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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.


Upcoming Events

(All events take place in the Sigelman Seminar Room, Monroe 428 unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 from 12:30pm-2:30pm.  Comparative Politics Workshop: Madeleine Wells Goldburt, GW.  "Stay in your Lane! International Threat, Democratization, and Ethnic Agenda-Setting in Kuwait, 1961-2010.”

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 from 12:30pm-2:30pm.  Comparative Politics Workshop: Michael Miller, GW. “Elections and Elite Violence on the Road to Democratization, 1800-2010.”

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 from 12:00pm-1:30pm.  European Politics Speaker Series.  Abdulkader Sinno (Indiana University/Wilson Center).  Voesar Conference room, fourth floor, 1957 E Street.


Recent Publications

  • Balla, Steven. 2014. "Political Control, Bureaucratic Discretion, and Public Commenting on Regulations."  Public Administration.  
  • Harris Mylonas and Nadav G. Shelef. 2014. “Which Land Is Our Land? Domestic Politics and Change in the Territorial Claims of Stateless Nationalist Movements,” Security Studies, Volume 23, Issue 4: 754-786.
  • Lupu, Yonatan. 2014. "Why Do States Join Some Universal Treaties but Not Others? An Analysis of Treaty Commitment Preferences." Journal of Conflict Resolution, Dec 8. 
  • Saunders, Elizabeth.  2014. "Transparency without Tears: A Pragmatic Approach to Transparent Security Studies Research." Security Studies, Vol. 23 (4). 

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Recent Awards

  • Ph.D. student Abboud Kayyali was awarded the 2014 American Political Science Association Middle East and North Africa Alumni Grant to support his ongoing research. 
  • Christopher Mitchell's dissertation, "Saving the Market from Itself: Bailouts, Nationalizations, and the Politics of Financial Intervention" was awarded this year's Samuel Beer Prize for the best dissertation on British Politics. The prize is given by the British Politics Group of the American Political Science Association. 
  • Harris Mylonas was recognized by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University as the 2014 European Studies Book Award Winner.  He was recognized forThe Politics of of Nation Building: Making Co-nationals, Refugees, and Minorities.

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