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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...

10/30/2014 - PS Grad Barry Driscoll wins Mildred Potter Hovland Journal Article Prize Scholarship.
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10/29/2014 - PS-sponsored Panel on the Technology of Polling the WI Governor's Race, madison.com
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10/23/2014 - PS Undergrads Neil Damron and Donya Khadem receive the 2014 On Wisconsin Society Award
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10/20/2014 - PS Grad Samatha Vortherms receives a Ford Foundation New Generation China Scholars Program fellowship for PhD students studying China
10/16/2014 - Profs. Burden, Canon, Mayer and Moynihan opinion on Government Accountability Board, jsonline.com
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10/30/2014 - Comparative Politics Colloquium
12:00 PM Ogg Room, 422 North Hall
11/3/2014 - The 2014 Midterm Election: Previews, Outcomes and Consequences
5:30 PM McDermott Will & Emery, 340 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10173
11/4/2014 - International Relations Colloquium
12:00 PM Ogg Room
11/6/2014 - Comparative Politics Colloquium
12:00 PM Ogg Room, 422 North Hall
11/7/2014 - Big Data and Death - methodological advances in the study of conflict, human rights, & mass violence
North Hall
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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.   
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.