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.
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
- Druckman, J., J. Fein, and T. Leeper. 2012. A source of bias in public opinion stability. American Political Science Review 106: 430-54.
- Prasad, M. 2012. The popular origins of neoliberalism in the Reagan tax cut of 1981. Journal of Policy History 24(3): 351-83.
- Galvin, D. 2012. The transformation of political institutions: Investments in institutional resources and gradual change in the national party committees. Studies in American Political Development 26(1): 50-70.
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.