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5/16/2016 - Simon Haeder's work is discussed in the New York Times article on Sunday about Obama care
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5/13/2016 - Former colleague and chair of our department, Professor Gina Sapiro, is the recipient of this year's American Political Science Association Frank J. Goodnow Award for service to the profession. Congratulations Gina! Here is the list of previous recipients
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5/12/2016 - The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education discusses the career of Professor Don Downs and the conference that was held in his honor.
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5/12/2016 - UrbanMilwaukee.com printed an excerpt of Prof. Kathy Cramer's book.
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5/05/2016 - Professor Kathy Cramer was interviewed during drive time on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee this morning.
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5/11/2016 - Department mini-retreat: Department priorities and recruitment
5/12/2016 - Political Behavior Group: "The Effects of Non-Cognitive Skills on Political Participation"
Byron Shafer's Home
5/13/2016 - Undergraduate Graduation Reception
9:00 AM Gordon Commons
5/13/2016 - International Relations Colloquium: ¿Together at the Coalface: When, Why, and How Theorists influence Policymakers¿
12:00 PM Ogg Room
9/15/2016 - Department Picnic
Brittingham Park, 829 West Washington Avenue
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Geneviève Rousselière (2016) “Rousseau on Freedom in Commercial Society,” American Journal of Political Science,60: 352-36.   
Evan Crawford, Sara Dahill-Brown, and Dominique Bradley "Defining and Assessing FoI in a Large-Scale Randomized Trial: Core Components of Values Affirmation" Studies in Educational Evaluation, forthcoming.   
Lisa Martin “Gender, Teaching Evaluations, and Professional Success in Political Science,” PS: Political Science and Politics 49, no. 2 (April 2016): 313-19.   
Nils Ringe, Ewa Mahr 2016. "Explaining the European Parliament’s Legislative Clout." Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft/Journal of Political Science 26(1), 25-47   
Yoshiko Herrera "Pride Versus Prejudice: Ethnicity, National Identity, and Xenophobia in Russia." Comparative Politics. 48.3 (2016): 293-315.    
Samantha Vortherms, Zhou, Qin, Gordon G. Liu, Yankun Sun "The Effect of the Reimbursement Policy on Residents' Healthcare Utilization in China." China Journal of Social Work. 9(1):38-61   
Eleanor Powell, and Justin Grimmer. 2016.  "Money in Exile: Campaign Contributions and Committee Access." Journal of Politics, forthcoming.     
Samantha Vortherms "Localized Citizenships: Household Registration as an Internal Citizenship Institution." In Zhonghua Guo and Sujian Guo, eds.Theorizing Chinese Citizenship. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 85-108   
Aili Tripp

"Women’s Movements and Constitution Making after Civil Unrest and Conflict in Africa: The Cases of Kenya and Somalia," Politics & Gender, 12 (2016): 78-106.

Scott Straus Scott Straus. 2016. Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Washington, DC: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.   
Erica Simmons Simmons, Erica. "Corn, Markets, and Mobilization in Mexico." Comparative Politics, Volume 48, Number 3, April 2016, pp. 413-431.   
Noam Lupu Party Brands in Crisis: Partisanship, Brand Dilution, and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.