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Professor Ethan Scheiner interviewed by the LawFare

Click here to listen to Professor Ethan Scheiner talk on LawFare "about the history of the Olympic games, the many political controversies in and around the games since 1896, and the security challenges they present."

In Memoriam: Ed Costantini Professor emeritus studied political motivations, helped create UC Center Sacramento

The Department of Political Science is saddened to report the loss of Edmond Costantini, Professor emeritus of Political Science, on January 10, 2022.  He was 89 years old.  

Costantini joined the UC Davis faculty in 1964 as he was completing his doctoral studies in political science at UC Berkeley. He previously earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut and an undergraduate degree from New York University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Erik Engstrom’s book is reviewed in Perspectives on Politics

From the review: "The Politics of Ballot Design [is] a must-read for scholars interested in understanding how institutions structure political outcomes. . . .  The findings from this book have major normative implications. . . .  This timely chronicle of the pivotal role that election laws play in shaping the course of American democracy will also be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders beyond the academy."