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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 […]

PROFESSION SYMPOSIUM: “Assessment in Political Science Redux”

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Michelle D. Deardorff The symposium Assessment in Political Science Redux provides an introduction to the status and practice of assessment in both political science and public administration, offering a short primer for those who are required to conduct program review. The contributors to the symposium consider the development and implementation of program or curricular review, […]

Preliminary Results from the APSA 2014-2015 Graduate Placement Survey

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Preliminary results from the 2014-2015 Graduate Placement Survey is now available! See the results here. These results indicate no major changes from the previous annual job market reports, with the continuing trend of growth in the share of reported placements for nonacademic appointments, post-doctoral appointments, and not placed candidates. These preliminary results also indicate that […]

Meet The New Council Members: James Mahoney

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

James Mahoney is the Gordon Fulcher Professor in Decision-Making and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Northwestern University.  He is a comparative‐historical researcher with interests in national development, political regimes, Latin American politics, and qualitative methodology. Mahoney is the author of Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2010), […]

Elections as Theater

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Mark Chou, Roland Bleiker,Nilanjana Premaratna Elections can make for great theater. Uncertain and performative affairs by design, electoral politics have been known for producing the type of twists and turns equal to the best dramas. Mesmerized, the public can lose sight of what it is actually important and realize, only later, that they have become a […]

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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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