RSS AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Meet 2020 Bunche Fellow, Nina Small August 5, 2020
    Nina Small, Hampton University Nina Small is a junior at Hampton University majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish. At Hampton, she is a four-time Dean’s List recipient. Nina’s commitment to serving her community […]
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  • Teaching Community Organizing and the Practice of Democracy August 5, 2020
    Teaching Community Organizing and the Practice of Democracy by Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University–Newark This article builds on the political science literature on the pedagogy of civic engagement by discussing a recent pedagogical experiment that treats […]
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  • Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Olivia Britton, Boston University August 5, 2020
    The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second […]
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  • Meet 2020 Bunche Fellow, Michaela Shelton August 4, 2020
    Michaela Shelton, Pomona College Michaela Shelton is a student at Pomona College majoring in politics with a concentration in comparative politics. Michaela is a student activist who has done work in youth civic engagement. In the […]
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  • Sharing Student Research on Voting Rights on Social Media August 4, 2020
    By Sara Chatfield This past year, I taught a senior capstone seminar focused on voting rights in the United States. Students selected a contemporary voting rights issue to research. Their topics included felon disenfranchisement, pre-registration […]
    Lulu Onakpoya
  • Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Norris Davis III, University of California, Berkeley August 4, 2020
    The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second […]
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  • Seeing White through Rap: A Classroom Exercise for Examining Race Using a Hip-Hop Video August 3, 2020
    Seeing White through Rap: A Classroom Exercise for Examining Race Using a Hip-Hop Video by Robert Stein, Alfred University When discussing race in the classroom, getting students—including, importantly, white students—to see that all people have […]
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  • Meet 2020 Bunche Fellow, Maya Thornton August 3, 2020
    Maya Thornton, Grambling State University Maya Thornton is a rising senior at Grambling State University majoring in political science. Thornton has served as the junior class associate justice, a student ambassador, and as the Student Networking […]
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  • Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Maya Camargo-Vemuri, Johns Hopkins University August 3, 2020
    The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second […]
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  • Meet 2020 Bunche Fellow, Mariana Galvez Seminario July 31, 2020
    Mariana Galvez Seminario, University of Colorado Boulder Mariana Galvez Seminario is a third-year student at the University of Colorado Boulder double majoring in sociology and women & gender studies. They are interested in Reproductive Justice and […]
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RSS AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCEINCE

  • Adjusting for Confounding with Text Matching July 27, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Adjusting for Confounding with Text Matching” by Margaret E. Roberts, Brandon M. Stewart and Richard A. Nielsen,  is summarized by the author(s) below.  We propose a family of methods for conditioning on text when it confounds the relationship between treatment and an outcome.    Does being censored once make Chinese citizens more likely to be […]
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  • Judicial Reshuffles and Women Justices in Latin America  July 21, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Judicial Reshuffles and Women Justices in Latin America” by Ignacio Arana Araya, Melanie M. Hughes and Aníbal Pérez‐Liñán is summarized by the author(s) below.  Can weak institutions facilitate access of excluded groups into positions of power? Weak institutions arguably have negative consequences for developing countries, but a research stream has linked institutional disruptions to women’s advancement […]
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  • Media Influence on Vote Choices: Unemployment News and Incumbents’ Electoral Prospects July 7, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Media Influence on Vote Choices: Unemployment News and Incumbents’ Electoral Prospects” by Marcel Garz and Gregory J. Martin is summarized by the author(s) below.  Our paper investigates a subtle but important form of media influence on electoral politics. We ask not if media coverage influences what people think, but if it influences what they […]
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  • How Settlement Locations and Local Networks Influence Immigrant Political Integration June 11, 2020
    The forthcoming article “How Settlement Locations and Local Networks Influence Immigrant Political Integration” by Bernt Bratsberg, Jeremy Ferwerda, Henning Finseraas and Andreas Kotsadam is summarized by the author(s) below.    Weak political engagement among immigrants might bias public policy against immigrant preferences and stymie immigrants’ social and cultural integration more broadly. Yet, our knowledge of […]
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  • Pleasing the Principal: U.S. Influence in World Bank Policymaking June 2, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Pleasing the Principal: U.S. Influence in World Bank Policymaking” by Richard Clark and Lindsay R. Dolan is summarized by the author(s) below.    Do powerful countries control the behaviors of international organizations? If so, how are they able to wield their influence? These questions are central to understanding not only the role that these organizations play in […]
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  • Does Economic Inequality Drive Voters’ Disagreement about Party Placement? June 1, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Does Economic Inequality Drive Voters’ Disagreement about Party Placement?” by Taishi Muraoka and Guillermo Rosas is summarized by the author(s) below.  Economic inequality produces a number of negative impacts on democracy. For example, inequality is associated with lower turnout, increased polarization among elites, and diminished support for political institutions. In this study, we suggest […]
