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5/20/2015 - Simon Haeder discusses choice and quailty of health care on Capitol City Sunday
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5/18/2015 - Professor Donald Downs last lecture was recorded and is available to watch.
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5/18/2015 - Professor Nadav Shelef recently contributed to Monkey Cage on nations and nationalism.
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5/13/2015 - Professor Barry Burden interviewed concerning political partisanship in The Cap Times
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5/12/2015 - Professor Don Downs' career and retirement featured in College of Letters and Sciences News
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5/4/2015 - American Politics Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/6/2015 - The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
6:30 PM Law School Room 2260
5/7/2015 - Comparative Politics Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/8/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
5/15/2015 - Political Science Undergraduate Graduation Reception
9:00 AM Memorial Union, Tripp Commons
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Noam Lupu "Party Polarization and Mass Partisanship: A Comparative Perspective," Political Behavior 37 (2): 331-356 (2015).
Alexander Tahk 2015. "A Continuous-Time, Latent-Variable Model of Time Series Data." Oxford Journals 23 (2):278-298.
Simon Haeder, David Weimer, Dana B. Mukamel 2015. "California Hospital Networks Are Narrower in Marketplace Than in Commercial Plans, but Access and Quality Are Similar." Health Affairs 34 (5):741-8.
Simon Haeder 2015. "Book Review: Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better, by Schuck, P. H." The American Review of Public Administration.
Evgeny Finkel “The Phoenix Effect of State Repressions: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust.” American Political Science Review Volume 109:2 (May 2015): 339-353.   
Barry Burden 2015. "Economic Accountability and Strategic Calibration: The Case of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party." Party Politics 21:346-56.   
David Weimer, Robert H. Haverman “Public Policy Induced Changes in Employment: Valuation Issues for Benefit-Cost Analysis,” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 6:1 (2015), 112–153.   
M. Crawford Young Reflexions comparatives sur le parti de la decentralisation au Congo, in La decentralisation en Republique Democratique du Congo:  De la Premiere a la Troisieme Republique 1960 -2011.”  Tervuren, Belgium:  Musee Royale de l'Afrique Centrale, 2012, 63-83.   
Daniel Kapust, Schwarze, Michelle "The Rhetoric of Sincerity: Cicero and Smith on Propriety and Political Context" forthcoming in the American Political Science Review.   
M. Crawford Young Imperial Endings and Small States:  Disorderly Decolonization for the Netherlands, Belgium, and Portugal.”  In Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo and Antonio Costa, The Ends of European Colonial Empires:  Cases and Comparisons.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 101-125.   
M. Crawford Young Oxford Bibliographies Online, Africa series.  Ethnicity and Politics.  2014.   
Lisa Martin , ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Political Economy of International Trade, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)