Welcome to the website of the Newsletter for the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Comparative Politics Section. The Newsletter publishes symposia on various substantive and methodological issues, highlights new data sets of broad appeal, and generally informs the community about field-specific developments. Recent symposia have looked at the varieties of authoritarianism, the global economic crisis, and field experiments. Upcoming issues will focus on sensitive political phenomena, graduate training in comparative politics, and the politics of space. The Newsletter is currently edited by Matt Golder and Sona N. Golder at The Pennsylvania State University.

Spring 2016 Newsletter Release

We are pleased to release the Spring 2016 edition of the Newsletter. It contains a symposium on Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT), a symposium on the politics of space, and an overview of the Ill-Treatment and Torture dataset.

If you would like to respond to the contributions in the DA-RT symposium, please visit our DA-RT Symposium page.

Travel Stipends Are Available for Graduate Students Presenting Papers at the 2016 APSA

We are pleased to announce that the section in comparative politics will provide up to ten travel stipends of $500 for graduate student members of the section whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the APSA. It is open to all students who are members of the comparative politics section and who provide confirmation of their acceptance as a paper presenter.

Call for Prize Nominations

The Organized Section in Comparative Politics would like to invite you to submit nominations for the following prizes that will be awarded at the 2016 meeting of the APSA. Please direct nominations to members of the prize committees listed below. The deadline for nominations is March 15.

Luebbert Best Book Award

For the best book published in the field of comparative politics in 2014 and 2015.

New Book Series - Princeton Studies in Political Behavior

Princeton University Press announces a new series which will publish path-breaking and accessible work in political behavior. It will showcase works that promise to become the leading, influential books in a growing and vibrant area of behavioral and social science: the intersection of politics with social forces, psychological factors, and communication processes.

News - Tenure Track CP Position at the University of Virginia

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members, is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.

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