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  • 11/07/08 http://bit.ly/17C76xu - Experts: Obama Will Move Quickly to show he's ready to govern (news.vanderbilt.edu) By Ann Marie Owens - Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer noted that the election of the first African American as president some 40 years after the start of the Civil Rights Movement is quite amazing, especially for those who remember the 1960s. "Obama's election shows that our political system, despite its warts and drawbacks, still works," Geer said. "Obama led an impressive campaign despite strong opposition and negative attacks from within his party during the primaries and later from the GOP."
  • 10/31/08  http://bit.ly/15aI3ns -   2 008 Presidential election signals transition: Vanderbilt experts (news.vanderbilt.edu) By Ann Marie Deer Owens - Presidential transition: A smooth presidential transition with an emphasis on advance preparation and avoidance of past pitfalls is crucial to a strong start for the next administration, says political scientist David E. Lewis....All candidates want to claim a mandate once they win elected office, says political scientist John Geer, but it is hard to know based on just the raw vote whether they earned one.
  • 10/03/08 http://bit.ly/Ztffir -  Vanderbilt and First Amendment Center to host presidential election panel (news.vanderbilt.edu) By Ann Marie Deer Owens - Among the panelists scheduled to participate: John Geer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt and an expert on campaigns, public opinion and negative ads. Geer wrote In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns, 1960-2004.
  • 10/01/08 http://bit.ly/16AD6E4 - Presidential scholar eagerly anticipates new administration - whoever wins (vanderbiltview) By Ann Marie Deer Owens - "The addition of Dave Lewis to our faculty is simply tremendous," said [John] Geer. "The blunt facts are that Dave is the leading presidential scholar in his cohort, and his presence brings great visibility to Vanderbilt.

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2/27/17 - CSDI Working Paper 2017- 3 titled "When Do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service." has been released. The paper is authored by Katharine Conn and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo.

2/21/17 - CSDI Working Paper 2017 -2 titled "Personnel System Under Stress: Results of the 2014 Survey on the Future of Government Service" has been released. The Paper is authored by David E. Lewis and Mark D. Richardson.

1/9/17 - CSDI Workng Paper 2017-1 titled "Political Control and the Presidential Spending Power" has been released. The paper is authored by David E. Lewis

12/22/16 - CSDI Working Paper 2016-4 titled "Are Bipartisan Lawmakers More Effective?" has been released. The paper is authored by Craig Volden and Alan E. Wiseman

11/30/16 - CSDI Working Paper 2016- 3 titled "Information Dissemination, Competitive Pressure, and Politician Performance between Elections: A Field Experiment in Uganda." has been released. The paper is authored by Guy Grossman and Kristin Michelitch

5/25/16 - CSDI Working Paper 2016-2 titled "Economic Development, Mobility and Political Discontent: An Experimental Test of Tocqueville's Thesis in Pakistan." has been released. The paper is authored by Andrew Healy, Katrina Kosec and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo

5/15/16 - CSDI Working Paper 2016 -1 titled "Social Exclusion and Political Identity: The Case of Asian American Partisanship" has been released. The paper is authored by Alexander Kuo, Neil Malhorta and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo

12/15/15 - CSDI Working Paper 2015 - 3 titled "Delegation and Bureaucratic Policymaking in the Presence of Binding Legal Constraints: Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is There..." has been released. The paper is authored by Alan E. Wiseman and John R. Wright

 

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6/30/15 CSDI Working Paper 2015-2 titled "Controlling Agency Choke Points: Presidents and Regulatory Personnel Turnover" has been released. The paper is authored by Kathleen M. Doherty, David E. Lewis and Scott Limbocker.

4/1/15 CSDI Working Paper 2015-1 titled"Incorporating Legislative Effectiveness into Nonmarket Strategy: The Case of Financial Services Reform and the Great Recession"has been released. The paper is authored by Craig Volden and CSDI Affiliate Alan E. Wiseman.

