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Elections and Electoral Rules

A central question to the health of any democratic system is the manner in which public preferences are meaningfully expressed through electoral mechanisms. Understanding the relationship between voters and the officials elected to represent them is vital to any assessment of representative democracy. This component of CSDI’s research agenda engages the role and impact of various electoral rules and systems in aggregating and expressing public preferences, which are ultimately translated into legislative and executive institutions.   Questions relating to the impact of various electoral institutions on the representation of citizens and the production of policy are of particular interest.

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Upcoming Events

08/28/15- CSDI lunch seminar-Gerald Wright, Indiana University, CSDI Senior Visiting Professor

9/4/15-No seminar -APSA

9/11/15-CSDI lunch seminar -Nara Pavão, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow

9/18/15-CSDI lunch seminar - Melinda Ritchie, CSDI Postdoctoral Fellow


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Latest Research

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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

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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