Menino Survey of Mayors in the News

Yesterday the Initiative on Cities released the 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors in Washington, D.C. Professors Einstein, Glick and Palmer (all members of the Department of Political Science) are the principal investigators for the survey, which is funded by Citi and a new grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. The survey team also includes Prof Wilson, […]

Grad Student Winger Publishes on Nixon Doctrine

Graduate student Gregory Winger recently published an article in the Journal of Cold War Studies, “The Nixon Doctrine and U.S. Relations with the Republic of Afghanistan, 1973–1978.” Read more here https://muse.jhu.edu/article/683664 Abstract: The overthrow of the monarchy in Afghanistan in 1973 was a seminal moment in the country’s history and in U.S. policy in Central […]

Profs Kriner & Christenson on Unilateral Action in AJPS

Professors Kriner and Christenson have published an article in the latest issue of the American Journal of Political Science. In their piece, Mobilizing the Public Against the President: Congress and the Political Costs of Unilateral Action, they explore the ability of Congress to constrain unilateral action by the president. Abstract Prior scholarship overlooks the capacity […]

Prof Perez on Catalonia’s Turmoil in the Monkey Cage

Professor Sofia Perez recently published an article in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage: “Catalonia is still in the grip of turmoil. Here’s what you need to know.” Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/10/09/catalonia-is-still-in-the-grip-of-turmoil-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

Profs Einstein & Glick Publish on State-Local Conflict

Professors Einstein and Glick recently published an article, “Cities in American Federalism: Evidence on State–Local Government Conflict from a Survey of Mayors,” in Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Abstract Previous scholarship on American federalism has largely focused on the national government’s increasingly conflictual relationship with the states. While some studies have explored the rise of […]

Prof Kriner Wins Back-to-Back Neustadt Awards & the Fenno Prize

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 […]