Author: David Glick

Professor Rosella Cappella Zielinski Publishes New Book on War Financing

Professor Rosella Cappella Zielinski has recently published, with Cornell University Press, her book, How States Pay for Wars.  “Armies fight battles, states fight wars. To focus solely on armies is to neglect the broader story of victory and defeat. Military power stems from an economic base, and without wealth, soldiers cannot be paid, weapons cannot be procured, […]

Professor Virginia Sapiro Honored With APSA’s Frank Goodnow Award

Last Wednesday, Professor Virginia Sapiro was named the 2016 winner of the Frank Goodnow award for distinguished service by the American Political Science Association. This award is “granted each year to a person for distinguished service to the profession and the American Political Science Association.  Its intent is to honor a person or organization for […]

Professors Einstein and Glick Publish on Race and Public Housing in AJPS

Assistant Professors Katherine Einstein and David Glick recently published an article about race and access to information about public housing in the American Journal of Political Science. The article, titled “Does Race Affect Access to Government Services? An Experiment Exploring Street-Level Bureaucrats and Access to Public Housing” using an field experiment / audit design to test […]

Ph.D. Candidate Jillian Jaeger Publishes Article in SPPQ

Jillian Jaeger, a Ph.D. candidate in the department recently published an article in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, a top subfield journal. In this solo piece – “Securing Communities or Profits? The Effect of Federal-Local Partnerships on Immigration Enforcement” —  Jaeger evaluates local government’ immigration enforcement activities and compares ideological and resource based explanations. She […]

Professor Taylor Boas Publishes Book (with Cambridge) on Presidential Campaigns in Latin America

Taylor Boas, Assistant Professor of Political Science, recently published his book, Presidential Campaigns in Latin America with Cambridge University Press. Boas focuses on the strategies that presidential candidates in new democracies use. He argues that they learn and adopt strategies through “contagion” such that a distinctive campaign strategy develops in each country as candidates follow whatever the […]

Undergraduate Harsh Gupta Presents at WPSA Conference

Harsh Gupta, a senior in the department and member of the advanced programs, recently presented work from his thesis at the Western Political Science Association’s annual meeting. Gupta presented work about the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act case that he is working on with Professors Christenson and Glick.   Specifically, he looks at whether the […]

Professor Cathie Martin Interviewed in Washington Post on Denmark, Socialism, and Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders invoking Denmark and Democratic-Socialism has been a prominent part of the Democratic Party primary. Recently, the Washington Post devoted substantial attention to the question of whether Denmark is “socialist” or “business friendly.” To do so, it interviewed (at length) Cathie Jo Martin, a Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department (along with her […]

PO 313 — The Politics of the Wire — Named “Coolest” Class at BU by

Recently, in its back to school guide on Boston University, named the Political Science department’s “The Politics and Policy of HBO’s the Wire (PO 313) the “Coolest Class to Take” on campus.  The class, co-taught by professors Katie Einstein and David Glick combines watching HBO’s show about urban life with readings from political science […]

Two Faculty Members and a Ph.D. Student Publish Together in the APSR

Three members of the department — Professor John Gerring, Assistant Professor Max Palmer, and Ph.D. student Dominic Zarecki have an article together in the latest issue of the American Political Science Review (with a fourth colleague, Jan Teorell from Lund University). The article, titled “Demography and Democracy: A Global, District-level Analysis of Electoral Contestation” investigates […]

Professor Einstein’s Work on Information Featured in the Washington Post

Recently, professor Katie Einstein’s work (with Jennifer Hochschild) was featured on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog. The Monkey Cage is a top source for policy relevant and newsworthy political science research and perspectives. Their post derives from their work on political information and is titled “No, we’re not arguing from the same facts. How […]