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Politics Forum

The Politics Forum presents analytical and/or empirical research concerning political power, institutions and choices.  Students and faculty from diverse departments join to learn and comment on the presenter’s current research projects, which may be in completed or just in beginning phases.  Projects that cross disciplinary boundaries are particularly welcome.  Contact Nicholas Toloudis (toloudin@tcnj.edu) with questions or if you are interested in presenting your work.

Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM and are located in Social Sciences Building Room 223.

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Spring 2020 – Politics Forum

 

Progress or Principle? Partisan Competition, Bill Sponsorship, and Position-Taking in Congress

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm in SSB 223

Presented by Dr. Jesse Crosson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Trinity University

Jesse Crosson is a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and Assistant Professor (on leave) at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He earned his Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Michigan’s Department of Political Science. His research deals with public policy and the institutional underpinnings of policy stability and policy change. His particular interests are in how legislative parties and electoral competition, interest group activity, and legislative professionalism influence how, when, and why public policy changes. Dr. Crosson will present “Progress or Principle? Partisan Competition, Bill Sponsorship, and Position-Taking in Congress” on February 21, 2020 for the TCNJ Politics Forum.

 

 

Who’s Afraid of Party Polarization?

Friday, February 28, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm in SSB 223

The Department of Political Science Politics Forum hosts Dr. Jeffrey Selinger, Associate Professor of Government, Bowdoin College, as he presents “Who’s Afraid of Party Polarization” on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm in SSB 223.

Jeffrey Selinger is an Associate Professor of Government at Bowdoin College. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2008. He specializes in the study of American politics, with particular interests in American political development, political parties, public policy, and the presidency.