Daniel P. Hawes

Kent State University
Political Science

302 Bowman Hall
Kent, OH

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Daniel Hawes’ research interests deal with questions related to public policy and public administration, broadly, and substantively focus on education and immigration policy. His research incorporates aspects of public administration, public management, and state and local politics in examining questions of public policy and policy performance. A central theme in his research is a focus on the determinants of public policy outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged groups. A fundamental question that his work has sought to address is: How can government – via policy, structure, bureaucracy or management – better address the inequities we observe in policy outcomes for disadvantaged groups? In doing so, his work has explicitly examined the role of public management, organizational structure, political representation, organizational and external environments on shaping policy outcomes. He has approached this broad question through different theoretical lens – e.g., social capital, representative bureaucracy, rational choice, public management – and in different substantive contexts – e.g. K-12 education, higher education, immigration.

Rocha, Rene R., and Daniel P. Hawes. 2009. “Racial Diversity, Representative Bureaucracy, and Equity in Multiracial School Districts.” Social Science Quarterly 90 (2):326-344.
Hawes, Daniel P., and Rene R. Rocha. 2011. “Social Capital, Racial Diversity, and Equity: Evaluating the Determinants of Equity in the United States.” Political Research Quarterly 64:924-937.
Hill, Gregory C., and Daniel P. Hawes. 2011. “Managing Undocumented Students: Do Undocumented Students Hinder Student Performance?” State and Local Government Review 43:183-195.
Fryar, Alisa Hicklin, and Daniel P. Hawes. 2012. “Competing Explanations for Minority Enrollments in Higher Education” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 22 (1):83-99.
Moynihan, Donald and Daniel P. Hawes. 2012. “Responsiveness to Reform Values: The Influence of the Environment on Performance Information Use.” Public Administration Review 79 (1):95-105.
Hawes, Daniel P. 2013. “Representation, Salience, and Responsiveness to Latino Student Performance.” Journal of Latinos and Education 12:87-107.
Rocha, Rene, Daniel P. Hawes, Alisa Hicklin Fryar, and Robert Wrinkle. 2014. "Policy Climates, Enforcement Rates, and Migrant Behavior: Is Self-Deportation a Viable Immigration Policy?" Policy Studies Journal 42 (1):79-100.
Hawes, Daniel P., Rene R. Rocha and Kenneth J. Meier. 2013. “Social Capital in the Fifty States: Measuring State-Level Social Capital 1986-2004.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 13:21-138.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy SECONDARY
Governance PRIMARY
Social Policy

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