12/19/14 CSDI Working Paper 2014-7 titled ''Spatial Models of Legislative Effectiveness''has been released. The paper is authored by Matthew P. HittCraig Volden, and CSDI Affiliate Alan E. Wiseman.

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Media Spotlight

Washington Post - Monkey Cage - 3/2/17 - Co- Director David Lewis explains "Why Donald Trump needs the 'administrative state' that Steve Bannon wants to Destroy."

FoxNews.com - 2/2/2017 - Co- Director David Lewis explains how "President Trump can dampen the criticism by revving up his hiring machine."

The Hill - 2/5/17-  Co- Director David Lewis argues "Reducing federal debt will require Trump to take a holistic approach."

The Conversation - 1/26/17 - Co-Director David Lewis discusses the Trump administration and its handling of the federal workforce in "Trump takes on federal workforce of 2.8 million that's showing signs of stress."

Washington Post- Monkey Cage - 1/4/17 -  Affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden discuss "How term limits for committee chairs make Congress less effective."

Washington Post- Monkey Cage - 1/3/17 -  Affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden ask "Does bipartisanship even work in today's polarized Congress? Yes."

Washington Post- Monkey Cage - 11/9/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels explains that "2016 was an ordinary election, not a realignment."

Vox - 10/14/16 -  Co-Director Larry Bartels and Chris Achen's book "Democracy For Realists" is described as  "...the best book to help you understand the wild 2016 campaign."

NY Times - 9/12/16 -  Co-Director Larry Bartels discusses "The Rise of Presidential Extremists."

NY Times - 5/23/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels and Chris Achen ask "Do Sanders supporters favor his policies?"

Salon - 5/10/2016 -  Co-Director Larry Bartels research is discussed in Neal Garber's piece entitled "There are no Reagan Democrats: The GOP has become the party of rich, white, southerners."

Los Angeles Times - 5/9/16 - Co-Director John Geer and Lynn Vavreck's  SpotCheck project is mentioned in David Lauter's article "Why it took two weeks for a Donald Trump attack ad to anger people. "

Los Angeles Times - 5/2/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels and Chris Achen argue "The Presidential Primaries are Out of Control - and the Party Conventions are Broken."  

Washington Post - 3/7/16 - Co-Director Larry Bartels economic voting model is used by Dr. Matthew Atkinson and Dr. Darin DeWitt to analyze the 2016 Presidential Race.

NBC News - 2/22/1- CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, Hannah Hartig and John Lapinski ask Where Will Bush Supporters Go?"

NBC News - 1/27/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski explain "Where Sanders and Clinton are Dominating." 

The Guardian - 1/15/16 - CSDI affiliate Marc Hetherington asks "What would Lincoln do: is Obama right he would have better bridged the divide?"

NBC News - 1/5/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski examine "How Republicans and Democrats Feel About Their Opponents."

Monkey Cage - 12/28/15 - CSDI affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden reveal the 10 most effective lawmakers in the US Congress

NBC News - 11/17/16 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carolyn Roush and Dr. John Lapinski explore the differences between Carson and Trump supporters.

VU Poll - November 2015

MSNBC.com - 8/19/15 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carrie Roush, and Dr. John Lapinski, Director of the Elections Unit at NBC news take a closer look at Trump supporters.

Washington Post - 8/3/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis and graduate affiliate Mark Richardson's Survey on the Future of Government Service is examined

Cleveland.com - 7/22/15 - CSDI Co-Director John Geer is quoted in an article about Donald Trump's participation in the upcoming republican presidential debate in Cleveland.

The Fiscal Times - 7/20/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis is quoted in an article about Jeb Bush's plan to reduce the federal workforce.

Newsweek -7/17/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis discusses "How to Keep Good People Working in Government."

Tennessean - 7/10/15 - CSDI Co-Directors Joshua Clinton and John Geer Op-Ed, "Beware of Internal Polls to Name Nashville's Next Mayor

 

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