in Ballot Initiative Campaigns.”  American

            Politics Quarterly 28(3):355-78.

 

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., Michael G. Hagen, and Steven A. Rochlin.  1996. “Gun Behind

            the Door? Ballot Initiatives, State Policies and Public Opinion.”  Journal of

            Politics 58(3):760-775.

 

Lublin, David, D. Stephen Voss.  2000. “Racial Redistricting and Realignment in

            Southern State Legislatures.”  American Journal of Political Science 44(4):

            792-810.

 

Lupia, Arthur.  1994.  “Shortcuts Versus Encyclopedias: Information and Voting

            Behavior in California Insurance Reform Elections.”  American Political Science

            Review 88(1):63-76.

 

Moncrief, Gary, Peverill Squire, and Malcolm E. Jewell. 2001. Who Runs for the

            Legislature? Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

 

Niemi, Richard G., Harold W. Stanley, and Ronald J. Vogel.  1995. “State Economies

            and State Taxes: Do Voters Hold Governors Accountable?”  American Journal

            of Political Science 39(4):936-957.

 

Oliver, J. Eric.  1996. “The Effects of Eligibility Restrictions and Party Activity on

            Absentee Voting and Overall Turnout.”  American Journal of Political Science

            40(2):498-513.

 

 Svoboda, Craig, J.  1995.  “Retrospective Voting in Gubernatorial Elections: 1982 and

            1986.”  Political Research Quarterly 48(1):135-150.

 

Tompkins, Mark E.  1988.  “Have Gubernatorial Elections Become More Distinctive

            Contests?”  Journal of Politics 50(1):192-205.

 

Voss, D. Stephen, and Penny Miller.  2001.  “Following a False Trail: The Hunt for

            White Backlash in Kentucky’s 1996 Desegregation Vote.”  State Politics and

            Policy Quarterly 1(1):62-80.

 

Executive Branch

 

Adams, Greg D., and Peverill Squire.  2001. “A Note on the Dynamics and Idiosyncrasies

            of Gubernatorial Popularity.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly 1(4):380-93.

 

Carsey, Thomas M.  1999.  Campaign Dynamics: The Race for Governor.  Ann Arbor,

            MI: University of Michigan Press.

 

Carsey, Thomas M., and Gerald C. Wright.  1998.  “State and National Factors in

            Gubernatorial and Senatorial Elections.”  American Journal of Political

            Science 42(3):994-1002.

 

Ferguson, Margaret Robertson.  2003.  “Chief Executive Success in the Legislative

            Arena.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly 3(2):158-182.

 

Niemi, Richard G., Harold W. Stanley, and Ronald J. Vogel.  1995. “State Economies

            and State Taxes: Do Voters Hold Governors Accountable?”  American Journal

            of Political Science 39(4):936-957.

 

Orth, Deborah A. 2001.  Accountability in a Federal System: The Governor, the

            President, and Economic Expectations.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly 1

            (4):412-32.

 

Svoboda, Craig, J.  1995.  “Retrospective Voting in Gubernatorial elections: 1982 and 1986.”  Political Research Quarterly 48(1):135-150.

 

Tompkins, Mark E.  1988.  “Have Gubernatorial Elections Become More Distinctive Contests?”  Journal of Politics 50(1):192-205.

 

Judicial Branch

 

Brace, Paul, Melinda Gann Hall, and Laura Langer.  2001.  “Placing State Supreme

            Courts in State Politics.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly 1(1): 81-108.

 

Gann Hall, Melinda.  2001. “State Supreme Courts in American Democracy: Probing

            The Myths of Judicial Reform.”  American Political Science Review 95(2):

            315-330.

 

Kilwein, John C., and Richard A. Brisbin, Jr.  1997.  “Policy Convergence in a Federal

            Judicial System: The Application of Intensified Scrutiny Doctrines by State

            Supreme Courts.”  American Journal of Political Science 41(1):122-148.

