Washington State Magazine

Category: Political science

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Civility and Democracy in America: A Reasonable Understanding
Spring 2014
This collection of essays from WSU professors and other scholars takes a hard look at the historical and contemporary state of civility in the country, probing the complexities and the causes of the current “crisis.” The articles cover not...
Categories: Political science, Public affairs
Tags: Civility, Politicians, Government

Governing Washington: Politics and Government in the Evergreen State
Summer 2012
 Washington state has its own distinct brand of democracy, growing from the early Populist and Progressive movements of the early twentieth century. This series of essays from leading scholars, journalists, and authorities on Washington’...
Categories: Political science
Tags: State government

The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising
Summer 2012
 Another major election year has arrived and with it, the inevitable onslaught of political advertisements. Do those ads influence the way we vote, or do they just provide the background noise and distraction that build cynicism toward the...
Categories: Political science
Tags: Political advertising, Advertising

Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist of Emma Smith DeVoe
Summer 2012
 At a time when women’s rights and politics are dominating our national discourse, it would be good to consider our past. Emma Smith DeVoe’s story, for example, enhances our understanding of our nation’s Women’s Suffrage movement a...
Categories: History, Political science
Tags: Suffrage, Voting, Women, American West

An Election for the Ages: Rossi vs. Gregoire, 2004
Winter 2010
Every couple of years, we engage in the most basic of democratic activities: voting. Elections typically run smoothly and uneventfully. Sometimes they whip up a tornado of controversy, such as Washington’s whisker-thin gubernatorial election in 200...
Categories: Political science, Public affairs
Tags: State government

Women's Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington
Spring 2010
This year marks the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Washington state. As the fifth state in the Union to allow women to vote, Washington’s landmark was more than a half-century in the making. In fact, in 1883, when Washington wa...
Categories: History, Washington state history, Political science
Tags: Women

Essentials of the American Constitution
Spring 2002
Essentials of the American Constitution examines five closely integrated components that make up the fundamental law: the compact, separation of powers, federalism, representation, and the Bill of Rights. The interaction among these components gives ...
Categories: Political science
Tags: Constitution

Just Don't Get Sick: Access to Health Care in the Aftermath of Welfare
Summer 2008
Victor Sidel, the co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, observes, "statistics are people with the tears washed away." Just Don't Get Sick, a new book by Karen Seccombe ('85 Ph.D. Soc.) and Kim Hoffman, offers a litany of statistics abou...
Categories: Public affairs, Political science
Tags: Health care policy

Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility
Summer 2008
Readers wishing to stay current on one of today's most important public policy issues—the transition from fossil fuels to alternative energies—would do well to pick up a copy of Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibil...
Categories: Political science, Environmental studies
Tags: Alternative energy