Grant from National Institute for Civic Discourse & University of Arizona Foundation

I have received a new grant from the National Institute for Civic Discourse & University of Arizona Foundation in the amount of $2,500.  It is for my project “Attitudes toward Civility and Violence among Protesters in the
United States”.

 

The Activists will screen in Manchester on June 24 (3:25pm-4:30pm)

The Activists will screen at the Telling Tales Film and Audio Festival in Manchester, United Kingdom on June 24 at 3:25pm-4:25.

http://www.telling-tales-festival.com/#home-section

 

Article Accepted by the Journal of Politics

Philip Leifeld and I are thrilled that we now have an article forthcoming in the Journal of Politics. It is titled “Contributions by Interest Groups to Lobbying Coalitions.” Look for it in April 2018. Read the accepted manuscript here:

http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/mheaney/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2017/05/Heaney_and_Leifeld-2018.pdf

The Activists is an Official Selection in the Telling Tales Festival

Today it was announced that The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets is an Official Selection in the Telling Tales International Film and Audio Documentary Festival, June 23-25, 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom.
http://www.telling-tales-festival.com/

Protest Fatigue: Have Weeks of Protests Made an Impact?

Today I am quoted in an NBC News story on “Protest Fatigue: Have Weeks of Protests Made an Impact?”

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/protest-fatigue-have-weeks-protests-made-impact-n759091

Geoffrey M. Lorenz defends his Ph.D. dissertation in Political Science

Congratulations to Geoffrey M. Lorenz for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation in Political Science at the University of Michigan. I have worked with Geoff since his first year at Michigan and it has been a pleasure every step of the way. Next he will be moving on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia.

The committee (left to right): Richard Hall, Ken Kollman, myself, and Chuck Shipan.

School for Struggle

The Activists received a wonderful review today from The Indypendent, a New York-based publication. Check out “School for Struggle” here:

School for Struggle

Partisanship and Attitudes toward Political Violence

Participants in protests are significantly more supportive of political violence in the United States than are randomly selected citizens (i.e., ANES respondents).

Question: How much do you feel it is justified for people to use violence to pursue their political goals in this country?

Note: National Protest Surveys 2016-17 conducted at the Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention, the Counter-Inaugural Protests, the Women’s March on Washington, and the March for Life.

Sample Size: ANES 2016 All Respondents (N=4,216); ANES 2016 Protesters Only (N=117); National Protest Surveys 2016-17 (N=2,081).

Quoted in Science Magazine about March for Science

My observations about the March for Science were quoted in this article:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/more-1500-people-told-us-where-and-why-they-marched-science

The March for Science and Democracy in America

Check out my essay “The March for Science and Democracy in America”, at “Learn, Speak, Act”, a new blog sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Thank you to Nicholas Valentino for helpful feedback. Thank you to Katarina Nehrkorn, Will Sollish, Kiki Bayen, Yuka Naya, Aubrey O’Neal, Michael Mrozinski, and others for survey assistance. Thank you to Betsy Mendelsohn, Robert Bateman, and Kate Bateman for providing housing and meeting facilities.

The March for Science and Democracy in America