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January 14, 2022
"You Won't Be My Neighbor: Opposition to High-Density Development" Virtually every city in the United States bans multifamily homes in at least some neighborhoods, and in many cities, most residential land is restricted to single-family homes. This is the case even though many...
January 5, 2022
Fresno County supervisors are close to picking a new map for county districts drawn by a conservative strategist — leading detractors to claim the three Republican members of the board are using the redistricting process to stay in power as the county turns increasingly blue. It’s...
December 15, 2021
A representative sample survey of Fresno voters, now in its second year, is giving area policymakers insight into the opinions and concerns of the people they represent. The UC Merced Community and Labor Center partnered with the Fresno County Civic Engagement Table to conduct the Fresno Speaks...
December 2, 2021
Hondurans cast their votes in the presidential election over the weekend, and the majority decided to elect opposition candidate Xiomara Castro to lead the Central American country. Nasry Asfura, the candidate from the incumbent National Party, conceded defeat and congratulated Castro, who will...
October 29, 2021
A partnership among UC Merced's Community and Labor Center and several Fresno area community groups was able to predict accurately the Fresno results for the gubernatorial recall election held Sept. 14. Fresno Speaks 2021 is a partnership of the center and the Fresno County Civic Engagement Table,...
October 20, 2021
Department of Political Science Chair and Professor Jessica Trounstine will deliver remarks on race and regulation as part of a lecture series hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Trounstine will speak about her research on racial inequalities related to housing and land use...
August 10, 2021
It is with great pleasure that we announce PhD candidate Ada Johnson-Kanu has successfully defended her dissertation and will be awarded a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Merced!  Please join us in congratulating Ada on this momentous occasion and for...
April 15, 2021
Name: Alisha Nesslage Year: Third Majors: Philosophy and Political Science Hometown: Denair What is a memorable project that you worked on during your time at UC Merced? The most memorable project I have undertaken is my employment as a Food Rescue intern for the Bobcat Eats Food Awareness and...
April 13, 2021
Name: Christopher Thomas Moreno Year: Fourth Year Major: Political Science Hometown: Bay Area (West – San Mateo; East – Union City) What are some memorable projects you have worked on during your time at UC Merced? I was originally enrolled in Fall of 2010. At that time Lamar Williams was our...
April 12, 2021
Professor Elaine Denny co-authors research that's recently come out from the Brookings Institution (non-partisan public policy think tank). The research focuses on the immigration policy debate, with insights from their team's (Elaine Denny, David Dow, Jose Ordoñez, Wayne...

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