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Discussing Election Day and Vote by Mail with Michael Traugott

A vote-by-mail election is a complicated enterprise, says Michael Traugott, but it’s just as safe and secure as any other election. He outlines issues surrounding Election Day and mail-in voting in the latest post on the CPS blog.


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The American National Election Study: History and Insights from Recent Surveys

August 12, 2020 | 11:00 AM EDT
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Race, Inequality, Policing and the 2020 Election

September 22, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM EDT
A virtual event hosted by the U-M Club of Washington, D.C.
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Pre-election roundtable

October 22, 2020

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American National Election Studies (ANES)

Founded in 1948, the core mission of the American National Election Study (ANES) is to inform explanations of election outcomes by providing data that support rich hypothesis testing, maximize methodological excellence, measure many variables, and promote comparisons across people, contexts and time. Learn more about ANES.

Recent Publication

China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption

Why has China grown so fast for so long despite vast corruption? In China’s Gilded Age, Yuen Yuen Ang argues that not all types of corruption hurt growth, nor do they cause the same kind of harm. Read more about the book. .

CPS News

Arthur Lupia named Gerald R. Ford Distinguished University Professor of Political Science

Posted July 17, 2020. “Professor Lupia has been hailed as one of the leading political scientists of his generation,” Rackham Graduate School Dean Michael Solomon wrote in his recommendation. “He has contributed path-breaking and highly influential research in a wide variety of topics, including electoral behavior, public opinion, direct democracy, legislative organization, institutional design, policy implementation, and the impact of electronic media.” Read more in the University Record.

Vincent Hutichings appointed as a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor

Vincent HutchingsPosted July 17, 2020. Established in 2019, the University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship recognizes senior faculty who have shown a commitment to the university’s ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement. “These faculty members have demonstrable impact in their disciplines,” said Susan Collins, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “It is truly gratifying to recognize and support these distinguished scholars.” Read more in the University Record.

Jenna Bednar receives Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award

bednarPosted June 6, 2020Jenna Bednar is the 2020 winner of the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award. This award is given by the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations section of the American Political Science Association. It recognizes Jenna’s “distinguished scholarly contributions to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.” Congratulations!

Mara Ostfeld receives award for best paper in Political Behavior

OstfeldPosted June 6, 2020Mara Ostfeld received the award for her paper “The New White Flight?: The Effects of Political Appeals to Latinos on White Democrats”. This article extends work focusing on the increasing identification of blacks with the Democratic Party to appeals to Latinos. Ostfeld identifies several key mechanisms for the relationship between such appeals and changing white attitudes toward the parties, and then develops experiments to test those mechanisms. Congratulations!