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Graduate Advising in Experimental Research Groups

Graduate Advising in Experimental Research Groups by James N. Druckman, Northwestern University, Adam J. Howat, Northwestern University, and Kevin J. Mullinix, Appalachian State University Survey and laboratory experiments are increasingly common in political science. Investment in […]

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Exclusive Report: How to Increase Voting and Strengthen Political Learning on College Campuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Election Imperatives” challenges universities to improve democratic engagement for 2018 midterms and beyond; major higher education associations endorse report August 9, 2018 MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. —  Amid amplified interests in the upcoming midterm […]

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Whose Research Is It? Political Scientists Discuss Whether, How, and Why We Should Involve the Communities We Study

Whose Research Is It? Political Scientists Discuss Whether, How, and Why We Should Involve the Communities We Study by Kristin Michelitch, Vanderbilt University As scholars conducting research in the Global South, we “collect” the insights, […]

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Theme Panel: Democratic Backsliding in Advanced Democracies

Democratic Backsliding in Advanced Democracies Scholars of electoral authoritarianism have long considered democratic backsliding. However, recent developments in advanced industrialized democracies suggest that these countries have also experienced backsliding. For example, in recent years Freedom […]

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Am I a Methodologist? (Asking for a Friend)

Am I a Methodologist? (Asking for a Friend) by Thomas J. Leeper, London School of Economics and Political Science Political methodologists are a group of political scientists who provide the field as a whole with […]

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Everyday Political Engagement in Comparative Politics

Everyday Political Engagement in Comparative Politics by Thomas Pepinsky, Cornell University It is common for critics of social science to consider scholarship and academic research to be too divorced from “real-world politics” to be useful. Academic […]

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Theme Panel: Mini Conference on Populism in Europe

Mini Conference on Populism in Europe In the past years, populist parties have gained increasing traction across European countries – both in established democracies and in the post-communist states of Eastern Europe – seemingly signalling […]

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The Use of Positive Words in Political Science Language

The Use of Positive Words in Political Science Language by Nils B. Weidmann, University of Konstanz, Sabine Otto, Uppsala University and Lukas Kawerau, University of Konstanz Research in the natural sciences has shown that the frequency of […]