Political Science & Politics 

Remembering Prize-Winning Author & Political Science Scholar, Dr. Martha A. Derthick
Washington Post — Jan. 26, 2015
Distinguished political scientist, Martha Derthick, University of Virginia professor, The Brookings Institution scholar and former APSA Vice President, has died. Read more about her contributions in the discipline at The Daily Progress.

NYU Political Scientist, George Downs, has died
Monkey Cage — Jan. 23, 2015
Bernhardt Denmark Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Politics at New York University, George Downs, has passed away. Read more about his legacy and contributions to social sciences and politics.
The Income Gap at the Polls
Politico Magazine — Jan. 7, 2015
Professor Philip E. Converse, Expert on How Voters Decide, Dies at 86
New York Times — Jan. 7, 2015
Political scientist, Philip E, Converse, has passed away. Read about his influence in the discipline. 
Who disagrees with 'Selma's' portrayal of LBJ? Blacks in the civil rights era. 

Monkey Cage — Jan. 5, 2015
Alvin B. Tillery, Jr., co-chair of the APSA Task Force on Racial and Class Inequalities in the Americas, discusses the portrayal of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the new film, Selma. His research with Hanes Walton, Jr., suggests that blacks in Civil Rights era had a much more favorable view of LBJ and his support for voting rights than is depicted in the movie. 

APSA News & Updates

Read APSA DA-RT Update
Read the data access & research transparency workshop highlights in PS: Political Science & Politics recent issue. 
Request for Proposals for Editor, American Political Science Review 

APSA Statement on Field Experiments and Research Integrity in Political Science

Improving Public Perceptions of Political Science's Value
Read the new APSA task force report, which identifies means by which individual scholars and professional organizations can make political science’s insights and discoveries more accessible, more relevant, and more valuable to more people.

Entwined Fates: A Conversation with Margaret Levi, former APSA President

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