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Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, the authors of the new book 'How Democracies Die,' join Morning Joe to discuss why they write in their book about the danger of leaders 'who subvert the very process that brought them to power.'

January 23, 2018

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, the authors of the new book 'How Democracies Die,' join Morning Joe to discuss why they write in their book about the danger of leaders 'who subvert the very process that brought them to power.'

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/trump-eroding-...

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Sheena Greitens' (PhD graduate) 2016 book, “Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence” is the co-winner of the 2017 International Studies Association’s annual “Best Book” Award. 

October 27, 2017
Sheena Greitens' (PhD graduate / Assistant Professor University of Missouri / Harvard Academy Fellow 2017-18) 2016 book, “Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence” is the co-winner (along with Jessica Stanton’s book ("Violence and Restraint in Civil War: Civilian Targeting in the Shadow of International Law") of the 2017 International Studies Association’s annual “Best Book” Award. 

Matthew Blackwell is the winner of this year's Gosnell Prize for his paper "Instrumental Variable Methods for Conditional Effects and Causal Interaction in Voter Mobilization Experiments"

September 18, 2017
Matthew Blackwell is the winner of this year's Gosnell Prize for his paper "Instrumental Variable Methods for Conditional Effects and Causal Interaction in Voter Mobilization Experiments". The Gosnell Prize for Excellence in Political Methodology is awarded for the best work in political methodology presented at any political science conference during the preceding year.

Ranjit Lall PhD candidate has been awarded a Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science in the Emerging Researchers category

August 30, 2017

http://www.bitss.org/people/ranjit-lall/

2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Prize Recipient — Emerging Researcher

Ranjit Lall is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His research interests are in the area of international political economy, with a focus on international institutions, global governance, financial regulation, and quantitative methods. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a first-class...

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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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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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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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