McConnell wants the impeachment trial to be about Congress’s authority – not about loyalty to Trump
The Washington Post featured an op-ed by Jeffrey A. Jenkins of the USC Price School and a colleague on how Sen. Mitch McConnell is positioning the impeachment fight over the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. “McConnell is framing whether to convict Trump in institutional terms: A president interfered with Congress’s Read more…
The Filibuster as a Majoritarian Check on Minority Tyranny
Niskanen Center published a blog co-authored by Jeffery A. Jenkins about ending the filibuster. “Typically, the filibuster is described as a tool of the minority party, obstructing majority-rule, or “majoritarian” policy-making. Yet, we can flip this framing around and see that, sometimes, the filibuster serves a majoritarian function, and has Read more…
Timely election administration and technology symposium draws leading scholars
Going into the 2020 election, popular fear of interference, fraud, or election meddling, means that leveraging the tools of rigorous social science is as important as ever.
Participants in the USC Bedrosian Center’s Symposium on Election Administration and Technology skillfully brought data, theory, and logic to bear on questions often driven by reflexive fear, anger, or confusion.
Q&A with Professor Jeffery Jenkins on the Whiteness and Emergence of the Republican Party in the South
Originally posted at Price News, Feb 5, 2020 Jeffery A. Jenkins, USC Price Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law has recently published a new article in the journal Studies in American Political Development. It is entitled “Whiteness and the Emergence of the Republican Party in the Early Read more…
Bedrosian Director is founding editor of Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy – new in 2020
Jeffery A. Jenkins, Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, Bedrosian Chair of Governance and the Public Enterprise, Director, Bedrosian Center, and Director, PIPE Collaborative, has been announced as the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy with first issues releasing in 2020. Jenkins Read more…
Top scholars from around the country gather at USC to discuss the political economy of executive politics
On October 29th, 2019, Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Jeff Jenkins, brought together top scholars from around the country to USC for The Political Economy of Executive Power Symposium. These exceptional scholars presented their research and engaged in lively discussions of these shifts in political decision-making trends and their effects on society.
The Model Thinker
If models of the world are all wrong, why are they critical to understanding our complex world? Page’s book entreats readers to push to me clear about how they think about the world.
Today, host Pamela Clouser McCann discusses the book The Model Thinker with guests Jeffery A. Jenkins and James Lo.
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Bedrosian Director wins journal award for analysis of American West settlers
By Matthew Kredell
In the early history of the United States, settlers moved west into unsurveyed land and built homes and farms without regard to land title.
As the country expanded, one of the federal government’s chief means of acquiring revenue was the sale of public land. When the government put land up for auction, frontier settlers were at risk of losing their homes or farms.