Perspective on Politics

June Issue of Perspectives on Politics

For a More Public Political Science The new issue of Perspectives on Politics features a special introductory essay by editor Jeffrey C. Isaac, “For a More Public Political Science.” Isaac criticizes what he calls “neopositivism” […]


Five Laws of Politics

  The author presents five laws of politics.  (1) All governments, certainly in dictatorships but also in democracies, can count on the votes of only a minority of the electorate, even if in democracies that […]


A Forgotten Minority? A Content Analysis of Asian Pacific Americans in Introductory American Government Textbooks

Introductory American Government textbooks pay little attention to Asian Pacific Americans.  Asian Pacific Americans, who comprise more than five% of the US population, are given an average of 1.13 pages (or 0.19 %) per textbook. […]


PS Symposium Reflects on Scholarly Conferences

As the APSA staff and membership prepare for the 111th Annual Meeting, a symposium in the April issue of PS: Political Science and Politics asks germane questions about the scholarly conference. Guest edited by Mark […]


PS Symposium Reassesses Welfare Retrenchment

As politicians weigh the processes and outcomes of welfare policy, Paul Pierson’s book Dismantling the Welfare State has provided insight on the means and consequences retrenchment. In a symposium in the April issue of PS, guest […]