Catalist Voter File Project

Catalist, a consulting firm, has compiled all voter files for all states. The firm has also cleaned the files (to get rid of duplicates, etc.). This project will assess the quality of voter registration files and aggregate the cleaned voter files to the levels of political geographies, such as precincts, legislative districts, and states. We will produce studies of the state of voter registration in the United States, the predictors of voter participation...

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State Responses to Immigration Regulation

Why do states vary in their approaches towards the regulation of immigration?  In this research project, we will map and explain cross-national variation in the way receiving states attempt to regulate immigration flows in contemporary times. Using statistical and qualitative case analysis, we plant to consider a range of explanatory factors including (a) interest groups; (b) partisan politics; (c) market factors and (d) legal and political...

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