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12/29/2015 - Professor Ryan Owens forthcoming paper mentioned in SCOTUSblog
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12/21/2015 - Jared Knowles, a recent Polisci PhD, discusses his $5.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant to study the achievement gap on Wisconsin Public Radio's Central Time
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12/21/2015 - Prof. Scott Gehlbach interviewed by Politifact regarding Trump's statement on Putin.
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12/09/2015 - Professor Andy Kydd interviewed on WPR after President Obama's terrorism speech
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12/02/2015 - Michelle Schwarze will be the Jack Miller Center Assistant Professor of Political Science beginning next fall
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10/9/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
Ogg Room
10/9/2015 - Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution
12:00 PM North Hall 211
10/9/2015 - Who Matters and When? Evaluating Journalists' News Judgments About Public Opinion Data
12:00 PM North Hall 211
10/22/2015 - Comparative Politics Colloquium
Ogg Room
12/2/2015 - Experimental Politics Workshop: Roundtable on research transparency
12:00 PM
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Simon Haeder, David Weimer, Dana B. Mukamel 2015. "Network Adequacy Standards and Health Insurance." JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 314 (22):2414-2015.
Noam Lupu, Nicholas Carnes "What Good is a College Degree? Education and Leader Quality Reconsidered," Journal of Politics 78(1): 35-49.
Richard Avramenko, "The Grammar of Indifference: Tocqueville and the Language of Democracy," Political Theory (2016) pp. 1-29.
Jonathan Renshon. Status Deficits and War (in press at International Organization)   
Nadav Shelef, Yael Zeira, “Recognition Matters! International Recognition and Attitudes Towards Territorial Compromise (forthcoming in Journal of Conflict Resolution)
Howard Schweber "Legal Epistemologies," University of Maryland Law Review 75 (2015): 210-232.
Erica Simmons "Market Reforms and Water Wars," World Politics. Available online November 20, 2015.
Bradley Jones “Dependency Status and the Demand for Social Insurance: Evidence from Experiments and Surveys,” 2015, Political Science Research and Methods. First View Available on CJO: DOI: 10.1017/psrm.2015.58, Published online: 6 November 2015. Joint with John S. Ahlquist and John R. Hamman.
Aili Tripp Women and Power in Postconflict Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Eleanor Powell, Daniel M. Kselman, and Joshua A. Tucker. “Crowded Space, Fertile Ground: Party Entry and the Effective Number of Parties,” 2015, Political Science Research and Methods. First View Available on CJO: DOI: 10.1017/psrm.2015.22, Published online: 20 August 2015.
Aili Tripp, Alice Kang "Twenty years after the most important U.N. conference on women, what – if anything – has changed?" Monkey Cage at Washington Post, 25 September 2015.
Aili Tripp “The Difference That Difference Makes: Comparative Perspectives on Concepts of Gender, Ethnicity, and Race” Politics, Groups and Identities, 2015.