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APSA Hosts March for Science Reception

Friday, April 28, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines demonstrated support for robust federal funding for scientific research and evidence-based policymaking at the Washington, DC, March for Science and in satellite marches across the globe. Following the morning’s teach-ins and speeches, APSA opened its doors to members and their families attending the march. […]

A Discussion of Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels’ Democracy for Realists

Friday, April 28, 2017

A Discussion of Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels’ Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government by Christopher H. Achen, Princeton, University and Larry M. Bartels, Vanderbilt University Liberal democracy is often viewed by its supporters as a system of government that responds to the informed and rational preferences of the public organized as […]

Short Course: Designing Natural Experiments (QMMR 4)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Designing Natural Experiments (QMMR 4) Half Day PM (1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) This course provides a practical and example-driven guide to the design and analysis of natural experiments. The course will emphasize the role of qualitative inquiry in the discovery of natural experiments and use of case knowledge in the justification of these designs’ […]

A Territorial State: Geographic Expansion, the US Territories, and an “Introduction to American Politics”

Friday, April 28, 2017

A Territorial State: Geographic Expansion, the US Territories, and an “Introduction to American Politics” by Bartholomew Sparrow, The University of Texas at Austin The 87th annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, held in January 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was the first ever convened outside the states.  The irony, though, is that […]

Gender in the Journals: Publication Patterns in Political Science

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gender in the Journals: Publication Patterns in Political Science by Dawn Langan, University of Pennsylvania Teele and Kathleen Thelen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Gender in the Journals,” by Dawn Teele and Kathleen Thelen examines publication patterns across ten prominent political science journals between 2000 and 2015, documenting a significant gap in publication rates for men and women. Using […]

A Discussion of Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder’s Ranking the World: Grading States as a Tool for Global Governance

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Discussion of Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder’s Ranking the World: Grading States as a Tool for Global Governance by Alexander Cooley, Barnard College and Jack Snyder, Columbia University Ranking the World: Grading States as a Tool of Global Governance, edited by Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder, assembles an impressive group of political scientists to critically […]

Meet 2017 RBSI Scholar, Joan Joseph

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Joan Joseph, Florida State University Joan Joseph is a student at Florida State University (FSU), pursuing a dual degree in political science and statistics, along with minors in mathematics and computational science. She has recently completed the Research-Intensive Bachelor’s Certificate in political science at FSU where she conducted empirical research in comparative politics which focused on […]

APSA News & Updates

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Attend the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Francisco!
Join us August 31 – September 3, 2017 to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2017 theme, “The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations.” Registration now open!

APSA Expresses Deep Concern about Proposed Legislative Changes to Status of Central European University in Hungary
We are writing to express our deep concern about proposed legislative changes to the status of Central European University (CEU) in Hungary. These changes could threaten the academic freedom in teaching and research that is vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and as an institution of higher education.  Read the full letter.

APSA Statement on Impact of 2018 Budget Request on Political Science
The President’s 2018 Budget Blueprint released on March 16 proposes to eliminate federal funding for programs of critical importance to political science research and education, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The blueprint also identifies international education programs under the Department of Education for elimination or funding reductions. The American Political Science Association strongly opposes these cuts and reiterates its support for robust federal funding for the humanities and social sciences. Read more.

Letter of Concern for Dr. Gozaydin of Turkey
We write to express grave concern that Dr. İştar Gözaydın, a professor of law and politics and former head of the Department of Sociology at Gediz University, Turkey, was arrested by Turkish authorities and has been in jail since this date. We respectfully urge you to release Dr. Gözaydın from prison and to drop all charges against her. Read full letter.

Letter of Concern for Dr. Gudina of Ethiopia
We write to express grave concern that Dr. Merera Gudina, a professor of political science at Addis Ababa University and the chair of the Oromo Federalist Congress, was arrested and is currently facing charges. We respectfully urge you to release Dr. Gudina from prison and to drop all charges against him. Read the full letter.

New APSA statement regarding President Trump's executive order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States"
APSA condemns the new Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” and strongly urges President Trump to rescind it. Like the administration’s earlier Executive Order issued on January 27, this new order continues to generate detrimental effects on colleagues and students with whom we teach, write, and collaborate. It undermines academic freedom in the most fundamental way by restricting the ability of scholars to meet, learn and exchange ideas on campuses of American colleges and universities. As scholars and teachers, we deplore the interruption of research, teaching, and intellectual engagement that this order causes. Read full statement.  Visit this link for travel ban resources.



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