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How women candidates are making girls feel better about politics

In a recent contribution to the Washington Post, Rooney Center director Christina Wolbrecht and founding director David Campbell show that in 2018, the more women candidates running in a community, the more girls felt that the political system was responsive.
Baumgartner

Death penalty disparities examined

Frank Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke recently at Notre Dame about the unusual imbalance of death penalties across localities in the United States. His talk was sponsored by the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, and co-sponsored by the Klau Center.
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Indecision in American Legislatures

Indecision in American Legislatures

Jeffrey J. Harden and Justin H. Kirkland

University of Michigan Press, 2018

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Death penalty disparities examined

Author: Kevin Fye

Frank Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke recently at Notre Dame about the unusual imbalance of death penalties across localities in the United States. His talk was sponsored by the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, and co-sponsored by the Klau Center.…

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Political science major Prathm Juneja named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Erin Blasko

University of Notre Dame senior Prathm Juneja has been named to the United States Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020. Juneja, of Edison, New Jersey, is Notre Dame’s 20th Rhodes Scholar and the 14th from the College of Arts and Letters — including four in the past six years — and will commence his studies in Oxford in October.

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Public Perceptions of Voter Fraud in the UK

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Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Brian Fogarty

Presenter: Brian Fogarty

Brian Fogarty joined the University of Notre Dame Center for Social Science Research, within the Center for Research Computing, as director and associate professor of the practice in 2019.  He is also concurrent research assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. As director of the CSSR, he works with social science researchers to support their project research design, data, and quantitative analysis needs.  His current research focuses on the news media as a strategic actor in politics and understanding perceptions of voter and electoral fraud. Before joining Notre Dame, he was a lecturer in quantitative social science at the University of Glasgow’s Q-Step Centre. Prior to Glasgow, he was an associate professor of political science at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

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