 

Ringquist, Evan J., and Craig E. Emmert.  1999.  “Judicial Policymaking

            In Published and Unpublished Decisions: The Case of Environmental

            Civil Litigation.”  Political Research Quarterly 52(1):7-37.

 

Legislatures

 

Berkman Michael B. and Robert E. O’Connor. 1993. “Do Women Legislators

            Matter?: Female Legislators and State Abortion Policy.” American

            Politics Quarterly 21(1):102-24.

 

Bullock, C. III.  (1987).  Redistricting and changes in the partisan and racial

            composition of southern legislatures.  State and Local Government Review,

            19, 62-67.

 

Bullock, C. III., and Gaddie, R. K.  (1993).  Changing from multimember to single-

            Member districts: partisan, racial, and gender consequences.  State and Local

            Government Review,  25, 155-63.

 

Caldeira, G. A., & Patterson, S. C.  (1982). Bringing home the votes: electoral

            outcomes in state legislative races.  Political Behavior,  4, 33-67.

 

Carey, J. M., Niemi, R. G., & Powell, L. W. (2000).  Incumbency and the probability of

            reelection in state legislative elections.  The Journal of Politics,  62, 671-700.

 

Donnay, P. D., & Ramsden, G. P.  (1995).  Public financing of legislative elections:

            lessons from Minnesota.  Legislative Studies Quarterly,  20, 351-364.

 

Fiorina, Morris P.  1999.  “Further Evidence of the Partisan Consequences of Legislative

            Professionalism.”  American Journal of Political Science 43(3):974-977.

 

Gierzynski, A., & Breaux, D.  (1993). Money and the party vote in state house elections.

            Legislative Studies Quarterly,  18, 515-533.

 

Gierzynski, A., & Breaux, D.  (1991). Money and votes in state legislative elections.

            Legislative Studies Quarterly,  16, 203-217.

 

Grofman, B., & Handley, L.  (1991).  The impact of the voting rights act on black

            political representation in southern state legislatures.  Legislative Studies

            Quarterly, 16, 111-128.

 

Grofman, B., Migalski, M., & Noviello, N. (1986).  Effects of multimember districts on

            black representation in state legislatures.  Review of Black Political Economy,

            14, 65-78.

 

Hedge, David, James Button, and Mary Spear.  1996.  “Accounting for the Quality of

            Black Legislative Life: The View from the States.”  American Journal of

            Political Science 40(1):82-98.

 

Hogan, R. E. (2003).  The effects of primary divisiveness on general election outcomes in

            state legislative elections  American Politics Research,  31, 27-47.

 

Holbrook, T. M., & Tidmarch, C. M.  (1993).  The effects of leadership positions on

            Votes for incumbents in state legislative elections. Political Research Quarterly,

            46, 897-909.

 

Jewell, M. E. (1994).  State legislative elections: what we know and don't know.

            American Politics Quarterly,  22, 483-509.

 

King, James.  2000.  “Changes in Professionalism in U.S. State Legislatures.” Legislative

            Studies Quarterly 25:327-343.

 

King, J. D. (2002).  Single-member districts and the representation of women in

            American state legislatures: the effects of electoral system change.  State Politics

            and Policy Quarterly,  2, 161-175.

 

Lublin, David, D. Stephen Voss. 2000.  “Racial Redistricting and Realignment in

            Southern State Legislatures.”  American Journal of Political Science 44(4):

            792-813.

 

Reingold, Beth.  1996. “Conflict and Cooperation: Legislative Strategies and Concepts

            of Power among Female and Male State Legislators.”  Journal of Politics

            58(2):464-485.

 

Rosenthal, Alan.  1998.  The Decline of Representative Democracy: Process,

            Participation, and Power in American State Legislatures.  Washington,

            DC: CQ Press.

 

Thompson, J. A., & Moncrief, G. F. eds. (1998).  Campaign Finance in State Legislative

            Elections.  Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly.

