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3/19/2015 - Professor Nadav Shelef writes on Monkey Cage about the Israeli elections
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3/18/2015 - Professor David Canon talks about the Wisconsin budget on the Joy Cardin show on Wisconsin Public Radio.
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3/18/2015 - Professor Byron Shafer's recent inaugural lecture as 2014-15 John G. Winant Professor of American Government at Oxford University is now available.
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3/18/2015 - Professor Barry Burden talks about Oregon's new automatic voter registration law on NPR's "Here and Now" show.
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3/03/2015 - Professor Yoi Herrera provided an analysis of the impact of the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
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4/20/2015 - Comparative Politics Workshop joint with the International Relations Colloquium
Ogg Room
4/23/2015 - Board of Visitors
4/23/2015 - Panel Discussion: "Politics, Race, and Police Violence: Engaging Academic Research"
12:00 PM Ogg Room
4/23/2015 - Department Awards Ceremony
3:30 PM AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
4/24/2015 - Benjamin Franklin Initiative Spring Colloquium
Room AB/On Wisconsin room in the Red Gym
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Lisa Martin , ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Political Economy of International Trade, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)   
Nadav Shelef wrote the following post on Monkey Cage about the Israeli elections:
Scott Straus , "Challenges, Debates, and Reflections on the 'Post' in 'Post-Conflict' Côte d'Ivoire: An Introduction," Canadian Journal of African Studies 48:2, pp. 181-184.   
Scott Straus Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015)   
Ryan Owens, Ryan C. Black "Courting the President: How Circuit Court Judges Alter Their Behavior for Promotion to the Supreme Court." Forthcoming American Journal of Political Science.
Ryan Owens, Ryan C. Black, Justin Wedeking, and Patrick Wohlfarth. Supreme Court Opinions and Their Audiences. In Press: Cambridge University Press.   
Barry Burden, Brian J. Gaines. 2015. “Absentee and Early Voting: Weighing the Costs of Convenience.” Election Law Journal 14:32-7.   
Barry Burden, Jeffrey Milyo 2015. “The Quantities and Qualities of Poll Workers.” Election Law Journal 14:38-46.   
Kyle Marquardt "Language and sovereignty: A comparative analysis of language policy in Tatarstan and Kazakhstan, 1991-2010."  In Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus. eds. Mohammed Ayoob and Murad Ismayilov.   
Aili Tripp, Melanie Hughes

"Civil War and Trajectories of Change in Women’s Political Representation in Africa, 1985-2010," Social Forces.  February 2015.

Benjamin Marquez A review of Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945–2002.
Steven Wilson . "How to Control the Internet: Comparative Political Implications of the Internet's Engineering." First Monday.