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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).
http://noamlupu.com/leader_education.pdf  
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).
http://noamlupu.com/partiesHCPI.pdf  
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).
http://noamlupu.com/partybuilding.pdf  
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).
http://noamlupu.com/partisanshipLAV.pdf  
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.
http://cps.sagepub.com/content/48/8/984.full  
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.
http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319155500  
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).
http://noamlupu.com/polarization.pdf  
Alexander Tahk 2015. "A Continuous-Time, Latent-Variable Model of Time Series Data." Oxford Journals 23 (2):278-298.
http://pan.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/2/278.abstract