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Prof Kriner Wins Back-to-Back Neustadt Awards

Professor Douglas Kriner‘s book (co-authored with Eric Schickler), Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power, has won the 2017 Richard E. Neustadt Award given for the best book on executive politics published during the year. This is the second time Prof Kriner has won this prestigious award, also receiving it last year for his […]

Prof Cappella Zielinski’s Book Wins the Jervis & Schroeder Award

Professor Rosella Cappella Zielinski recently received The Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award from the International History and Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association, for her book How States Pay for Wars. Summary Armies fight battles, states fight wars. To focus solely on armies is to neglect the […]

Grad Student Taiyi Sun Publishes on State-Society Relations

Graduate student Taiyi Sun recently published an article in China Information, “Earthquakes and the typologies of state-society relations in China.” Abstract: The proliferation of civil society organizations after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake and the 2013 Lushan earthquake in China has caught the attention of scholars in Chinese politics and disaster politics. Immediately after the earthquakes […]

Profs Kriner & Wilson Win Best BJPIR Article Award

Professors Doug Kriner and Graham Wilson recently won the award for Best Article published in the British Journal of Politics and International Relations in 2016, for their article: The Elasticity of Reality and British Support for the War in Afghanistan. Abstract Building on recent efforts to bridge the elites/events dichotomy in the wartime opinion literature, […]

Advanced Programs Poster Session 2017

The BU Political Science community gathered together on Monday, May 17th, 2017 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Honors Program and BA/MA candidates. This poster session allowed students to communicate the results of their year-long theses with faculty, graduate students, family, and friends. Below you can view the posters from the show: Beal’s poster Blankman’s […]

Grad Student Brian Smith Publishes on Security Communities

Graduate student Brian Smith recently published an article in Polity, “Friends in the State of Nature: John Locke and the Formation of Security Communities.” Abstract: This article explores an overlooked element of Locke’s international thought, namely that political communities emerge out of human sociability, friendship, and trust. The argument developed here diverges from both the […]

Prof Boas Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Taylor Boas on his recent promotion to the rank of associate professor. Boas holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. During the 2017-18 academic year, he will be on leave from […]

Graduate Student Laura Blume Publishes on Narco-Assassinations

Laura Blume, a 4th year PhD candidate has recently published an article in the Journal of Politics in Latin America: “The Old Rules No Longer Apply: Explaining Narco-Assassinations of Mexican Politicians.” Between 2005 and 2015, organized criminal groups murdered 209 politicians in Mexico. This paper explains why. It argues that the two interwoven trends of […]

Articles by Profs Piston & Christenson in Political Behavior

The latest issue of Political Behavior contains not one but two articles by PO Faculty. In the first, “Who Votes for the Future? Information, Expectations, and Endogeneity in Economic Voting”, Dino Christenson and coauthor Dean Lacy explore how information and expectations moderate the effects of economic evaluations on presidential vote choice. In the second, “Explaining […]

Prof Palmer Publishes on Redistricting and Representation

Prof Palmer’s recent article, “Institutional Control of Redistricting and the Geography of Representation,” with Barry Edwards (University of Central Florida), Michael Crespin (University of Oklahoma), and Ryan Williamson (University of Georgia) in the Journal of Politics is now available online. Abstract A number of states have empowered independent redistricting commissions (IRCs) to redraw legislative […]