Political Science faculty publish study on diversity, equity and inclusion practices in local government administration
A team of researchers from the Department of Political Science recently published research addressing diversity, equity and inclusion practices in local government administration in State and Local Government Review.
Faculty members Jonathan Fisk, associate professor, John Morris, professor, and Geoffrey Silvera, assistant professor, worked with PhD students Xi Chen, Xiaofeng Chen, Jan Hume and Mac-Jane Crayton on the paper, “Toward the Roux: Explaining the Adoption of Inclusionary Practices in Local Governments.” The study is the first to examine the drivers of inclusive practices in city and county administration. Following the recent uprisings in cities across the U.S. around racial and social justice issues, this work is both timely and important.
“We are particularly proud of this publication as it was the first peer-reviewed publication for several students and was a collaboration that brought together folks from different programs within political science as well as addressed a critical issue that many communities are confronting,” Fisk said.
Submitted by: Victoria Santos