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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...

6/26/2015 - Professor Ryan Owens interviewed regarding the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act
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6/22/2015 - Professor Kathy Cramer is featured on the cover of Isthmus.
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6/17/2015 - The UW-Madison chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society was selected from more than 60 universities and colleges as the best chapter in the nation. Special recognition should go to chapter co-presidents Andrew Park and Sam Alhadeff, and faculty adviser Don Downs.
6/17/2015 - Richard Avramenko was named a Herbert & Evelyn Howe Bascom Professor for the coming academic year.
6/16/2015 - The new book by Professor Scott Straus is featured in an article in The Globalist.
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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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Jonathan Renshon Status Deficits and War (in press at International Organization)   
Scott Gehlbach, John S. Earle “The Productivity Consequences of Political Turnover.” American Journal of Political Science. 59(3):708-723.   
Noam Lupu, Nicholas Carnes "What Good is a College Degree? Education and Leader Quality Reconsidered," Journal of Politics (forthcoming).
Noam Lupu "Political Parties and Party Systems," in Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions, edited by Jennifer Gandhi and Ruben Ruiz-Rufino. London: Routledge, pp. 128-44 (2015).
Noam Lupu "Building Party Brands in Argentina and Brazil," in Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, edited by Jorge Dominguez, Steven Levitsky, James Loxton, and Brandon Van Dyck. New York: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
Noam Lupu "Partisanship in Latin America," in The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts, edited by Ryan E. Carlin, Matthew M. Singer, and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 226-45 (2015).
Scott Straus Making and Unmaking Nations:  War, Leadership and Genocide in Modern Africa (Cornell University Press, 2015) discussed in New Books in Political Science.
http://newbooksinpoliticalscience.com/ http://newbooksinpoliticalscience.com/2015/06/09/scott-straus-making-and-unmaking-nations-war-leadership-and-genocide-in-modern-africa-cornell-university-press-2015/  
Scott Gehlbach, Evgeny Finkel, and Tricia Olsen. 2015. "Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia's Emancipation of the Serfs." Comparative Political Studies. 48(8):984-1019.
Desiree Desierto . 2015. "Judicial Independence: Evidence from the Philippine Supreme Court (1970-2003)." In Norman Schofield and Gonzalo Caballero, eds. The Political Economy of Governance: Institutions, Political Performance, and Elections.
Michael Schatzberg , "Transformation and Struggle: Space in Africa," in Till Förster and Lucy Koechlin, eds., The Politics of Governance (London: Taylor & Francis, 2015), 25-51).   
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.