 

Tucker, H. J., & Weber, R. E. (1987). State legislative election outcomes: contextual

            effects and legislative performance effects.  Legislative Studies Quarterly,

            12, 537-553.

 

Bureaucracy

 

Chaney, Carole Kennedy, and Grace Hall Saltzstein.  1998.  “Democratic Control

            and Bureaucratic Responsiveness: The Police and Domestic Violence.”

            American Journal of Political Science 42(3):745-68.

 

Hunter, Susan, and Richard W. Waterman.  1996.  Enforcing the Law: The Case of the

            Clean Water Acts.  Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.

 

Keiser, Lael R., and Jo Soss.  1998.   “With Good Cause: Bureaucratic Discretion

            and the Politics of Child Support Enforcement.”  American Journal of

            Political Science 42(4):1133-56.

 

Keiser, Lael R., Vicky M. Wilkins, Kenneth J. Meier, and Catherine A. Holland.

            2002.  “Lipstick and Logarithms: Gender, Institutional Context, and

            Representative Bureaucracy.”  American Political Science Review 96(3):

            553-564.

 

Laumann, Julie, and Paul Teske.  2003.  “Principals, Agents, and the Impact of

            Regulatory Federalism on the Savings-and-Loans Crisis of the 1980s.” State

            Politics and Policy Quarterly 3(2):139-157.

 

Potoski, Matthew.  2002. “Designing Bureaucratic Responsiveness: Administrative

            Procedures and Agency Choice in State Environmental Policy.” State Politics

            And Policy Quarterly 2(1):1-23.

 

Scholz, John T., and B. Dan Wood.  1998.  “Controlling the IRS: Principals,

            Principles, and Public Administration.”  American Journal of Political

            Science  42(1):141-62.

 

Scholz, John T., and Feng Heng Wei.  1986.  “Regulatory Enforcement in a

            Federalist System.”  American Political Science Review  80:1249-70.

 

Wood, B. Dan.  1991.  “Federalism and Policy Responsiveness: The Clean Air Case.”

            Journal of Politics  53:

 

Parties and Interest Groups

 

Barrilleaux, Charles.  1997. “A Test of the Independent Influences of Electoral

            Competition and Party Strength in a Model of State Policymaking”

            American Journal of Political Science 41(4):1462-1466.

 

Elling, Richard C. 1979.  “State Party Platforms and State Legislative Performance:

            A Comparative Analysis.”  American Journal of Political Science 23(2):383-405.

 

Gray, Virginia, and David Lowery.  2002.  “State Interest Group Research and the

            Mixed Legacy of Belle Zeller.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly

            2(4):388-410.

 

Haider-Markel, Donald P.  1997.  “Interest Group Survival: Shared Interests Versus

            Competition for Resources.”  Journal of Politics 59(3):903-12.

 

Jewell, Malcolm E., and Sarah M. Morehouse.  2001. 4th ed. Political Parties and

            Elections In American States.  Washington, DC: CQ Press.

 

Social Policy

 

Haas-Wilson, Deborah.  1993.  “The Economic Impact Of State Restrictions On

            Abortion: Parental Consent And Notification Laws And Medicaid Funding

            Restrictions.”  Journal of Policy Analysis & Management 12(3):498-512.

 

Haider-Markel, Donald P. 2001.  “Policy Diffusion as a Geographical Expansion of the

            Scope of Political Conflict: Same-Sex Marriage Bans in the 1990s.”  State

            Politics and Policy Quarterly 1(1):5-26.

 

Berkman Michael B. and Robert E. O’Connor. 1993. “Do Women Legislators Matter?: Female Legislators and State Abortion Policy.” American Politics Quarterly 21(1):102-24.

 

Krueger, Brian S., and Paul D. Mueller.  2001.  “Moderating Backlash: Racial

            Mobilization, Partisan Coalitions, and Public Policy in the American States.”

