Category Archives: Political Science

Graham Dodds and Executive Orders

During the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has frequently taken to the Executive Order, why is unilateral presidential directives so contested? What is the history of the Executive Order, what are the risks of presidential directives, and how … Continue reading

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Andra Gillespie and the New Black Politician

A new generation of Black politicians have come of age in the 21st century. With Barack Obama leaving the White House, Senators such as Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) are among the most prominent representatives of the New … Continue reading

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Hans Noel and the Parties

In the Democratic primary, the party decided on Hillary Clinton. Among the Republicans, however, Donald Trump captured the nomination from a party splintered among factions. How did this come to be, and how will Trump change the Republican Party? For … Continue reading

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Tim Groeling and Media Coverage

Donald Trump seems to dominate media coverage of the 2016 election,  does the media give him a disproportionate amount of attention? Did Bernie Sanders suffer from lack of media attention? How did the different networks cover the candidates? For the … Continue reading

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Christina Wolbrecht and Women in Politics

Hillary Clinton could become the first female president of the United States, but for how long have women been trying to break that glass ceiling? What are the expectations and obstacles facing female politicians from Victoria Woodhull to Sarah Palin? … Continue reading

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Shana Gadarian and Anxious Politics

How does the rising fear of terrorism influence the presidential race? What effects does the candidates’ heated rhetoric have on the voters? What role do the media play in anxious politics? For the ninth episode of Campaign Context, Professor Shana Gadarian (Syracuse … Continue reading

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Hans Noel and the Invisible Primary

For Episode 3 of Campaign Context Professor Hans Noel (Georgetown University) joined me for a discussion on the invisible primary and the political ideologies of the parties. Noel is one of the authors of the influential The Party Decides: Presidential … Continue reading

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