is an interdisciplinary journal publishing research pertaining to political
behavior, broadly defined to include attitudes and opinions, as well as actual
behavior. We invite work focused at either the individual or the institutional
level (political parties, interest groups, government agencies, or the mass
media), among elites as well as masses, and in a comparative as well as a U.S.
context. We encourage a variety of approaches to the study of political
behavior, including economic (e.g., preference structuring, bargaining),
psychological (e.g., attitude formation and change, motivation, and
perception), sociological (e.g., roles, groups, class), and political (e.g.,
decision making) perspectives. Contributors are requested to follow the
stylistic guidelines indicated below.
Manuscripts will be considered with the understanding that they are original,
have not been previously published, and, if accepted, they will be part of the
journal copyright filed by the publisher.
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the Editorial Office of Political Behavior. Authors
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Please include an abstract of approximately 125 words.
References are cited by name and year in the text and listed
alphabetically in the reference list. Be sure that all references listed are
cited in the text, and all those cited are listed. Check that spellings of names
and years in the text agree with the list. References should be styled according
to the following examples:
Gibson, James L., and Anderson, Arthur J. (1985). The political implications
of elite and mass tolerance. Political Behavior 7: 118-146.
Huckfeldt, Robert (1986). Politics in Context: Assimilation and Conflict
in Urban Neighborhoods. New York: Agathon Press.
Dodd, Lawrence C. (1985). The cycles of legislative change: building a
dynamic theory. In Herbert F. Weisberg (ed.), Political Science: The
Science of Politics, pp. 82-104. New York: Agathon Press.
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