Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas with Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows
Thursday, June 23, 2016
On June 21, 2016, the Matsui Center hosted its annual Sacramento Reception, an event honoring students participating in the Matsui Center summer internship programs Cal-in-Sacramento and the Matsui Local Government Fellowship. This event is hosted every year in partnership with the Institute of Governmental Studies, the...
photo of book cover "Democracy for Realists"
Monday, June 13, 2016
Recent political movements within the United States have raised concerns about the health of American democracy. With hyper-partisanship dividing the country and Donald Trump—the most unlikely, unsuitable, and unpopular presidential nominee of a major party in American history—securing the Republican nomination, the...
new homes under construction
Thursday, June 2, 2016
The ongoing crisis of housing affordability in California has deepened the divide between those who believe it can be resolved by expanding the supply of market-rate housing and those who believe that market-rate construction on its own will not meet the needs of low-income households, for whom more subsidized housing...
David A. Carrillo
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
David A. Carrillo joined the Berkeley Law faculty as the founding Executive Director of the California Constitution Center in 2012. He also serves on the National Advisory Council at the Institute of Governmental Studies. Here, David introduces the California Constitution Center, its activities, and his forthcoming...
Jack Citrin, Ambassador Arnold Chacon, and Thomas Schnaubelt (the Executive Director of the Haas Center for Public Service).
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The John Gardner Fellowship Program and the State Department signed an agreement officially recognizing the John Gardner Fellowship and easing the process of placing Gardner Fellows at the State Department. Ambassador Arnold Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, signed the...
rainy polling place
Friday, May 20, 2016
Incumbent representatives moderate their roll-call voting behavior in response to shifts in their prior electoral margins, according to new published research by IGS alumni John Henderson and John Brooks. Henderson and Brooks jointly published a new study in The Journal of Politics, “Mediating the Electoral Connection: The...
panelists at Brexit conference
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
On June 23rd, United Kingdom voters will head to the polls to decide whether to leave the European Union. At an event co-sponsored by the Anglo-American Studies Program on May 13, Richard Waters, West Coast Editor of the Financial Times, moderated a discussion on the so-called Brexit referendum between Doug Rivers, Chief...
Jack Citrin
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings! It has been a busy and rewarding Spring here at the Institute of Governmental Studies. As the semester comes to a close I’d like to take a moment to look back and share some highlights with you. Of Note: IGS Achievements IGS graduate students, alums and affiliated faculty continue to...
voters at polling station
Monday, May 16, 2016
California’s new top-two primary system did not lead voters in 2012 to pick ideologically moderate candidates for Congress and the state Senate, according to newly published research from IGS Director Jack Citrin and two colleagues. Citrin, IGS Graduate Fellow Douglas J. Ahler, and IGS Affiliated Faculty Member Gabe Lenz...
vote sign photo by flickr user kristinausk
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The IGS Library has released a guide to the ballot measure on the June 7 Primary Election ballot on the California Choices website . In addition to voter resources and in-depth analyses of the proposition, the site features a View Endorsements and Share Your Vote page where you can compare endorsements from political...

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