APSA

Explaining Liberal Policy Woes in the States: The Role of Donors

By Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (Harvard University) State governments have surged to the forefront of national politics in recent years. Faced with partisan gridlock and concerns about the size of the federal deficit, national political leaders have increasingly […]

APSA

Repugnant to the Very Idea of a Democratic Society? On the Role of Foundations in Democratic Societies

By Rob Reich (Stanford University) Foundations represent the institutional codification and promotion of plutocratic voices in democratic societies. With low accountability, donor-directed preferences in perpetuity, and generous tax subsidies, they are institutional oddities. What, if anything, […]

Journals

A Troika of Fellows

The latest virtual issue of PS features articles written by alumni of the Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP) from 2010 to 2015. The CFP fellows serve yearlong placements in congressional and executive offices, and they chronicle […]

APSA

More than Patrons: How Foundations Fuel Policy Change and Backlash

By Sarah Reckhow (Michigan State University) In educational policy, foundations have become increasingly involved in politics. Multiple major foundations, such as the Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation, and Walton Family Foundation, have supported a shared agenda including Common […]

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Policy Plutocrats: How America’s Wealthy Seek to Influence Governance

By Kristin A. Goss (Duke University) American democracy faces serious challenges, including hyper-partisanship, declining public confidence in government, and legislative paralysis. When government cannot or will not act, civil society and its philanthropic patrons offer an […]

Journals

The Broad Value of a PhD in Political Science

The latest virtual issue of PS features articles written by alumni of the Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP) from 2010 to 2015. The CFP fellows serve yearlong placements in congressional and executive offices, and they chronicle […]

APSR

Perceptions of Threat to Religious Liberty

By Kirby Goidel (Texas A&M University), Brian Smentkowski (Queens University of Charlotte) and Craig Freeman (Oklahoma State University) Religious freedom in the United States is widely enjoyed and vigorously protected. Yet, a substantial percentage of Americans believe that their […]