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    Niedzwiecki, SariSara Niedzwiecki, 2014 Ph.D., Receives Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award

    Sara Niedzwiecki, a 2014 Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science, is the recipient of the prestigious Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences. Sara’s dissertation, titled “Multilevel Social Policies and Partisan Alignments: Social Assistance and Healthcare in Argentina and Brazil,” is only the second ever awarded to a political science doctoral student. An award ceremony will take place on the UNC campus April 9, 2015. “I am deeply honored by this award,” Sara commented. “To be recognized for my dissertation on the political challenges faced by social policies in decentralized countries is not simply an individual achievement, Read More...

    The Politics of Information_Baumgartner BookThe Politics of Information: Problem Definition and the Course of Public Policy in America - New Book by Frank Baumgartner and Bryan Jones

    Along with co-author Bryan Jones, Frank Baumgartner has published a new book, The Politics of Information: Problem Definition and the Course of Public Policy in America (The University of Chicago Press, 2014).  Baumgartner is the Richard J. Richardson Professor of Political Science at UNC and Bryan Jones is the J. J. Pickle Regent’s Chair in Congressional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The book focuses on two fundamental questions:  How does the government decide what’s a problem and what isn’t? And what are the consequences of that process?Read More...

    Martin, LucyLucy Martin, Visiting Researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill, Featured in Article in The Economist, "No Representation Without Taxation"

    Lucy Martin, a visiting researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill, and who will be joining the Department of Political Science as an assistant professor (July 1, 2015) is featured in a recent article in The Economist, No Representation Without Taxation". Ms. Martin suggests that higher taxes could help poorer countries get better governments. Read The Article...


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