RSS AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Alexander Hertel-Fernandez — 2019 Gladys M. Kammerer Award Recipient August 16, 2019
    The American Political Science Association (APSA) will present the Gladys M. Kammerer Award to Dr. Alexander Hertel-Fernandez  at the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and source for emerging scholarship […]
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  • A Moment to Take Stock (and Keep Advocating) August 16, 2019
    APSA is a member of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), a coalition of organizations who advocate for the protection and increase of funding for humanities research, teaching, programming, and preservation and access. by Beatrice Gurwitz, Guest […]
    Clarissa Nogueira
  • Adam Lebovitz — 2019 Leo Strauss Award Recipient August 16, 2019
    The American Political Science Association (APSA) will present the Leo Strauss Award to Dr. Adam Lebovitz at the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and source for emerging scholarship […]
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  • Data-Based Teaching: An Introduction and Call for Collaboration August 16, 2019
    Data-Based Teaching: An Introduction and Call for Collaboration by Eric Loepp, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Political science instructors increasingly use interactive pedagogies that emphasize active learning over traditional lecture formats. I contribute to this effort by […]
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  • How Fairer Elections Help Hold Politicians Feet to the Fire and Encourage Responsiveness August 16, 2019
    This piece, written by Adam B. Lerner, covers George Kwaku Ofosu’s, Washington University, new article, Do Fairer Elections Increase the Responsiveness of Politicians?  As the US Congress debates Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential […]
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  • Theme Panel: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy in the Face of Populism August 15, 2019
    The Crisis of Liberal Democracy in the Face of Populism Saturday, August 31, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Participants: (Presenter) Sheri Berman, Barnard College, Columbia University; (Presenter) William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution; (Presenter) Yascha […]
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  • 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Hackathon Outcomes: Successful Strategies to Recruit and Retain a Diverse Faculty August 15, 2019
    About the Hackathon The APSA Presidential Task Force on Women’s Advancement held a Diversity and Inclusion Hackathon at the 2018 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Boston, chaired by Mala Htun and Alvin B. Tillery, Jr.  At the […]
    Karima Scott
  • Theme Panel: What is Behind the Electoral Success of Contemporary Central European Populism? August 14, 2019
    What is Behind the Electoral Success of Contemporary Central European Populism? Friday, August 30, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Participants: (Chair) Joshua A. Tucker, New York University; (Presenter) Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University; (Presenter) Abel Bojar, […]
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  • A Liberal Polity: Ideological Homogeneity in Political Science August 14, 2019
    A Liberal Polity: Ideological Homogeneity in Political Science by Mark Carl Rom, Georgetown University “Democratic professors vastly outnumber Republicans in political science in American higher education. Does this create problems for teaching, service, and scholarship? […]
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  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion through Engagement: The APSA 2018 Hackathon August 13, 2019
    Promoting Diversity and Inclusion through Engagement: The APSA 2018 Hackathon By Mala Htun, University of New Mexico How can organizations advance inclusion and diversity? Instead of training and regulations, recent research recommends mechanisms that engage managers […]
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RSS AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCEINCE

  • Ideology Justifies Morality: Political Beliefs Predict Moral Foundations July 31, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Ideology Justifies Morality: Political Beliefs Predict Moral Foundations” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12448) by Peter K. Hatemi, Charles Crabtree, and Kevin B. Smith is summarized by the authors below. Moral Foundations Theory (MFT) suggests that political differences are rooted in instinctual right/wrong value judgments. According to this argument, a key difference between liberals and conservatives is […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • How Conditioning on Posttreatment Variables Can Ruin Your Experiment and What to Do about It June 10, 2019
    The AJPS Workshop article “How Conditioning on Posttreatment Variables Can Ruin Your Experiment and What to Do about It” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12357) by Jacob Montgomery, Brendan Nyhan, and Michelle Torres is summarized by the authors below.    Identifying the causal effect of a treatment on an outcome is not a trivial task. It requires knowledge and measurement of […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • The New AJPS Editorial Team Starts Today! Here Are Our Four Central Goals June 3, 2019
    By AJPS Co-Editors Kathy Dolan and Jennifer Lawless Today marks the day! The new editorial team at AJPS is up and running. We’re honored to serve the discipline this way and we’re excited about what the next four years have in store. Before anything else, we want to introduce the new team: Co-Editors-in-Chief: Kathleen Dolan, […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • When Diversity Works: The Effects of Coalition Composition on the Success of Lobbying Coalitions May 29, 2019
    The forthcoming article “ When Diversity Works: The Effects of Coalition Composition on the Success of Lobbying Coalitions” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12437) by Wiebke Marie Junk is summarized by the author below. Teaming up with unlike coalition partners in a lobbying campaign comes with collective action costs and reputational risks. At the same time, coalitions between ‘strange bedfellows’, such […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • Does Direct Democracy Hurt Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Naturalization Decisions in Switzerland May 29, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Does Direct Democracy Hurt Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Naturalization Decisions in Switzerland” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12433) by Jens Hainmueller and Dominik Hangartner is summarized by the authors below. What happens to ethnic minorities when policy is decided by a majority of voters rather than elected politicians? Do minorities fare worse under direct democracy than under representative democracy?  We examine […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • Verification, Verification May 22, 2019
    By Jan Leighley, AJPS Interim Lead Editor   After nine months of referring to the AJPS “replication policy,” or (in writing) “replication/verification” policy, I finally had to admit it was time for a change. As lead editor, I had been invited to various panels and workshops where I noticed that the terms “replication”, “verification”, and “reproducibility” were […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • AJPS Author Summary: “Non‐Governmental Monitoring of Local Governments Increases Compliance with Central Mandates: A National‐Scale Field Experiment in China” May 10, 2019
    The following AJPS Author Summary of “Non‐Governmental Monitoring of Local Governments Increases Compliance with Central Mandates: A National‐Scale Field Experiment in China” has been provided by Mark Buntaine: One of the most challenging aspects of governance in China is that policy is made centrally, but implementation is the responsibility of local governments. For the management […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • Our Experience with the AJPS Transparency and Verification Process for Qualitative Research May 9, 2019
    “As the editorial term ends, I’m both looking back and looking forward . . . so, as promised, here’s a post by Allison Carnegie and Austin Carson describing their recent experience with qualitative verification at AJPS . . . and within the next week I’ll be posting an important update to the AJPS “Replication/Verification Policy,” […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • AJPS Author Summary: How Getting the Facts Right Can Fuel Partisan Motivated Reasoning May 8, 2019
    "Across these experiments, I found that while partisans updated their perceptions of the national economy in the same way, they attributed responsibility in a highly selective fashion, crediting their own party for success and blaming other actors for failure."
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • On Manuscript Preparation, Salami-Slicing, and Professional Standards May 2, 2019
    By Jan Leighley, AJPS Interim Lead Editor   One of the most challenging (and potentially mind-numbing) tasks that occurs in the inner sanctum of the editorial office is the veritable “technical check.” Even mentioning this work might trigger some unpleasant memories for colleagues who previously served as graduate assistants for AJPS editors over the past several […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke

