Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy


This broad multidisciplinary program traces how social, political, and institutional dynamics shape and constrain national policymaking in the United States and in comparison with other countries. Experts in political identity, public opinion, inequality, political parties, media, gender, and many other areas come together to debate and study political processes and institutions and their participants.

Recent Research

Find out more about faculty research that considers the policymaking process, public opinion formation, polarization, political engagement, media use, gender stereotypes, and other relevant topics. 

Working Papers and Publications

Faculty Experts

Representing the fields of political science, economics, social policy, psychology, and sociology, faculty delve into the worlds of politics, institutions, and policymaking. Learn more about them through their bios, research, and publications.