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Petition subject: Slave trade Original: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:13909150 Date of creation: (unknown) Selected signatures: William Bollan Total signatures: 1 Legal voter signatures (males not identified as non-legal): 1 Female only signatures: No Identifications of signatories: agent for Massachusetts Bay Prayer format was printed vs. manuscript: Manuscript Additional archivist notes: Commons of Great Britain in Parliament, foreign trade, duties, sugar, rum, molasses, British sugar colonies, British northern colonies, Indian and Guinea trade, British woolen and other manufactures, fishery, cod fish, fishermen, exports, imports, European markets, French, English, King Charles, Newfoundland, oyl, oil, Cape Breton expedition Location of the petition at the Massachusetts Archives of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts Archives volume 303, pages 267-267b Acknowledgements: Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-5105612), Massachusetts Archives of the Commonwealth, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University, Institutional Development Initiative at Harvard University, and Harvard University Library.
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Petition subject: Support for individuals Original: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:13909149 Date of creation: 1786-03-06 Petition location: Uxbridge Selected signatures: Abner Taft Nathan Tyler Stephen Sibley Actions taken on dates: 1786-03-14 Legislative action: Examined and allowed on March 14, 1786 Total signatures: 3 Legislative action summary: Examined, allowed Legal voter signatures (males not identified as non-legal): 3 Female only signatures: No Identifications of signatories: selectmen of Uxbridge Prayer format was printed vs. manuscript: Manuscript Additional archivist notes: John Carter, Captain Edward Seagrave, Rhode Island, Seth Read, Worcester, Lancaster, New York Location of the petition at the Massachusetts Archives of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts Archives volume 303, pages 262-262b Acknowledgements: Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-5105612), Massachusetts Archives of the Commonwealth, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University, Institutional Development Initiative at Harvard University, and Harvard University Library.
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This study reports the results of a multiyear program to predict direct executive elections in a variety of countries from globally pooled data.We developed prediction models by means of an election data set covering 86 countries and more than 500 elections, and a separate data set with extensive polling data from 146 election rounds.We also participated in two live forecasting experiments. Our models correctly predicted 80 to 90% of elections in out-of-sample tests. The results suggest that global elections can be successfully modeled and that they are likely to become more predictable as more information becomes available in future elections. The results provide strong evidence for the impact of political institutions and incumbent advantage. They also provide evidence to support contentions about the importance of international linkage and aid. Direct evidence for economic indicators as predictors of election outcomes is relatively weak. The results suggest that, with some adjustments, global polling is a robust predictor of election outcomes, even in developing states. Implications of these findings after the latest U.S. presidential election are discussed.
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Replication data and code for JoP article.
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Contains .dta files and .do files to replicate all figures and tables in the manuscript and the online appendix.
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Abstract: This paper inquires about authoritarian persistence by applying fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis. As a result of assessing the varying conditions under which authoritarian rule is sustained, I propose five types of persistent authoritarian regimes. This new typology differs from existing classifications of authoritarian regimes in several respects: First, the analysis of 62 autocracies (1991-2010) distinguishes between non-persistent and persistent regimes and categorizes the latter as per their strategies to survive. Second, instead of focusing on one prominent institutional characteristic of a regime as criterion for classification, I look at the combined effects of several factors. Based on the framework of the hexagon as a modified version of Gerschewski’s (2013) three pillars of stability, I study various forms of repression, cooptation and legitimation as the basic principles of lasting authoritarian rule. Lastly, I make use of new and until now hardly applied indicators, providing a novel and multifaceted picture on authoritarian persistence.
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These data were collected in summer 2011 as part of project investigating clergy political attitudes in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Dataset for running Boosted regression with food inflation in India (FY91 - FY16) as dependent variable.
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Inadequate quantity and quality of livestock feed is a persistent constraint to productivity for mixed crop-livestock farming in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. To assess on-farm niches of improved forages, demonstration trials and participatory on-farm research were conducted in four different sites. Forage legumes included Canavalia brasiliensis (CIAT 17009), Stylosanthes guianensis (CIAT 11995) and Desmodium uncinatum (cv. Silverleaf), while grasses were Guatemala grass (Tripsacum andersonii), Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) French Cameroon, and a local Napier line. Within the first six months, forage legumes adapted differently to the four sites with little differences among varieties, while forage grasses displayed higher variability in biomass production among varieties than among sites. Farmers’ ranking largely corresponded to herbage yield from the first cut, preferring Canavalia, Silverleaf desmodium and Napier French Cameroon. Choice of forages and integration into farming systems depended on land availability, soil erosion prevalence and livestock husbandry system. In erosion prone sites, 55–60%of farmers planted grasses on field edges and 16–30% as hedgerows for erosion control. 43% of farmers grew forages as intercrop with food crops such as maize and cassava, pointing to land scarcity. Only in the site with lower land pressure, 71% of farmers grew legumes as pure stand. When land tenure was not secured and livestock freely roaming, 75% of farmers preferred to grow annual forage legumes instead of perennial grasses. Future research should develop robust decision support for spatial and temporal integration of forage technologies into diverse smallholder cropping systems and agro-ecologies.
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This is replication data for "Differential effects of community health worker visits across social and economic groups in Uttar Pradesh, India: a link between social inequities and health disparities", International Journal for Equity in Health, to be published
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