Betsy Sinclair's book The Social Citizen received the Gladys M. Kammerer Award from APSA. This award is given annually for the best book published during the previous calendar year in the field of U.S. national policy.
Michael Nelson has been chosen as one of the winners of the WU Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for 2012-2013.
Michael Nelson has been chosen as one of the winners of the WU Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for 2012-2013. This award recognizes superb performance by a graduate teaching assistant in the instruction of Arts & Sciences undergraduates.
Prof Brian Crisp, PhD candidate Santiago Olivella, WU PhD Mike Malecki and former Undergrad Poli Sci Major Mindy Sher's paper "Vote-Earning Strategies in Flexible List Systems: Seats at the Price of Unity" accepted for publication in "Electoral Studies"
In theory, flexible list systems are a compromise between closed-list and open-list proportional representation. A party's list of candidates can be reordered by voters if the number of votes cast for an individual candidate exceeds some quota.
Ph.D. Candidate Santiago Olivella and Professor Margit Tavits have co-authored an article, "Legislative Effects of Electoral Mandates," which has been accepted for publication in the British Journal of Political Science.
Ph.D. Candidate Joshua D. Potter has been selected one of the winners of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for 2011-2012. This award recognizes superb performance by a graduate teaching assistant in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Ph.D. Candidates Joshua D. Potter and Santiago Olivella are coauthors of a manuscript, "Party-System Nationalization and the Scope of Public Policy: The Importance of Cross-District Constituency Similarity," that has been accepted for publication at Comparative Political Studies.
Graduate student Ian Ostrander and former graduate student Joel Sievert have co-authored a piece entitled, “The Logic of Presidential Signing Statements” which has been accepted for publication in the Political Research Quarterly.
Melanie Jean Springer’s forthcoming book, How the States Shaped the Nation (University of Chicago Press), offers a systematic examination of the effects state electoral institutions – the laws and procedures governing voting and elections – have had on voter turnout rates in the American states from 1920-2000.