Publications by Type: Book Chapter

King, Gary. 2015. “Preface: Big Data is Not About the Data!” Computational Social Science: Discovery and Prediction. Cambridge University Press. Publisher's Version Abstract

A few years ago, explaining what you did for a living to Dad, Aunt Rose, or your friend from high school was pretty complicated. Answering that you develop statistical estimators, work on numerical optimization, or, even better, are working on a great new Markov Chain Monte Carlo implementation of a Bayesian model with heteroskedastic errors for automated text analysis is pretty much the definition of conversation stopper.

Then the media noticed the revolution we’re all apart of, and they glued a label to it. Now “Big Data” is what you and I do. As trivial as this change sounds, we should be grateful for it, as the name seems to resonate with the public and so it helps convey the importance of our field to others better than we had managed to do ourselves. Yet, now that we have everyone’s attention, we need to start clarifying for others—and ourselves—what the revolution means. This is much of what this book is about.

Norris, Pippa. 2014. “Existential insecurity and the geography of religiosity.” The Changing World Religion Map, edited by Stann Brunn. Berlin: Springer.
Norris, Pippa, and Mona Lena Krook. 2014. “How do quotas work? The supply and demand model revisited.” Deeds and Words: Gendering politics. A Festschrift for Professor Joni Lovenduski. Essex: ECR Press.
Norris, Pippa. 2014. “Introduction’ and ‘Electoral integrity and political legitimacy.” Comparing Democracies 4, edited by Lawrence Leduc and Richard Niemi. Vol. 4. London: Sage.
Norris, Pippa, and Christian Welzel. 2014. “Mecca or oil? Why Arab states lag in gender equality.” Global Cultural Change, edited by Russell Dalton. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Norris, Pippa. 2014. “‘Political Communication.’ Chapter 19.” Comparative Politics, 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Norris, Pippa, and Mona Lena Krook. 2014. “Women as political leaders worldwide: Barriers and opportunities.” Women in Elected Office, 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
Frankel, J. 2014. “Become an International Economist, See the World.” Eminent Economists II. Cambridge University Press. Publisher's Version
Lamont, Michèle. 2014. “How Do University, Higher Education and Research Contribute to Societal Well-Being?” Higher Education in Societies: A Multi Scale Perspective. Boston: Sense Publishers. Publisher's Version Abstract

It has been a real pleasure for me to come to the CHER 2013 conference held in Lausanne. I first would like to thank Christine Musselin, as the CHER president, and Gaële Goastellec, as the conference organiser, for their invitation to think more systematically about the question of the potential impact of University, Higher Education and Research on the well-being of societies. This theme is particularly important to me as over the last years, my research has converged around the issue of societal well-being on the one hand, and on peer review on the other. I am thrilled that the CHER invitation has given me the opportunity to make connections between two of my main research lines, which have been pursued largely independently of one another until today.

Nye, Joseph S., Jr. 2014. “Forward.” The Crisis with Russia: Collected Papers from the 2014 Aspen Strategy Group Summer Workshop. Queenstown, MD: Aspen Institute. Publisher's Version Abstract

This edition is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2014 Aspen Strategy Group Summer Workshop. On the occasion of the 30th year anniversary of the Aspen Strategy Group (founded in 1984), the Summer Workshop in Aspen, Colorado convened a nonpartisan group of preeminent U.S.-Russia policy experts, academics, journalists, and business leaders. The group's policy discussions were guided by the papers found in this volume, whose scope ranges from exploring the history of the U.S.-Russia relationship, current developments in the Sino-Russian relationship, the NATO and European responses to Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, energy considerations, areas of potential U.S.-Russia cooperation, and finally, the broader question of U.S. national security and interests in the European region.

Smith, Dan. 2014. “Party Ideals and Practical Constraints in Kōmeitō Candidate Nominations.” Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Publisher's Version Abstract

"Anyone interested in contemporary Japanese politics needs to read this book. Certainly, no student of Japanese party politics can afford not to read it. This volume illuminates Komeito's history, organization, electoral mobilization, and behavior in and out of power. More importantly, this book reorients our understanding of the intersection of religion and politics in Japan, a topic that has danced along the periphery of academic studies even as it has grabbed headlines in Japan and beyond. My only question is why scholars had to wait fifty years for such an incisive study of Komeito."

–Robert Pekkanen, University of Washington

Viterna, Jocelyn, Chares Demetriou, and Stefan Malthaner. 2014. “Radical or Righteous? Using Gender to Shape Public Perceptions of Political Violence.” Dynamics of Political Violence: A Process-Oriented Perspective on Radicalization and the Escalation of Political Conflict, edited by Lorenzo Bosi, 189-216. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
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Brenner, Neil, and Nikos Katsikis. 2014. “Is the Mediterranean Urban?” Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization, 428–459. Berlin: Jovis. Publisher's Version Abstract

Is the contemporary Mediterranean zone an urban space? This chapter from the volume Implosions/Explosions reflects on this question through an exploration of recent cartographic evidence compiled from state-of-the-art geospatial datasets created by leading research labs at Columbia University's Earth Institute, the Oak Ridge National Lab, and the European Commission, among others. We begin by considering various representations of concentrated urbanization, with specific reference to traditional indicators such as population (size and density) and the geographical extent of major urban regions. Such representations reveal a thick web of urban development stretching around the Mediterranean zone, albeit mainly in apparently bounded settlement configurations. In a second, more speculative step, we consider several possible representations of extended urbanization, the broad fabric of land uses, infrastructures and sociospatial connectivities that at once facilitate and result from the configuration of dense agglomeration zones. Such maps significantly broaden our understanding of the contemporary urban condition by demonstrating the ways in which the formation of the Mediterranean urban system hinges upon the reorganization of land uses and interspatial connections across the entire continent and beyond. In the early twenty-first century, understanding the “urban” character of the Mediterranean—or any other zone of the earth’s surface—requires not only fine-grained empirical data and cartographic sophistication, but systematic theoretical reflexivity regarding the categories being used to classify sociospatial organization.

Norris, Pippa, and Robert Mattes. 2013. “Does ethnicity determine support for the governing party?” Voting and Representation in Africa: Views From Below. Lynne Reiner.
Norris, Pippa. 2013. “Does praying together mean staying together? Religion and civic engagement in Europe and the United States.” Religion and Civil Society in Europe, 285-306. Germany: Springer Publications.
Norris, Pippa. 2013. “‘The electoral performance of center-left parties: Putting ‘decline’ in perspective.’.” Progressive Politics After the Crash, 97-116. IB Tauris.
Norris, Pippa. 2013. “Muslim support for secular democracy.” Spirited Voices from the Muslim World: Striving towards a Muslim Secular Democracy. Palgrave/Macmillan.
Norris, Pippa, and Ronald Inglehart. 2013. “The persistence of digital divides in the 21st Century.” Handbook of the Digital Creative Economy. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Odell, J., and D. Tingley. 2013. “Negotiating Agreements in International Relations.” Negotiating Agreement in Politics. American Political Science Association.
Domínguez, Jorge I. 2013. “Regional Economic Institutions in Latin America: Politics, Profits, and Peace, in Integrating Regions: Asia.” Comparative Perspective, 107-141. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
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