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CPS Blog: Regime Threats and State Solutions

Regime Threats and State Solutions States can exert powerful social control over citizens. In her newly-published book, Regime Threats and State Solutions, Mai Hassan demonstrates how leaders use their authority to manage bureaucrats to advance their policy and political goals.

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Vincent Hutchings receives the 2020 Tronstein Award


Vincent Hutchings received the 2020 Tronstein Award for his innovative and outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in the U-M Department of Political Science. Congratulations!

James Morrow receives SSIP Distinguished Scholar Award


James Morrow is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Scholar in the Scientific Study of International Processes (SSIP) section of the International Studies Association.

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Kenny Lowande wins two MPSA awards

Kenny Lowande

Kenny Lowande received two awards from the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA). “Bureaucratic Responsiveness to LGBT Americans”, coauthored with Andrew Proctor, won the Kenneth J. Meier Award for best paper in bureaucratic politics, public administration, or public policy. “Descriptive and Substantive Representation in Congress: Evidence from 80,000 Congressional Inquiries”, coauthored with Melinda Ritchie and Erinn Lauterbach, is co-recipient of the award for best paper published in the American Journal of Political Science in 2019.

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