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7/21/2014 - New Student Award Announced, Stephen F. Brenton Health Policy Scholar Award Program
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7/16/2014 - Prof. Kenneth Mayer on WI Governor Out of State Dollars, WJFW TV-12
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7/09/2014 - Prof. Barry Burden on WI GOP Term Limits, Madison.com
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6/23/2014 - Prof. Noam Lupu wins Emerging Scholar's Award from the American Political Science Association
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6/16/2014 - PS Grad Adam Auerbach wins 2013 Best Dissertation Award
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5/8/2014 - Comparative Politics Colloquium
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/9/2014 - Political Theory Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/12/2014 - Dissertation Proposal Defense
5:30 PM 211 North
5/16/2014 - Experimental Politics Workshop
1:30 PM Ogg Room
11/7/2014 - Big Data and Death - Conference
North Hall
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Michael Schatzberg Article review of:  Miles Larmer, “Local Conflicts in a Transnational War: The Katangese Gendarmes and the Shaba Wars of 1977-78.” Cold War History 13:1 (2013) in H-Diplo, article review 473, 18 July 2014.    
Barry Burden, Bradley Jones, and Michael Kang. "Sore Loser Laws and Congressional Polarization." Legislative Studies Quarterly 39 (2014): 299-325   
Jessica Weeks, Christopher Way "Making it Personal: Regime Type and Nuclear Proliferation." American Journal of Political Science, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 705-709. July 2014. 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12080/abstract  
Jonathan Renshon, Allan Dafoe and Paul Huth, "Reputation and Status as Motives for War,"  Annual Review of Political Science 17: 371-393.
http://jonathanrenshon.com/Site/Pubs-Articles_files/ARPS.pdf  
Barry Burden, (associate editor), Marjorie Randon Hershey (editor), and Christina Wolbrecht (associate editor). CQ Guide to Political Parties. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2014.   
John Coleman. “The Standard of Responsible Parties." In Marjorie Randon Hershey, ed., and Barry C. Burden and Christina Wolbrecht, assoc. eds., CQ Guide to Political Parties (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2014).   
Mark Copelovitch, and Tonya L. Putnam. "Design in Context: Existing International Agreements and New Cooperation." International Organization 68(2): 1-23 (May 2014).
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9242605  
Rikhil Bhavnani, and Saumitra Jha. "Gandhi's Gift: Lessons for Peaceful Reform from India's Struggle for Democracy." Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 9, 1 (2014): 76-88.   
Scott Gehlbach, and Edmund J. Malesky. "The Grand Experiment That Wasn't? New Institutional Economics and the Postcommunist Experience." In Sebastian Galiani and Itai Sened, eds., Institutions, Property Rights, and Economic Growth: The Legacy of Douglass North.   
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.