            State Politics and Policy Quarterly 1(2):165-179.

 

Meier, Kenneth J. 1994. The Politics of Sin: Drugs, Alcohol, and Public Policy.

            Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.

 

Meier, Kenneth, J. and Deborah R. McFarlane. 1993. “The Politics of Funding Abortion: State Response to the Political Environment.” American Politics Quarterly 21(1): 81-101.  

 

Meier, Kenneth J., Donald P. Haider-Markel, Anthony J. Stanislawski, and

            Deborah R. McFarlane.  1996. “The Impact of State-Level Restrictions

            on Abortion.”  Demography  33:307-12.

 

Mooney, Christopher Z., and Mei-Hsien Lee.  1995.  “Legislating Morality in the

            American States: The Case of Pre-Roe Abortion Regulation Reform.” American

            Journal of Political Science 39(3):599-627.

 

Norrander, Barbara.  2000.  “The Multi-Layered Impact of Public Opinion on

            Capital Punishment Implementation in the American States.”  Political

            Research Quarterly 53(4):771-794.

 

Norrander, Barbara and Clyde Wilcox. 1999. “Public Opinion and Policymaking in

            the States: The Case of Post-Roe Abortion Policy.” Policy Studies Journal

            27(4):707-22.

 

Wright, Jr., Gerald C., Robert S. Erikson, and John P. McIver.  1987. “Public Opinion

            and Policy Liberalism in the American States.”  American Journal of Political

            Science  31(4):980-1001.

 

Taxing, Spending, and Economic Policy

 

Berry, Frances Stokes, and William D. Berry. 1990. "State Lottery Adoptions as Policy

            Innovations: An Event History Analysis." American Political Science Review

            84(2):395-416.

 

Berry, Frances, and William D. Berry. 1992.  “Tax Innovation in the States:

            Capitalizing on Political Opportunity.”  American Journal of Political Science

            36(3):715-42.

 

Berry, Frances, and William D. Berry.  1994.  “The Politics of Tax Increases in the

            States.” American Journal of Political Science 38(3):855-859.

 

Laumann, Julie, and Paul Teske.  2003.  “Principals, Agents, and the Impact of

            Regulatory Federalism on the Savings-and-Loans Crisis of the 1980s.” State

            Politics and Policy Quarterly 3(2):139-157.

 

Health and Welfare Policy

 

Barrilleaux, Charles J., and Mark E. Miller.  1988. “The Political Economy of State

            Medicaid Policy.”  American Political Science Review 82(4):1089-1107.

 

Berry, William D., Richard C. Fording, and Russell L. Hanson.  2003.  “Reassessing

            The “Race to the Bottom” in State Welfare Policy.”  Journal of Politics

            65(2):327-349.

 

Dye, Thomas R.  1980.  “Taxing, Spending, and Economic Growth in the American

            States.”  Journal of Politics 42(4):1085-1107.

 

Lieberman, Robert, and Greg Shaw.  2000. “Looking Inward, Looking Outward: The

            Politics of State Welfare Innovation Under Devolution.” Political Research

            Quarterly 53(2):215-240.

 

Morgan, David R., and Kenneth Kickham.  2001.  “Children in Poverty: Do State

            Policies Matter?”  Social Science Quarterly 82(3):478-493.

 

Palley, Marian L.  1997.  “Presidential Address: The Intergovernmentalization of

            Health Care Reform: The Limits of the Devolution Revolution.” Journal

            of Politics 59(3):657-679.

 

Soss, Joe, Sanford F. Schram, Thomas P. Vartanian, and Erin O'Brien.  2001. “Setting

            The Terms of Relief: Explaining State Policy Choices in the Devolution

            Revolution.”  American Journal of Political Science 45(2):378-395.

 

Stream, Christopher.  1999.  “Health Reform in the States: A Model of State Small

            Group Health Insurance Market Reforms.”  Political Research Quarterly 52(3):

            499-526.

