Department of Political Science
at boston college
Problems of the Second Generation
The Boston Marathon bombings highlighted, once again, the challenges of assimilating Muslim youth. Any fair-minded assessment of recent events must underscore the inadequacies of Muslim-American leaders, yet the usual criticisms are wide of the mark and fail to identify the institutional as well as intellectual weaknesses of these leaders, writes Political Science Professor Peter Skerry for the Weekly Standard.
Universal Studios Hollywood is introducing the "V.I.P Experience": a special ticket that, among other things, allows purchasers to jump the queue for its various attractions. Political Science Professor Marc Landy weighs in, writing for WBUR "Cognoscenti".
Honors for Unheavenly Chorus
The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy, co-authored by Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Schlozman, has won two PROSE awards for excellence in scholarly publishing from the Association of American Publishers. BC Bookmarks
Political Science seniors have won or shared six major Boston College awards for undergraduate excellence.
Junior at U.N. climate event
Joseph Manning A&S '14 is attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 18th annual Conference of the Parties which takes place through Dec. 7 in Doha, Qatar. BC News Release
Today's Young Republicans
Taylor Eggleston A&S '15, founder of the Boston College Eagle Political Society, is prominent in a feature on young Republicans by NECN.
Stephen Jung Woo Choi A&S '14 is one of three Boston College students to receive a prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship. A triple major (political science, Islamic civilization and societies, and philosophy), Choi will study Mandarin at the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies and the China Studies Institute at Peking University during the 2012-13 academic year.
Books published recently by department faculty:
The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady. Princeton University Press.
The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration by Jonathan Laurence. Princeton University Press.
Alan Wolfe, Political Evil: What It Is, and How to Combat It. Random House
Kant and the Limits of Autonomy by Susan Meld Shell. Harvard University Press.
Globalization and Its Effects, by David Deese. Ashgate Publishing.