Amidst all of the political buzz with the general election this fall, the Elections Research Center at UW fosters academic analysis of national and state elections to further the scholarly understanding of factors that influence voter decision-making and election outcomes. Today guest host Mike Wagner talks with director Barry Burden about the center and their […]
How does our two-party system fail democracy? How can we deal with excessive partisanship? Seth Masket looks at this in his new book, “The Inevitable Party.” Seth Masket is an expert on state politics, campaigns and elections, and the durability of political parties in the United States. He is a professor of political science at the […]
Brazil is currently facing its worse political crises in several decades as opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attempt to impeach her on corruption charges. But Rousseff has refused to resign and says that impeachment proceedings amount to undemocratic attempts by the right wing opposition to oust her from power, an attempted coup d’etat. In […]
UW-Madison political scientist David Canon speaks with Brian Standing about the appointment of Paul Ryan as U.S. Speaker of the House.
In this pledge drive edition of the Monday Buzz, host Brian Standing speaks with University of Washington professor Mark Smith about his new book, Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics. In it, Smith argues that religion is not the immovably conservative political force some have characterized it as, but instead morphs and […]
Every election season, Americans come to expect an inundation of two things: attack ads and opinion polling. The former is pretty straightforward: candidates seek money for huge ad buys to tell half-truths about their opponents and hope voters are impressed by their hand-picked statistics. But the results of polls, and the processes and techniques pollsters […]