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Book Explores Reasons For Rejection of Policies

Dr. Mary Layton (Mel) Atkinson’s new book considers why members of the public frequently reject public policies that seem to give them exactly what they want. The book, Combative Politics: The Media and Public Perceptions of Lawmaking (University of Chicago Press), looks at the impact of news media’s impact on this phenomenon. Book Explores Reasons For Rejection of Policies Read more >>

With NSF Funding, Conrad to Study Insurgents, Terrorists

With a $405,818 National Science Foundation grant, Dr. Justin Conrad will research how competition influences the behavior of insurgent groups, terrorist organizations, and pro- government militias. The work will address a gap in understanding of the impact of competition between such non-state groups. The project, “Violent Non-State Rivalry and Organizational Behavior,” will include teams of... With NSF Funding, Conrad to Study Insurgents, Terrorists Read more >>

Public Management Academy Launches With Full Contingent

In its commitment to grow the knowledge of regional public sector managers, UNC Charlotte’s Master of Public Administration Program launched the MPA Public Management Academy Professional Development Certificate program in spring 2017, with a full house of 35 participants from across the region. The fall 2017 offering also is full, as the Academy addresses the specific challenges public... Public Management Academy Launches With Full Contingent Read more >>

Student Interest in Honors Program Grows Dramatically

The Political Science Honors Program has grown significantly since the department developed clear admissions criteria two years ago. The program currently has more than 20 students, who benefit from opportunities for targeted research, in-depth study and mentoring and career coaching by faculty and alumni. During the 2016-17 academic year, 11 students graduated with honors in political science... Student Interest in Honors Program Grows Dramatically Read more >>

Seniors Recognized for Service, Leadership and Academic Achievement

UNC Charlotte administrators honored 11 outstanding seniors for their service, leadership, and academic achievement at a spring awards ceremony. Grant Parker, a political science major, and Justice White, a communication studies major, were among the students presented the Chancellors Citations for Leadership and Service. The citation, given by Chancellor Philip L. Dubois, recognized this... Seniors Recognized for Service, Leadership and Academic Achievement Read more >>