Tag: Political Science

Faculty note: Kraft says keep the revamped ethanol requirement

A column by faculty emeritus Michal Kraft (Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs) was featured in The Eagle on March 17, 2018. “Given these alternatives, we should keep the federal ethanol requirement for its desirable goals of reducing reliance on imported oil and limiting greenhouse gas emissions. But we also should change the rules […]

Helpap, others, says voter recognition is slim in Governor race

Marquette Law School released a poll recently that reports that although there is a crowded race to face Governor Scott Walker in November, most voters don’t know enough or anything at all about his challengers,” reports Fox 11. “Of the nine candidates that Marquette Law School asked 800 registered voters about, State Superintendent Tony Evers […]

Prof. Weinschenk discusses research about Wisconsin elections on WPR’s Central Time

As a follow up to his WisContext article on judicial elections, Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Public and Environmental Administration) went on WPR’s Central Time program yesterday (Feb. 28, 2018) to discuss his research and Wisconsin elections. Listen to the interview and see the brief summary, here.

Weinschenk pens data-driven piece on state Supreme Court election

“Voter turnout was low yet higher than the recent average for a February ballot when Wisconsin held a primary election for a state Supreme Court seat on Feb. 20, 2018. While debates rage on about whether judges should be elected at all, there are also differing views on the question of whether judicial elections should […]

Faculty note: UW-Manitowoc’s Coen leads global leader discussion

In the first session of the 11th annual Great Decisions series at the Manitowoc Public Library Monday, Assistant Prof. Alise Coen (Political Science) from UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan called into question the United States’ position as a global leader. “Part of that ‘Pax Americana’ is asking what has happened to that power,” Coen said. “Is it eroding? Is […]

Faculty note: Weinschenk publishes peer-reviewed journal article in The Forum

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had a peer-reviewed journal article accepted for publication in The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. The article is titled “The Dynamics of Voter Preferences in the 2016 Presidential Election.” The paper is co-authored with a colleague of Weinschenk’s at Northeastern University (Boston).

Weinschenk publishes in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had a peer-reviewed journal article accepted for publication in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. The paper is titled “Preelection Poll Accuracy and Bias in the 2016 U.S. General Elections.” It is co-authored with colleagues from Duke University and Northeastern University.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Weinschenk article accepted by Social Influence

Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had a peer-reviewed journal accepted for publication in Social Influence. The paper is titled “Gender and Social Conformity: Do Men and Women Respond Differently to Social Pressure to Vote?” Weinschenk is the lead author on the paper, which was co-authored with researchers at the University of Cambridge (UK) and […]