Facilitating research on critical issues in American democracy and encouraging Notre Dame students' engagement in civic and political life.
Debate

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.
I Voted Sticker Feature

ND Student Voting Rose by 20% in 2018

At Notre Dame, 37.1 percent of students voted in the 2018 midterms, compared to 17.3 percent in the 2014 elections, following a national trend. Undergraduate and graduate students voted at nearly equal rates in 2014, at 15.2 percent and 16.3 percent respectively, and both jumped significantly in 2018 to 32.9 percent and 33.1 percent respectively.
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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Pizza, Pop & Politics

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Location: Geddes Hall, Coffee House

Pizzapoppolitics

"High Crimes and Misdemeanors?: The Political History of Impeachment"

Speakers: Jimmy Gurule, Professor of Law, Notre Dame

Peri Arnold, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Notre Dame…

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