New Publication: Gender Stereotypes Limit Power of Female Presidents Across Cultures

Posted On May 1, 2019

Female presidents have less power to shape policy and are held to higher standards in key policy areas than male presidents, according to a study led by associate professor of political science Dr. Ryan E. Carlin. The article, “Presidents’ Sex and Popularity: Baselines, Dynamics and Policy Performance,” was published by the British Journal of… more »

New Publication: Rap Music Influences Attitudes about Black Feminism

Dr. Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey finds a significant positive impact for the exposure to political rap on the agreement with Black feminist attitudes in a new study published by the New Political Science Journal.

The study, authored by GSU’s Dr. Bonnette-Bailey and Dr. Nadia E. Brown of Purdue University, randomly assigned a total of 175… more »

New Faculty Publication on “Polarizing Polities: A Global Threat to Democracy”

Dr. Jennifer McCoy, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, has published her latest volume as a guest co-editor and chapter author on “Polarizing Polities: A Global Threat to Democracy” along with Dr. Murat Somer of Koç University. The ANNALS volume features a chapter by Tahmina Rahman, PhD Candidate in Political Science… more »

Thornton’s Paper on Partisanship Soon on APSR

Posted On September 17, 2018
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The American Political Science Review (APSR) will soon publish a paper coauthored by Dr. Judd Thornton, Assistant Professor of Political Science, on the causal effects of election salience on partisan attachments. Along with Shane Singh, Associate Professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, Dr. Thornton finds strong evidence that election salience increases… more »

Pariah to Pulitzer: Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey Discusses Rap Music’s Path

Posted On May 9, 2018
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Writing to The Conversation, Associate Professor Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey discusses how Rap music made it to the Pulitzer Prize after being fought for years. “While some have attempted to silence rap because of its raw portrayal of life in inner-city communities, people increasingly see its value. Like slave narratives, rap music has given an authentic… more »

Gedamu for Monkey Cage: Is Ethiopia Opening to Democracy?

Posted On February 10, 2018
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Following the regime’s recent decision to pardon a number of political prisoners, is Ethiopia opening — ever so slightly — to democracy?

Yohannes Y. Gedamu, who recently concluded his PhD in Political Science at GSU, answers this question for the readers of the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog. Gedamu asserts that “the ruling party installed… more »

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 »

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 »