New Publication: Public Reactions to Noncompliance with Judicial Orders

The American Political Science Review has published a new article co-authored by Dr. Ryan Carlin. The article, entitled “Public Reactions to Noncompliance with Judicial Orders”, discusses the noncompliance by state agents in remedying rights violations and how public pressure can be leveraged for compliance. The study shows that people find the noncompliance rate in the… more »

Carlin, Students in Washington Post on COVID-19, Leadership

Does the public rally behind leaders who get covid-19? Writing for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Dr. Ryan Carlin and student researchers at GSU’s Pollitik public opinion lab analyzed the approval of five incumbent executives worldwide who contracted COVID-19. The authors found that personal leadership rallies — a bump in popularity after covid-19 diagnosis… more »

Bolsen on his Recent Publication on COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

Dr. Toby Bolsen, Associate Professor of Political Science, was interviewed on the role of COVID-19 conspiracy theories in influencing public health messaging and pandemic mitigation. Presented by Kat Pitts, the radio show is part of the “Navigating the Pandemic: Past, Present, and Future” series that explores the implications of the novel coronavirus.

Dr.… more »

New Book: US Supreme Court Doctrine in the State High Courts

“A groundbreaking book traversing political science and legal scholarship. Anyone interested in how Supreme Court opinions operate on the ground will find the study provocative and illuminating.”

Georgia State University’s Michael P. Fix and Benjamin J. Kassow, University of North Dakota, published their new book entitled US Supreme Court Doctrine in the… more »

New Publication: Post-Election Violence in Africa

Dr. Meshack Simati, a 2018 Political Science PhD graduate of GSU, had a new book published by Routledge on post-election violence in Africa.

The book, entitled Post-Election Violence in Africa: The Impact of Judicial Independence, discusses the impact of the judiciary on the incidence of post-election violence by political actors across Africa and within African… more »

New Publication on Elite Corruption in Post-conflict Kosovo

PhD student Chris Jackson published a research paper in the Journal of European Integration. The study, entitled “The EU and rule of law development in Kosovo: EULEX, domestic spoilers, and a two-level commitment problem,” addresses the problem of persistent elite corruption in post-conflict Kosovo. The author argues that despite the presence of the EU… more »

Carey Links the Global Wave of Protests to Internal Immigration

Dr. Henry F. (Chip) Carey, Associate Professor of Political Science, discusses the common reason behind demonstrations that have swept across a lot of countries recently.

“Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and Monrovia, Liberia, to Beirut,” he wrote. “… [T]hey also share… more »

New Publication: Local Accountability and National Coordination in Fiscal Federalism

Only when democratic decentralization is combined with the integration of political parties, fiscal federalism will consistently deliver on its governance promises, Dr. Charles Hankla and coauthors argue in a new book.

Using data from 135 countries across 30 years in addition to comparative case studies of Senegal and Nigeria, the authors formalized… more »