Research agenda: 1) polarization in politics and its impact on social policy, economics, aging, national health care, minority group interests, and other areas of policy concern; 2) electoral politics; 3) processes of political and party change over time; 4) presidential agendas and campaign issue positions.
||2017 forthcoming: "Winning the Presidency 2016." Routledge.|
||An analysis of the most unusual presidential campaign, the issue positionings of the candidates, and their ideological and electoral group support in the 2016 presidential election. Note: This is the most recent in a quadrennial series of books on the presidential elections|
||"Polarized Politics" The Impact of Divisiveness in the US Political System." 2015. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.|
|| Editor and Co-Author.
Note: Book reviewed in Perspectives in Politics by Bruce E. Cain, Stanford University, March 2016 | Vol. 14/No. 1 pp 228-229.
||"Winning the Presidency." 2012. Paradigm Publishers. |
||An analysis of the presidential campaign, the issue positionings of the candidates, and theur ideological and electoral group support in the 2012 epresidential election. Note: This is one in a series of books on the presidential elections.|
||2012. "The Obama Presidency: Promise and Performance." Lexington Books.|
||An analysis of President Obama's first term in office and his policy achievements.
Comparative Public Policy SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
POLARIZATION, ELECTION, TRUMP, CLINTON, SANDERS, ELECTION, RACE