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SPA Gives Low Down on the Shutdown

The SPA community sought to better understand the recent 16-day government shutdown in a number of ways, from watching the Senate debates in person, hosting experts to debate the issues, and helping drive the conversation in the media.

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Exploring Seismic Shifts in U.S. Communities

New SPA research project outlines how upheaval at the local level is dramatically changing the U.S. Rapid changes in technology and economics are redefining the social, political, and cultural fault lines of the nation.

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AU Experts: Obama Faces Tough Term

AU leaders McBride, Lichtman, and Griffin examine challenges ahead of Obama including a divided Congress, slow recovering economy, and fiscal issues.

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James Thurber Receives APSA Award

The American Political Science Association honor is given annually to a political scientist who has made a substantial contribution to strengthening the relationship between political science and public service.