Donald P. Haider-Markel

University of Kansas
Political Science

1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS
USA
66045
dhmarkel@ku.edu

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My research and teaching is focused on the representation of interests in the policy process and the dynamics between public opinion, political behavior, and public policy. I have authored or co-authored over 50 refereed articles, over a dozen book chapters, and several books in a range of issue areas, including civil rights, race and inequality, criminal justice policy, religion and the culture wars, counter terrorism, and environmental policy.

Citation:
Haider-Markel, Donald P., and Mark Joslyn. 2013. “Politicizing Biology: Social Movements, Parties, and the Case of Homosexuality.” Social Science Journal
Abstract: We offer an expanded version of attribution theory that incorporates macro- and micro-elements. We then use this theory on a test case and propose an explanation of how individual beliefs about the origins of homosexuality have changed over time and become polarized along partisan lines. We argue that attributions on the origins of homosexuality have been shaped over time by the emergence of a macro-level debate about gay civil rights policy, the related macro-level partisan polarization on gay rights policies, and the strategic framing efforts of in-groups within the parties. We employ aggregate and individual level survey data, descriptive analysis, and content analysis and find support for a theory of attribution that accounts for macro-level factors when explaining individual-level attitudes. We conclude that policy debates can fundamentally shift as attributions become partisan or otherwise politicized.
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0362331913000803
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Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald P. Haider-Markel. 2012. The Politics of Causes: Mass Shootings and the Cases of the Virginia Tech and Tucson Tragedies” Social Science Quarterly 94(2):410-23.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-6237.2012.00894.x/abstract
DOI: DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2012.00894.x
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Haider-Markel, Donald P. ed. 2014. Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government. Oxford Handbook of American Politics Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199579679.do#.UldtQ9L_qSo
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Taylor, Jami Kathleen, and Donald P. Haider-Markel. Eds. 2014. Transgender Rights and Politics: Groups, Issue Framing, and Policy Adoption. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press
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Epp, Charles, Steven Maynard-Moody, and Donald P. Haider-Markel. 2014. Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
URL: http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo17322831.html
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Haider-Markel, Donald P., and Mark Joslyn. 2008. "Understanding Beliefs about the Origins of Homosexuality and Subsequent Support for Gay Rights: An Empirical Test of Attribution Theory." Public Opinion Quarterly 72 (2): 291-310.
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Haider-Markel, Donald P. 2010. Out and Running: Gay and Lesbian Candidates, Elections, and Policy Representation. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy PRIMARY
Environmental Policy
Defense and Security SECONDARY
Social Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Public Opinion SECONDARY

Keywords

CIVIL RIGHTS LGBT POLITICS CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNTERTERRORISM PUBLIC OPINION