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The University of Wisconsin Political Science Department is one of the nation's oldest and most respected programs. Our department is highly ranked in national surveys, and our award-winning faculty are known for innovative research on the discipline's most current and important questions. Our dedication to teaching is also apparent: we are one of the largest majors on campus, with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction. Read more about us...

1/30/2015 - Professor Don Downs talks about the UW's new anti-bullying policy and its implications for free speech
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1/13/2015 - Prof. Jessica Weeks' book named one of the best books of 2014 on political and legal subjects by Foreign Affairs
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1/13/2015 - Prof. Eleanor Powell's research provides the basis for a call to "Change Committees to Fix the Gridlock in Congress."
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1/07/2015 - Prof. David Canon talks about the Wisconsin Supreme Court race, Channel3000.com
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1/06/2015 - Prof. Katherine Cramer was named by Brava Magazine as a "Woman To Watch" (see pages 6, 20, and 51). Congratulations Kathy!
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2/2/2015 - American Politics Workshop
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2/3/2015 - Internation Relations Colloquium
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2/5/2015 - Comparative Politics Colloquium
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2/9/2015 - American Politics Workshop joint with Political Economy Colloquium
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2/11/2015 - Conversations on Inclusivity and Change - The Performance Gap in the Classroom at UW
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Jonathan Renshon, Gary D. Sherman, Jennifer S. Lerner, Christine Ma-Kellams & Samantha Joel, "Perceiving Others' Feelings: The Importance of Personality and Social Structure" (in press at Social Psychological and Personality Science).    
Jonathan Renshon Losing Face and Sinking Costs: Experimental Evidence on the Judgment of Political and Military Leaders (in press at International Organization).    
Nadav Shelef, Harris Mylonas and Nadav G. Shelef . "Which Land is Our Land? Domestic Politics and Chance in the Territorial Claims of Stateless Nationalist Movements," Security Studies, 23(4):754-786
Bradley Jones , “Effective record linkage for mining campaign contribution data”, Knowledge and Information Systems, December 2014   
Scott Gehlbach, Simpser . 2015. "Electoral Manipulation as Bureaucratic Control." American Journal of Political Science. 59(1):212-224.   
John Ahlquist, Kenneth Mayer, Simon Jackman Alien Abduction and Voter Impersonation in the 2012 U.S. General Election: Evidence from a Survey List Experiment Election Law Journal.
Alexander Alduncin, , Sean Q Kelly, David C.W. Parker, and Sean Theriault Theriault (2014) “Foreign Junkets or Learning to Legislate? Generational Changes in the International Travel Patterns of House Members, 1977-2012” The Forum Vol. 12, No. 3   
Eleanor Powell , 2015, “Professional Societies, Political Action Committees, and Party Preferences”, American Journal of Public Health,
Katherine Cramer, Michael W. Wagner, Chris Wells, Lewis A. Friedland, and Dhavan V. Shah . “Cultural Worldviews and Contentious Politics: Evaluative Asymmetry in High-Information Environments” The Good Society, 23(2): 126-144.   
John Ahlquist 's book is the subject of a symposium in the new Perspectives on Politics issue
Jared Knowles , the statewide Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) was recently included in a piece on the NPR program Marketplace. DEWS is a machine learning algorithm that identifies students unlikely to complete high school on-time in grades 6, 7, and 8 so that middle schools can start helping them sooner.
Josh Bandoch , his article in Political Studies was just published online (forthcoming in print): "Montesquieu's Selective Religious Intolerance in Of the Spirit of the Laws."