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On the Limits of Officials’ Ability to Change Citizens’ Priorities: A Field Experiment in Local Politics

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

On the Limits of Officials’ Ability to Change Citizens’ Priorities: A Field Experiment in Local Politics by Daniel M. Butler, University of California and Hans J.G. Hassell, Florida State University  We test whether politicians’ communications shape their supporters’ [...]

APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due November 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Giovanni Castro

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The 2019-2020 APSA Minority Fellows Program Application, fall cycle will be closing soon. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018. Each year, APSA awards 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000 to support individuals from [...]

The Differential Effects of Economic Conditions and Racial Attitudes in the Election of Donald Trump

Monday, November 12, 2018

  The Differential Effects of Economic Conditions and Racial Attitudes in the Election of Donald Trump by Jon Green, Ohio State University and Sean McElwee, The King’s College Competing explanations for Donald Trump’s victory have placed different [...]

Meet Mario Guerrero, 2018 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Monday, November 12, 2018

Mario Guerrero is an associate professor of political science at Cal Poly Pomona. His research includes work on emerging communication technologies, voting and elections, and other facets of political behavior. Dr. Guerrero is especially dedicated [...]

Press Gallery: APSA members in the media

Friday, November 09, 2018

A roundup of blogs, articles, and interviews from APSA Members November 7 to November 8, 2018                        The APSA Press Gallery is a roundup of recent blogs, op-eds, podcasts, and interviews featuring political scientists. We are [...]

The Trump Presidency and American Democracy: A Historical and Comparative Analysis

Friday, November 09, 2018

The Trump Presidency and American Democracy: A Historical and Comparative Analysis by Robert C. Lieberman, Johns Hopkins University, Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University, Thomas B. Pepinsky, Cornell University, Kenneth M. Roberts, Cornell University and Richard Valelly, Swarthmore [...]

Endogenous Taxation in Ongoing Internal Conflict: The Case of Colombia

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Endogenous Taxation in Ongoing Internal Conflict: The Case of Colombia by Rafael Ch, New York University, Jacob N. Shapiro, Princeton University, Abbey Steele, University of Amsterdam and Juan F. Vargas, Universidad El Rosario  How does internal armed conflict affect state development? [...]

APSA News & Updates

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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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