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Compared to What? Judicial Review and Other Veto Points in Contemporary Democratic Theory

Compared to What? Judicial Review and Other Veto Points in Contemporary Democratic Theory David Watkins and Scott Lemieux Many democratic and jurisprudential theorists have too often uncritically accepted Alexander Bickel’s notion of “the countermajoritarian difficulty” […]

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Developmental Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Politics: Fragmented Citizenship in a Fragmented State

Developmental Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Politics: Fragmented Citizenship in a Fragmented State Stephen M. Engel Responding to recent criticism that American political development (APD) has yet to fully engage with both contemporary and historical […]

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Perspectives Reflection Symposium: Technique Trumps Relevance

Technique Trumps Relevance: The Professionalization of Political Science and the Marginalization of Security Studies Michael Desch explains the disconnect between the discipline’s self-image as balancing rigor with relevance with the reality of how political scientists […]

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How Political Science Can be More Diverse

    This symposium addresses a longstanding and urgent question: how to diversify leadership and end discrimination in academe. While the symposium targets the political science profession, the new strategies advanced here are likely to […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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. […]