RSS NEWS BUSTERS

  • New HBO Series 'Righteous Gemstones' Hits Rock Bottom with Mockery of Christians August 19, 2019
    HBO’s latest fiasco in entertainment, The Righteous Gemstones, premiered on Sunday night. Nudity? Check. Unnecessary profanity? Check. Extremely mind-numbing content? Check. So what sets this show apart from the rest of the junk HBO puts out? Not much. The storyline which is centered around a Rich celebrity pastor, Eli Gemstone (John Goodman), and his family—a […]
  • ESPN's Jones Accuses Jay-Z, NFL Owners Of Selling Out Kaepernick's Social Justice Movement August 18, 2019
    Though the NFL recently tilted further to the cultural Left by aligning with rapper Jay-Z for the direction of future Super Bowl entertainment, ESPN's race-baiting Bomani Jones is ripping the new partners for selling out Colin Kaepernick. Jones took to the sports section of the ESPN blog, The Undefeated, to bash billionaire NFL owners, Jay-Z […]
  • NYT Columnist Admits Media Is Purposely Ignoring Anti-Semitism of Omar and Tlaib August 18, 2019
    In a rare moment of truth-telling on CNN Sunday, New York Times Opinion staff writer and editor Bari Weiss openly admitted to the Reliable Sources panel that the media was purposely ignoring the blatant anti-Semitism espoused by Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (MN) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) because of President Trump.
  • New York Times Launches Crusade to 'Reframe' America as Defined by Slavery and Racism August 18, 2019
    Byron York at the Washington Examiner reports The New York Times is embarking on a very ambitious crusade to define slavery as the dominant narrative of America, even to this day .The project was launched with an entire edition of The New York Times Magazine loaded with left-wing essays on slavery's everlasting effects.
  • CNN Touts Teenage Global Warming Alarmist August 18, 2019
    On New Day Sunday, CNN promoted global warming activist Greta Thunberg as the climate alarmist prepared for a publicity stunt to precede her appearance at the United Nations climate summit, The Swedish teen made a name for herself among the left in a speech last year railing against adults for not doing more to stop […]
  • NY Times Issues Another Pathetic Antifa Whitewash, Binges on 'Far-Right' Labeling August 18, 2019
    They blew it again: After the New York Times’s pathetic response to the violent left-wing protestors of Antifa assaulted conservative journalist, the paper has apparently learned nothing. it accomplished more lousy reporting about Antifa on the latest clash in Portland, Oregon, for Sunday’s paper. The clear labeling bias served the radical, violent left-wing protest group: […]
  • CNN Found It Controversial that Trump Wants to Brand Antifa as Terrorists August 18, 2019
    With Antifa still assaulting and harassing peaceful “right-wing” marchers, police, and journalists in the streets of Portland, Oregon on Saturday, CNN Newsroom host Ana Cabrera and the network found it controversial that President Trump would want to accurately brand the extreme far-left group as the domestic terrorists that they were. She would tee up New […]
  • Joy Reid Guest: Trump Supporters Ignorant, Dems 'Intellectually Curious' August 18, 2019
    On Joy Reid's MSNBC show, Tiffany Cross, co-founder of The Beat DC, says that Trump supporters suffer from a "willful layer of ignorance." In contrast, claims Cross, Democrats are a "much more intellectually curious crowd, open to ideas."
  • ABC, NBC Provide Cover for Antifa TERRORISM, Claim They’re ‘Counter-Protesters’ August 18, 2019
    The domestic terrorist organization known as Antifa carried out attacks at a “right-wing” rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday by targeting peaceful rally goers, police, and members of the press. As the liberal media have done in the past, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today, carried water for the extreme left-wing terrorists by […]
  • Pronouns Die in Darkness: WashPost Promotes Pregnant 'Not a Woman' August 18, 2019
    On the front of Sunday's Washington Post, transgender movement orthodoxy overcame common-sense pronouns again. The story was headlined "Non-binary, pregnant and taking on motherhood: They are not a woman, but they are about to assume the most gendered role of all." Online, the headline was "A mother, but not a woman." Mmm, so which gender […]