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McCarty in New York Times on Deeply Polarized Electorate
Jan. 26, 2022

Thomas Edsall's New York Times column, "America Has Split, and It’s Now in ‘Very Dangerous Territory’," features Nolan McCarty's perspectives on our further polarized nation. Commenting on why the national COVID public health crisis is also a polarizing…

Cameron and Kastellec in Washington Post: Conservatives may control the Supreme Court until the 2050s
Dec. 14, 2021

Charles Cameron and Jonathan Kastellec, writing in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage (Conservatives may control the Supreme Court until the 2050s), bring their research to bear on the future of the Supreme Court. Their simulation suggests…

Whittington Op-Ed in Washington Post: Banning ‘critical race theory’ would be bad for conservatives, too
Dec. 13, 2021

Writing in The Washington Post, Keith Whittington addresses a proposed Pennsylvania law that would ban the discussion of any "racist or sexist concept" in public elementary schools, high schools, and colleges. He argues that,…

Lee Joins Other Scholars to Answer Edsall's Question in New York Times: Trump Won’t Let America Go. Can Democrats Pry It Away?
Dec. 8, 2021

Thomas Edsall's weekly column in The New York Times asks Trump Won’t Let America Go. Can Democrats Pry It Away? Frances Lee finds that the unprecedented threat posed by Trump in 2020 "was thwarted, to a great extent by that president’s…

Lee Op-Ed in New York Times: There’s a Curse in Washington, and the Party in Control Can’t Seem to Shake It
Oct. 13, 2021

Frances Lee, with her co-author James Curry, penned an op-ed in The New York Times on the Democrats' difficulties moving their legislative agenda forward, There's a Curse in Washington, and the Party in Control Can't Seem to Shake It. Bringing their…

CSDP Welcomes 2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Fellows
Sept. 23, 2021

CSDP is pleased to introduce our second cohort (first in person on campus) of Undergraduate Research Fellows. These selected Princeton seniors will join CSDP at weekly research seminars in the 2021-2022 academic year and will be paired with a CSDP faculty mentor who shares their research…

CSDP Invites Applications for 2022-2023 Fellows
Sept. 22, 2021

Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) hosts post-doctoral or more senior research associates each academic year, whose work focuses on empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. CSDP fellows pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Princeton School…

Wright on the California Governor Recall Election on CBS San Francisco
Aug. 27, 2021

Lauren Wright brought her political science expertise to KPIX5's conversation about the role of women voters in the recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom, and

Stephens-Dougan Discusses Her Book on Racial Appeals with "New Books Network"
Aug. 25, 2021

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan was the featured guest on New Books Network's podcast. The discussion with Ursula Hackett centered around Stephens-Dougan's book, Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics (U Chicago Press, 2020). The

Canes-Wrone in Washington Post Magazine
Aug. 4, 2021

Brandice Canes-Wrone, along with co-author Kenneth Miller (UNLV), was featured in the Washington Post Magazine article "America's Hidden Crisis of Power and Place." The article discusses how the political elite in both…