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The Real Reason Liberals Drink Lattes

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Real Reason Liberals Drink Lattes by Diana C. Mutz, University of Pennsylvania and Jahnavi S. Rao, Radnor High School In surveying 1500 Americans — 1,000 of whom were coffee drinkers, researchers discovered that liberals and conservatives are equally [...]

Guest Post by Hannah Alarian on Navigating the Post-Doc Job Market

Thursday, October 18, 2018

This past September, I participated on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) roundtable about post-doctoral positions as part of the APSA Career Fair. In an effort to continue and expand upon these conversations, I compiled a [...]

The Right to Strike: A Radical View

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Right to Strike: A Radical View by Alex Gourevitch, Brown University  Workers face a common dilemma when exercising their right to strike. For the worst off workers to go on strike with some reasonable chance of [...]

The Polarizing Effect of the March for Science on Attitudes toward Scientists

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Polarizing Effect of the March for Science on Attitudes toward Scientists by Matthew Motta, University of Minnesota Americans’ attitudes toward scientists have become more ideologically polarized in recent years. Although researchers have considered several individual-level [...]

Process-Tracing Research Designs: A Practical Guide

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Process-Tracing Research Designs: A Practical Guide by Jacob I. Ricks, Singapore Management University and Amy H. Liu, University of Texas at Austin Despite the popularity of process-tracing methods in social science research, instructions on developing effective [...]

How International Is Political Science? Patterns of Submission and Publication in the American Political Science Review

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

How International Is Political Science? Patterns of Submission and Publication in the American Political Science Review by Marijke Breuning, University of North Texas, Ayal Feinberg, University of North Texas, Benjamin Isaak Gross, Jacksonville State University, [...]

Remembering Professor Lily HM Ling

Monday, October 15, 2018

The passing of LHM (Lily) Ling, professor of International Affairs at the New School, has been a great loss for the International Relations community. Professor Ling recovered from a brain aneurysm she experienced last February, [...]

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Apply Now for an APSA Congressional Fellowship
The APSA Congressional Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship year. Fellows gain first-hand knowledge of Congress by serving on congressional staffs. Open to political scientists who have completed a PhD in the last 15 years or will defend a dissertation by Nov. 2019. Fellowships also available for journalists and communications scholars. Applications due December 3, 2018. Apply now

APSA Statement on Gender Studies in Hungarian Universities
APSA expresses deep concern regarding the Hungarian government’s plan to end funding and accreditation for gender studies at the county’s universities. The proposal continues the worrying trend of restrictions on academic freedom in Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government (see APSA’s previous letter on threats to academic freedom and the status of universities in Hungary here). Read the full statement.

APSA Statement on Selection of Dr. Arthur Lupia as Head of NSF’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate
APSA welcomes the appointment of Dr. Arthur Lupia as the assistant director of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). He is the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and the chair of the National Academies Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Lupia has a long history of service to APSA and the discipline, including service as a chair of the Task Force on Public Engagement, APSA treasurer, and APSA Council member. Read the full statement.

APSA Statement on Trump v. Hawaii Ruling
The American Political Science Association stands by its previous condemnations (from January 30, 2017 and March 7, 2017) of the administration’s executive actions to restrict entry to the United States for residents, refugees, and visa holders from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and North Korea.  The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ban deeply harms academic freedom in a fundamental way by restricting the ability of scholars to meet, learn and exchange ideas on campuses of American colleges and universities. Read the full statement. 

APSA 2018 Council Nominations
The APSA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its 2018 nominees for APSA Council. Each has agreed to serve if elected.  The call for nominations was circulated among the membership, and outreach specifically to APSA committees and organized sections was conducted.  View the 2018 Council nominations.

APSA Statement on Reinstating Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will reinstate a question regarding citizenship status in the 2020 census. The census last included a citizenship question in 1950. The American Political Science Association is concerned that this announced change for the 2020 census, which was introduced without following standard practice for public comment and testing new questions, could compromise the response rate and undermine the scientific integrity of the decennial questionnaire. This data—a record of the number of all people in the United States—is of critical importance not only to state, local, and federal government officials and policymakers, but also to researchers across a variety of social and behavioral science disciplines, including political science. Read the full statement here.

Read the report on the 2017 APSA Survey on Sexual Harassment at Annual Meetings in PS
In the Spring of 2017, the APSA Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee surveyed the APSA membership to determine the extent and nature of perceived harassment experience at APSA Annual Meetings. Committee chair, Professor Virginia Sapiro, Boston University, and former committee member, Professor David Campbell, University of Notre Dame, co-authored a report based upon the survey findings. The survey and subsequent full version of the report complement the recent institution of the new APSA anti-harassment policy. Read more on the harassment resource page.

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