Political Science

Did the Mainstream Make the Far-Right Mainstream?
Communication
February 27, 2024

Did the Mainstream Make the Far-Right Mainstream?

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Social Science Perspectives on the Far-right
Event
February 27, 2024

Social Science Perspectives on the Far-right

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Contemporary Politics Focus of March Webinar Series
News
February 21, 2024

Contemporary Politics Focus of March Webinar Series

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Survey Examines Global Status Of Political Science Profession
Infrastructure
August 10, 2023

Survey Examines Global Status Of Political Science Profession

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A Most Unnatural Experiment: What The War Has Taught a Ukrainian-American Political Scientist

A Most Unnatural Experiment: What The War Has Taught a Ukrainian-American Political Scientist

Lena Surzhko Harned is a Ukrainian American political scientist. As a specialist in Eastern Europe, she has evaluated this war over the past year from her professional perspective. Yet this war is also deeply personal.

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Americans’ Knowledge Deficit, and Confidence Surplus, about Politics

Americans’ Knowledge Deficit, and Confidence Surplus, about Politics

The author’s research shows that many Americans think they know much more about politics than they really do.

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Political Scientists Explain Why Gun Legislation Always Stalls in US Congress

Political Scientists Explain Why Gun Legislation Always Stalls in US Congress

Political scientists Monika McDermott and David Jones help readers understand why further restrictions never pass, despite a majority of Americans supporting tighter gun control laws.

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A Political Scientist Looks at Black Women Judges Who Blazed Trail for Ketanji Brown Jackson

A Political Scientist Looks at Black Women Judges Who Blazed Trail for Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supreme Count=rt nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s rise is, in part, due to the work of those women and Black men – and to Black women judges dating back almost a century.

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‘Scholars of Democracy’ Sign Statement to Support U.S. Voting Legislation

‘Scholars of Democracy’ Sign Statement to Support U.S. Voting Legislation

A collection of prominent American-based “scholars of democracy” – the majority of them political scientists – have signed a statement in support of the Freedom to Vote Act.

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‘Are We There Yet?’ Jane Hall Looks at Women in American Political Ecosystem

‘Are We There Yet?’ Jane Hall Looks at Women in American Political Ecosystem

The 2020 elections marked a turning point for women in U.S. politics and the media. So “are we there yet?” Ehh, not yet.

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Award Recipient Promotes Archives-Centered Educational Opportunities

Award Recipient Promotes Archives-Centered Educational Opportunities

The ALA’s Marta Lange Award this year goes to Jill Severn based on her work creating the Special Collections Faculty Fellowship Program at the University of Georgia’s Russell Library, which the committee sees as “a wonderful model for how archival collections can be introduced into political science education.”

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Can Civics Education Boost Youth Voting? Research Suggests No

Can Civics Education Boost Youth Voting? Research Suggests No

New research shows that states that require civics courses do not necessarily have better test scores, more youth voting or young people volunteering at higher rates than other states

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