Skip to Content

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Home > Research > Legislative Politics and Policymaking

Legislative Politics and Policymaking

A fundamental question in democratic governance is how public preferences are channeled through representative assemblies into policy outcomes.   Central to answering this question is a need to understand how variations in rules and parliamentary procedures influence the legislative strategies adopted by elected representatives, which ultimately lead to the promulgation of new policies. CSDI scholars and affiliates investigate these questions, as well as studying the impacts that political parties, interest groups, and other public and private interests have on the production of legislative policies. 

Legislative Politics and Policymaking Scholars:


Back Home   

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 -new visitor


More »

Latest Research

SFGS

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.

 More »

Media Spotlight

NPR -6-24-15- CSDI affiliate Bruce Oppenheimer speaks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the changing demographics and politics of the South after the Charleston S.C., shooting.

NYT -6/22/15- Paul Krugman assesses the role of race in contemporary American politics and policy-making, drawing in part on research by Larry Bartels examining political shifts in the white working class (Quarterly Journal of Political Science 2006, 1: 201-226) .

 More » 

Contact the CSDI

The Center for the Study of
Democratic Institutions
Vanderbilt University
PMB 505
230 Appleton Place
Nashville TN 37203

CSDI Poster

 

 

 


Phone: 615.875.6954
Fax: 615.343.6003 
Email

 

©