Text-Analysis

The Importance of a Liberal Power’s Attention to Democratic Elections Around the World

**Accepted at Journal of Politics** We introduce the concept of monitoring costs to the study of international affairs: when the agenda of powerful states is crowded, other states can get away with behavior the powerful state would otherwise …

Named-Entity Recognition with Application to Foreign Leader Mentions in Congressional Speeches

We introduce Named-Entity Recognition (NER), a semantic tool in Natural Language Processing (NLP), as an approach to extract leader names from a corpus of political text. Identifying references to named entities allows us to use the significant power …

Women in Political Methodology Speaker Series

Illiberal Communication and Election Intervention During the Refugee Crisis in Germany

Zurich Text as Data Conference - Foreign Interventions in German Elections

We use this the crisis set off by the arrival of asylum-seekers in Germany to test a theory of the use of propaganda as a strategy by a non-democratic state against a democratic state. We argue that a non-democracy on a collision course with a …

Binding Hands or Granting Discretion: Congress, the President, and the Design of Economic Sanctions

Prior scholarship on the role of the U.S. Congress in sanctions policy making has highlighted how sanctions legislating is shaped by domestic political pressures. We move beyond a focus on interest groups, public opinion, and electoral incentives …

Enforcement through Coercion: American Economic Sanctions and International Human Rights Standards

Though centralized enforcement of global human rights standards is weak, powerful states can act unilaterally to punish rights violations. Focusing on the United States, which is the most frequent 'sender' of sanctions for human rights, we theorize …

Tex Meth Conference of the Political Methodology Society

Fifth Open Section Meeting of the DVWR IR Section - Quantifying Attention to Foreign Elections with Text Analysis of U.S. Congress and the Presidency

We use web-scraping and text-analysis techniques to identify cases in which the U.S. gov- ernment discussed democratization in other states, as well as considered or imposed foreign policy measures to affect liberalism abroad. We focus our search …

Sanction Workshop: Supranational Economic Statecraft: Sanction Success and Failure in a Comparative Perspective

Quantifying Attention to Foreign Elections with Text Analysis of U.S. Congress and the Presidency: We use web scraping and text-analysis techniques to identify cases in which the U.S. gov- ernment discussed democratization in other states, as well as …

IC2C2 International Conference on Computational Social Sciences - Quantifying Attention to Foreign Elections with Text Analysis of U.S. Congress and the Presidency

We use web-scraping and text-analysis techniques to identify cases in which the U.S. gov- ernment discussed democratization in other states, as well as considered or imposed foreign policy measures to affect liberalism abroad. We focus our search …