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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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4/27/2015 - American Politics Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
4/28/2015 - Comparative Politics Workshop joint with International Relations Colloquium
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4/30/2015 - International Relations Colloquium
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5/1/2015 - Book Conference for Jonathan Renshon
5/1/2015 - Political Theory Workshop
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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:
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.