Martin Gilens, Professor of Politics and member of the CSDP Executive Committee, will deliver the Storrs Lecture at Yale University on March 20, 2017. His lecture is titled “America’s Ailing Democracy: What’s Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It.”
The Washington Post article, What Happens to the Working Class When Millionaires and Billionaires are in Charge, explores the work of Martin Gilens, Professor of Politics at Princeton University and CSDP Faculty Associate (with his co-author, Benjamin Page of Northwestern University).
Democracy for Realists, by Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels, was named one of the best books of 2016 by Bloomberg, in their compilation of the most popular choices of their annual survey of book recommendations.
Vox Piece Explores Explicit and Implicit Racial Appeals in the Trump Era, Citing Mendelberg Research
How explicit and implicit racial appeals function and how they do, or do not, change attitudes and beliefs, is explored in the Vox article, Donald Trump has every reason to keep white people thinking about race. The article describes, in some depth, research by Professor Tali Mendelberg, on the use of racial appeals by politicians.Tali Mendelberg is a CSDP faculty associate and professor of politics at Princeton University.
Lee Drutman (New America) reviews Democracy for Realists by Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels in the Chronicle of Higher Education (Ballot Pox: It's time to stop pretending that there's such a thing as a rational voter), describing the book as "impressively comprehensive statement on the limits of electoral democracy, a book that can both explain the emergence of Trump and potentially charts a new course for the field."
Over the course of two days, prominent scholars who study democratic institutions met to diagnose the current anxious state of our institutions and prescribe policy treatments.
Matthew Yglesias, writing in Vox, explores Democracy for Realists in some depth, linking Christopher Achens' and Larry Bartels' work to understand the dynamics of this year's Clinton/Trump election.
The 2016 Princeton Conference on Identity and Inequality was held on October 7th on the university campus. Co-sponsored by CSDP, the Bobst Center, and PRESS, this conference brings together political scientists who study processes of inequality and identity involving class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or religion in American or comparative contexts.
Woodrow Wilson School graduate students and Politics graduate students gathered to watch the first Presidential Debate of 2016!
Paul Frymer is quoted, and his work referenced, in an article in FiveThirtyEight, Black Voters Are So Loyal That Their Issues Get Ignored. Frymer discusses his findings that politicians focus their attention on white swing voters and ignore the concerns of black voters because they consistently and overwhelmingly favor one party. FiveThirtyEight, owned by ESPN, is Nate Silver's (Editor in Chief) website that focuses on, among other things, opinion poll analysis, politics, and economics.