May 15, 2019
Political science professor and alumnus win Conflict Management and Peace Science's Article of the Year Award
Political Science professor Carla Martinez Machain and alum Leo Rosenberg, a 2015 master's in political science graduate, have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Glenn Palmer Prize for the best article in Conflict Management and Peace Science. Martinez Machain and Rosenberg's paper "Domestic diversion and strategic behavior by minority groups" and was published in 35(5) issue of the journal.
The article is summarized with the journal award committee as "address[ing] an under-appreciated facet of international relations and diversionary theory: minority groups' engagement in tactics of strategic avoidance when governments hold incentives to repress. Martinez Machain and Rosenberg revisit diversionary theory through the lens of often-neglected minority constituent groups and present persuasive evidence via a series of robust multivariate tests at the rather novel state-minority group dyad level."
Conflict Management and Peace Science is the flagship journal of the Peace Science Society, an international organization that advances social science theory as it relates to international relations. Kansas State University will host the 53rd Peace Science Society International North American Meeting in November.