Race, Punishment, and Public Opinion Vincent Hutchings On August 9, 2014, an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. The deadly confrontation occurred under disputed circumstances and led to weeks of racially charged protests in the small, predominantly African American community. On November[…]
The American Political Science Association is delighted to announce the inaugural Pracademic Fellowships for 2016. Susan Marie Opp, Colorado State University will serve as one of the first Pracademic Fellows supported by the Beryl Radin Fund, and will serve in the Office of Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency. Professor Opp will focus on sustainable[…]
Donna Shalala served as the secretary to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Clinton Administration. I thought it was going to be actually a journalist and my father was active in politics — Republican politics and I liked the politicians that I met and was impressed by them. I like the[…]
Punitive Politics in the United States: The End of an Era? Keally McBride It is a little known fact that Cesare Beccaria should be included among te inspirations of the Founders of the United States. His work guided the revolutionaries as they argued why exactly the rule of the British Crown was fundamentally unjust and they[…]
Democracy and Education Behind Bars Joshua A. Miller In this Praxis Reflection, this paper reflect on the relationship between teaching and imprisonment. I describe a college program at a prison in Jessup, Maryland, and argue that liberal arts-style college classes should be widely available in prisons even as we work to dismantle the current system of[…]
The Gabriel A. Almond prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of comparative politics. The Recipient is Adam Auerbach, American University for the Dissertation: “Demanding Development: Democracy, Community Governance, and Public Goods Provision in India’s Urban Slums,” University of Wisconsin. This dissertation is about poverty and development in the urban slums[…]
Critical Trialogue on the Carceral State Marie Gottschalk Today, high school and college students across the country are taking courses on mass incarceration. Numerous church and community groups have been reading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010). Public figures spanning the political spectrum from Grover Norquist to Eric[…]
The #APSA2009 Annual Meeting took place at the Fairmont North York, the Toronto Intercontinental Hotel, and the Toronto Congress Center in Toronto, Ont. Below are some highlights of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics group.