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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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4/23/2015 - 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
4/24/2015 - Board of Visitors
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M. Crawford Young Reflexions comparatives sur le parti de la decentralisation au Congo, in La decentralisation en Republique Democratique du Congo:  De la Premiere a la Troisieme Republique 1960 -2011.”  Tervuren, Belgium:  Musee Royale de l'Afrique Centrale, 2012, 63-83.   
Daniel Kapust, Schwarze, MIchelle "The Rhetoric of Sincerity: Cicero and Smith on Propriety and Political Context" forthcoming in the American Political Science Review.   
M. Crawford Young Imperial Endings and Small States:  Disorderly Decolonization for the Netherlands, Belgium, and Portugal.”  In Miguel Bandeira Jeronimo and Antonio Costa, The Ends of European Colonial Empires:  Cases and Comparisons.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 101-125.   
M. Crawford Young Oxford Bibliographies Online, Africa series.  Ethnicity and Politics.  2014.   
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:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/03/18/why-netanyahus-win-isnt-that-dramatic/  
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.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12132/abstract  
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.