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Editorial (pages 837–838), Rick. okay Wilson
Valuing variety in Political companies: Gender and Token Minorities within the U.S. residence of Representatives (pages 839–854), Kristin Kanthak and George A. Krause
Inequality and the Dynamics of Public Opinion: The Self-Reinforcing hyperlink among financial Inequality and Mass personal tastes (pages 855–870), Nathan J. Kelly and Peter ok. Enns
Locating superb court docket reviews in Doctrine area (pages 871–890), Tom S. Clark and Benjamin Lauderdale
Strategic Defiance and Compliance within the U.S. Courts of Appeals (pages 891–905), Chad Westerland, Jeffrey A. Segal, Lee Epstein, Charles M. Cameron and Scott
Deciding to supply: neighborhood judgements on delivering Social Welfare (pages 906–920), Michael Craw
Unpacking LogM: towards a extra common conception of occasion method Density (pages 921–935), David Lowery, Simon Otjes, Sergiu Gherghina, Arjen Van Witteloostuijn, Gabor Peli and Holly Brasher
Leader Survival, Revolutions, and the character of presidency Finance (pages 936–950), Bruce Bueno De Mesquita and Alastair Smith
Settled Borders and Regime sort: Democratic Transitions as outcomes of peaceable Territorial Transfers (pages 951–968), Douglas M. Gibler and Jaroslav Tir
The technique of Territorial clash (pages 969–987), David B. Carter
The Minos and the Socratic exam of legislations (pages 988–1002), Mark J. Lutz
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