audience at election event
Saturday, October 6, 2012
During the 2008 presidential race IGS became the place on campus to watch history unfold. After the popularity of 2008, we cemented the tradition by hosting debate-viewing parties, informational panels and election return viewing during the 2010 California Governor’s race. We've got much more planned for this year.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Welcome to the new IGS website! We hope you enjoy the new layout and user-friendly design. We’ve tried to organize everything with you—our diverse audience—in mind. From the homepage you’ll find a gateway for students that links to fellowships, events and classes for our undergrad and graduate community and for those...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A Field Poll released September 19 shows that President Barack Obama has extended his lead over Mitt Romney in California. The poll, co-sponsored by IGS, found Obama leading Romney by 24 points – 58 percent to 34 percent – among Californians likely to vote in the Nov. 6 election. In July, Obama led 55 percent to 37 percent...
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Just in time for the November elections, a new book by IGS affiliated faculty Gabriel Lenz examines the standard assumptions around voter behavior and representation. Follow the Leader: How Voters Respond to Politicians' Policies and Performance (University of Chicago Press) looks at the way voter preferences shift around...
Subversives book cover
Monday, September 10, 2012
Over 50 years after the Free Speech Movement exploded at UC Berkeley, a new book, "Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power," by Seth Rosenfeld exposes the extent of the FBI's attempts to stop it. Rosenfeld spent 30 years researching the story—part of that time as a Jacobs Fellow at IGS—...
Friday, September 7, 2012
Former IGS grad student Brendan J. Doherty has just published a new book: The Rise of the President's Permanent Campaign (University of Kansas Press). Branden graduated from UC Berkeley with a PhD in Political Science in 2006; he is now an associate professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Prof. Lisa García Bedolla, an affiliated IGS faculty member, has just published a new book: Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns . Exploring and comparing a wide variety of efforts targeting ethnoracial voters, Lisa García Bedolla and Melissa R. Michelson present a new...
Monday, August 6, 2012
Congratulations to Jasjeet Sekhon and Devin Caughey, who are co-winners of the 2012 Miller Prize, awarded by the Society for Political Methodology for the best work appearing in Political Analysis in the previous year. Caughey and Sekhon were cited for their piece, "Elections and the Regression-Discontinuity Design:...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
IGS Library Director Nick Robinson has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC).
voters at ballot box
Monday, July 9, 2012
As California held its first statewide open primary in June, an IGS survey showed that (as many who voted for the open primary system hoped) moderate candidates may prevail. “It looks like voters want to vote for more moderate candidates and will do so if the ballot provides the opportunity,” said Professor Gabriel Lenz ,...