News - 2016

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
The Washington Post article, What Happens to the Working Class When Millionaires and Billionaires are in Charge, explores the work of Martin Gilens, Professor of Politics at Princeton University and CSDP Faculty Associate (with his co-author, Benjamin Page of Northwestern University).
Friday, Dec 9, 2016
Democracy for Realists, by Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels, was named one of the best books of 2016 by Bloomberg, in their compilation of the most popular choices of their annual survey of book recommendations.
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
How explicit and implicit racial appeals function and how they do, or do not, change attitudes and beliefs, is explored in the Vox article, Donald Trump has every reason to keep white people thinking about race. The article describes, in some depth, research by Professor Tali Mendelberg, on the use of racial appeals by politicians.Tali Mendelberg...
Monday, Nov 7, 2016
Lee Drutman (New America) reviews Democracy for Realists by Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels in the Chronicle of Higher Education (Ballot Pox: It's time to stop pretending that there's such a thing as a rational voter), describing the book as "impressively comprehensive statement on the limits of electoral democracy, a book that can both...
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
Over the course of two days, prominent scholars who study democratic institutions met to diagnose the current anxious state of our institutions and prescribe policy treatments.
Friday, Oct 14, 2016
Matthew Yglesias, writing in Vox, explores Democracy for Realists in some depth, linking Christopher Achens' and Larry Bartels' work to understand the dynamics of this year's Clinton/Trump election.
Monday, Oct 10, 2016
The 2016 Princeton Conference on Identity and Inequality was held on October 7th on the university campus. Co-sponsored by CSDP, the Bobst Center, and PRESS, this conference brings together political scientists who study processes of inequality and identity involving class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or religion in American or comparative...
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

Woodrow Wilson School graduate students and Politics graduate students gathered to watch the first Presidential Debate of 2016! 

Monday, Sep 12, 2016

Paul Frymer is quoted, and his work referenced, in an article in FiveThirtyEight, Black Voters Are So Loyal That Their Issues Get Ignored. Frymer discusses his findings that politicians focus their attention on...

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Max Ehrenfreund, writing in the Washington Post's "Wonkblog," uses work by Tali Mendelberg to frame his examination of  the "alt-right," racial appeals, and bigotry: Clinton’s speech on the ‘alt-right’ fits a familiar...