Markus Prior, associate professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and former director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, was awarded a Joan Shorenstein Fellowship from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
During the fall 2016 semester, the fellows will research, write and engage with Harvard students and faculty while searching for solutions to the proble
Robert Reich, writing in The Huffington Post, suggests that Hillary Clinton focus her campaign on policies that will reverse representational inequality, and bases his prescription on work by Martin Gilens and his co-author, Ben Page. A Big Idea for Hillary outlines Reich's suggestions for "restoring democracy," based in large on findings from this Gilens and Page study.
Gilens is Professor of Politics, CSDP faculty associate, and Woodrow Wilson School faculty associa
Do Americans now think it's okay to talk openly about race? This Washington Post article tackles that question, discussing Professor Tali Mendelberg's research on attitudes toward openly talking about race, and compares this earlier work with Nicholas Valentino's (University of Michigan) recent findings. Is Trump benefiting from a trend that began several years ago?
Tali Mendelberg is a CSDP faculty associate and professor of politics at Princeton University
Do Sanders Supporters Favor His Policies? In an op-ed in the New York Times, Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels argue that attributing his support to shared policy is a result of false belief in the "folk theory of democracy," and is more a reflection of "social identities, symbolic commitments and partisan loyalties."
Writing in Politico, Mateusz Tomkowiak explores the possibility of the 2016 GOP emulating the 1836 Whigs: How the GOP Can Stop Donald Trump With This One Weird Trick. Tomkowiak is a Politics PhD Candidate and CSDP affiliate at Princeton University.
Christopher Achen's and Larry Bartels' book, Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government (Princeton University Press 2016) is drawing attention from scholars and the media, intrigued by the book's challenge to conventional thinking. Democracy for Realists points "toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government."
Elliott Ash (2016-2017 CSDP Fellow) and Bentley MacLeod of Columbia University announced the launch of a comprehensive database of judges and the judiciary, to be linked to Courtlistener's corpus of legal opinions authored by those judges. This first-of-its-kind database should become a valuable tool for attorneys and researchers across the country.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of 213 new members. The new members include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders.
Among those elected into this 236th class of new members are the incoming director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Brandice Canes-Wrone, and CSDP faculty associate Joanne S. Gowa.
Chaya Crowder, first-year CSDP/Politics graduate student, provided expert testimony in Sacramento, CA on behalf of AB 2707, the "Stop Consumer Racial Profiling Act of 2016."