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12/17/2014 - Prof. Katherine Cramer and Prof. Barry Burden on elections in rural Wisconsin, Capitol Times
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11/13/2014 - Prof. David Canon future of WI Government, nbc15.com
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11/13/2014 - Prof. David Canon on midterm elections to UW students, The Badger Report
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11/12/2014 - Prof. Barry Burden on WI Governor elections, WKOW.com
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11/12/2014 - Prof. Barry Burden on the history of voting, WTMJ radio
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12/11/2014 - Political Economy Colloquium
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12/12/2014 - Political Theory Workshop
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1/30/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
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3/6/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
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4/3/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
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Jessica Weeks, Colgan, Jeff "Revolution, Personalist Dictatorships, and International Conflict." International Organization Winter 2014 (69:4).
Barry Burden, Amber Wichowsky. "Economic Discontent as a Mobilizer: Unemployment and Voter Turnout." Journal of Politics 76:887-898. 2014   
Michelle Schwarze and John T. Scott. Spontaneous Disorder in Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments: Resentment, Injustice, and the Appeal to Providence" Forthcoming 2015 in Journal of Politics.   
Simon Haeder Balancing Adequacy and Affordability?: Essential Health Benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Health Policy. 2014.   
Shahirah Mahmood. Politics of Shari'ah Reform and Its Implications for Muslim Women in Malaysia,' in Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific , issue 36 (September 2014)   
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.