From the CPS Blog
Does the media convey accurate information about what policymakers do?
Past research suggests that the public adjust their preferences for policy spending downward when spending increases and upward when spending decreases. In their new book, Information and Democracy: Public Policy in the News, Stuart Soroka and Christopher Wlezien argue that the public respond in this way because they are getting information about policy spending from the news. Read more on the CPS Blog.
The 2023 Miller-Converse Lecture
Stanley Feldman, Stony Brook University
Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern
ISR-Thompson, Room 1430
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World Values Survey
The World Values Survey (WVS) is an international research program devoted to the scientific and academic study of social, political, economic, religious and cultural values of people in the world. The project’s goal is to assess which impact values stability or change over time has on the social, political and economic development of countries and societies.
Seeing Us in Them: Social Divisions and the Politics of Group Empathy
What causes some people to stand in solidarity with those from other races, religions, or nationalities, even when that solidarity does not seem to benefit the individual or their group? Seeing Us in Them examines outgroup empathy as a powerful predisposition in politics that pushes individuals to see past social divisions and work together in complex, multicultural societies. It also reveals racial/ethnic intergroup differences in this predisposition, rooted in early patterns of socialization and collective memory.
Celebrating 50 years of the Center for Political Studies
The Center for Political Studies marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration featuring a keynote address by Arthur Lupia. Many alumni and faculty also shared their reflections on what the center has meant to them. Click here to view a recording of the event and statements about CPS.
Nicholas Valentino Receives APSA Best Book Award
Posted June 22, 2022. Seeing Us in Them: Social Divisions and the Politics of Group Empathy by Cigdem V. Sirin, Nicholas A. Valentino, and José D. Villalobos will receive the American Political Science Association (APSA) best book award at the 2022 APSA meetings. This award is given annually for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs.
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Ted Brader Receives Philip E. Converse Book Award
Posted June 22, 2022. Ted Brader’s book, Campaigning for Hearts and Minds: How Emotional Appeals in Political Ads Work, will receive the Philip E. Converse Book Award for his book at the 2022 American Political Science Association (APSA) meetings. The Converse Award recognizes the author(s) of an outstanding book published at least five years ago. Congratulations, Ted!
Vincent Hutchings Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Yuen Yuen Ang Wins Tronstein Award
Posted April 29, 2022. Yuen Yuen Ang is the 2022 recipient of the Tronstein Award, which is given in recognition of innovative and outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in the University of Michigan Department of Political Science. Congratulations, Yuen!