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Racial Resentment and Support for COVID-19 Travel Bans in the United States
"Racial resentment and support for COVID-19 travel bans in the United States," co-authored by Professor and Chair of Political Science Shana Gadarian was published in Political Science Research and Methods.
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Gadarian Speaks with WBUR About the Politicization of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Democracy
“It turns out that partisanship just swamped everything else as early as March of 2020," says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science.
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Elizabeth Cohen Speaks With Washington Examiner About the Ending of Title 42
“Title 42 is only the most recent of a long history of using health concerns as a justification for free movement restrictions," says Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science. "For example, it was only in 2010 that restrictions were removed on the entry of persons who are HIV positive."
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Gadarian Discusses the Role of Loneliness in Extremism and Politics in Newsweek Article
"People are looking for that kind of connection, and if they can find it with a group that they don't know online, they don't necessarily see the bad parts of what's happening," says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. "Then with the technological part of it where extreme voices get more airtime on the internet, you can see how people get radicalized."
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Reeher Talks to The Hill Article About the Battle for the GOP Presidential Nomination
An Economist/YouGov poll last week asked respondents whether or not they wanted Trump to run for president again in 2024. A resounding 57 percent said no, while just 30 percent said yes. “That is the lane” for other Republican candidates says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.
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Griffiths Piece on Why Secession Won’t Work for the US Published in the Hill
"Simply put, secession is a political solution for an ethnonational problem among regionally concentrated populations. The problem in America is one of political polarization," writes Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science.
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Reeher Quoted in The Guardian and Newsweek Articles on the AR-15
Discussing the AR-15's appeal on the right, Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells Newsweek: "In large part, I think it's because this particular rifle has become such a public target for Democrats and liberals regarding gun regulation and control. ...The rifle has become a symbol of the debate over gun control, and the political right is more associated with gun ownership and rights."
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Pearson Study on Southern White Migrants and the Political Landscape Featured in The Economist
Between 1900 and 1940, roughly five million southern whites left former Confederate states and neighboring Oklahoma. In a peer-reviewed study to be published later this year, Thomas Pearson, assistant professor of economics, and his co-authors found that this group was not just greater in number, but, as they spread their culture and attitudes, perhaps in political influence, too.
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Maxwell-in-Washington Graduate Student Mario Marquez Joins in Call to Repeal War Authority in Iraq
The Iraq War veteran is director of national security for The American Legion and is pursing an executive master’s in international relations degree.
Griffiths Speaks with Pluribus News About American Secessionist Movements
“Those processes, they’re hard to pull off. You need to have both sides in agreement. It just doesn’t happen that much,” says Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science. “The thresholds for success are just too high to make it work.”
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