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House Appropriations Committee Passes NSF Spending Bill

Friday, May 27, 2016

On May 24, 2016, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY17 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The legislation funds NSF at $7.4 billion, a decrease of $57 million compared to FY16 as enacted. NSF’s Research and Related Activities account is increased by $46 million above FY16 as enacted. Report language for the […]

Legislative Error and the “Politics of Haste”

Friday, May 27, 2016

Legislative Error and the “Politics of Haste” Jonathan Lewallen, University of Texas at Austin Legislative error is an important and understudied element of the policy process. Even simple clerical mistakes—if unnoticed before enactment—can lead to ambiguity about a law’s meaning, spark political battles concerning rulemaking and implementation, and involve the courts in statutory interpretation. Understanding how […]

Short Course: Public Administration and Public Management Workshop

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Public Administration/Public Management Workshop Scott Robinson Public Administration, APSA Organized Section 6 9:00 am – 1:00 pm The short course will begin at noon with a welcome panel, kicking off our afternoon with a discussion of major themes, emerging questions, and new developments in the work on public management. The short course will be open […]

Euromaidan and the Role of Protest in Democracy

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Euromaidan and the Role of Protest in Democracy Celeste Beesley, Brigham Young University Protest can be seen as a highly democratic expression of popular opinion. However, protest is also a non-representative, extra-institutional process for political change. In hybrid regimes, such as Ukraine, the legitimacy of effecting change through mass protest is a subject of debate. Do […]

Short Course: Embracing Applied Politics in the Classroom and Curriculum

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Embracing Applied Politics in the Classroom and Curriculum Justin S. Vaugh, Boise State University Corey Cook, Boise State University John Hudak Caroline Heldman, Occidental College Candice J. Nelson, American University Joseph Morris, Mercyhurst College 9:00 am – 1:00 pm With universities increasingly under pressure to demonstrate how coursework contributes to tangible skills desired by employers […]

Cops on Film: Hollywood’s Depiction of Law Enforcement in Popular Films, 1984–2014

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cops on Film: Hollywood’s Depiction of Law Enforcement in Popular Films, 1984–2014 Michelle C. Pautz, University of Dayton With numerous incidents in the last year in which law enforcement officers played a role in the deaths of citizens, there is a renewed focus on cops and their actions.  Part of that conversation has to do with […]

Short Course: Challenges of Electoral Integrity

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Challenges of Electoral Integrity and the Construction and Use of Expert Indicators Pippa Norris and Svend-Erik Skanning The Electoral Integrity Project and Varieties of Democracy 9:00 am – 5:00 pm The event is co-organised by EIP, the Varieties of Democracy project (V-DEM), and the APSA Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior (EPOVB) organized section. THEME: […]

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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Friday, May 27, 2016

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Seriously, stop with the irresponsible reporting on cellphones and cancer

Friday, May 27, 2016

Here’s how text analysis is transforming social-science research

Friday, May 27, 2016

Never mind, Donald Trump doesn't want to debate Bernie Sanders after all

Friday, May 27, 2016

France's socialist president is taking a very not socialist approach to fixing the unemployment crisis

Friday, May 27, 2016

Amber Heard obtains domestic violence restraining order against Johnny Depp

Friday, May 27, 2016

Mortality rates for middle-aged white men have been going down, not up

Friday, May 27, 2016

These National Spelling Bee burns are B - R - U - T - A - L

Friday, May 27, 2016

Peter Thiel's support for Donald Trump is a bigger threat to press freedom than his lawsuits

Friday, May 27, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debated 9 times — and moderators never asked about poverty

Friday, May 27, 2016

Donald Trump's horrifying gullibility, as revealed in his energy speech

Friday, May 27, 2016

This Chinese laundry detergent commercial is jaw-droppingly racist

Friday, May 27, 2016

Obama's guidance for transgender people and school bathrooms is not "new and surprising"

Friday, May 27, 2016

Senators vote to keep themselves dependent on lobbyists

Friday, May 27, 2016
 
 
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