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National Voter Registration Day

Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day. Join UA’s virtual Get Out the Vote meeting! https://news.ua.edu/2020/09/groups-across-campus-come-together-to-get-out-the-vote/

Congratulations to Dr. Allen Rotter!

The Political Science Department is proud to announce that Allen Rotter has defended his dissertation titled “International Security and the Space Domain: Applying Traditional Theories of International Relations to the Astropolitical Environment” on August 25th, 2020. Allen is an International Relations major with a minor in Political Theory. His dissertation committee is chaired by Dr.

Dr. Holger Albrecht “Revolutionary Mass Uprisings in Authoritarian Regimes” Journal Article

Revolutionary Mass Uprisings in Authoritarian Regimes Dr. Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama) and Dr. Kevin Koehler Journal Article in International Area Studies Review, 23(3): 135-159, (2020) Abstract: This article explores the conditions under which revolutionary mass uprisings are likely to occur. We offer a probabilistic explanation of the social and political conditions that make people

Dr. Holger Albrecht “Diversionary Peace: International Peacekeeping and Domestic Civil-Military Relations” Journal Article

Diversionary Peace: International Peacekeeping and Domestic Civil-Military Relations Dr. Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama) Journal Article in International Peacekeeping, 27(4): 586-616, (2020) Abstract: What is the impact of international peacekeeping missions for civil-military relations at home? This article unpacks the conditions that produce positive effects of peacekeeping participation on the domestic politics of an authoritarian

Dr. Dana Patton and Dr. Richard Fording “The Effect of Women’s Descriptive Representation on Premature Mortality” Journal Article

The Effect of Women’s Descriptive Representation on Premature Mortality Dr. Dana Patton (The University of Alabama) and Dr. Richard Fording (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in Social Forces, April 13, 2020 Abstract: Although many studies have found that women legislators pursue policies important to women, we know relatively little concerning the effect of women’s descriptive

Dr. Sungho Park, et al., ” Interlocal Collaboration and Local Fiscal Structure: Do State Incentives Matter?” Journal Article

 Interlocal Collaboration and Local Fiscal Structure: Do State Incentives Matter? Dr. Sungho Park (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in Public Budgeting and Finance, March 25, 2020 Abstract: Interlocal collaboration is considered an important tool for cost‐saving. States, therefore, have incentivized interlocal collaboration in different ways. To understand the budgetary consequences of interlocal collaboration and state

Dr. Sungho Park, et al., “Government Financial Management and the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Comparative Look at South Korea and the United States” Journal Article

Government Financial Management and the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Comparative Look at South Korea and the United States Dr. Sungho Park (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in The American Review of Public Administration, July 15, 2020 Abstract: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious respiratory illness afflicting people to a degree not seen since the

Dr. Hyunjung Ji ” How do external conditions affect the design of local governments’ sustainability strategies?” Journal Article

How do external conditions affect the design of local governments’ sustainability strategies? Dr. Hyunjung Ji (The University of Alabama) and Dr. Nicole Darnall (Arizona State University) Journal Article in Regulation & Governance, July 20, 2020 Abstract: Local governments nationwide have been adopting a variety of sustainability practices in the absence of strong federal guidance. The