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9/29/2014 - PS Grad Brad Jones on estimating the WI Governor's Race, Madison.com
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9/29/2014 - PS Grad Casey Ehrlich wins Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant.
9/24/2014 - Profs. Barry Burden and Michael Wagner on WI Gov Candidate Mary Burke, madison.com
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9/12/2014 - PS Undergrad Donya Khadem profiled in College of Letters and Science Annual Report
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9/10/2014 - Prof. David Canon on same sex marriage ruling,The Daily Cardinal, madison.com
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10/2/2014 - Comparative Politics Colloquium
12:00 PM Ogg Room, 422 North Hall
10/2/2014 - Practice Job Talk
3:45 PM 103 Taylor Hall (in the Development Economics Seminar in the Dept. of Ag. and Applied Economics)
10/2/2014 - ┬┐Inside the Real Borgen"
4:00 PM 114 Van Hise
10/3/2014 - Political Theory Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room, 422 North Hall
10/6/2014 - Practice Job Talk
10:00 AM 211 North Hall
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Ricardo Court. Ricardo Court, Regole e prospettive per un mondo non-clamoroso: Il Registro di Giovanni Francesco di Negro, (1553-1556), Novi Ligure, Citta del Silenzio Edizioni, 2014 (translation: Rules and Prospectives for a Non-Clamorous World: The letter register of Giovanni Francesco di Negro)   
Noam Lupu. Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America, World Politics 66 (4): 561-602 (2014).   
Byron Shafer, Jason Engle, and William J.M. Claggett. "The Evolution of Mass Ideologies in Modern American Politics", The Forum 12(2014), Issue 2, Article 2.   
Scott Gehlbach, and Konstantin Sonin. "Government Control of the Media." Journal of Public Economics. 118:163-171   
Erica Simmons. “Grievances Do Matter.” Theory and Society 43: 5 (September 2014), pp. 513-536.   
Jessica Weeks Dictators at War and Peace. 2014. Cornell University Press, Cornell Studies in Security Affairs. Ithaca, NY.
Melanie Manion “’Good Types’ in Authoritarian Elections: The Selectoral Connection in Chinese Local Congresses.” Pre-published 10 June 2014 as DOI 10.1177/0010414014537027. Comparative Political Studies.   
Melanie Manion “Institutional Design and Anticorruption in Mainland China.” 2014. In International Handbook of Political Corruption, edited by Paul M. Heywood, p.242-252. Oxford: Routledge.   
Melanie Manion “Authoritarian Parochialism: Local Congressional Representation in China.” 2014. China Quarterly, no. 218: p. 311-338.   
Jon Pevehouse, Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Edward D. Mansfield. Human Rights Institutions, Sovereignty Costs and Democratization British Journal of Political Science, 2013.    
Jon Pevehouse, Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, John R. Freeman, and Matthew Hitt. Time Series Analysis for the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press (September 30, 2014)   
Barry Burden, and Charles Stewart III, eds. The Measure of American Elections. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2014.