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September 5, 2014
Courtenay Conrad's blog post, "Why Democracy Doesn't Always Improve Human Rights," was posted on the London School of Economics and Political Science's EUROPP blog.
September 4, 2014
Jessica Trounstine's book, Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rise and Fall of Bosses and Reformers, was cited in the New Republic.
September 2, 2014
Graduate Student Chelsea Coe presented two papers at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC: "Linguistic Complexity and Public Acceptance of Supreme Court Decisions" (with Tom Hansford) and "Can Party Identication Make You Virtuous?" (...
September 1, 2014
Jessica Trounstine's research on the effect of electoral timing on representation has been highlighted by coauthor Zoltan Hajnal in several media outlets (including the Los Angeles Times) covering the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
August 13, 2014
Haifeng Huang's paper, "Propaganda as Signaling," was accepted for publication in Comparative Politics.
August 12, 2014
 Nate Monroe's paper, "On Measuring Legislative Agenda Setting Power" (with Jeffery A. Jenkins), was named the best paper on legislative studies presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.
August 6, 2014
 Tom Hansford's paper, "The Influence of Congressional Preferences on Legislative Overrides of Supreme Court Decisions" (with Alicit Uribe and James F. Spriggs, II), was accepted for publication in Law and Society Review.
July 8, 2014
Graduate Student Chanita Intawan presented her poster, "Implicit Gender in American Politics" (with Alex Theodoridis), at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology in Rome, Italy.
July 1, 2014
Nate Monroe was named the UC Merced Tony Coelho Endowed Chair of Public Policy.
May 27, 2014
Rose McDermott, Professor of Political Science at Brown University, will give a talk entitled, "Field Experiments in Attitudes Toward Gender Equality," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on May 28, 2014.

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