 

Tompkins, Gary L.  1975.  “A Causal Model of State Welfare Expenditures.” Journal

            of Politics 37(2):392-416.

 

Regulation and Environmental Policy

 

Bacot, A. Hunter, and Roy A. Dawes.  1997.  “State Expenditures and Policy

            Outcomes in Environmental Program Management.”  Policy Studies Journal

            25(3):355-370.

 

Brehm, John, and James T. Hamilton.  1996. “Noncompliance in Environmental

            Reporting: Are Violators Ignorant, or Evasive, of the Law?”  American Journal

            of Political Science 40(2):444-477.

 

Cawley, R. McGreggor.  1993.  Federal Land, Western Anger: The Sagebrush Rebellion

             and Environmental Politics.  Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.

 

Cline, Kurt D.  2003.  “Influences on Intergovernmental Implementation: The States

            and Superfund.”  State Politics and Policy Quarterly 3(1):66-83.

 

Cohen, Nevin.  1997.  “The Politics of Environmental Risk: Perceptions of

            Risk Assessment in the State Legislatures.”  Policy Studies Journal 25(3):

            470-484.

 

Cooney, Catherine M. 1996.  “Twenty States Join Federal Government to Facilitate

            Innovative Technology Use.”  Environmental Science & Technology

            30(10):432.

 

Davis, Sandra K.  1997.  “Fighting Over Public Lands: Interest Groups, States, and the

            Federal Government.”  In Western Public Lands and Environmental Politics,

            ed. Charles Davis.  Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

 

Gerber, Brian J., and Paul Teske.  2000.  “Regulatory Policymaking in the American

            States: A Review of Theories and Evidence.”  Political Research Quarterly

            53(4):849-86.

 

Hedge, David M., and Michael J. Scicchitano.  1994. “Regulating in Space and Time:

            The Case of Regulatory Federalism” The Journal of Politics 56(1):134-153.

 

Helland, Eric.  1998.  “Environmental protection in the federalist system: the political

            Economy of NPDES inspections.” Economic Inquiry 36(2):305-320.

 

Laumann, Julie, and Paul Teske.  2003.  “Principals, Agents, and the Impact of

            Regulatory Federalism on the Savings-and-Loans Crisis of the 1980s.” State

            Politics and Policy Quarterly 3(2):139-157.

 

Lowry, William.  1992.  The Dimensions of Federalism: State Governments and

            Pollution Control Policies.  Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

 

Morris, John C.  1997.  “The Distributional Impacts of Privatization in National

            Water-Quality Policy.”  Journal of Politics 59(1):56-72.

 

Potoski, Matthew.  2002. “Designing Bureaucratic Responsiveness: Administrative

            Procedures and Agency Choice in State Environmental Policy.” State Politics

            And Policy Quarterly 2(1):1-23.

 

Ringquist, Evan J.  1993.  Environmental Politics at the State Level.  Armonk, NY:

            M. E. Sharpe.

 

Crime Policy

 

Bruce, John M., and Clyde Wilcox.  1998.  “Gun Control Laws in the States:

            Political and Apolitical Influences.” In The Changing Politics of Gun

            Control. Eds. John M. Bruce and Clyde Wilcox.  Lanham, MD: Rowman

            & Littlefield. Pp. 139-154.

 

Caldeira, Greg A., and Andrew T. Cowart.  1980. “Budgets, Institutions, and Change:

            Criminal Justice Policy in America.”  American Journal of Political Science

            24(3): 413-438.

 

Gibson, James L. 1989. “The Policy Consequences of Political Intolerance: Political

            Repression During the Vietnam War Era.”  Journal of Politics 51(1):13-35.

 

Haider-Markel, Donald P. 1998.  “The Politics of Social Regulatory Policy: State and

            Federal Hate Crime Policy and Implementation Effort.”  Political Research

            Quarterly 51(1):69-88.

