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Department of Political Science News



Prof. Christopher Parker radio interview on ABC Classic FM (Australia) for discussion about Tea Party and their core beliefs.
Angela Day, Political Science Grad, answers questions for UW Today about her new book, "Red light to Starboard"

Prof. Aseem Prakash in The Seattle Times, "Devyani Khobragade arrest created a U.S.-India rift"



Prof. John Wilkerson on The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage blog, "Why bill success is a lousy way to keep score in Congress"
Prof. Victor Menaldo in Foreign Policy, "South Africa, Unequal by Design" Prof. Victor Menaldo in The Seattle Times, "A Glimmer of Hope for Democracy in Egypt"
Prof. Karen Litfin in EugeneWeekly.com on "Ecovillages, Ecodistricts and Climate Change" Margaret Levi on The Washington Post Monkey Blog, "The decline of union membership and what it means for politics" Prof. Chris Parker on CSPAN2 for lecture recorded at Colby College. Book discussion on Change They Can't Believe In . Lively audience discussion.
Prof. Chris Parker interviewed on MSNBC's Disrupt, "Will the Tea Party outlast Pres. Obama?" Prof. Aseem Prakash in openDemocracy.net, "Government corruption leads to industrial accidents, not global brands" Prof. Aseem Prakash in openDemocracy.net, "Misplaced priorities? Global leadership and Indiaʼs domestic neglect of human rights"
Prof. Aseem Prakash on The Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog, "More on Trade and Labor Rights"
Prof. Chris Parker in The National Memo, "Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party And Reactionary Politics In America" Prof. Margaret Levi, Amanda Clayton and John Ahlquist on The Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog, "What are the implications of the AFL-CIO’s expanding membership criteria?"
Prof. Jack Turner in The Contemporary Condition, "The Racial Innocence of John Roberts" Prof. Chris Parker in The Washington Post Wonkblog on the Tea Party movement, "People don’t fully appreciate how committed the tea party is to not compromising" Prof. Chris Parker in The Washington Post Wonkblog, "The shutdown is a Republican civil war"
Prof. Victor Menaldo on Washington Post's The Monkey Cage, "Why Egypt’s new constitution may not turn out as badly as you think" "Latinos: The Changing Face
of Washington"
on KCTS featuring Profs. Barreto and Fraga
John Wilkerson LegSim work featured in Arts & Sciences Perspectives newletter.
Prof. Wilkerson in The Economist,
"Obamacare's hidden parentage"
Prof. Menaldo in the NYT Opinion
on Egypt, "There's Hope in the Long Run"
Prof. Margaret Levi in the Detroit Free Press, "Ahlquist & Levi: AFL-CIO takes a big, but necessary, leap of faith"
Prof. Steve Majeski quoted on KPLU about the Syria situation Prof. Mercer in Foreign Affairs, "Bad Reputation: Has Obama Blown His Credibility -- And Syria?" Chris Adolph commentary on possible new Fed Chair in Deutsche Welle, "Yin or yang for the Fed?"

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