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PS: Political Science & Politics provides critical analyses of contemporary political phenomena and is the journal of record for the discipline of political science reporting on research, teaching, and professional development. PS, begun in 1968, is the only quarterly professional news and commentary journal in the field and is the prime source of information on political scientists' achievements and professional concerns.

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Robert J-P Hauck, American Political Science Association

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Current Issue: Volume 47 Issue 02

From the Editor: The April issue is jam-packed with interesting discussion and scholarship: a comprehensive look at election forecasting as a scientific endeavor; ever-continuing political scandal in American politics; challenges encountered in fieldwork here and abroad; gender equality in the “ivory tower” and how best to achieve it; presidential debate formats, congressional use of Twitter, teaching political theory at a prison… and much more in the April 2014 issue of PS. Always interesting; always timely.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Source: Cambridge Journals Online

Restructuring the Social Sciences? A Reflection from the Editor of Perspectives on Politics
Article Commentary
Jeffrey C. Isaac
pp 279-283 Abstract

US Presidential Election Forecasting
Discussion
Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Mary Stegmaier
pp 284-288 Abstract

Long-Term Trends and Short-Term Forecasts: The Transformation of US Presidential Elections in an Age of Polarization
Discussion
Alan I. Abramowitz
pp 289-292 Abstract

Market Design, Manipulation, and Accuracy in Political Prediction Markets: Lessons from the Iowa Electronic Markets
Discussion
Joyce E. Berg, Thomas A. Rietz
pp 293-296 Abstract

Polls, Forecasts, and Aggregators
Discussion
Mark Blumenthal
pp 297-300 Abstract

Issues in Presidential Election Forecasting: Election Margins, Incumbency, and Model Credibility
Discussion
James E. Campbell
pp 301-303 Abstract

Recalibrating Ratings for a New Normal
Discussion
Charles E. Cook, David Wasserman
pp 304-308 Abstract

The 2012 Presidential Election: Taking the “Fun” Out of Fundamentals?
Discussion
Matthew J. Dickinson
pp 309-312 Abstract

Forecasting US Presidential Elections Using Economic and Noneconomic Fundamentals
Discussion
Robert S. Erikson, Christopher Wlezien
pp 313-316 Abstract

The Predictive Power of Uniform Swing
Discussion
Simon Jackman
pp 317-321 Abstract

Weather, Elections, Forecasts: After Richardson
Discussion
Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Mary Stegmaier
pp 322-325 Abstract

The Future of Election Forecasting: More Data, Better Technology
Discussion
Drew A. Linzer
pp 326-328 Abstract

What, If Anything, Have We Learned from Presidential Election Forecasting?
Discussion
William G. Mayer
pp 329-331 Abstract

The Electoral Cycle
Discussion
Helmut Norpoth
pp 332-335 Abstract

Election Forecasting and Public Opinion Polls
Discussion
Stuart Rothenberg
pp 336-338 Abstract

Four Suggestions for Making Election Forecasts Better, and Better Known
Discussion
John Sides
pp 339-341 Abstract

Public Opinion Polls and Election Forecasting
Discussion
Michael W. Traugott
pp 342-344 Abstract

Want a Better Forecast? Measure the Campaign Not Just the Economy
Discussion
Lynn Vavreck
pp 345-347 Abstract

Political Scandal in American Politics
Discussion
Brandon Rottinghaus
pp 348-350 Abstract

Paging Congressional Democrats: It Was the Immorality, Stupid
Discussion
Michael D. Cobb, Andrew J. Taylor
pp 351-356 Abstract

Does Time Heal All Wounds? Sex Scandals, Tax Evasion, and the Passage of Time
Discussion
David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, Michael G. Miller
pp 357-366 Abstract

Reform on My Terms: Partisan and Ideological Responses to a Corruption Scandal
Discussion
Logan Dancey
pp 367-371 Abstract

Aww, Shucky Ducky: Voter Response to Accusations of Herman Cain’s “Inappropriate Behavior”
Discussion
David A. M. Peterson, Beth Miller Vonnahme
pp 372-378 Abstract

Monkey Business: The Effect of Scandals on Presidential Primary Nominations
Discussion
Brandon Rottinghaus
pp 379-385 Abstract

Tuning in to Scandal: Television News Coverage of Congressional Scandals
Discussion
Michael K. Romano
pp 386-390 Abstract

Fieldwork in Political Science: Encountering Challenges and Crafting Solutions
Discussion
Roselyn Hsueh, Francesca Refsum Jensenius, Akasemi Newsome
pp 391-393 Abstract

Navigating Fieldwork as an Outsider: Observations from Interviewing Police Officers in China
Discussion
Suzanne E. Scoggins
pp 394-397 Abstract

Positionality, Personal Insecurity, and Female Empathy in Security Studies Research
Discussion
Vasundhara Sirnate
pp 398-401 Abstract

