Department of Political Science Latest News

How is Europe responding to the coronavirus pandemic?

In hard-hit Europe, responses to COVID-19 could be lessons for the global community, says political economist Jana Grittersova

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Movement for census awareness swells in Inland Empire

In a two-county region at risk of an undercount, grassroots momentum has grown to ensure participation in the 2020 census

The consequences of calling COVID-19 a ‘Chinese virus’

Political scientist Kim Yi Dionne explains why responses to COVID-19 reveal a failure to learn from history

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Research finds support for ‘Trump effect’

Racially inflammatory speech by political elites can embolden members of the public to express their own prejudice

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

AAPI Data releases mapping tool for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Ahead of census, UCR-based research initiative offers resource to better understand fastest-growing racial groups in U.S.

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Political scientist’s book takes honest look at sanctuary cities

In his new book, Loren Collingwood traces the history of — and attitudes toward — contemporary U.S. sanctuary policies

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Center for Social Innovation launches regional platform for public discourse

The SoCal Policy Forum platform is a collaboration between UCR and Southern California News Group

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

What was behind 'vote switching' in the 2016 election?

Study pinpoints concerns about race and immigration — not economic ones — as likely determinants of vote switching

Pushing back against poverty

Mark Sebarrotin said UCR was his shot at the California dream; now, he wants to help others achieve their dream, too.

By Tess Eyrich | | Students

Female presidents are held to higher standards than males

An analysis of presidential approval ratings reveals truths about gender biases

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Loveridge Fellows get a crash course in state politics

UC Riverside expands its presence in California’s capital

By Tess Eyrich | | Students

The future of the town hall is online

Kevin Esterling’s advice to tech companies? Listen to — and learn from — political scientists

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

How private prison companies are influencing immigration policy

Groundbreaking study finds increased support for punitive immigration legislation in districts with privately owned or managed ICE detention facilities

Research suggests Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ produced rare shift in public opinion

Far from its intended effect, the ban generated public opposition to the policy, according to a study co-authored by UCR’s Loren Collingwood

By Tess Eyrich | | University