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Scott Blinder, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science UMass Amherst recently co-authored a research article that examines public support for a key contested multicultural policy in contemporary Europe: the provision of religious schools. It makes two main contributions, one substantive and one theoretical. Substantively, the main contribution is to provide new experimental evidence demonstrating the existence of discrimination against Muslims on a central issue of multicultural social policy. 

Congratulation to our student awardees for being the Fulbright recipients from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences contributing to UMass ranking as a “Top Producing Institution” for Fulbright Scholars for 2018-19.

There is national and regional news coverage of a new poll released Feb. 20 by UMass Poll, a program based in the department of political science. The poll shows that a year out from the New Hampshire presidential primary, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to declare whether he will run for president in 2020, is the early preferred Democratic nominee among likely Democratic primary voters in the Granite State.

Paul Musgrave and J. Furman Daniel in 2017 examined the impact of popular culture on policymakers’ world views and how they can change or reinforce their opinions and conclusions in an academic journal. Musgrave and Daniel argue that novels, movies, and television can generate what they term “synthetic experiences,” which “reinforce, induce, and even replace identities and beliefs that affect how audiences behave in the real world.”

A year out from the New Hampshire presidential primary, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to declare whether he will run for president in 2020, is the early preferred Democratic nominee among likely Democratic primary voters in the Granite State, according to a new poll released today by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jesse H. Rhodes, political science, is co-author of an election analysis that shows President Donald J. Trump is losing key groups of voters, especially young people and college-educated women, who previously supported Republican presidential candidates like Mitt Romney. 

Paul Musgrave, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst is featured in the newest issue of International Studies Review for his article entitled "Asymmetry, Hierarchy and the Ecclesiastes Trap" and quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education about political bias in grading.

Professor Peter Haas from the Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst has recently published an article titled: "Complex Systems and International Governance" in the International Studies Review Forum.

Meredith Loken, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science UMass Amherst has recently published two articles.

Jamie Rowen, political science, has been selected for one of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious awards — the CAREER Award, the highest recognition NSF gives to early-career faculty.
 

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