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  • Literacy and State-Society Interactions in 19th Century France May 26, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Literacy and State-Society Interactions in 19th Century France” by Nan Zhang and Melissa Lee is summarized by the author(s) below.  Modern states are distinguished by the breadth and depth of public regulation over private affairs. Indeed, a defining axiom of the contemporary international state system is that state institutions should provide the […]
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  • State Visits and Leader Survival May 21, 2020
    The forthcoming article “State Visits and Leader Survival” by Matt Malis and Alastair Smith is summarized by the author(s) below.    Political leaders spend substantial portions of their time traveling internationally to meet face-to-face with other leaders. Recent U.S. Presidents, for instance, have spent one-third of their days in office visiting or hosting foreign heads […]
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  • Supply Chain Linkages and the Extended Carbon Coalition May 19, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Supply Chain Linkages and the Extended Carbon Coalition” by Jared Cory, Michael Lerner and Iain Osgood is summarized by the author(s) below.  Which special interest groups in the United States oppose effective action to reduce CO2 emissions and confront global climate change? In public debates, the fossil fuel industry is generally identified as having […]
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  • Persuasive Lobbying with Allied Legislators May 5, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Persuasive Lobbying with Allied Legislators” by Emiel Awad is summarized by the author below.  Interest groups are often highly selective in whom they lobby to get preferred policies passed. A substantial empirical literature finds that interest groups typically lobby legislative allies. One mechanism through which these allied legislators can help is by […]
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RSS NEWS BUSTERS

  • Will Twitter Hold Biden to Trump Standard in Recent Ad? Answer: Don’t Count on It August 5, 2020
    A campaign ad for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took a snippet from President Donald Trump wildly out of context. The Biden campaign released an August 4 ad featuring a deceptively edited clip of President Trump’s sober commentary about the COVID-19 pandemic during an interview with national political reporter Jonathan Swan of Axios and […]
    Alexander Hall
  • Foam-Flecked Ali Velshi Touts Netflix Show on Evil ICE Tactics August 5, 2020
    Filling in on Monday’s Last Word, MSNBC host and Canadian immigrant Ali Velshi lobbied viewers to watch the new far-left Netflix documentary, Immigration Nation, in an effort to slam President Trump and his "racist and inhumane immigration agenda." His interview with the filmmakers began with anguished lecturing:  ALI VELSHI: Time after time the Trump administration has tried to silence […]
    Michael Dellanno
  • New York Times Slaps Mollie Hemingway, Ben Shapiro for Precisely Picking Apart the Left August 5, 2020
    New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters has developed a beat of targeting conservative media. On Tuesday, he went after The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, as well as personalities Ben Shapiro and Allie Beth Stuckey, in “An Outlet for the Outrage Against Trump’s Enemies.” Peters focused predominantly on The Federalist, whose influential commentary has angered liberals since […]
    Clay Waters
  • 21 Years Later, ‘The Matrix’ Creators Claim Trilogy is A ‘Trans Allegory’ August 5, 2020
    So much for taking the red pill. The Matrix is firmly in far left, blue pill territory. The Wachowski Sisters are now regarding their Matrix trilogy is an allegory about coming to terms with being transgender.  The creators of The Matrix have officially added a new dimension of interpretation to their landmark action trilogy as […]
    Gabriel Hays
  • WHAT? Will Rest of Media Cover Bizarre Biden Comparing Cognitive Test to Cocaine? August 5, 2020
    Journalists and media outlets have been bolstering Joe Biden’s basement strategy, allowing the Democrat to largely avoid tough questions. Well, he got one on Wednesday as CBS This Morning reporter Errol Barnett pressed him on cognitive decline. The presumptive Democratic nominee offered a bizarre response, talking about cocaine and then asking Barnett, “Are you a junkie?” […]
    Scott Whitlock
  • ABC Eager for US to Follow Australian City’s Super Strict Lockdown: ‘A Predictor of What’s to Come?’ August 5, 2020
    On Good Morning America Wednesday, the ABC journalists seemed eager for the United States to follow Australia’s example, after one major city implemented a strict lockdown after COVID-19 cases rose dramatically. In the tease leading up to the report, co-anchor Amy Robach hyped, “Australia imposes one of the strictest lockdowns on Earth, as a major […]
    Kristine Marsh
  • Para Telemundo, proteger los empleos americanos es "xenófobo" August 5, 2020
    El acto de contratar ciudadanos estadounidenses ahora se considera antiinmigrante y xenófobo. Ese fue el mensaje que se llevaron los televidentes de un informe de Noticias Telemundo Mediodía sobre la orden ejecutiva que firmó el presidente Donald Trump para limitar la emisión de visas H-1. Felicidad Aveleyra, presentadora del noticiario, llamó "xenófobo" al presidente por […]
    Kathleen Krumhansl
  • CNBC, Bloomberg News Shill for Communist China Bashing US Over TikTok August 5, 2020
    Liberal business outlets elevating Chinese state media’s attack on the U.S. over the data-harvesting Chinese app TikTok is a disgusting example of their anti-American bent. CNBC and Bloomberg News both ran stories giving a platform to Chinese state media seething at the U.S.’s “Smash and Grab” of TikTok. Big Tech company Microsoft is currently in […]
    Joseph Vazquez
  • Let It Go: Russia-Obsessed CNN Still Passing Off Debunked Nonsense About Trump August 5, 2020
    Talk about not letting things go. On Tuesday’s New Day, CNN co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman brought on chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin to spout Democratic talking points about the Russia collusion and the Ukraine abuse of power scandals. Despite that both accusations towards President Trump have been debunked, Toobin crazily claimed that Vladimir […]
    Duncan Schroeder
  • Union at NY Times Demands ‘Sensitivity Reads’ to Censor Content August 5, 2020
    The Tom Cotton controversy never dies at The New York Times. The News Guild of New York, which represents more than 1,200 workers at the Times, called for a meeting with Times leaders and demanded what they call "sensitivity reads" to provide an “extra layer of vetting” to make the newspaper “more diverse and equitable.” […]
    Randy Hall