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Archived News -2010

  • 08/27/10 - The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Welcomes New Colleagues 
  • 08/27/10 - The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Recaps Inaugural year of activity at CSDI
  • 03/11/10 - Renowned journalists offer behind-the-scenes perspective on 2008 presidential election ( "We are delighted that two of the most highly respected journalists in D.C. can join us to share their insights on the 2008 presidential election and its significance for the mid-term races," said [JohnGeer, who co-directs the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions with Vanderbilt political scientists Josh Clinton and David Lewis.
  • Thomas E. Mann headlined the official launch of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions on October 28 with his talk, "The 2010 Midterm Elections: Driving Forces, Likely Outcomes, Possible Consequences."

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NYT -In an analysis of the upcoming British general election, Paul Krugman draws on research by Larry Bartels ( to support the claim that voters' "short memories" provide "little or no political reward for good policy."

Tennessean -  Reports "Vanderbilt receives $1M grant to combat child labor." The $1M grant was awarded to CSDI Affiliate Cecilia Mo from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Washington Post - Larry Bartels asks "Can 'conservative principles' boost working-class incomes?"

Washington Post - Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden outline "The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Legislators."

Tennessean - Latest Vanderbilt Poll showcases Tennesseans' views on abortion, Common Core and Medicaid Expansion

NYT - Larry Bartels has documented that the rich have about three times as much influence as the poor on votes in the United States Senate.

VoxWhy the Israel-Palestine conversation is so polarized -  A 2006 study by Larry Bartels and Chris Achen (Princeton) is referenced. 

Vanderbilt News In 2013, Seigenthaler and author David Maraniss co-led a conversation at the First Amendment Center about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary...

Washington Post  - U.S. presidential election results, for example, can be remarkably and accurately predicted by economic growth preceding the election...

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