Winter 2019 Newsletter

Winter Political Science Faculty Panel: Political Corruption in Comparative Perspective

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James Long, Susan Whiting, John Wilkerson

Wednesday, February 6, 2019  5:30pm to 7:00pm

Gowen Hall room 201                                                           

In this political age, the term “corruption” is thrown around with increasing frequency. But what is corruption? Aside from the legal conception of “breaking the law,” there is a broader range of insidious behavior and use of political office for self-interested purposes. Join us February 6 from 5:307:00 pm for a discussion with Political Science Professors James D. Long, Susan Whiting, and John Wilkerson regarding the global implications of political corruption from a comparative lens.

James D. Long: "Corrupting Democracy: How to Rig an Election in the 21st Century"  
Susan Whiting: "Dynamics of Corruption during Xi Jinping's Anti-Corruption Campaign: Evidence from the Grassroots"
John Wilkerson: "Careerism, Electoral Dynamics, and the Decline of Representation in the United States" 

Coordinated by Pi Sigma Alpha. The event is free but, given the limited seating capacity, the audience will need to reserve their seats here.

Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University: The Government-Citizen Disconnect

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Friday, February 22, 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225)

Nearly all Americans today benefit from assistance from government at some point in their lives, to aid with costs for health care, education, or housing, to name a few, and the average person receives a higher portion of income from federal social policies that ever. Yet, Americans’ attitudes toward government are dismal and have worsened over time. Suzanne Mettler explores this “government-citizen disconnect,” describing the form it takes and probing its causes.Suzanne Mettler

Friday, February 22, 67:30pm Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225)

Suzanne Mettler, the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, Cornell University

*Please join us for a reception prior to the lecture at 5:30pm.

Please RSVP here: http://events.uw.edu/d/2bqg86