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Bliss Institute excitement builds for RNC 2016 - Cleveland
John Green, Bliss Institute Director and Distinguished Professor of political science in UA’s Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for coverage of Cleveland hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention
Governing Controversies: A View from the Ohio Public
The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics in April 2014 with the help of the Center for Marketing and Opinion Research conducted the third Akron Buckeye Poll on Governing Controversies. This report updates Ohioans’ views on four controversies concerning state government: legislative redistricting, early voting, term limits, and length of a single legislative term. To one degree or another, these “governing controversies” reflect a tension between the role of popular opinion and professional opinion in the operation of state government, especially the state legislature. These issues may be addressed by the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission, currently convened to study and propose possible changes to the state constitution.
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2014 Political Science Summer Course Lists
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Professor to study link between Pakistani media use and beliefs on violence
University of Akron political science professor Karl Kaltenthaler is the principal investigator on a research project that will attempt to answer this question and more. More