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Meet The New Council Members: Frank R. Baumgartner

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Frank R. Baumgartner holds the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship in Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.  He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1986 after previously getting his BA and MA at that same institution. He taught for one year at the University of Iowa, then for 11 years at Texas A&M […]

“The Art of Elections”

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Nancy S. Love, guest editor Contributors to “The Art of Elections” symposium explore how the arts and popular culture shape campaigns and elections, and how aesthetic appeals to voters have changed over time. Topics include the roles of campaign advertising, theatrical techniques, comedy shows, campaign theme songs, political campaign posters, and storytelling on social media. […]

“Learning by Doing: Mentoring Group-Based Undergraduate Students with Visual Disabilities in the Technology-Rich Classroom”

Monday, February 08, 2016

Benjamin R. Knoll Undergraduate research is a “high-impact practice” that has been consistently shown to effectively promote desirable student-learning outcomes including critical thinking, logic, written and oral communication, problem solving, and interpretation of evidence, especially among minority and disadvantaged students. Mentoring quality research experiences in regular upper-level political science courses, however, is a difficult and […]

Meet The New Council Members: Martha Finnemore

Monday, February 08, 2016

Martha Finnemore is University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Her research focuses on global governance, international organizations, ethics, and social theory.  She is the co-author (with Michael Barnett) of Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics, which won the International Studies Association’s award for […]

Video: 2015 Gladys M. Kammerer Award

Friday, February 05, 2016

The Gladys M. Kammerer Award is given for the best book in the field of U.S. national policy. The Recipients are Craig Volden, University of Virginia and Alan Wiseman, Vanderbilt University for Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress: The Lawmakers, Cambridge University Press. In their excellent book, Volden and Wiseman explore the determinants of […]

“I Won’t Back Down,” or Will I? The Law and Politics Surrounding Presidential Candidates Unauthorized or Unwelcomed Use of Musical Artists and Their Songs

Friday, February 05, 2016

Eric T. Kasper Benjamin S. Schoening Music has long been a part of presidential campaigns, but major party candidates for the U.S. presidency have been increasingly using preexisting popular songs for their campaign music. Campaigns over the past few decades are replete with candidates playing pre-recorded songs either without permission from the copyright holders or […]

Meet The New Council Members: Amaney A. Jamal

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Amaney A. Jamal is the Edward S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Jamal also directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development. She currently is President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS). The focus of her current research is […]

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Apply for the 2016 APSA MFP Spring Round!

Visit us at http://www.apsanet.org/mfp for additional application details and to view the bios of previous APSA MFP Fellows. Deadline March 31, 2016. Apply Here.

Nominating Committee Invites Suggestions for 2016 Nominees
The APSA Nominating Committee welcomes your suggestions for 2016 nominees for president-elect, vice president, secretary, and council members. Nominations should describe the person's accomplishments, background, and views that would make them a good choice for a leadership position. The nominating committee hopes to nominate a slate of accomplished scholars and practitioners who reflect the diverse membership of APSA. Please send suggestions to [email protected] by February 12, 2016. The committee will then develop a slate of candidates that will be announced in the Spring of 2016. The 2015-2016 nominating committee is Sheri Berman, Barnard College-Columbia University (Chair); Luis Fraga, University of Notre Dame; Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa; Fred Harris, Columbia University; Tarek Masoud, Harvard University; and Chris Gelpi, Ohio State University. Read more about nominations.
Call for Editors: Journal of Political Science Education
APSA is accepting applications for a new editor or editorial team for the Journal of Political Science Education. APSA has recently become the official sponsor of this journal and will make it available to all of its 13,000 members, greatly expanding the journal’s reach and visibility. The current editorial team, Kerstin Hamann (Editor-in-Chief), Philip H. Pollock, and Bruce M. Wilson, is scheduled to conclude its term on June 30, 2016. [Read More]

Call for Editors: APSA's New Open-Access Journal
APSA seeks proposals for the editor or editorial team of a new, open access journal, yet to be named. This (online-only) 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 More]

Call for Editors: Perspectives on Politics
APSA seeks applications for the position of editor of one of its flagship journals, Perspectives on Politics. Established in 2002, Perspectives has quickly become one of the top journals in political science with a high impact factor and rising submissions and readership. It occupies a distinctive place in APSA's constellation of journals and in the evolving political science public sphere. The editorship of this journal is a terrific opportunity to support the research enterprise and public mission of the discipline and to promote its rich diversity of interests and methodological approaches. [Read More]

Replication and Data Research Transparency (DA-RT)
Providing appropriate access to evidence, and research transparency or interpretability, are among the most important topics in the social sciences today. Recent discussions of implementation of guidelines in social science journals are engaging many APSA members and revealing many compelling views. Therefore, we provide a variety of materials to inform this vital discussion. You can read the presidents’ statement on implementation of guidelines in the APSR and leave your comments, questions, and suggestions at the end of the article.

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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