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Update on the the ANES 2020 Time Series Study

American National Election Studies (ANES) interviews looked different in 2020 than they did in past years, as COVID19 made traditional face-to-face interviews impractical and risky. Read how ANES pivoted to redesign the study as the election and data collection approached.

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Should We Stay or Should We Go? Explaining Why Parties Join and Subsequently Drop Out of Coalition Talks

January 27, 2021 | Noon to 1:00 PM EST
Jae Jae Spoon (University of Pittsburgh)
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Can Democracy Survive? The 2021 Miller-Converse Roundtable

April 8, 2021 | 4:00-5:30 PM EDT
Join CPS faculty members for a roundtable discussion of current challenges to democracy.
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Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)

The CLEA is a repository of detailed election results at the constituency level for lower chamber and upper chamber legislative elections from around the world. The study released updates to lower chamber election data in December 2020. 

Learn more about CLEA.

Book cover of "Religion's Sudden Decline"

Featured Publication

Religion’s Sudden Decline: Why It’s Happening and What Comes Next

Professor Ronald F. Inglehart examines the decline of religion in his latest book. He writes that virtually all high-income countries have been moving away from religion in recent years.

Read more about the book.

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.

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CPS News

Yuen Yuen Ang Awarded Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars

Posted September 24, 2020. Yuen Yuen Ang won the Theda Skocpol Prize by the American Political Science Association in recognition of her “impactful empirical, theoretical and/or methodological contributions to the study of comparative politics.” The prize recognizes emerging academics up to ten years post-PhD for scholarly excellence in political science. Congratulations!

Mai Hassan receives best article award

Posted August 31, 2020Mai Hassan and Thomas O’Mealia won the best article award from the African Politics Conference Group of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for their article, “Uneven accountability in the wake of political violence: Evidence from Kenya’s ashes and archives,” Journal of Peace Research, 55(2), 161-174. Congratulations!

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.