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UW Political Science Professor Aseem Prakash and his colleague Nives Dolšak from the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs contributed a guest article to The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog. In the article, they explain why EPA head Scott Pruitt “denied a petition asking for a ban on the use of an insecticide called Chlorpyrifos,” which “... Read more
Husky 100
Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. From a pool of more than 50,000 students from all three campuses, three Political Science majors from the Seattle campus were selected for the 2017 Husky 100. The Husky 100 know that education happens inside and outside of the classroom, and they are making a difference on campus, in their communities and... Read more
Geoffrey Wallace
In an article for The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, referencing the recent U.S. missile attack on Syria, UW Political Science Professor Geoffrey P.R. Wallace and colleagues published research about possible public response to leaders for actions that contradict their earlier promises. Mismatches between words and deeds raise concerns about a state’s reputation and credibility in crises. However, we usually think about situations where leaders fail to follow through on threats ... and whether leaders suffer politically for publicly “backing out” of a conflict. But there... Read more
Erin Adam
The Law & Society Association has selected UW Political Science PhD Candidate Erin Adam to receive its 2017 Graduate Student Paper Prize for her paper “Intersectional Coalitions: The Paradoxes of Rights-Based Movement Building in LGBTQ and Immigrant Communities.” In her paper, Adam focuses on “inter- and intra-movement coalitions composed of organizations within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) and immigrant rights movements that have formed at the local level.” She finds a paradox: “[C]... Read more
Energy Star Logo
UW Political Science Professor Aseem Prakash and his colleague Nives Dolšak from the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs were interviewed by KUOW’s Emily Fox for a segment on President Trump’s proposed cut of the EnergyStar program. Prakash and Dolšak argue that “ending the program doesn’t make sense.” Prakash noted: “Businesses love it. Consumers love it. Everybody loves it.” Further, they pointed out that “there are lots of reasons to keep” the voluntary... Read more
UW Political Science Professor Aseem Prakash and his colleague Nives Dolšak from the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs penned an article addressing President Trump’s climate politics and how environmentalists should respond to it for the website The Conversation. Based on the fact that “policies that create concrete benefits for specific constituencies are hard to discontinue,” their recommendation to... Read more
UW Political Science Professor Aseem Prakash and his colleague Nives Dolšak from the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs contributed a guest article to The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog. In the article, they argue that the president wants to terminate the popular Energy Star program despite the fact that there are no... Read more
UW Political Science PhD candidate Emily Kalah Gade authored an article about the International Women’s Day strike that the Women’s March organizers have called for. Gade discusses whether or not the strike will be a success and how it affects the broader goals of the Women’s March movement. She notes: “The strike promises [to be] the first large-scale, public signal of whether the movement has been... Read more
Christopher Parker at Town Hall Seattle
UW Political Science Professor Christopher S. Parker moderated the Town Hall Seattle on “Gaslighting in American politics: The line between disagreement and lies” on February 27, 2017. As the event description notes: “The term "gaslighting" comes from the 1944 film "Gaslight," about an abusive husband who secretly manipulates the lighting in his house in order to drive his wife mad. It has been used more recently to refer to a political phenomenon involving the dissemination of untruths to an extent that causes the... Read more
UW Political Science Professors Christopher Adolph and Aseem Prakash along with PhD candidate Vanessa Quince authored an article for The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog. The article is titled “Do African exports to China hurt labor rights? Here’s what we found.” Adolph, Quince, and Prakash explore “how [China’s] growing economic power may also influence the labor and environmental practices of its trade partners,”... Read more

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