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Posted on August 4th, 2020 in Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

As the November 3rd elections continue to get closer, we asked members of the department a very simple question. Why vote? Here are our answers in 200 words or less. Bill Blomquist I vote (and recommend that others do so too) for a few reasons. First, elections really matter. No matter your philosophy or party, you …

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Posted on June 9th, 2020 in Faculty, Featured by Amanda Friesen

This month the American democracy experiment has been bending to break. Just as it has in other moments in American history, a policy window is opening that might usher in justice and movement toward meaningful political, social, and economic equality. That window is built of the protests, actions, donations, statements, and general political activity in …

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Posted on September 19th, 2019 in Faculty, Featured by Scott Pegg

A former British colony, Somaliland proclaimed its independence from Somalia in 1991. Although it has been largely peaceful since 1997, Somaliland’s sovereignty remains entirely unrecognized. It is a paradigmatic example of what IUPUI Political Science Professor Scott Pegg terms “de facto states” – political entities that control territory, provide governance, secure popular legitimacy and yet …

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