Jun 21, 2023 - Professor Michael Dawson Wins Charles E. Merriam Award - Professor Dawson is the 2023 Recipient of the award, presented by the American Political Science Association. This award honors an individual whose published work and career represent a significant contribution to the art of government through the application of social science research.
May 1, 2023 - Professor Michael Dawson Wins AAPOR Book Award
Apr 7, 2023 - Professor William Howell Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Jan 4, 2023 - Professor Scott Gehlbach Receives Named Professorship
Nov 2, 2022 - Professor Chiara Cordelli Awarded 2022 Elizabeth D. Rockwell Prize - Professor Cordelli has been awarded the 2022 Elizabeth D. Rockwell Prize for Best Article on Ethics, Leadership, and Public Policy for her article “The Ethics of Global Capital Mobility (APSR, 2022), co-authored with Jonathan Levy.
Jun 27, 2022 - Professor Paul Staniland Wins Best Book Award From APSA
The Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (QMMR) section of APSA has selected Ordering Violence as the winner for the QMMR Sartori Best Book Award. The award committee states: In Ordering Violence, Staniland offers a new conceptual framework to broaden our understanding of state relations with armed actors: armed orders. Moving beyond a dichotomous understanding of war, he develops a typology of ways in which governments interact with domestic armed groups, ranging from alliance to total war. In doing so, he reframes how we think about the business of potentially violent politics, which encompasses a significant portion of day-to-day life in many parts of the world. He subsequently provides a theoretical argument for what drives varying government responses to armed groups, highlighting the importance of ideological agendas for both sides. To test this argument, he draws on an impressively rich understanding of South Asian political history, offering nuanced national case studies from across the region and pairing these with analysis of a new and substantial large-N dataset on armed orders. Overall, the prize committee found this book to be a remarkable example of both a thoughtful and innovative conceptual contribution and a rich theoretical argument that is rigorously tested using a mixed-method empirical approach. We commend Staniland on this substantial contribution to our substantive understanding of an important topic and expect that this book will serve as a prime methodological example for the field moving forward.
Jun 17, 2022 - Professor William Howell Wins Best Article in Formal Theory Award From APSA - Professor Howell co-won this inaugural award with Professor Wiola Dziuda for their article "Political Scandal: A Theory", published in the American Journal of Political Science. The award was provided by the Formal Theory section of APSA.
Jun 16, 2022 - Professor Mike Albertus Receives Honorable Mention Best Book Award From APSA - The award was provided by the Democracy & Autocracy section of APSA for his new book: Property Without Rights: Origins and Consequences of the Property Rights Gap. Daniel Mattingly (chair, Yale University), Sandra Ley (CIDE, Mexico), and Guillermo Trejo (University of Notre Dame) noted that "Across the world, the rural poor have incomplete rights over their most important and valuable asset: land. In Property Without Rights, Michael Albertus examines what he calls the “property rights gap”: “when a government redistributes land but does not grant land beneficiaries property rights over that land” (5). Drawing on new data on land redistribution and titling in Latin America over nearly a century, Albertus brilliantly shows that the property rights gap typically emerges in authoritarian regimes and becomes a powerful mechanism of political control. The book persuasively argues that authoritarian regimes are eager to enmesh the rural poor in relationships of dependence – by redistributing land but only providing partial property rights, autocrats leave the poor reliant on the state for benefits. On the other hand, democracies are significantly less likely to have a property rights gap. Albertus’ book has important implications for the study of democracy, autocracy, and development."
Nov 4, 2021 - The Department of Political Science and the Harris School of Public Policy launch new joint Ph.D. Program in Political Economy
Jun 24, 2021 - Congratulations to Austin Carson! His book Secrets in Global Governance, with Allison Carnegie has been selected as the winner of this year’s Best Book Award from APSA’s International Collaboration Section! - This award is given for the best book on international collaboration published in 2020. The award committee was particularly impressed by the insights the book provides on international collaboration by developing a novel understanding of the key concept of information, and its usage by states and firms, as well as the roles of international organizations.
Jan 19, 2021 - The Department of Political Science is delighted to announce that Professor Jon Rogowski will be joining the Department beginning July 2021!
Jan 4, 2021 - Congratulations to Adom Getachew! Her book, Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination has has been named winner of the Melville J. Herskovits Prize from the African Studies Association!
Jul 28, 2023 - Geneva Cole Wins AAPOR Award
Jul 26, 2023 - Professor John Mark Hansen Discusses Manhattan Project
Jun 16, 2023 - 3 Recent Political Science Alums Selected for Fulbright
Jul 25, 2022 - The Big Truth
Jun 9, 2022 - New Op-Ed by Professor Mike Albertus
May 16, 2022 - Professor Mike Albertus Discusses New Book
Jun 14, 2021 - Foreign Policy: Michael Albertus on Peru's recent election
Apr 14, 2021 - Scientia: John Padgett on A dynamic framework for studying the emergence of new organisational forms
Feb 12, 2021 - C-SPAN: Linda Zerilli interviews Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on women and leadership