Helvidius Group - Journal of Politics & Society

Helvidius Group - Journal of Politics & Society The Journal of Politics & Society is the premier undergraduate academic publication in the social sciences published twice a year at Columbia University.
The Journal of Politics & Society is the premier undergraduate academic publication in the social sciences. Founded in 1989, JPS is published twice a year by the Columbia University based Helvidius Group and is available for purchase by physical subscription, our Android and iOS apps, EBSCO, Web of Science, and Google Scholar. The Journal is carried by a number of academic libraries and universities, including the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library system. Editor in Chief: Ciara O'Muircheartaigh Publisher: Matthew Wayland Lead Senior Editor: Astrid Wik Hallaraaker Director of Operations: Clayton Becker Director of Outreach: Peter Rutkowski

Helvidius Group - Journal of Politics & Society
03/06/2019

Helvidius Group - Journal of Politics & Society

Our Fall 2017 issue is here! Congratulations to our authors and the 31st Editorial Board. Read the papers here: http://w...
12/23/2017
Fall 2017

Our Fall 2017 issue is here! Congratulations to our authors and the 31st Editorial Board.

Read the papers here: http://www.helvidius.org/journal/

The Premier Undergraduate Journal of Social Science

Associate Editor Nikki Shaner-Bradford also takes a look at Osaremen Okolo’s paper on the discourse of fertility surro...
12/09/2017
A Review of “Blackened Fertility”

Associate Editor Nikki Shaner-Bradford also takes a look at Osaremen Okolo’s paper on the discourse of fertility surrounding black women. Read her analysis here!

In Osaremen Okolo’s investigation of the myth and reality of fertility amongst African American women, “Blackened Fertility: The Lasting Discourse of African American Female Reproduction After the Civil Rights Movement,” Okolo contrasts the concept of hyper-fertility that is forced upon Africa...

Associate Editor Upasna Saha reviews a paper on the effects of digital medicine on incarcerated patients. Read here!
12/06/2017
A Review of “Prisons, HIV/AIDS, & Digital Patients”

Associate Editor Upasna Saha reviews a paper on the effects of digital medicine on incarcerated patients. Read here!

Reviewed by Associate Editor Upasna Saha Nadya Kronis’ “Prisons, HIV/AIDS, & Digital Patients: Governing the Health of Carceral Citizens Between Aban

Associate Editor Peter Rutkowski looks at a paper studying the effects of gerrymandering on Ohio's 9th District. Read he...
12/04/2017
Review of “Gerrymandering in Ohio’s 9th District”

Associate Editor Peter Rutkowski looks at a paper studying the effects of gerrymandering on Ohio's 9th District. Read here!

Reviewed by Associate Editor Peter Rutkowski Gerrymandering has long been utilized as an unfair strategy in order for one political party to gain control of

Associate Editor Sam Baron reviews a paper on the myth of "hyper-fertility" and its effects on black women. Check it out...
11/30/2017
Review of “Blackened Fertility”

Associate Editor Sam Baron reviews a paper on the myth of "hyper-fertility" and its effects on black women. Check it out here!

Reviewed by Associate Editor Sam Baron In “Blackened Fertility: The Lasting Discourse of African American Female Reproduction After the Civil Rights Moveme

Check out Associate Editor Debbie Leung's analysis of a paper tracing the relationship between free trade and environmen...
11/20/2017
Trade and the Environment: A Dichotomy

Check out Associate Editor Debbie Leung's analysis of a paper tracing the relationship between free trade and environmental protection!

Reviewed by Associate Editor Debbie Leung There has long been a debate about the priority between economic growth and environmental conservation, with recent

Photo credits to Kevin Chu
11/08/2017

Photo credits to Kevin Chu

10/31/2017
A Review of “A New Europe Will Be Born” by Matt Wayland

Associate Editor Matt Wayland analyzes a paper on how James Baker, former Sec. of State, shaped post-Cold War politics. Read it here!

Reviewed by Associate Editor Matt Wayland In “A New Europe Will Be Born”, Conor Pfeiffer examines how James Baker, George H.W. Bush’s Secreta

10/31/2017
Examining Activist Strategies

Associate Editor Akanksha Ashok examines an analysis on the strategies of apartheid divest activists at Harvard and Columbia. Read more below.

Reviewed by Associate Editor Akanksha Ashok Farris Peale’s Indifference and the Ivory Tower attempts to qualify and explain the strategies of apartheid div

09/15/2017
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Are you a Columbia student interested in gaining firsthand exposure to undergraduate social science research? Apply to be an associate editor! Applications are due tonight at 11:59PM

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Why join the Journal of Politics & Society? Associate Editor applications for the Fall 2017 Editorial Board are due at 11:59pm on Friday, September 15th. Y

04/27/2017
Planning Mass Transit – a Review

Associate Editors Connor Haseley and Priya Mishra review a piece on the challenges of mass transit in social and political contexts. Read Connor's piece here:http://www.helvidius.org/2017/04/27/planning-mass-transit-a-review/ and Priya's piece here! http://www.helvidius.org/2017/04/27/modernization-and-urban-planning/

Reviewed by Associate Editor Connor Haseley In “The Politics of Urban Transport Planning in Ahmedabad, India,” Austin Crouse examines how the framing of pr

Check out the conversation (recorded in the form of a podcast) between Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Joh...
03/28/2017
Episode 1: Dr. John Marshall

Check out the conversation (recorded in the form of a podcast) between Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. John Marshall, and Associate Editor Emmett Werbel, here! https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F314601479&%3Bauto_play=false&%3Bhide_related=false&%3Bshow_comments=true&%3Bshow_user=true&%3Bshow_reposts=false&%3Bvisual=true

