Browse Dept. of Political Science by Contributor "Sulkin, Tracy"

  • Evans, Jillian Elizabeth (2019-07-02)
    Candidate nominations in the U.S. are governed by an intricate system of laws and party rules that vary substantially across the states. The reasons why these laws and rules differ—and the considerations that motivate state ...

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  • Ritchie, Melinda Nell (2015-07-29)
    This dissertation explores how individual members of Congress pursue policy goals by engaging with the bureaucracy. This behavior, which I call “backchannel policymaking”, is a new way of thinking about policymaking and ...

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  • Perez, Eristeo Jacob (2021-04-15)
    My dissertation builds on the previous scholarship of congressional campaigns with a longitudinal examination of how the tone and content of televised advertisements in congressional campaigns unfold across the careers of ...

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  • Paschall, Collin E (2018-08-27)
    This dissertation investigates why some members of Congress (MCs) commit themselves to lawmaking in the pursuit of changing public policy – in other words, why some MCs behave as policy wonks. While the Framers envisioned ...

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