Maxwell School News and Commentary
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."
See related: Crime & Violence, Government, Political Parties, United States
Constitutionalists, Despots, Whigs and Revisionists: Tudor Parliamentary History in the 20th Century
"Constitutionalists, Despots, Whigs, and Revisionists: Tudor Parliamentary History in the 20th Century," written by Associate Professor of History Chris Kyle, was published in Parliamentary History.
See related: Europe, Government
German Brass for Benin Bronzes: Geochemical Analysis Insights Into the Early Atlantic Trade
See related: Africa (Sub-Saharan), Archaeology, Europe, United States
McDowell Talks to CSIS and Hidden Forces About His New Book, ‘Bucking the Buck’
Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, discussed the implications of sanctions for the dollar's status, the relationship between dollar dominance and U.S. sanction capabilities, and the response of U.S. major rivals to these measures.
See related: Economic Policy, International Affairs, United States
Thompson Discusses Trump’s Arraignment with CNY Central, 570 WSYR
“This is not the end of what may happen,” says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. “It may in fact be the beginning. We've never seen this before, and I don't think we can dismiss it as a partisan political act. Certainly, there have been other presidents who have had strong opposition in the past and yet they have not faced this kind of jeopardy.”
See related: Crime & Violence, Federal, U.S. Elections, United States
Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from NYS’s Small Localities Coordination Program
"Returns to Scale in Property Assessment: Evidence from New York State’s Small Localities Coordination Program," co-authored by Maxwell professors Yilin Hou and John Yinger, was published in the National Tax Journal.
See related: Housing, New York State, Taxation
Policy Studies Alumna Ashia Aubourg Advocates for Food Justice
After graduating in 2018, Aubourg launched a digital community that unearths underrepresented narratives within food, travel and culture.
See related: Black, Food Security, Nutrition, Social Justice, United States, Urban Issues
Michael Williams Joins International Studies Association’s Governing Council
Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs and director of the master of arts in international relations program, has been elected to the Governing Council of the International Studies Association and the Executive Committee of the Governing Council for 2023-24.
See related: Promotions & Appointments
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.
See related: Migration, Political Parties, Race & Ethnicity, United States
The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic
"The Social and Community Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic," co-authored by Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in The ANNALS of the Academy of Political and Social Science.
See related: Addiction, COVID-19, Food Security, Longevity, Opioids, U.S. Health Policy, United States