Posts by Steven L. Taylor

Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Today in Strange Reasoning (Trump Semi-Support Edition)

Comments on a pro-Trump (well, sorta) column.

The Trump Campaign: One Huge Political Science Experiment

If anything, the Trump campaign is going to provide some interesting data for future political scientists who study campaigns.

One Major Step Closer to Peace in Colombia

The final major piece of the negotiations between the FARC and the Colombian government appears to be in place.

What’s Next with the Brexit?

A British political scientist lays out some of the political and institutional factors that will be relevant going forward.

Trump the Presumptive Nominee (Some of What I got Wrong)

In case anyone noticed: I got the Trump nomination wrong.

The Horror of War and the Challenge of Peace in Colombia

If Colombia makes peace, the post-conflict era will be rife with challenges.

Boehner on Cruz

Strategy and the Garland Nomination

George Will’s column on the Garland nomination sparks a few thoughts.

Primary Turnout does not Predict November Outcomes

Primary turnout is not predictive of general election outcomes.

Trump’s Offensive Defense

Trump is doing the opposite of trying to calm things down.

Some Thoughts on Grades

More accurately, some thoughts on commentary about higher ed.