Drake Law Review Symposium on Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change

This was a truly great symposium and discussion, now in print. Drake Law Review Volume 61, No. 4, Summer 2013 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SYMPOSIUM The U.S. Constitution and Political Dysfunction: Is There a Connection? ARTICLES Dedication to Congressman Neal Smith David S. … Continue reading

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“A Primary Cause of Partisanship? Nomination Systems and Legislator Ideology”

McGhee, Masket, Shor, Rogers and McCarty have written this article for AJPS.  Here is the abstract: Many theoretical and empirical accounts of representation argue that primary elections are a polarizing influence. Likewise, many reformers advocate opening party nominations to nonmembers … Continue reading

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Just in Time for the Government Shutdown: Revised Version of Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change

A few months ago I posted a draft paper, Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change. It generated some interesting responses, including this Salon piece from Jonathan Bernstein. I have now posted the final draft of the paper, which is appearing in … Continue reading

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