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Theme Panel: The Emergence of Donald Trump: Did Political Science See this Coming?

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Emergence of Donald Trump: Did Political Science See this Coming? In the aftermath of November 8, 2016, the day on which Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States, many were shocked, including most professional political scientists. Does this mean that the discipline was totally blindsided, as a recent […]

Geography, Transparency, and Institutions

Friday, June 23, 2017

Geography, Transparency, and Institutions by Joram Mayshar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Omer Moav, University of Warwick and Interdisciplinary Center, and Zvika Neeman, Tel-Aviv University We propose a theory in which geographic attributes explain cross-regional institutional differences in (1) the scale of the state, (2) the distribution of power within state hierarchy, and (3) property rights to land. In this theory, geography […]

Summer To-Do List: Advocate on Behalf of the Profession

Friday, June 23, 2017

APSA is dedicated to promoting strong federal support for political science research and education. The association partners with several coalitions to encourage support for political science and to educate policymakers and the public about the value of the discipline. APSA members play a key role in making the case for federal funding, and the summer […]

Theme Panel: Causes and Consequences of Legitimacy in Areas of Limited Statehood

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Causes and Consequences of Legitimacy in Areas of Limited Statehood For decades, questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of governance have been prominent in political science. Yet, we still know little about their mutual interplay, particularly in areas of limited statehood i.e. domestic polities where the state lacks the ability to implement and enforce central […]

Testing Social Science Network Theories with Online Network Data: An Evaluation of External Validity

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Testing Social Science Network Theories with Online Network Data: An Evaluation of External Validity by James Bisbee, New York University and Jennifer M. Larson, New York University To answer questions about the origins and outcomes of collective action, political scientists increasingly turn to datasets with social network information culled from online sources. However, a fundamental question of […]

Theme Panel: Europe’s Perfect Storm

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Europe’s Perfect Storm Europe is facing an intertwined set of crises that threaten national liberal democracies and have shaken the project of European integration to its very core. Britain’s Brexit referendum outcome triggered a process that will lead a member state leaving the EU for the first time in its history. The refugee crisis remains […]

Between Means and Ends: Reconstructing Coercion in Dewey’s Democratic Theory

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Between Means and Ends: Reconstructing Coercion in Dewey’s Democratic Theory by Alexander Livingston, Cornell University John Dewey’s democratic theory is celebrated as a classic statement of the theory of deliberative democracy. This article challenges deliberative appropriations of Dewey’s political thought by situating his democratic theory within the contentious history of American labor politics. In his writings […]

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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.” Register here. 

Now available! 2017 Annual Meeting Online Program!

APSA Statement on Impact of President’s 2018 Budget Request on Political Science 
The American Political Science Association strongly opposes the cuts to federal funding for the humanities and social sciences proposed in the president’s budget request for fiscal year 2018. The budget includes severe cuts to programs that support political science research and education. Read more.

APSA Comments on Proposed Changes to Visa Applicant Disclosure Requirements
APSA is writing to express concern about the Notice of Information Collection under OMB Emergency Review: Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DS-5535), 82 Federal Register 20956, published on May 4, 2017. The notice imposes new disclosure requirements on a subset of visa applicants with vaguely worded provisions that threaten a chilling effect on the free exchange of ideas through international scholarly exchange and collaboration. Read more.

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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