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Walter Dean Burnham Honored by the American Political Science Association

Wed, Dec 17, 2008

The Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association recently honored Walter Dean Burnham by naming its dissertation prize after him.


Two UT Government Professors Included in List of Top Five Books on Presidential Rhetoric

Tue, Dec 2, 2008

In an article in the Wall Street Journal (Nov. 29-30, 2008 ), books by Professors Jeffrey Tulis and Roderick Hart were listed among the five best books written on communication and the presidency.




Poll finds McCain, Cornyn still leading in Texas

Tue, Nov 4, 2008

John McCain leads Barack Obama by a 51 to 40 percent margin among registered voters in Texas, with 8 percent still undecided, according to the latest statewide poll conducted by the Texas Politics Project and Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin. In the US Senate contest, Senator John Cornyn leads challenger Rick Noriega by nine points, 45% to 36%, with 14% still undecided. The election matchup results were drawn from a sample of 550 registered voters in Texas Oct. 15-22, and had a margin of error of 4.2 percent.




Three Assistant Professors of Government Sweep Awards at Annual Political Science Meetings

Fri, Sep 19, 2008

Kenneth Greene, Jason Brownlee, and Zachary Elkins all won awards from the Organized Section on Comparative Democratization at the recent annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston.


Statewide poll finds Texans worried, McCain and Cornyn enjoying leads

Thu, Sep 4, 2008

A statewide survey produced by members of the UT-Austin Government Department found Texans focused on economic concerns and expressing very negative views about the country's direction.




The Rhetorical Presidency by Professor Jeffrey Tulis is Subject of Symposium

Fri, Jun 20, 2008

Jeffrey Tulis published The Rhetorical Presidency twenty years ago, but it continues to make waves.





Si Se Puede: Politicians Court Latino Voters

Wed, May 21, 2008

Modern U.S. political rhetoric generally holds that elected leaders should "look like America." But, while national demographics are changing rapidly, the face of the government is slow to follow.


Politics in the Pews

Wed, May 21, 2008

Researchers explore the role of religion in mobilizing African American and Latino voters



Group Project Investigates Politics of Carbon Markets

Mon, May 12, 2008

In GOV358: Introduction to Public Policy, taught by Dr. Alessandra Lippucci, groups are required to complete a project regarding a major policy issue. One group presented on carbon markets, titled “Carbon Markets for Dummies”. The educational presentation discussed carbon markets from both global and local perspectives and demonstrated the dynamics of the carbon market through an interactive game. Both upper and lower division classes explored this topic through these students’ presentation.


Department of Government Commencement Ceremony 2008

Fri, Apr 18, 2008

Information for Graduating Students




Award-winning Government/Plan II graduate, Julie Wimmer, finds adventure and challenges in Paraguay

Tue, Apr 8, 2008

After graduating from UT in May, 2005, with a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors, Government, and Latin American Studies, I worked as a legislative assistant in the office of State Representative Pete P. Gallego before receiving my invitation from the Peace Corps to serve as an Urban Youth Development Consultant Volunteer in Paraguay.


Prof. Eric McDaniel Receives Fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Tue, Mar 11, 2008

Assistant Professor Eric L. McDaniel has accepted the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s invitation to join their Scholars in Health Policy Research Program.


Graduate Student Roy Germano Conducts Survey on Emigration from Mexico

Mon, Mar 3, 2008

The Emigration and Politics Study (EPS) is a household survey that aims to advance knowledge of the political causes and consequences of labor emigration in developing countries. In January 2008, Roy Germano developed and directed the first EPS in Michoacán, a high-emigration Mexican state that recently held competitive gubernatorial and municipal elections.



Prof. Wendy Hunter Publishes Paper on the Workers' Party in Brazil

Fri, Feb 15, 2008

Associate Professor Wendy Hunter has published "The Normalization of an Anomaly: The Workers' Party in Brazil" in World Politics 59:3 (April 2007), pp. 440- 475.



UT Professor Blogs on Democratic Presidential Nomination Race

Thu, Feb 14, 2008

Professor Jeffrey Tulis, a specialist on American politics, wrote a recent blog analyzing the role of inspirational leadership versus specific policymaking proposals and accomplishments in the current battle between Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton.


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