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Rebuttal to Serwer’s “Nationalist’s Delusion”

Posted On January 7, 2018
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Zach Goldberg, a Political Science PhD student of GSU, rebuttals against “The Nationalist’s Delusion,” a lengthy article by the Atlantic’s senior editor Adam Serwer that drew a lot of attention and provoked considerable discussion. Goldberg questions the validity of Serwer’s data and attempts to prove the argument that Trump’s election “had more to do with… more »

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Washington Post Features Richey’s New Book: Google and Democracy

Ever wondered how can Google affect democracy? GSU’s Dr. Sean Richey and Dr. J. Benjamin Taylor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, tackle this interesting relationship in a new book entitled Google and Democracy: Politics and the Power of the Internet. The newly released book is featured in the Washington Post through an interview… more »

GALEO Leadership Institute Graduate – Eddie Aviles

Posted On December 6, 2017
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Eduardo Aviles, a Master’s student in the Political Science department, just graduated from GALEO’s Leadership Institute.  According to their website, GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership among the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia. After asking Eduardo his thoughts about the leadership institute he stated that “I had no idea how much of an… more »

On Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Policy, Charles Hankla Opines

Posted On November 21, 2017
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Charles Hankla questions the success of Trump’s recent trip to Asia through a brief discussion of economic history. The associate professor of political science points out that “President Trump’s approach to trade seems to be based on a false understanding of how the global economy works, one that also plagued American policymakers nearly a century… more »

Jennifer McCoy: Venezuela in Dark Place, But There are Ways Forward

Posted On November 21, 2017
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Writing for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Dr. Jennifer McCoy analyzes the Venezuelan ongoing crisis. The department’s Distinguished University Professor of Political Science lays out a roadmap that hopefully can “interrupt Venezuela’s current slide into a failed economy and a repressive state” and get the country out of the “dark place” it is… more »

Robert M. Howard Guest Speaker at the Perimeter Progressives

Posted On October 25, 2017
Categories Events, News

Prof. Robert M. Howard will give a talk at the Perimeter Progressives, Nov. 4, 2017, on the history/concept of Gerrymandering, how it is used in Georgia, and the constitutional issues behind Gill v. Whitford. Perimeter Progressives describes itself as a grassroots-based organization that seeks to engage, activate and collaborate with progressive-minded individuals along the… more »

Congress and The President in Times of War

Posted On October 10, 2017
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How do United States Presidents fare with Congress during war? GSU’s Dr. Susanne Schorpp and Dr. Charles Finocchiaro of the University of Oklahoma answer this question in a recent United States Politics and Policy Blog post. Based on the paper, “Congress and the President in Times of War” in American Politics Research, the authors delve… more »

Republicans Are The Party of Ideological Inconsistency

Posted On October 9, 2017
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Why do Republicans have trouble passing legislation regardless of the fact that Republicans control both the Executive and Legislative branches? In a Monkey Cage article for the Washington Post, Dr. Robert Lupton of the University of Connecticut, Dr. William Myers of the University of Tampa, and GSU’s Dr. Judd Thorton break down why Republicans are… more »

Department Colloquium: Electoral Cycles and Public Programs Delivery in India

Posted On October 5, 2017
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Do electoral cycles shape the implementation of the public programs? Dr. Anjali Bohlken, Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, discussed this question through presenting her ongoing research on the case India. This Oct. 4th research talk is part of the department colloquia series and was… more »