Marty Patrick Jordan

Michigan State University
Political Science

Dept. of Pol Sci, S. Kedzie Hall
368 Farm Lane, S233
East Lansing, MI
USA
48824
marty.jordan@gmail.com

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My research explores why policy actors make the choices they do. I examine the political, economic, social, and institutional factors that condition individuals or interest groups’ decisions to pursue a policy or process for change. And I evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of a policy within and across governmental jurisdictions. My research often bridges multiple institutions (e.g., state legislatures, state courts, direct democracy, local governments), various policy domains (economic and tax, morality, disaster, criminal justice, welfare and healthcare policies), and sometimes even stretches into the comparative context.

Citation:
Schneider, Saundra K. and Marty P. Jordan. 2016. “Political Science Research on Crises and Crisis Communications.” In The Handbook of International Crisis Communication Research. Andreas Schwarz, Matthew Seeger, and Claudia Auer (Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell.
Citation:
Schneider, Saundra K. and Marty P. Jordan. 2015. “An Analysis of Governmental Performance during Urban Disasters: Fukushima and Hurricane Sandy.” In Cities at Risk: Planning for and Recovering from Natural Disasters. Pierre Filion, Gary Sands, and Mark Skidmore (Eds.). Surrey, England: Ashgate Press.
Citation:
Jordan, Marty P., and Saundra K. Schneider. 2015. “Poverty and Politics.” In Michael Shally-Jensen, Mark J. Rozell, and Ted G. Jelen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of American Political Cultures. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio Solutions.

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy
Governance
Health Policy
Social Policy PRIMARY
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY

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

Keywords

POLICY DIFFUSION POLICY PROCESSES STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS WELFARE POLICY HEALTHCARE POLICY ECONOMIC POLICY TAX POLICY DISASTER POLICY CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY MORALITY POLICY PUBLIC OPINION FEDERALISM URBAN POLITICS