I sit down with Dr. John Marshall, assistant professor in the Columbia University Department of Political Science, to discuss his research and its implications on global media and electoral structures

03/19/2017
A Summary of “Music, Revolution, and Censorship” by Nathalia Santos

Associate Editor Sunny Chen examines author Nathalia Santos's piece on the relationship between repression, revolution, and funk music. Read the full feature here! http://www.helvidius.org/2017/03/19/a-summary-of-music-revolution-and-censorship-by-nathalia-santos/

Reviewed by Associate Editor Sunny Chen Samba, MPB, and funk are genres of music that were criminalized and repressed in Brazil during its authoritarian regi

12/06/2016

We are happy to announce the 2017 Executive Board:

Editor in Chief: Jordan Singer
Lead Senior Editor: Emily Yeh
Publisher: Alice Hu
Director of Outreach: Venya Gushchin
Director of Operations: Amy Gong Liu

Congratulations to all of you!

12/02/2016
Submit Your Research

The deadline for Fall 2017 undergraduate paper submissions is January 8, 2017! Submit papers at http://www.helvidius.org/submit/

Papers are typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered. Late submissions will not be considered.

The Journal of Politics & Society is an interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate scholarship in the social sciences, published by the Helvidius Group of

10/28/2016
A Chat With Professor Philip Oldenburg

JPS is excited to launch a new series of professor Q&As with the faculty at Columbia! First off is an interview with Philip Oldenburg on his work in Indian politics, conducted by Associate Editor Sarah Poff. Read the transcript here!

http://www.helvidius.org/2016/10/28/a-chat-with-professor-philip-oldenburg/

Philip K. Oldenburg is Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His research focuses primarily on Indian politics, and in partic

08/24/2016
Submit Your Research

The deadline for undergraduate paper submissions is August 26, 2016! Submit papers at http://www.helvidius.org/submit/

Papers are typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered. Late submissions will not be considered.

The Journal of Politics & Society is an interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate scholarship in the social sciences, published by the Helvidius Group of

Spring 2016 Board Photos
04/24/2016

Spring 2016 Board Photos

04/20/2016
Submit Your Research

Submit your research to the Journal of Politics & Society! The deadline for the Spring 2017 journal is August 26, 2016. Submit through our website at http://www.helvidius.org/submit/

The Journal of Politics & Society is an interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate scholarship in the social sciences, published by the Helvidius Group of

04/09/2016
The Markey for Bribes: Does a High ‘Return on Bribery’ Help Countries Attract FDI

Associate Editor Hari Patel reviews an analysis of potential "returns on bribery," or benefits that firms gain from bribery. Check it out here!

http://www.helvidius.org/2016/04/09/the-markey-for-bribes-does-a-high-return-on-bribery-help-countries-attract-fdi/

Reviewed by Hari Patel Many studies have found a significant negative correlation between the levels of bribery in a country and inflows of foreign direct in

02/21/2016
Maximizing Social Welfare through Variations in State Lottery Redistribution Methods

Associate Editor Yisehak Abraham reviews an examination of the relationship between altruism and lottery ticket purchasing trends. Check it out here!

http://www.helvidius.org/2016/02/20/maximizing-social-welfare-through-variations-in-state-lottery-redistribution-methods/

Reviewed by Yisehak Abraham When you purchase a lottery ticket, is it purely for entertainment purposes or is there an element of altruism that makes purchas

Apply to be an Associate Editor at the Journal of Politics and Society!Working as a Helvidius Group member is a great op...
01/19/2016
Join

Apply to be an Associate Editor at the Journal of Politics and Society!
Working as a Helvidius Group member is a great opportunity for both those interested in law school or graduate work in the social sciences and those interested in careers in publishing, journalism, public policy, international affairs, consulting, and business.
Major benefits of joining include a rigorous training curriculum, members-only speakers’ series, a vast and impressive alumni network, and exposure to the highest-quality undergraduate research.
www.helvidius.org/join to apply!

Associate Editor Applications will be due on Thursday, January 21 at 11:59 PM EST. Apply now to be a member!

JPS is currently accepting student papers for publication in ourFall 2016 Journal! Papers are typically between 20 and 5...
12/15/2015
CFP

JPS is currently accepting student papers for publication in our
Fall 2016 Journal! Papers are typically between 20 and 50 pages, although all submissions will be considered.

The deadline for student paper submissions is January 10th, 2016. To find out more information, download our Call For Papers pdf at http://www.helvidius.org/cfp/

Click here to download the Fall 2016 Call for Papers!

12/14/2015

Please join us in congratulating our new 2016 Executive Board!

Roma Patel
Editor in Chief

Jenny Li
Executive Editor

Nick Hallock
Managing Editor

Jordan Singer
Publisher

Venya Gushchin
Director of Outreach

Alice Hu
Director of Operations

11/19/2015
Investing in Compulsory Education: The Regional Impact of Education Expenditures on Primary...

Associate Editor Eren Villa reviews an analysis of the relationship between education expenditures and primary school student levels in different regions of China.

http://www.helvidius.org/2015/11/17/investing-in-compulsory-education-the-regional-impact-of-education-expenditures-on-primary-school-students-in-mainland-china/

Reviewed by Eren Villa In her paper, “Investing in Compulsory Education: The Regional Impact of Education Expenditures on Primary School Students in Mainla

11/17/2015
The Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 on National School Meal Participation Rates

Associate Editor Sam Henick reviews an analysis of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHKA) of 2010. Take a look here!

http://www.helvidius.org/2015/11/17/the-impact-of-the-healthy-hunger-free-kids-act-of-2010-on-national-school-meal-participation-rates/

Reviewed by Sam Henick The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 authorized $4.5 billion in new funding for the United States Department of Agricultu

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