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Political Representation in Red and Blue Shades

David Barker, Director, Institute for Social Research; Professor of Government, California State University, Sacramento
  • Political Representation in Red and Blue Shades
  • 2014-08-07T12:00:00-07:00
  • 2014-08-07T13:00:00-07:00
  • David Barker, Director, Institute for Social Research; Professor of Government, California State University, Sacramento
When
Aug 07, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Contact Phone
(916) 445-5100
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Political Representation in Red and Blue Shades: How the Culture War Changes the Way Citizens Speak and Politicians Listen

Dr. Barker will discuss how and why Democrats and Republicans tend to understand Political Representation differently. Specifically, consistent with a more radical vision of democracy, Democrats tend to give constituents a more active role in the process than do Republicans, which is a nice way of saying that Democrats are more likely to pander to constituent wishes.

David Barker is the Director of the Institute for Social Research at CSU-Sacramento, where he also serves as Professor of Government. He has been fortunate enough to spend the last twenty years studying public opinion and electoral behavior — authoring two books (Rushed to Judgment, 2002; Columbia University Press and Representing Red and Blue, 2012; Oxford University Press), and dozens of scientific research articles (in journals such as American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and Political Behavior). He is proud to be sandwiched between one son in college and another in the crib, and in his dreams, he is also an accomplished NFL quarterback.

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