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How to Study Democratic Backsliding

As democracy continues to backslide, IPR political scientist James Druckman proposes an overarching framework to analyze the threats to democracy in a new working paper.

Quantifying the Power of Bipartisan Coalitions

May 31, 2023
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Study by IPR political scientist Laurel Harbridge-Yong shows the benefits of working together persist even as polarization in Congress has risen.

‘Puncturing’ the Narrative of Racial Progress

May 23, 2023
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Distinguished social psychologist reveals how Americans overestimate advances in racial equality, distorting reality and derailing progress.

IPR Psychologist Collaborates on an Interdisciplinary Model to Address Mental Health

May 18, 2023
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Robin Nusslock and his colleagues outline model in the inaugural issue of Nature Mental Health.

Coronavirus Media Mentions

May 16, 2023
Stay up-to-date with the latest IPR faculty media mentions concerning COVID-19 as well as other IPR news related to the coronavirus in 2023.

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