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Comparative Digital Politics and Democratization

The project on Comparative Digital Politics and Democratization surveys the broad intersection of information-communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure adoption and long-term processes of democratization, and in particular the impact of digital media use on political change in developing states. read more...
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  • CPS Workshop - Valentino
    Wed, March 11, 2015, noon-1:30pm, 6006 ISR
  • ISQM Workshop - VanderWeele
    New Developments in Mediation Analysis
    Wed, March 11, 2015, 4-5:30pm, 5670 Haven Hall
  • CPS Workshop - Schlanger
    Wed, March 18, 2015, noon-1:30pm, 6006 ISR


In Memory of Phil Converse

Phil Converse Philip E. Converse, an authority on public opinion and electoral behavior and past Director of the Center for Political Studies (CPS), passed away on December 30, 2014. Converse’s wide-ranging contributions to the field of political science changed how the world understood political behavior, according to Donald R. Kinder, Research Professor at CPS. “By brilliant example, in paper after paper, Converse demonstrated the value of a quantitative approach to understanding politics,” said Kinder. “His influence is profound. He is surely one of the most important social scientists of the 20th century.”

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Ron Inglehart Ron Inglehart Receives 2014 Dinerman Award from WAPOR    read more ...

Donald Kinder Donald Kinder Named Philip E. Converse Distinguished University Professor of Political Science   read more ...

Allan Stam Allan Stam appointed as Dean of the Batten School
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James Morrow Jim Morrow elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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