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Yue “Iza” Ding’s dissertation has been selected for the Best Dissertation Award of the Section on Urban and Local Politics of the American Political Science Association

June 28, 2017

Yue “Iza” Ding’s dissertation, Invisible Sky, Visible State: Environmental Governance and Political Support in China, has been selected for the Best Dissertation Award of the Section on Urban and Local Politics of the American Political Science Association.

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Daniel Koss’s dissertation has been selected for the Walter Dean Burnham Best Dissertation Award of the section on History and Politics of the American Political Science Association

June 28, 2017

Daniel Koss’s dissertation, Where the Party Rules: Party-Based Authoritarianism and the Reach of the Chinese State has been selected for the Walter Dean Burnham Best Dissertation Award of the section on History and Politics of the American Political Science Association.

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American Exceptionalism Isn’t a Modern Idea by Paul Peterson in the Wall Street Journal

May 5, 2017

 

American Exceptionalism Isn’t a Modern Idea

Alexis de Tocqueville concluded in the 1830s: “The situation of the Americans is entirely exceptional, and it may be believed that no democratic people will ever be put in the same situation.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-exceptionalism-isnt-a-modern-idea-1493938892

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One Scholar On Similarities, Substantial Differences Between Trump And Hitler / NPR Here & Now

December 19, 2016

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Daniel Ziblatt (@dziblatt), professor of government at Harvard University and author of the forthcoming book "Conservative Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europe," about Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany, and whether the comparisons

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Prof. Jennifer Hochschild

Jennifer Hochschild on Race in America podcast by Social Science Bites

December 1, 2016

http://www.socialsciencespace.com/2016/12/jennifer-hochschild-race-america/

Between a series of high-profile shootings of black men by police and the election of Donald Trump by a bifurcated electorate, the racial divide in the United States has achieved a renewed public prominence. While discussion of this divide had faded since the election of Barack Obama, it’s an issue that has always been at the forefront of the scholarship of Harvard’s Jennifer Hochschild.

 

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Shepsle Festschrift Conference

November 22, 2016

A one day conference in honour of Ken Shepsle on 'Political Economy, Formal Political Theory: The last 50 years, the Next 50'. The conference will survey the past and examine prospects for the future of a. formal political theory, b. political economy and c. political science.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/events/2016/11/shepsle_festschrift_conference/

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Susan Pharr wins the 2016 Japan Foundation Award

August 31, 2016

Susan Pharr  is to receive the Japan Foundation Award for 2016, which recognizes individuals who through their artistic contribution or scholarship, along with their  work in promoting intellectual and cultural exchanges,  contribute to building ties between Japan and the rest of the world.

Previous awardees include Senator William Fulbright, originator of the Fulbright Program;  Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Seiji Ozawa; and writer Haruki Murakami. Scholars who have received the award include John Whitney Hall, Yale; Ronald Dore, Imperial College; Arthur

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Prof. Nancy Rosenblum

The Democracy of Everyday Life - An article in the Harvard Magazine about Prof. Nancy Rosenblum's new book Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

August 29, 2016

The Democracy of Everyday Life

Nancy Rosenblum studies neighbors and the power of proximity.

http://harvardmagazine.com/2016/09/democracy-of-everyday-life

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