Find and Read one empirical article from a recent (2016â€“2021) issue of the American Political Science
Review, American Journal of Political Science or Journal of Politics.
Write a 1500-word response paper on
the article. Make sure to include your name, the date, and full citation of the article at the top of the first
State the readingâ€™s research question or puzzle, as related to previous literature. Outline the theory, including any key assumptions, and the hypotheses which are tested. Describe the concepts underlying, and
measurement of, the key dependent and independent variable(s). Explain the research design, methods used
to test the hypotheses and the authorsâ€™ findings. Discuss the major strengths and weaknesses of the article,
and suggest an area for extension or improvement.