Topic: Department of Government

Website Permits Global Policy Analysis Across Time and Place

March 1, 2016
U.S. Capitol

As the presidential primaries heat up, political leaders, journalists and students of government can compare politicians’ policy suggestions to public policy around the globe.

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New UT/Texas Tribune Poll Finds Cruz and Walker Neck and Neck

Feb. 23, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas holds a narrow lead over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker among potential Republican primary voters in Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas Politics Project Series Hosts House Speaker Joe Straus

Feb. 9, 2015

Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Joe Straus will be interviewed as part of the Texas Politics Project Speaker Series. His interview will address policy issues facing the 84th Texas Legislature including education, transportation and the budget. The discussion will be led by James Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project, and live-streamed at the Texas Politics Project website.

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Cultivating Statehood

Sept. 25, 2013
Cultivating Statehood

Constitute, a new website by government scholar Zachary Elkins with a grant from Google Ideas, puts the world's constitutions online as a resource for citizens. [Video]

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Government Professor Launches Google Constitutions Website at U.N. General Assembly

Sept. 24, 2013

National constitutions are supposed to provide a sustainable structure for politics, yet only half live more than 19 years. Zachary Elkins, associate professor of government and a leading constitutional scholar, knows what it takes for constitutions to last for generations and now he's teaming up with Google to share his expertise with drafters around the world.

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