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Tag: Political Science

Nov 27, 2018

It’s Time to Amend NC’s Constitutional Amendment Process

In an opinion piece, NC State political scientist Jim Zink discusses the processes by which amendments to the state's constitution might best be approached. 

Nov 27, 2018

How Should CEOs Adjust in the Age of Trump? There are Classes for That.

NC State political scientist Mark Nance welcomes the new dynamics playing out in his classes in the polarized and politically charged age of Trump. 

Green marijuana leaves

Nov 26, 2018

Study: Drug Use, Religion Explain ‘Reverse Gender Gap’ on Marijuana

Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study from political science professor Steven Greene finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana. 

Paul Ridgeway.

Aug 2, 2018

Public Servant Paul Ridgeway

Alumnus and public servant Paul Ridgeway (Political Science '82, MPA '90) is the senior resident superior court judge for North Carolina's 10th judicial district. Learn more about Judge Ridgeway's job and how he applies his NC State degrees in his work. 

Map of North Carolina counties

Jul 9, 2018

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections. 

Jun 24, 2018

Americans Love Families. American Policies Don’t.

NC State political scientist Steve Greene spoke with the New York Times about the disconnect between the reverence politicians and voters have for families and the policies they enact. 

Jun 20, 2018

Advocates Rally in Opposition to Border Separation Policy

NC State political scientist Steve Greene discusses with ABC-11 News some of the political implications involved with the United States' policies of separating children from their parents at the nation's border. 

NC State belltower at night

Jun 13, 2018

Traciel Reid Named Interim Executive Director for School of Public and International Affairs

NC State political scientist Traciel Reid has been named interim executive director of the School of Public and International Affairs, effective July 1, 2018. 

Heidi Hobbs talks during a meeting.

Apr 12, 2018

Fulbright Scholar Heidi Hobbs Grows Prague Connections

As a Fulbright Scholar, political science professor Heidi Hobbs works far beyond the boundaries of campus. Learn more about her teaching and leadership abroad. 

Apr 2, 2018

Cooper, Legislature Spend Big on Private Lawyers in Fight Over Powers

The power struggle between Dem Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican legislature over political appointments has both sides hiring unprecedented numbers of lawyers, says NC State political scientist Andy Taylor.