In this post, the fifth in our series celebrating the 35th year of the journal, we look at the most cited articles published by Politics from 2006-2010. We see articles on gender making a welcome return to the list, the emergence of new technologies, and more work on elite interviews.
- ‘Gender, institutions and power: a critical review’ by Meryl Kenny which offers key insights into the contributions that gender perspectives can make to the new institutionalist literature.
- ‘Gender and politics: The state of the art’ by Sarah Childs and Mona Lena Krook which argues that research should focus on how the substantive representation of women occurs rather than when women make a difference.
- ‘A weekend in Padania: regionalist populism and the Lega Nord’ by Duncan McDonnell which examines the populist discourse of the Lega Nord.
- ‘Mobile Democracy: Mobile Phones as Democratic Tools’ by Heike Hermanns which explores the evidence of mobile phone technology’s effects on democracy and argues for the incorporation of internet communications technology into the study of democracy.
- ‘The Truth About Interviewing Elites’ by Zoe Slote Morris. It wouldn’t be a most cited without an elite interviewing article. This article argues that the adoption of more philosophical and reflexive frameworks by researchers would make for more rigourous research derived from elite interviews.