Dr. Ryan E. Carlin’s research featured on the LSE’s “USAPP Blog”

Posted On February 26, 2015
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Divided government shields leaders from blame for the economy but affords no quarter in the fight against terrorism.

When disaster strikes, governments tend to be held accountable whether it is an economic disaster, such as the recent financial crisis, or a terrorist attack. In new research published in Comparative Political Studies, GSU Political Science professor Ryan E. Carlin and co-authors use data from Latin America to examine the effects of unified and divided government on how citizens ascribe blame when terrorism and negative economic outcomes occur.