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Philip Klinkner

Philip Klinkner

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Philip A. Klinkner is an American political scientist, blogger and author. He is noted for his work on American politics, especially political parties and elections, race and American politics, and American political history.

Klinkner is currently the James S. Sherman
James S. Sherman
James Schoolcraft Sherman was a United States Representative from New York and the 27th Vice President of the United States . He was a member of the Baldwin, Hoar, and Sherman families.-Early life:...

 Professor of Government at Hamilton College, where he has also served in administrative positions. Originally from Iowa, he graduated from Lake Forest College
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest College, founded in 1857, is a private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois. The college has 1,500 students representing 47 states and 78 countries....

 before attending Yale University
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...

 for M.A., M.Phil.
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Philip A. Klinkner is an American political scientist, blogger and author. He is noted for his work on American politics, especially political parties and elections, race and American politics, and American political history.

Klinkner is currently the James S. Sherman
James S. Sherman
James Schoolcraft Sherman was a United States Representative from New York and the 27th Vice President of the United States . He was a member of the Baldwin, Hoar, and Sherman families.-Early life:...

 Professor of Government at Hamilton College, where he has also served in administrative positions. Originally from Iowa, he graduated from Lake Forest College
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest College, founded in 1857, is a private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois. The college has 1,500 students representing 47 states and 78 countries....

 before attending Yale University
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...

 for M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science. In 1990-1991, he was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution
Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C., in the United States. One of Washington's oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and...

 and he served as a guest scholar there in 1993 and 1995. In 1995, he received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the American Political Science Association
American Political Science Association
The American Political Science Association is a professional association of political science students and scholars in the United States. Founded in 1903, it publishes three academic journals...

.

In The Unsteady March, Klinkner and Rogers Smith
Rogers Smith
Rogers Smith is an American political scientist and author noted for his research and writing on American constitutional and political development and political thought, with a focus on issues of citizenship and racial, gender, and class inequalities.Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and raised...

 argue America's record of race relations cannot be categorized as consistent, gradual advancement towards equality but rather as a series of dramatic moments where multiple factors aligned to advance or hinder progress. The book was the winner of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute's Horace Mann Bond Book Award and was named as a semifinalist for the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

In 2003, Klinkner founded PolySigh, a frequently-cited blog featuring commentary from a group of political science professors. PolySigh was part of the first generation of academic blogs and its contributors represented a variety of academic institutions, political orientations, and political science sub-fields. He has also blogged at the Huffington Post and The Monkey Cage, another political science blog. He has been an occasional contributor to The Nation
The Nation
The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. The periodical, devoted to politics and culture, is self-described as "the flagship of the left." Founded on July 6, 1865, It is published by The Nation Company, L.P., at 33 Irving Place, New York City.The Nation...

and as well as other print, television and online media outlets.

Books

  • The Losing Parties: Out-Party National Committees, 1956-1993. 1999. University of Chicago Press
    University of Chicago Press
    The University of Chicago Press is the largest university press in the United States. It is operated by the University of Chicago and publishes a wide variety of academic titles, including The Chicago Manual of Style, dozens of academic journals, including Critical Inquiry, and a wide array of...

    . (with Rogers Smith
    Rogers Smith
    Rogers Smith is an American political scientist and author noted for his research and writing on American constitutional and political development and political thought, with a focus on issues of citizenship and racial, gender, and class inequalities.Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and raised...

    ).
  • The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America. 1994. Yale University Press
    Yale University Press
    Yale University Press is a book publisher founded in 1908 by George Parmly Day. It became an official department of Yale University in 1961, but remains financially and operationally autonomous....

    .
  • The American Heritage History of the Bill of Rights: The First Amendment. 1991. American Heritage Press
    American Heritage
    American Heritage can refer to:* American Heritage * American Heritage * The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language* American Heritage Rivers* American Heritage School -See also:...

    . Forward by Warren Burger.
  • The American Heritage History of the Bill of Rights: The Ninth Amendment. 1991. American Heritage Press
    American Heritage
    American Heritage can refer to:* American Heritage * American Heritage * The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language* American Heritage Rivers* American Heritage School -See also:...

    . Forward by Warren Burger.

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