The Fieldwork of Quantitative Data Collection
Discussion
Francesca Refsum Jensenius
pp 402-404 Abstract

Data Collection, Opportunity Costs, and Problem Solving: Lessons from Field Research on Teachers’ Unions in Latin America
Discussion
Christopher Chambers-Ju
pp 405-409 Abstract

Knowing When to Scale Back: Addressing Questions of Research Scope in the Field
Discussion
Akasemi Newsome
pp 410-413 Abstract

Confronting a Crisis of Research Design
Discussion
Jody LaPorte
pp 414-417 Abstract

Gender Equality in the Ivory Tower, and How Best to Achieve It
Miscellaneous
Kristen Renwick Monroe, Jenny Choi, Emily Howell, Chloe Lampros-Monroe, Crystal Trejo, Valentina Perez
pp 418-426 Abstract

Accuracy of Combined Forecasts for the 2012 Presidential Election: The PollyVote
Research Articles
Andreas Graefe, J. Scott Armstrong, Randall J. Jones, Alfred G. Cuzán
pp 427-431 Abstract

Reframing Polarization: Social Groups and “Culture Wars”
Research Articles
Christopher P. Muste
pp 432-442 Abstract

Dimensions of Citizenship: Associations among Adolescents’ Sociopolitical Values and Civic Judgments
Research Articles
Aaron Metzger, Benjamin Oosterhoff, Cara A. Palmer, Kaitlyn Ferris
pp 443-448 Abstract

Political Knowledge and Exposure to the 2012 US Presidential Debates: Does Debate Format Matter?
Research Articles
Jason Turcotte, R. Kirby Goidel
pp 449-453 Abstract

Twitter Style: An Analysis of How House Candidates Used Twitter in Their 2012 Campaigns
Research Articles
Heather K. Evans, Victoria Cordova, Savannah Sipole
pp 454-462 Abstract

Nominal Partisanship: Names as Political Identity Signals
Research Articles
R. Urbatsch
pp 463-467 Abstract

The Communication of Ideas across Subfields in Political Science
News
Erin R. Graham, Charles R. Shipan, Craig Volden
pp 468-476 Abstract

Paired Comparison and Theory Development: Considerations for Case Selection
News
Rachel M. Gisselquist
pp 477-484 Abstract

Encountering Resistance: Qualitative Insights from the Quantitative Sampling of Ex-Combatants in Timor-Leste
News
Kate Roll
pp 485-489 Abstract

Redistricting in the Classroom: A Module for Inductive Learning
News
David Doherty, Josh Ryan
pp 490-496 Abstract

Civic Engagement in the Capstone: The “State of the Community” Event
News
Charles C. Turner
pp 497-501 Abstract

Using a Gaming Site to Teach Campaign Strategies in the 2012 US Presidential Election
News
Paul R. Abramson, Alon P. Kraitzman
pp 502-508 Abstract

A Sea of Riches: Teaching an Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Course through Political Theory On-Campus and Online
News
Teena Gabrielson, Kaitlyn Watts
pp 509-512 Abstract

The Strategy Project: Teaching Strategic Thinking through Crisis Simulation
News
Michael A. Hunzeker, Kristen A. Harkness
pp 513-517 Abstract

Teaching Political Theory at a Prison in South Texas
News
William W. Sokoloff
pp 518-522 Abstract

People
News
pp 523-524 Abstract

PS Notes
News
pp 525-525 Abstract

Books by Our Readers
News
pp 526-526 Abstract

In Memoriam
News
pp 527-535 Abstract

Politics after the Digital Revolution: The 2014 Annual Meeting
News
Lauren G. West
pp 537-538 Abstract

APSA Teaching and Learning Conference
News
Steven Rathgeb Smith
pp 539-541 Abstract

Annual Report of the Editors of the American Political Science Review , 2012–2013
News
John Ishiyama
pp 542-545 Abstract

2014–15 APSA Minority Fellows Announced
News
pp 546-548 Abstract

Briefs
News
pp 548-549 Abstract

A Political Science Assessment of the House Democratic Gun Violence PreventionTask Force
News
Kevin H. Wozniak
pp 550-552 Abstract

Washington Insider
News
Jonathan Gilad, Jennifer Segal Diascro
pp 554-555 Abstract

Inaugural MENA Workshop Held
News
pp 557-558 Abstract

Organized Section Update
Miscellaneous
pp 559-580 Abstract

2014 Committees of APSA
News
pp 581-585 Abstract

Dissertations
Dissertation
pp 586-598 Abstract

PSC volume 47 issue 2 Cover and Front matter
Miscellaneous
pp f1-f8 Abstract

PSC volume 47 issue 2 Cover and Back matter
Miscellaneous
pp b1-b4 Abstract

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