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Research Colloquium: Dr. Christopher Zorn, Penn State University

Dr. Christopher Zorn, Liberal Arts Research Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Penn State University, will be presenting his research on judicial decision-making this Friday, February 6, 12:00-1:00pm in room 346 of ten Hoor. The presentation is part of the Department’s Spring 2015 Research Colloquium Series. Biography: Christopher Zorn is the Liberal Arts Research Professor

Dr. George Hawley Offers “Educated Guess” for 2015

Dr. George Hawley was among 15 University of Alabama faculty to offer an “educated guess” for 2015, based on his expertise in American Politics. The 2015 predictions were featured by the Tuscaloosa News in a recent article. Dr. Hawley’s prediction is quoted below. Warren May Get Democratic Nomination Over Clinton, UA Analyst Predicts Elizabeth Warren

Research Colloquium: Dr. Dennis Foster, Jan. 23rd

The Political Science Colloquium Series kicks of the Spring semester with a presentation by Dr. Dennis Foster on Friday, January 23rd, 12:00-1:00pm. The title of the presentation is “Inter Arma Silent Leges? Democracy, Domestic Terrorism, and Diversion.” Dr. Foster is Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute. After completing

Policy in Action Speakers Series Features Senator Del Marsh

The 2015 Policy in Action lecture series kicked off on Wednesday, January 23rd with a visit from Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh. Senator Marsh took part in a student led Q&A  at Carmichael Hall. The lecture series, “Policy in Action” was created by graduate students in higher education and public administration to give students

Alumni Recognize Barbara Chotiner’s Influence

Alumni Recognize Professor’s Influence August 11, 2014 / Permalink                               From the August 2014 Desktop News | Decades after they were taught by political science Professor Barbara Chotiner, alumni still attest to her influence on their lives and careers. During Chotiner’s

Smith, Joseph. “Law, Fact, and the Threat of Reversal From Above.” American Politics Research, March 2014, Volume 42(2): 226-256.

“Law, Fact, and the Threat of Reversal From Above.” Joseph L. Smith, The University of Alabama, Box 870213, 356 ten Hoor Hall Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. Email: josmith@as.ua.edu American Politics Research, March 2014, Volume 42(2): 226-256. Abstract This article argues that the threat of review and reversal by supervising courts affects circuit court judges differently

Gina Lei Miller and Emily Hencken Ritter, “Emigrants and the onset of civil war.” Journal of Peace Research January 2014 51: 51-64

Emigrants and the onset of civil war Gina Lei Miller, University of Alabama Emily Hencken Ritter, University of California, Merced Abstract We propose that emigrants affect the likelihood of civil war onset in their state of origin by influencing the willingness of individuals to join rebel movements and the probability that the state and rebels