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8/19/2014 - Prof. Aili Tripp quoted in article on Wisconsin Attorney General Race, Madison.com
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8/19/2014 - Prof. John Ahlquist wins best Labor Project book award from ASPA.
8/19/2014 - Prof. Ryan Owens on U.S. Justices, article referenced in the NY Times
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8/06/2014 - Prof. John Ahlquist on WI Public Sector Unions, Madison.com
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8/01/2014 - Prof. Barry Burden on WI Supreme Court Rulings on Act 10, Channel 3000
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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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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.   
Ryan Owens, Jennifer Brookhart, and Ryan C. Black. "We Are the World: The U.S. Supreme Court's Use of Foreign Sources of Law.'' Forthcoming 2015. British Journal of Political Science.   
Ryan Owens, Ryan C. Black, and Justin P. Wedeking, "The Chief as Social Leader: Emotional Language, Opinion Content, and Collegiality on the Supreme Court.'' In The Chief Justice: Appointment and Influence, ed. David Danelski and Artemus Ward. University of Michigan Press. Forthcoming 2014.   
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. 
Jonathan Renshon, Allan Dafoe and Paul Huth, "Reputation and Status as Motives for War,"  Annual Review of Political Science 17: 371-393.