110 North Hall
214 North Hall
608-265-3680 (phone and
Department of Political Science
1050 Bascom Mall
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Spring: Tuesday 2:30-4:00 and by
Parties and Politics
Syllabi from Past Courses
881, American Political
to American Government and Politics
PS 873, American
Political Parties (graduate)
Off doing good work--former doctoral
advisees: Amnon Cavari
(IDC, Israel); Erika
Fowler (Wesleyan); David Parker
(Montana State); MIchael
Pisapia (Wake Forest); Patricia Strach
(Albany); Timothy Werner (Texas).
Research: Selected Publications, Papers, and Commentary
"Assessing the Potential Effects of
Citizens United: Policy and Corporate Governance in the States."
Co-author Timothy Werner. Paper prepared for delivery at the
Public Choice Society 50th Anniversary Conference, 2013.
American Politics and Government, 3rd ed. Co-authors Kenneth
Goldstein and William Howell. Pearson. 2013.
"Election 2012 in Review." Presentation to the Bascom Hill Society, plus extra
slides, November 13, 2012.
Comments on the
Election, Part 1, Part 2 (about
8 minutes total). WISC-TV, November 7, 2012.
"Assessing the Potential Effects of
Citizens United: Evidence from the States." Co-author Timothy Werner. Paper prepared for delivery at
the annual meeting of the American Poltiical Science Association,
"Parties as a Resource for Presidential Leadership: The Case of Barack Obama." In Steven Schier, ed., Transforming America: Barack Obama in the White House. Rowman and Littlefield, 2011. About the book.
Understanding American Politics and Government, 2nd ed. Co-authors Kenneth Goldstein and William Howell. Pearson. 2011.
The Enduring Debate: Classic and Contemporary Readings in American Politics . Co-editors David T. Canon and Kenneth R. Mayer. W. W. Norton, 2011;
Faultlines:Debating the Issues in American Politics. Co-editors David T. Canon and Kenneth R. Mayer. W. W. Norton, 2011;
"The 2010 Election and Its Aftermath." Presentation to the Wisconsin Credit Union League, January 25, 2011.
"Citizens United: The Future of Campaign Finance and Political Speech (Madison Federalist Society panel presentation)." October 12, 2010
"Reading the Tea Party (Office Hours program, Big Ten Network)." October 5, 2010
United and Political Outcomes."
A quick analysis of differences in election and policy outcomes in states that allowed and disallowed business campaign involvement prior to the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United.
"Obama, the Presidency, and Diversity: The Historic, the Ordinary."
Presentation, Catholic Charities, Madison WI, September 21, 2009.
"Health Care and Politics."
Presentation, Founder's Day, Wisconsin Alumni Association, Milwaukee WI, May 5, 2009.
Leadership, and Longing for Realignment: The Party Basis of the Bush
Presidency." In Steven E. Schier, ed., Ambition and Division:
Legacies of the George W. Bush Presidency. Pittsburgh: University of
Pittsburgh Press, 2009. With Kevin S. Price. About the book.
Consequences of Divided Government." In George C. Edwards III and
William G. Howell, The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. With David C. W. Parker. About the book.
"A Look Back and A Look Ahead: The Election of 2008 and What's Next."
Presentation, Wisconsin Credit Union League, Madison WI, January 20, 2009.
- "After the Contests are Over: Post-Election Analysis and Discussion."
Presentation, Bascom Hill Society, Madison WI, November 18, 2008.
"Much Ado About . . . Something?."
Presentation on whether campaigns matter, Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison WI, September 9, 2009.
or McSame?." Pollster.com, September 3, 2008.
Ads, Messy as They Are, Give Voters Substance." Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, March 23, 2008.
- "Above the Fray? The Use
of Party System References in Presidential Rhetoric." Presidential
Studies Quarterly, September 2007.
Says Money Corrupts Campaigns?" Wisconsin State Journal,
October 8, 2006. Reprinted in Wisconsin
Real Estate Magazine, November 2006.
