Category Archives: Scruggs

Briggs defends thesis on economic inequality

Bryant Briggs ’13 defended his senior thesis, “Economic Inequality: Whom does it concern?” He was advised by Prof. Lyle Scruggs. Congratulations!

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New Volume on Economic & Social Human Rights

A newly released volume from Cambridge University Press, The State of Economic & Social Human Rights: A Global Overview, edited by Lanse Minkler (ECON), offers interdisciplinary contributions aimed at enabling scholars and policy makers find the best ways to instantiate … Continue reading

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Climate Change Paper Highlighted

In an article on climate change over at Foreign Policy, Kate Sheppard highlighted a recent journal article by Prof. Lyle Scruggs and Salil Benegal. See page two. Congratulations!

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Scruggs and Stockemer Publish in Electoral Studies

Prof. Lyle Scruggs and Dr. Daniel Stockemer (UConn PhD) published “Income inequality, development and electoral turnout – New evidence on a burgeoning debate,” Electoral Studies 31 (2012), pp. 764-773. Congratulations! The abstract: “We comprehensively analyze the macro-level link between income … Continue reading

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Scruggs wins prestigious Russell Sage fellowship

Professor Lyle Scruggs has been selected as a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. While there, he will be working on a book that examines the historical evolution of social welfare programs around the world … Continue reading

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Scruggs and Benegal Publish Article on Climate Change

Prof. Lyle Scruggs and Salil Benegal, a POLS graduate student, have co-authored a forthcoming article in Global Environmental Change entitled, “Declining public concern about climate change: Can we blame the great recession?” The article has already received attention from USA Today, ScienceDaily, and … Continue reading

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New articles from POLS professors

Look for a new article by Profs. Lyle Scruggs, Shareen Hertel, Samuel Best, and Christopher Jeffords to be published next month in Human Rights Quarterly (vol. 33:4, November 2011), entitled “Information, Choice and Political Consumption: Human Rights in the Checkout … Continue reading

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