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George Mason University
2016 Election, congressional politics, political parties, campaign finance, political networks, lobbying, Congress
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American politics, Congress, lobbying, campaign finance, political parties, legislative behavior, political networks, organized interest groups.

Recent Publications

Co-editor, Oxford University Press Handbook of Political Networks, forthcoming.

Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations in the United States and the European Union. By Nils Ringe and Jennifer Nicoll Victor. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (2013).

“Keeping your friends close and your enemies closer? Information networks in legislative politics,” with Nils Ringe and Justin H. Gross. (2013) British Journal of Political Science, 43(3): 601-628.

“Gridlock Lobbying: Breaking, Creating, and Maintaining Legislative Stalemate,” in Interest Group Politics, 8th ed., Allan J. Cigler and Burdett A. Loomis, eds. (2012) Washington, DC: CQ Press.

“Legislating versus campaigning: The legislative behavior of Higher Office Seekers,” (2011).   American Politics Research, 39(1): 3-31.

“The Social Utility of Informal Institutions: Caucuses as Networks in the 110th U.S. House of Representatives,” with Nils Ringe. (2009). American Politics Research, 37(5): 742-66.

“Polarized agents: Campaign contributions by lobbyists,” with Gregory Koger. (2009). P.S.: Politics & Political Science, 42(3): 485-488.

Media Coverage

Co-founding blogger of Mischiefs of Faction, now on VOX.

Recent contributor to New York Times, “Room for Debate.”


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