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A guide to conducting political science fieldwork abroad

In a new volume, more than 40 political scientists provide personal accounts of conducting field research in locations, often dangerous, around the globe. Co-edited by Boston College Political Science Associate Professor Peter Krause and Ora Szekely of Clark University, Stories … Continue reading

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Book award for Kersch

Professor of Political Science Ken I. Kersch has received the C. Herman Pritchett Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association for his book Conservatives and the Constitution: Imagining Constitutional Restoration in the Heyday of American … Continue reading

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Fénelon

François Fénelon (1651-1715) was a French theologian, writer, and Roman Catholic archbishop who is arguably one of the most neglected major philosophers of early modernity. His political masterwork was the most-read book in eighteenth-century France after the Bible, and yet … Continue reading

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Political scientist wins book award

Assistant Professor of Political Science Lindsey O’Rourke, whose expertise includes international security, U.S. foreign policy, and military strategy, has won the International Security Studies Section Best Book Award for her book, Covert Regime Change: America’s Secret Cold War (Cornell University … Continue reading

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Translating Aristotle

For more than two thousand years, Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric has shaped thought on the theory and practice of the art of persuasive speech. Aristotle defends rhetoric as an art and a crucial tool for deliberative politics while also recognizing … Continue reading

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Covert operations

Though a part of international politics for centuries, covert actions to induce changes to ruling governments — including assassinating a leader, orchestrating a coup d’état, or interfering in an election — are difficult to study due to their secretive nature. … Continue reading

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Changes to Title IX

Due to the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Education extended its original Jan. 28 deadline for educators to submit comments on its proposed new rules on sexual harassment and assault. O’Neill Professor of American Politics R. Shep Melnick, author of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Petulance

In his latest book, Boston College Professor Emeritus of Political Science Alan Wolfe states that the nation is in an age of political immaturity. He calls on public intellectuals to step up today to challenge the president and demagoguery, similar to … Continue reading

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David Hopkins

Boston College Associate Professor of Political Science David Hopkins and co-author Matt Grossmann have been honored with the Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the American Political Science Association for Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats. The award recognizes a book … Continue reading

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Legacy of Title IX

Few laws have had such far-reaching impact as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Intended to give girls and women greater access to sports programs and other courses of study in schools and colleges, the law has since … Continue reading

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