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2014

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The Private Roots Of American Political Development: The Immigrants' Protective League's “Friendly And Sympathetic Touch,” 1908–1924, Carol Nackenoff Oct 2014

The Private Roots Of American Political Development: The Immigrants' Protective League's “Friendly And Sympathetic Touch,” 1908–1924, Carol Nackenoff

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This article aims to illuminate how non-state actors participate in forging public institutions and in establishing public agendas. It also sets out to identify novel mechanisms of state building. It does so by examining the historical experience of the Immigrants' Protective League (IPL) from its founding in 1908 through 1924. The history of the IPL highlights the role of organized, networked women in generating new boundary stories and doing boundary work; in conducting research and enhancing legibility; in incubating new policy experiments; and in moving the national, state, and local governments to take up new tasks in the progressive era ...


Mastering The Endgame Of War, Dominic Tierney Oct 2014

Mastering The Endgame Of War, Dominic Tierney

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Uncovering The Origins Of The Gender Gap In Political Ambition, Richard L. Fox, Jennifer L. Lawless Aug 2014

Uncovering The Origins Of The Gender Gap In Political Ambition, Richard L. Fox, Jennifer L. Lawless

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Based on survey responses from a national random sample of nearly 4,000 high school and college students, we uncover a dramatic gender gap in political ambition. This finding serves as striking evidence that the gap is present well before women and men enter the professions from which most candidates emerge. We then use political socialization—which we gauge through a myriad of socializing agents and early life experiences—as a lens through which to explain the individual-level differences we uncover. Our analysis reveals that parental encouragement, politicized educational and peer experiences, participation in competitive activities, and a sense of ...


Book Review: The End Of Authority: How A Loss Of Legitimacy And Broken Trust Are Endangering Our Future, By Douglas E. Schoen, Michael A. Genovese Jan 2014

Book Review: The End Of Authority: How A Loss Of Legitimacy And Broken Trust Are Endangering Our Future, By Douglas E. Schoen, Michael A. Genovese

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Strong Leader: Political Leadership In Modern Politics, Michael A. Genovese Jan 2014

Book Review: The Myth Of The Strong Leader: Political Leadership In Modern Politics, Michael A. Genovese

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Book Review: Eleventh Hour: The Politics Of Policy Initiatives In Presidential Transitions, By David M. Shafie, Michael A. Genovese Jan 2014

Book Review: Eleventh Hour: The Politics Of Policy Initiatives In Presidential Transitions, By David M. Shafie, Michael A. Genovese

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Book Review: Duty: Memoirs Of A Secretary At War, By Robert M. Gates, Michael A. Genovese Jan 2014

Book Review: Duty: Memoirs Of A Secretary At War, By Robert M. Gates, Michael A. Genovese

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Book Review: Nation Of Devils, By Stein Ringen, Michael A. Genovese Jan 2014

Book Review: Nation Of Devils, By Stein Ringen, Michael A. Genovese

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Book Review: The Good Neighbor: Franklin D. Roosevelt And The Rehetoric Of American Power, Michael A. Genovese Jan 2014

Book Review: The Good Neighbor: Franklin D. Roosevelt And The Rehetoric Of American Power, Michael A. Genovese

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Why Liberal Arts Colleges Can Often Do Political Science Better Than Big Research Institutions: A Reflection From An Americanist, Carol Nackenoff Jan 2014

Why Liberal Arts Colleges Can Often Do Political Science Better Than Big Research Institutions: A Reflection From An Americanist, Carol Nackenoff

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By supporting new course development and by encouraging cross-disciplinary conversations and collaborations, liberal arts colleges can often help political scientists expand their capacities beyond narrow disciplinary "silos," with benefits for faculty and students alike. At the same time, it is important to teach political science students what our own discipline has to offer, to help students understand our discipline's strengths, and to borrow when confronted with moments when explanatory frameworks of the discipline fail. Liberal arts departments begin the training of many future Ph.D.s; however, our job is not only to equip students to do further work ...


Two Political Sciences Or One? Liberal Arts Political Science As A Disciplinary Partner, Richard M. Valelly , '75 Jan 2014

Two Political Sciences Or One? Liberal Arts Political Science As A Disciplinary Partner, Richard M. Valelly , '75

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This essay sketches the ways that the practices of political science at top R1 institutions and at leading liberal arts colleges differ. But one also can see the two practices as partners in a common enterprise of making political science rigorous, relevant, and clear. This article outlines such a collaboration.