The Newsletter of the
Western Political Science Association

The Western is the official newsletter of the Western Political Science Association. It serves as a forum for scholarly conversations on political science teaching, research, and political events focused on but not limited to the western region. Contributions to the newsletter should be directed to the editors (Gwendoline M. Alphonso, Fairfield University; Michael Artime, Pacific Lutheran University; Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien, San Diego State University; and Chase Porter, California Baptist University) at The newsletter is available on line at:

Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring 2023

Volume 12, Issue 2, Fall 2022

Volume 12, Issue One, Spring 2022

Volume 11, Issue One, Spring 2019

Volume 10, Issue One, Spring 2018

Volume 9, Issue One, Spring 2017

Volume 8, Issue One, Summer 2016

Volume 7, Issue One, Spring 2015

Volume 6, Issue Two, Fall 2014

Volume 6, Issue One, Spring 2014

Volume 5, Issue Two, Fall 2013

Volume 5, Issue One, Spring 2013

Volume 4, Issue Two, Fall 2012

Volume 4, Issue One, Spring 2012

Volume 3, Issue Two, Fall 2011

Volume 3, Issue One, Spring 2011

Volume 2, Issue Two, Fall 2010

Volume 2, Issue One, Spring 2010

Volume 1, Issue One, 2008