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The University of Wisconsin Political Science Department is one of the nation's oldest and most respected programs. Our department is highly ranked in national surveys, and our award-winning faculty are known for innovative research on the discipline's most current and important questions. Our dedication to teaching is also apparent: we are one of the largest majors on campus, with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction. Read more about us...

4/21/2014 - PS Grads Jessica Clayton and Katherine Robiadek receive Future Faculty Partner award from UW-Madison Teaching Academy.
4/21/2014 - PS Grad James Sieja receives L&S Teaching Fellow (Alternate) award from College of Letters and Science.
4/14/2014 - PS Grad Barry Driscoll awarded L&S Teaching Fellow, College of Letters and Science
4/14/2014 - PS Grad Jessica Clayton awarded Multicultural Graduate Network Peer Mentor Award, UW-Madison Graduate School
4/07/2014 - PS Grad Kathleen Klaus awarded Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship from UW-Madison Graduate School
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4/23/2014 - Educational Innovation Series
10:00 AM Ogg Room
4/24/2014 - International Relations Colloquium/Comparative Politics
12:00 PM Ogg Room
4/24/2014 - Dept. Awards Reception
3:30 PM Varsity Hall III
4/24/2014 - Models and Data Group:
7:30 PM
4/25/2014 - Political Theory Workshop
Ogg Room
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Scott Straus, and Steve Stern, eds. The Human Rights Paradox: Universality and Its Discontents (Madison: University of Wisconsin, Press, 2014).   
Noam Lupu, and Nicholas Carnes. "Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America," American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming).   
Jimmy Klausen. "Economies of Violence:  The Bhagavadgītā and the Fostering of Life in Gandhi’s & Ghose’s Anticolonial Theories,"  American Political Science Review 108.1 (February 2014):  182-95.   
Jimmy Klausen. "Empire and Compulsory Heterosexuality in Diderot's Supplement to the Voyage of Bougainville," Political Theory (forthcoming).   
Jimmy Klausen. Fugitive Rousseau:  Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom (Fordham University Press, 2014).   
Richard Avramenko, and Melissa Schwatzberg, eds. "Symposium: Jeffrey E. Green’s The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship." Political Theory 42:2 (2014): 188-217.   
Jimmy Klausen. "Jeremy Waldron’s Partial Kant:  Indigenous Proximity, Colonial Injustice, Cultural Particularism,"  Polity 46.1 (January 2014):  31-55.   
Barry Burden. Review of Getting Primaried: The Changing Politics of Congressional Primary Challenges by Robert G. Boatright. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Congress & the Presidency 41:132-4. (2014)   
Ryan Owens, Ryan C. Black, and Anthony Madonna. "The Collision of Institutional Power and Constitutional Obligations: The Senate's Use of Blue Slips in the Confirmation Process." Forthcoming 2014. Presidential Studies Quarterly.   
Ryan Owens, Patrick C. Wohlfarth "State Solicitors General, Appellate Expertise, and State Success Before the United States Supreme Court." Forthcoming 2014. Law and Society Review.   
Ryan Owens, Daniel Walters, Ryan C. Black, and Anthony Madonna. "Ideology, Qualifications, and Covert Senate Obstruction of Federal Court Nominations." Forthcoming 2014. Illinois Law Review.   
Ryan Owens, and Ryan C. Black. "Courting the President: How Circuit Court Judges Alter Their Behavior for Promotion to the Supreme Court." Forthcoming 2014. American Journal of Political Science.