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Carrington ’18 MA (PSc) and Strother ’17 PhD (PSc) piece on Confederate statues in the WaPo

Political science doctoral student Nathan Carrington '18 (M.A.) and  alumnus Logan Strother '19 (Ph.D.) explore ongoing debate over Confederate statues in the Washington Post article "Legally, Confederate statues in public spaces aren’t a form of free speech."
June 1, 2020

Elizabeth Cohen discusses her book Citizenship on New Books Network

"Citizenship" (Polity Books, 2019), co-authored by Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, takes the reader through the authors' approaches to the concept of citizenship and begins by highlighting how it is not always or often consistently applied and understood.

October 18, 2019

See related: Civil Rights, United States

Journalism and Ideals of Democracy

These are interesting times for journalists in America. We reached out to nine of them, all with degrees from Maxwell. With their public affairs education, they understand as well as any journalists what the vigor of the press means to us all.
May 21, 2018

Thorson paper on fight against fake news published in Science

David Lazer, Matthew Baum, Yochai Benkler, Adam Berinsky, Kelly Greenhill, Filippo Menczer, Miriam Metzger, Brendan Nyhan, Gordon Pennycook, David Rothschild, Michael Schudson, Steven Sloman, Cass Sunstein, Emily Thorson, Duncan Watts & Jonathan Zittrain
Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, and co-authors call for a coordinated investigation into the underlying social, psychological and technological forces behind fake news to counteract the phenomenon's negative influence on society.
March 9, 2018

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Veil of Darkness

William Horrace uses an economist’s analytical approach to study whether traffic-stop patterns reveal racial bias by police officers.
June 1, 2016

Schewe article on amenity migration published in Society & Natural Resources

Kristi S. Lekies, David Matarrita-Cascante, Rebecca Schewe & Richelle Winkler
August 24, 2015

See related: Civil Rights, Migration

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