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KU NEWS SERVICE – More minority teachers in schools gives more fair perception of discipline

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

KU NEWS SERVICE Contact: George Diepenbrock, (785) 864-8853, (785) 423-0505 (cell), [email protected] Original release available here. More minority teachers in schools gives more fair perception of discipline SAN FRANCISCO — Black students in schools with more black teachers have more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in school discipline, according to a new study[...]

Let’s Be Heard: Assessing and Maximizing the Impact of the Social Sciences

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Assessing and Maximizing the Impact of the Social Sciences: A British Perspective Sara B. Hobolt, London School of Economics and Political Science “Universities are under increasing pressure from government to demonstrate that they make a difference,” says Sara B. Hobolt. She goes on to discuss what she calls the “impact agenda” that has permeated British[...]

Danielle Thomsen announced as E.E. Schattschneider Award

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The E.E. Schattschneider prize is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation completed and accepted during that year or the previous year in the field of American government. Danielle M. Thomsen’s dissertation focuses on two seemingly unrelated questions and their intersection. First, she examines patterns of candidate emergence to the US Congress and its relationship[...]

Let’s Be Heard: Communicating Policy-Relevant Science

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Communicating Policy-Relevant Science James N. Druckman, Northwestern University In this article, James N. Druckman explores the practical question of how political science can be best communicated to both policy makers and citizens. He begins by discussing how individuals actually form opinions and make decisions. He explains the four “common features of information processing” that apply[...]

Leonard D. White Award Winner Announced

Monday, August 31, 2015

Katharine Bradley is this years winner for the Leonard D. White Award. The Leonard D. White prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of public administration. The 2015 Leonard D. White Dissertation Award Committee has selected as its winner: Katharine Bradley’s Who Lobbies the Lobbyists? Bureaucratic Influence[...]

APSA News & Updates

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Services Update at the APSA Annual Meeting

On September 5th, 6th and 7th, the BART train service will not be available between San Francisco and East Bay. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero Stations. Read more about the service and alternatives»

Call for Volunteers and Ideas for Taskforce on Technological Innovation in Political Science

The 2015-17 APSA presidential taskforce will focus on enhancing political scientists’ capacity to develop and use technological innovations in their research, teaching, and public engagement. It will begin with two main foci, although of course task force members may expand or change these foci as they do their work. One goal is to bring together technological innovations already taking place within political science, in a way that makes them accessible and valuable to a wide range of users. The other goal is to create new technological tools and concepts that respond to scholars’ and students’ expressed needs, or that will spark new ways to study, teach, and communicate. For these and any other foci, it will be essential to set up a system for maintaining innovations after the task force has completed its work; that will entail working closely with APSA staff who are themselves innovating technologically. Read more»

Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform requests member feedback on new draft APSA bylaws

Following the schedule approved by the APSA Council in August 2013, the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform has posted a new set of draft bylaws for the Association. You can leave comments regarding the document on

Replication and Data Research Transparency

APSA has long been attentive to and concerned about replication and data research transparency. We have made available two large symposia, both published in PS, concerning replication and data research transparency. The first symposium, published in 1995, includes Gary King’s often cited article "Replication, Replication." The second symposium, published in 2014, is Openness in Social Science Research, and includes many articles on this topic as well as replication. Read more.

A Proposal for a New APSA Journal

APSA proposes adding a new online-only open access journal to its publication portfolio. This journal will be free of all paywalls or subscription requirements, meaning that it will be accessible to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. Read the proposal.

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