Carles Boix and Frances Rosenbluth have a new article in the February issue of the American Political Science Reviewentitled "Bones of Contention: The Political Economy of Height Inequality". From the abstract:
"Human osteological data provide a rich, still-to-be-mined source of information about the distribution of nutrition and, by extension, the distribution of political power and economic wealth in societies of long ago. On the basis of data we have collected and analyzed on
Professor Brandice Canes-Wrone, Princeton Ph.D. Tom S. Clark, and Jason P. Kelly have a new article in the February American Political Science Review entitled, "Judicial Selection and Death Penalty Decisions."
From the abstract:
"Most U.S. state supreme court justices face elections or reappointment by elected officials, and research suggests that judicial campaigns have come to resemble those for other offices. We develop predictions on how selection systems should affect judic
Politics assistant professor David B. Carter has won the APSA Conflict Processes Section's new Best Paper Award, for his paper "Provocation and the Strategy of Terrorist and Guerilla Attacks" (forthcoming in the journal International Organization).
From the APSA announcement:
"In this article, David Carter tackles a crucial question related to political violence: why dissidents that are unable to challenge the state in conventional warfare sometimes turn to guerril
Jan-Werner Mueller has a new article in Foreign Affairs entitled, "Eastern Europe goes South: Disappearing Democracy in the EU's Newest Members" The article may be found at this link: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140736/jan-werner-mueller/eastern-europe-goes-south
Dr. Cheng Li, who received his Ph.D. from Princeton University Department of Politics in 1992, has been named Director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institute. Find the press release here.
Politics department doctoral candidate Kevin Mazur has co-written an article for the Middle East Research and information Project entitled, "The Struggle for Syria's Regions" discussing the tension,complexities, and impact surrounding local and regional governance in Syria.
Melissa Lane delivered the Common Humanities Lecture at the University of Florida on January 27, 2014 on the topic of ‘Sustainable Citizenship’. The lecture will be viewed by over 3000 students enrolled in HUM 2305: What is the Good Life in spring and summer 2014 at the University of Florida. Please see: http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/calendar/20140127-Lane.html