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Assistant Professor Gary Winslett has published Competitiveness and Death: Trade and Politics in Cars, Beef, and Drugs with the University of Michigan Press.

Assistant Professor
Sebnem Gumuscu has published “Dominance and Democratic Backsliding under AKP Rule in Turkey” in the Routledge Handbook on Political Parties in the Middle East and North Africa.

Assistant Professor Sebnem Gumuscu has also published “Intra-Party Conflicts and Democratic Crises: Lessons from Islamist Parties” in the American Political Science Association Comparative Politics Newsletter.

Associate Professor Kemi Fuentes-George has won a Whiting Fellowship to support his sabbatical project “Decolonizing IR through Pan-African Political Theory.”

Associate Professor Sarah Stroup and her colleague George E. Mitchell have published their article “Domestic Constraints on the Global Impact of US Development Transnational NGOs” in Development in Practice.

Associate Professor Sarah Stroup has also published “Principles or Practices?” in Inside Higher Ed.

Associate Professor Jessica Teets has been selected to serve on the Advisory Board for the National Committee of US-China Relations.

Associate Professor Jessica Teets and her colleague Xiang Gao have published “Citizen Participation in China,” in The Oxford International Handbook of Public Administration for Social Policy: Promising Practices and Emerging Challenges.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich has been selected as the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair to support his sabbatical project “The Media and the Marginalized: Representations of Racial Justice Movements in the US and France,” for which he has also received support from the French Institutes of Advanced Study and the Collegium de Lyon.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and Middlebury graduate Neha Sharma along with colleagues Thomas Keck and Claire Sigsworth have published “Diplomats in Robes? Judicial Career Paths and Free Speech Decision-Making at the European Court of Human Rights” in Law & Social Inquiry.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and Middlebury graduates James P Callison, Georgia Grace Edwards, Mia Fichman, Erin Hoynes, Razan Jabari and colleague A. Maurits van der Veen have published “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Corpus Linguistics Analysis of US Newspaper Coverage of Latinx, 1996-2016” in Journalism.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and Middlebury graduate Sylvia Al-Mateen have published “Hate Speech and the European Court of Human Rights: Ideas and Judicial Decision-Making” in the Michigan State International Law Review.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and colleague A. Maurits van der Veen have also published “Atheism in US and UK Newspapers: Negativity about Non-Belief and Non-Believers” in Religions.

Russell J. Leng ‘60 Professor Allison Stanger was selected as the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress and SAGE Sara Miller McCune Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University for the 2020-21 academic year.

Russell J. Leng ‘60 Professor Allison Stanger has published “Edward Snowden, Donald Trump and the Paradox of National Security Whistleblowing,” in National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On.

Russell J. Leng ‘60 Professor Allison Stanger and colleagues W. Brian Arthur and Eric D. Beinhocker have published the edited volume Complexity Economics with the Santa Fe Institute.

Associate Professor Amy Yuen and colleague Susan Hannah Allen have published “Action or Inaction: United Nations Security Council Activity, 1994-2013” in Journal of Peace Research.

Assistant Professor Orion Lewis and Associate Professor Jessica Teets have published “Exploring Political Personalities: The Micro‐foundation of Local Policy Innovation in China” with their colleague Reza Hasmath in Governance.

Associate Professor
Jessica Teets and her colleague Reza Hasmath have published “Evolution of Policy Experimentation in China” in the Journal of Asian Public Policy.

Associate Professor JessicaTeets has also published “Civil Society Organizations in China: Navigating the Local Government for More Inclusive Environmental Governance” with Xiang Gao in China Information.

Political Science Department grad Margaret F. Joseph ’20 and Professor Matthew Dickinson have published “Democracy’s Disparity? Gender, Equality, and the 2020 Iowa Caucuses” in Society.

Professor Bertram Johnson has published "Third Parties in Vermont," in Richard Davis’ edited volume Beyond Donkeys and Elephants: Minor Political Parties in Contemporary American Politics.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich is part of a team led by Alan M. Jacobs and Tim Büthe that published “The Qualitative Transparency Deliberations: Insights and Implications” in Perspectives on Politics.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and colleague A. Maurits van der Veen have published “Media portrayals of Muslims: a comparative sentiment analysis of American newspapers, 1996–2015” in Politics, Groups, and Identities.

Knox Professor and Provost Jeffrey Cason and co-authors Christopher B. Barrett and Erin C. Lentz have published the 3rd edition of their book Overseas Research: A Practical Guide, which also contains a field narrative by Assistant Professor Ajay Verghese.

Assistant Professor Ajay Verghese has published “Taking Other Religions Seriously: A Comparative Survey of Hindus in India” in Politics and Religion.

Associate Professor Jessica Teets and her colleague Nele Noesselt have published “The State of the Field for Governance and Policy Innovation in China” in the Journal of Chinese Governance.

Associate Professor Sarah Stroup has published “NGOs and States in Global Politics” in e-IR.info.

Charles A. Dana Professor Murray Dry has published “The Debate Over the Ratification of the Constitution: The Federalists v the Anti-Federalists,” in Will Jordan’s edited volume From Reflection and Choice: The Political Philosophy of the Federalist Papers and The Ratification Debate.

Stafford Professor Christopher Klyza has published “Power, Partisanship, and Contingency: The President and U.S. Environmental Policy,” in the Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy.

Professor Matthew Dickinson has published “Guarding the Emperor’s New Clothes: OMB, the Presidency, and the ‘Problem’ of Neutral Competence in the Era of Trump” in Meena Bose and Andrew Rudalevige’s edited volume Executive Policymaking: The Role of the OMB in the Presidency.

Professor Matthew Dickinson has also published “The Presidency and Congress” in Michael Nelson’s edited volume The Presidency and the Political System.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich, colleague A. Maurits van der Veen, and students Mira Chugh, Adrienne Goldstein, Amelia Pollard, and Varsha Vijayakumar have published “Afro-Pessimist or Africa Rising? US Newspaper Coverage of Africa, 1994–2018” in Journalism Studies.