Week of May 25, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, May 25, 2020

The Political Science main office has moved online and staff have been teleworking since March 9, 2020. Please email polisci@uw.edu for general information. University buildings are closed to the public, and all public lectures and events have been cancelled until further notice.

Holiday Reminder: The University will be closed (even virtually) on Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day Holiday.


David P. Carter & Peter J. May (2020) “Making Sense of the U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic Response: A Policy Regime Perspective,” Administrative Theory & Praxis, DOI: 10.1080/10841806.2020.1758991

Niko Switek and Kristina Weissenbach just published an article on the European Green Party: "An Ever-Closer Party? The Institutionalization of the European Green Party After the 2019 European Election", in Kaeding, Mueller, and Schmaelter (eds.): Die Europawahl 2019. Ringen um die Zukunft Europas (pp. 63–77). Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-29277-5_6.  To reach that young TikTok demographic, they even recorded a video, giving a short summary of the article: https://www.uni-due.de/politik/kaeding/europawahl2019_sammelband.php"

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce that Sophia Jordán Wallace will hold the Library of Congress Chair in Congressional Policymaking beginning in May and continuing through July. For more information about this award: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-006/kluge-center-welcomes-new-2020-scholars/2020-02-07/


The spring faculty panel, with presentations by Chris Adolph, Jake Grumbach, and Mark Fong, is now available for viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZIdaGGpryI. If you stick around to the end, you'll hear election predictions. 

The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) presents Megan Erickson (UW Poli Sci Doctoral student): “Blood Avocados: Trade and Cartel Violence in Mexico,” on Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:00–1:30pm. This colloquium will be conducted via Zoom, link at https://washington.zoom.us/j/98301649535. The paper will be distributed roughly a week before the scheduled talk.  Visit the UWISC website for more information.

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies presents Dan Jacoby (Professor, UW Bothell), “Undermining Academic Labor”. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:30–2:30pm. Available live through ZOOM at this link.


The 66th meeting of the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC), the first ever virtual meeting, will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020. Click here for details.



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