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Myrick Awarded 2022 Merze Tate Award from American Political Science Association

Congratulations to TISS Faculty Affiliate Rachel Myrick (Political Science, Duke) who was awarded the 2022 Merze Tate Award from the American Political Science Association!

The Merze Tate Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of international relations, law, and politics. Myrick completed her PhD in 2021 in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.

Citation from the Award Committee:

The dissertation, “Partisan Polarization and International Politics”,  presents a new finding that partisan polarization undermines reliability and credibility of democratic countries in conducting foreign policies.  It uses extensive and comprehensive multi-methods to test the arguments, including text analysis, survey experiments, elite interviews, and case studies.  The dissertation has policy relevance in the era of polarization.  We also learn how partisan polarization might affect the U.S. ability to interact with other countries on the international stage.  The polarization’s impact on the world stage, cross-pollination with American politics, acute policy relevance, and multi-methods investigation – all make this dissertation the best for this year’s APSA’s Merze Tate Award.

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