Politics & International Affairs 
 November 2010 (#20)  politics.nau.edu
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Faculty 2010

Faculty and Staff from the Department of Politics &
International Affairs wish you a fun, safe, relaxing, enjoyable
Thanksgiving Break.
Paul Lavrakas Reflects on
"Exit Polls and Election 2010"
Paul LavrakasPaul Lavrakas, Politics & International Affairs Visiting Scholar, met with faculty and students to discuss his election night experiences working with the Associated Press to interpret 2010 exit poll data. Lavrakas, an expert in the areas of survey research and methodology, has a long track record of working with media outlets to interpret exit poll data and call election races. He mused about being behind the scenes during the 2000 election. Just as he said Florida is too close to call, Fox News called the race for George Bush. This set in motion a legal battle that was eventually decided by the Supreme Court. While not as momentous as the 2000 election, he will remember this year's race as historical in nature. The exit poll data demonstrates that this was a year of voter dissatisfaction with everything and everyone, rather than a mandate for Republican policies.
Faculty Updates

Jacqueline Vaughn has just published the sixth edition of her textbook, Environmental Politics: Domestic and Global Dimensions, by Wadsworth.

Eric Otenyo has joined the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT).

Kelly Campbell-Rawlings recently co-authored "Promoting Participation from the Inside-Out: Workplace Democracy and Public Engagement." This has been published as part of a white paper from the Alliance for Innovation.
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