Political Geography, Campaign Contributions, and Representation

Political behavior takes place within a geospatial context, yet studies of political phenomena frequently ignore the influence of local economic and political geography on political behavior. This paper examines an important and understudied form of political participation — individual contributions to candidates for the U.S. Congress — to test how geography affects donation patterns. We…

Bedrosian Governance Salon: Michael Neblo

Michael Neblo Assistant Professor of Political Science Participatory democrats often criticize deliberative democracy as an inefficient, elitist, technocratic attempt to manipulate the public toward policies favored by elites. On the other hand, critics less sanguine about the capacities of the citizenry attack deliberative democrats as hopelessly na├»ve in thinking that “a few days of democracy…