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American Politics Subfield Excels in U.S. News Rankings

In the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate programs, the Department was ranked 16th in the American Politics subfield rankings. The rankings are a potent indicator of the American Politics faculty's excellent reputation in the discipline.

Recent Publication

  • Eric Grynaviski and Amy Hsieh (2015). Hierarchy and Judicial Institutions: Arbitration and Ideology in the Hellenistic World. International Organization, 69, pp 697-729. doi:10.1017/S0020818315000090. [Link]
  • Alexander Reisenbichler and Kimberly J. Morgan, "The German Labor Market: No Longer the Sick Man of Europe," in: Brigitte Unger (ed.), The German Model: Seen By Its Neighbors, (London: Social Europe Publishing, 2015). [Download book here]
  • Alexander Reisenbichler, "The Domestic Sources and Power Dynamics of Regulatory Networks: Evidence from the Financial Stability Forum." Review of International Political Economy (2015). [Link]

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Recent Awards

  • Colm Fox, who earned his Ph.D. in 2014, was named co-winner of the "Best Fieldwork" award of the Comparative Politics section of the American Political Science Association (APSA).

  • Kerry Crawford was awarded a James Rosenau post-doctoral fellowship by the International Studies Association.

  • Elizabeth Saunders, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at The George Washington, won the 2015 Best Paper Award from American Political Science Association's (APSA) Foreign Policy section for her paper on “Mapping the Boundaries of Elite Cues: How Elites Shape Mass Opinion Across International Issues” (co-authored with Alexandra Guisinger, University of Notre Dame du lac).

  • Alexander Downes has been named the 2016 recipient of the ISA's International Security Studies Section's Emerging Scholar Award. Alex is the first recipient of this prestigious honor to recognize scholars under the age of 45, or within fifteen years of receiving their PhD who are judged to have made (through their body of publications) the most significant contribution to the field of security studies.

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