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Department of Political Science: Achievements June 2011 – March 2012

Posted Mar. 27, 2012

Recent research conducted by Department of Political Science faculty members between June 2011 and March 2012 includes one book; 2 journal articles; and one grant.

Mark Cassell 

Cassell, Mark and Mullaly, Sarah. "When Smaller Governments Open the Window." State and Local Government Review. Accepted for publication. 

Ryan Claassen 

Claassen, Ryan. 2011. "Political Awareness and Partisan Realignment: Are the Unaware Unevolved?" Political Research Quarterly 64: 818-830. 

Claassen, Ryan. "Voter Confidence and the Election-Day Voting Experience," Political Behavior. Accepted for publication. 

  • The recent approval of this article brings to six the number of top-tier journal articles published by Prof. Claassen since 2009.  

Patrick Coy 

Coy, Patrick. "Nonpartisanship, Interventionism and Legality in Accompaniment," The International Journal of Human Rights. Accepted for publication. 

Michael Ensley 

Ensley, Michael. "Who Fits the Left-Right Divide? Partisan Polarization in the American Electorate," American Behavioral Scientist. Accepted for publication. 

Ensley, Michael. "Incumbent Positioning, Ideological Heterogeneity, and Mobilization in the U.S. House," Public Choice. Accepted for publication. 

  • The recent approval of Prof. Ensley's article brings to six the number of top-tier journal articles published by Prof. Ensley since 2009.    

Ensley, Michael. Robert J. Dole Archive Travel Grant ($700) from the University of Kansas.

Daniel Hawes 

Hawes, Daniel and Hill, Gregory C. 2011. "Managing Undocumented Students: Do Undocumented Students Hinder Student Performance?" State and Local Government Review 43: 183-195. 

Steven Hook 

Hook, Steven W. ed., with Jones, Christopher. The Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy.  New York: Taylor & Francis , 2012. 

Landon Handcock 

Handcock, Landon. "Transitional Justice and the Consultative Group," Ethnopolitics. Accepted for publication.

  • The recent approval of this brings to seven the number of journal articles published by Prof. Hancock since 2010.   

Aroon Manoharan

Manoharan, Aroon. "A Study of the Determinants of County E-Government in the United States," American Review of Public Administration. Accepted for publication. 

Joshua Stacher 

Stacher, Joshua.  Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012. Release date April 5.

  • In December 2011, Dr. Stacher briefed former President Jimmy Carter about the political transition in Egypt.
Stacher, Joshua.  Selected as a 2012-2013 fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.