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University of California Santa Barbara
environmental politics, wildfire, political parties, Congress, public participation
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Sarah E. Anderson  studies how the public and politics influences policy. She is particularly interested in how members of Congress make decisions and public agencies make decisions. Some of her recent research focuses on how the public drives agencies’ wildfire prevention and the role of moral language in politics. She worked as a U.S. congressman’s legislative assistant and for the House National Parks and Public Lands Subcommittee.

Recent Publications

Legislative Institutions as a Source of Party Leaders’ Influence with Daniel Butler and Laurel Harbridge. Forthcoming. Legislative Studies Quarterly.

The Policy Consequences of Motivated Information Processing among the Partisan Elite with Laurel Harbridge. 2014. American Politics Research 42(4): 700-728. DOI: 10.1177/1532673X13511658

Technical Management in an Age of Openness: The Political, Public, and Environmental Forest Ranger with Heather Hodges and Terry Anderson. 2013. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 23(3): 554-573.

Complex Constituencies: Intense Environmentalists and Representation. 2011. Environmental Politics 20(4): 547-565.

Media Coverage

Partisan Bias and Policy Outcomes

431 Days and Counting for a Budget

Teaching Research Through Doing Research

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