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Social Science Faculty Named Harvard University Fellow

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sarah Reckhow

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University named Sarah Reckhow, associate professor of political science, a Radcliffe Institute fellow. Reckhow joins more than 50 women and…

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Gun Politics Polarizing Americans

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

As emotions around the world run high following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, people are processing what happened and how it could have been prevented. Many…

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MSU Wins Grant to Grow Political Leadership Programs

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Policy and Social Research has won an $80,000 grant from the Madison Initiative of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to survey state candidate…

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Despite Upbeat Headlines, Detroit Still Declining

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Laura Reese, Detroit Skyline

Despite the news media’s portrayal of Motown as a comeback kid, most revitalization is occurring in a small swath of the city’s core – including the just-announced Detroit…

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When Dictators Die, Stability Reigns

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Erica Frantz, assistant professor of Political Science, poses near South Kedzie Hall on Friday October 28, 2016.

A dictator’s death rarely leads to regime change, according to a new study that comes as a fifth of the world’s authoritarian rulers are at least 70 years…

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New Book Shows Republicans, Democrats Are Not Alike

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Matt Grossman

Republicans embrace conservative values, smaller and simpler government and leaders who remain true to their beliefs. On the other side of the aisle, Democrats focus on particular policy…

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National Education Reformers Target Local School Boards

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Sarah Reckhow and Rebecca Jacobsen

Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education…

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MSU Political Scientist Named Fulbright Scholar

Monday, August 15, 2016
Melinda Hall

Melinda Gann Hall, professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, has been named a Fulbright Distinguished Chair. Hall will use the funding to support…

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Michiganders Support Detroit Schools Bailout

Friday, March 18, 2016
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

A strong majority of Michigan residents favor state aid to help the fiscally strapped Detroit Public Schools pay off its debts, a new Michigan State University survey says….

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MSU Research History: Documenting African Perspectives

Friday, January 1, 1999

1999 – Three independent survey research projects merge to form the Afrobarometer, which would become a nonpartisan, long-term study of African citizens’ attitudes on democracy and governance, the economy,…

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