The limits of electoral accountability: passing the buck for congressional inaction

Project: Research project

Project Details


This project extends my research agenda on bipartisanship and compromise in Congress. Past work examined how the House majority party shifted from pursuing bipartisan bills to more partisan bills throughout the last few decades, and how the public responds to partisan conflict in Congress. Paired with my collaborator’s (David Doherty’s) expertise in representation and political psychology, we are well equipped to examine both the congressional and public reactions to gridlock.
Effective start/end date12/12/1612/11/17


  • Social Science Research Council (Letter 11/30/2016 // Letter 11/30/2016)
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Letter 11/30/2016 // Letter 11/30/2016)


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