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Tag: Department of Political Science

Putin in Ukraine ‘has his back up against the wall’

Putin in Ukraine ‘has his back up against the wall’

April 19, 2022

Randall Stone, an expert on Eastern and Central Europe, discusses the direction of the war in Ukraine, including the likelihood of Russia’s using biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons.

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How to end the war in Ukraine

How to end the war in Ukraine

March 9, 2022

Rochester political scientist Hein Goemans, an expert on war termination, applies possible scenarios to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Why does Russia want Ukraine?

Why does Russia want Ukraine?

February 25, 2022

Political scientist Hein Goemans, Rochester’s expert on international conflicts, explains why Ukraine’s fate might be tied to Putin’s survival.

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Will Russia invade Ukraine?

Will Russia invade Ukraine?

February 16, 2022

Randall Stone, a professor of political science and director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, says Putin “has set a trap for himself.”

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Pro-White hiring bias for NFL head coaches, analysis finds

Pro-White hiring bias for NFL head coaches, analysis finds

February 7, 2022

Writing in the Washington Post, Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina shows the degree to which Black coaches are underrepresented in the NFL.

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One year on, Republicans still don’t consider Biden the rightful winner

One year on, Republicans still don’t consider Biden the rightful winner

December 22, 2021

In their latest survey, Rochester political scientists in the Bright Line Watch watchdog group find divisions along partisan lines have notably deepened, and voters’ confidence in next year’s midterm elections has already been affected.

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Why don’t all politicians resort to antidemocratic tactics to stay in power?

Why don’t all politicians resort to antidemocratic tactics to stay in power?

December 8, 2021

A Rochester team of political scientists introduces the idea of ‘democracy by deterrence’—and shows why it might be weakening in the United States.

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Two University of Rochester students named as Schwarzman Scholars

Two University of Rochester students named as Schwarzman Scholars

December 6, 2021

The highly competitive program prepares leaders for a 21st-century global landscape in which China plays a pivotal role.

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Are political parties getting in the way of our well-being?

Are political parties getting in the way of our well-being?

November 19, 2021

Gerald Gamm, an expert on American politics in the Department of Political Science, shows in a state-level historical analysis that increased party competition has traditionally been linked to greater social welfare.

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Can appearing less educated help right-leaning candidates win votes from the poor?

Can appearing less educated help right-leaning candidates win votes from the poor?

November 16, 2021

Right-wing candidates in Brazil rely successfully on “descriptive representation” to win elections, according to Rochester political scientists.

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