Browse Dept. of Political Science by Contributor "Paul J. Quirk"
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(2002)The dissertation considers mechanisms for bringing public policy into correspondence with public opinion. It compares the standard accounts of this mechanism, "textbook democracy," with an alternative account, "anticipatory ...
Do Presidents Lead or Follow the Public? Using Evidence From Rhetoric to Assess Presidential Strategy (2003)I seek to address a fundamental question about the contemporary presidency: Do presidents lead public opinion, or do they mainly follow it? The question is difficult to examine systematically, partly because it is problematic ...
Indirect Election and the Democratization of the United States Senate: Constitutional Design, Historical Development, Roll Call Voting, and the Outcome of National Election (1999)The goal of this dissertation is to make a series of interrelated points regarding the relationship between ideas, institutions, and behavior with respect to indirect election and the United States Senate. The dissertation ...
(2007)This project contributes to an increased understanding of the sources of interest group influence, the nature of informational lobbying in Congress and how Congress responds to new issues on the policy agenda.
(2002)This study examines how participants in the impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton argued whether each president warranted removal from office. Specifically, it establishes a four-part ...