Comments on the presidential election results, November 3, 2004
Party Base of Presidential Leadership and Legitimacy." In High
Risk and Big Ambition: The Presidency of George W. Bush, ed.
Steven Schier (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press,
With Kevin S. Price. (prepublication version, not final edited copy, 56k pdf).
About the book.
"Pay to Play: Parties,
Interests, and Money in Federal Elections." In The Medium and
the Message: Television Advertising and American Elections, eds. Kenneth Goldstein and Patricia Strach (Englewood
Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004). With David C. W. Parker. (1mb pdf). About
Benefits of Campaign Spending." Cato Institute Briefing Paper
No. 84, September 2003. Wall Street Journal
Functional, or Both? American Political Parties and the APSA Report
after Fifty Years." In The State of the Parties: The Changing
Role of Contemporary American Parties, 4th ed., eds. John C. Green and
Rick Farmer (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). (635k pdf). About
for American Government: Power and Purpose. With David T. Canon and
Kenneth R. Mayer. W.W. Norton, 2002.
Distribution of Campaign Spending Benefits Across Groups." Journal
of Politics 63, 3 (2001): 916-34. (246k pdf).
"Clinton and the Party System in Historical
The Postmodern Presidency: Bill Clinton's Legacy in U.S. Politics,
ed. Steven E. Schier (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000).
(558k pdf). About
"Congressional Campaign Spending and the Quality of
Democracy." Journal of Politics 62, 3 (2000): 757-89.
With Paul F. Manna. (320k pdf).
Attitudes Toward Instructional Technology in the Large Introductory U.S.
Government Course." PS: Political Science and Politics
33, 3 (2000): 597-604. With Kenneth R. Mayer. (937k pdf).
"Unified Government, Divided Government, and Party Responsiveness."
American Political Science Review 93, 4 (1999): 821-35. (1.51mb
"Party Images and Candidate-Centered
Campaigns in 1996: What's Money Got to Do with It?" In The
State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties,
3rd ed., eds. John C. Green and Daniel M. Shea, pp. 337-54 (Lanham, MD:
Rowman & Littlefield, 1999). (1.55mb pdf). About
"Bipartisan Order and Partisan Disorder
in Postwar Trade Policy." Revised version of conference papers.
1998. (354k pdf).
"The Importance of Being Republican:
Forecasting Party Fortunes in House Midterm Elections." Journal
of Politics 59, 2 (1997): 497-519. (1.54mb pdf).
"The Decline and Resurgence of
Congressional Party Conflict." Journal of Politics 59, 1
(1997): 165-84. (1.48mb pdf).
Party Decline in America: Policy,
Politics, and the Fiscal State, ch. 1: "The Past and Present of
American Political Parties" (Princeton: Princeton University Press,
1996). (2.55mb pdf). About
"Party Organizational Strength and Public Support for
Journal of Political Science 40, 3 (1996): 805-824, (2.03mb pdf).
"Resurgent or Just Busy? Party
Organizations in Contemporary America." In The State of the
Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties, 2nd
ed., eds. John C. Green and Daniel M. Shea, pp. 367-84 (Lanham, MD:
Rowman & Littlefield, 1996). (1.55mb pdf). About
"State Formation and the Decline of
Political Parties: American Parties in the Fiscal State." Studies
in American Political Development 8, 2 (1994): 195-230. (3.23mb pdf).
"The Resurgence of Party Organization?
A Dissent from the New Orthodoxy." In The State of the Parties:
The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties, eds. Daniel M.
Shea and John C. Green, pp. 312-27 (Lanham, MD: Rowman &
Littlefield, 1994). (1.41mb pdf). About
"Institutional Incentives for Protection: The
American Use of Voluntary Export Restraints" (with David B. Yoffie). Proceedings
of the Academy of Political Science 37, 4 (1990): 137-150. (785k pdf).