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The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)

CSES is a collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world. CSES datasets include 159 election studies from 54 nations.  Read more...



  • Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy
    Weekly workshops will resume September 2019
    Wednesdays | noon to 1:30 pm
    6080 ISR-Thompson

  • Hanes Walton Jr. Lecture
    Dianne Pinderhughes (University of Notre Dame)
    Thurs, October 17, 2019 | 4:00 to 5:30 pm
    1430 ISR-Thompson

  • Miller-Converse Lecture
    Stanley Feldman (Stony Brook University)
    Thurs, April 2, 2020 | 4:00 to 5:30 pm
    1430 ISR-Thompson


CPS Blog: Improving Research on Subnational Violence with xSub


How can scholars of political conflict and violence apply research in different settings? xSub, a new freely available resource, allows researchers to construct custom, analysis-ready datasets on political conflicts and violence at a subnational level.

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Kiyoteru Tsutsui's book selected for multiple awards from the American Sociological Association (ASA)

Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Kiyoteru Tsutsui's book, Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan, (Oxford University Press 2018), has been selected for multiple awards from the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Angela Ocampo Receives Dissertation Award

Angela Ocampo

Angela Ocampo's dissertation, The Politics of Inclusion: A Sense of Belonging to U.S. Society and Latino Political Participation will receive the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Race and Ethnic Politics Section's award for the best dissertation in the field at the fall 2019 APSA meetings. Congratulation Angela!

Jenna Bednar Awarded the 2019 Martha Derthick Best Book Award

Jenna Bednar

Jenna Bednar's book, The Robust Federation, has been selected as the 2019 winner of APSA's Martha Derthick Best Book Award. The Derthick Award is presented to the author of the "best book published at least ten years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations."

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Christian Davenport Elected President of the Peace Science Society (International)

Christian Davenport

Christian Davenport was elected to the was elected to the Peace Science Society (International). Davenport co-directs the Conflict Consotrium at the Center for Political Studies and is a research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. His primary research interests include the conception, causes and after effects of political conflict — such as human rights violations, genocide/politicide, torture, political surveillance, vicil war and social movements — measurement, racism and popular culture. Congratulations Christian!

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