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 »
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 »
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 »
When Dr. Toby Bolson and Dr. Risa Palm showed South Floridians future expected flood zone maps of their homes, they thought they would be more supportive of policies and laws designed to mitigate the pace and extent of climate change. Residents didn’t. “There was actually a decline in those who believe it is… more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Cornell University Press has published a new book by Dr. Jelena Subotic, Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, on the memory of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe following the end of Communism.
Yellow Star, Red Star inquires about the reasons behind the troubled memory of the Holocaust in the countries… more »
GSU’s Dr. Sarah Allen Gershon and PhD candidate Kristina LaPlant found that men and women experience different emotional reactions during political debates, based on evidence from the first presidential debate of 2016.
In their study published by the Journal of Political Behavior, Gershon and LaPlant – along with their co-authors Kim L. Fridkin and… more »