 

Haider-Markel, Donald P., and Sean P. O’Brien. 1997.  “Creating a “Well Regulated

            Militia”: Policy Responses to Paramilitary Groups in the American States.”

            Political Research Quarterly 50(3):551-565.

 

Kathlene, Lyn.  1995. “Alternative Views of Crime: Legislative Policymaking in

            Gendered Terms.”  Journal of Politics 57(3):696-723.

 

Lott, John R.  2000. 2nd ed.  More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun

            Control Laws.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Ludwig, Jens, and Philip J. Cook.  Eds.  2003.  Evaluating Gun Policy: Effects on

            Crime and Violence.  Washington, DC: Brookings.

 

Meier, Kenneth J.  1994.  The Politics of Sin: Drugs, Alcohol, and Public Policy.

            Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc.

 

Meier, Kenneth J.  1992.  “The Politics of Drug Abuse: Laws, Implementation, and

            Consequences.”  The Western Political Quarterly  45:41-69.

 

Meier, Kenneth J., and Thomas M. Holbrook.  1992. “‘I Seen My Opportunities and I

            Took Em’: Political Corruption in the American States.”  Journal of Politics

            54(1):135-155.

 

Mooney, Christopher Z., and Mei-Hsien Lee.  1999.  “Morality Policy Reinvention:

            State Death Penalties.”  The Annals of the American Academy of Political

            and Social Science 566:80-93.

 

Mooney, Christopher Z., and Mei-Hsien Lee.  1999.  “The Temporal Diffusion of

            Morality Policy: The Case of Death Penalty Legislation in the American

            States.”  Policy Studies Journal 27(4):766-780.

 

Mooney, Christopher Z., and Mei-Hsien Lee.  2000.  “The Influence of Values on

            Consensus and the Contentious Morality Policy: U.S. Death Penalty Reform,

            1956-1982.”  Journal of Politics 62(1):223-39.

 

Nice, David C. 1992.  “The States and the Death Penalty.”  Western Political

            Quarterly  45:1037-1048.

 

Preuhs, Robert R.  2001.  “State Felon Disenfranchisement Policy.”  Social Science

            Quarterly 82(4):733-48.

 

Smith, Kevin B. 1997.  “Explaining Variation in State-Level Homicide Rates: Does

            Crime Policy Pay?”  Journal of Politics 59(2):350-367.

 

Yunker, James A.  2001. “A New Statistical Analysis of Capital Punishment

            Incorporating U.S. Postmoratorium Data.”  Social Science Quarterly

            82(2):297-311.

 

Education Policy

 

Chubb, John E., and Terry M. Moe.  1988.  “Politics, Markets, and the Organization of

            Schools.”  American Political Science Review 82(4):1065-1087.

 

Fraga, Luis Ricardo, Kenneth J. Meier, and Robert E. England.  1986.  “Hispanic

            Americans and Educational Policy: Limits to Equal Access.”  Journal of Politics

            48(4):850-876.

 

Mintrom, Michael, and Sandra Vergari.  1998.  “Policy Networks and Innovation

            Diffusion: The Case of State Education Reforms.”  Journal of Politics

            60(1):126-48.

 

Schneider, Mark, Paul Teske, Christine Roch, and Melissa Marschall. 1997.  “Networks

            to Nowhere: Segregation and Stratification in Networks of Information about

            Schools.”  American Journal of Political Science 41(4):1201-1223.

 

Smith, Kevin B.  1994.  “Policy, Markets, and Bureaucracy: Reexamining School

            Choice.”  Journal of Politics  56:475-91.

 

Tweedie, Jack, Dennis D. Riley, John E. Chubb, and Terry M. Moe.  1990.  “Should

            Market Forces Control Educational Decision Making?” American Political

            Science Review 84(2):549-567.

 

Wood, B. Dan, and Nick A. Theobald.  2003.  “Political Responsiveness and Equity

            In Public Education Finance.”  Journal of Politics 65(3):718-738.