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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The IGS Library has released guides to the seventeen ballot measures on the November 8 general 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...
overview of suburban housing tract
Friday, September 30, 2016
In 2008, the California Legislature passed SB 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act. The goal was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through coordinated transportation and land use planning which would create more sustainable communities. However, SB 375 provides little guidance on how cities and...
panelists at election kickoff event
Monday, September 12, 2016
Four experts on American politics assembled Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies to try to make sense of one of the wackiest presidential contests in United States history. How did we get here? Terri Bimes , assistant research director at IGS, a lecturer in political...
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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Three new award-winning papers have been posted on the IGS escholarship site. The authors of the papers were awarded the prestigious Charles H. Percy Grant for Public Affairs Research in 2016. Along with the recognition for their excellent research, recipients received a $500 grant to help defray their research expenses...
Senator Barbara Boxer speaking at Bancroft
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Berkeley — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) announced today that she is donating more than two decades of her congressional papers to the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. She also will be the first speaker in the new Barbara Boxer Lecture Series at UC Berkeley, an annual event launching in 2017...
Rodney Hero
Friday, August 26, 2016
Rodney Hero is Haas Chair in Diversity & Democracy and Professor of Political Science. His research interests include American democracy and politics, Latino politics, racial/ethnic politics, state and urban politics, and Federalism. Hero is also a member of the IGS Faculty Advisory Committee. Here, he discusses his...
image of pencil making check mark
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The IGS Poll is a research tool to measure public opinion about major California issues, providing a snapshot of voter opinion and producing data for further academic analysis. The Institute conducted a new poll of California registered voters from June 29 to July 18, measuring voter opinion on critical ballot measures...
california aqueduct
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
IGS is proud to announce the latest edition of the California Journal of Politics and Policy , focused on issues related to the ongoing drought in the western United States. The California Journal of Politics and Policy (CJPP) is an online journal of original scholarship, cutting edge research, and informed commentary...
Susan Hyde
Monday, August 1, 2016
IGS is pleased to welcome the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) research network, a major program that aims to advance evidence-based policymaking in the United States andabroad, and to improve the quality of empirical research in the social sciences. EGAP was established in 2009 and previously housed at Columbia...
Arlene and Vic Willits
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Longtime University supporters Arlene and Vic Willits have made a generous bequest to the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service , reflecting their deep commitment to the Center’s mission of providing public service opportunities for Berkeley undergraduates. The gift, part of a larger bequest to the...

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