David Mayhew

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Sterling Prof Political Science, Prof Inst Soc Pol Studies
77 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-3769

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1964

David Mayhew is Sterling Professor of Political Science. He has been an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hoover National Fellow, a Sherman Fairchild Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a member of the American Political Science Association National Council, a member of the board of overseers of the National Election Studies of the Center for Political Studies and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2000-2001, he was John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government at Nuffield College, Oxford. His research concerns U.S. legislative behavior, U.S. political parties, and U.S. policymaking. Publications include: Party Loyalty Among Congressmen; Congress: The Electoral Connection; Congressional Elections: The Case of the Vanishing Marginals; Placing Parties in American Politics; Divided We Govern; America’s Congress: Actions in the Public Sphere, James Madison through Newt Gingrich; Realignments: A Critique of an American Genre; Parties  and Policies: How the American Government Works; and Partisan Balance:  Why Political Parties Don’t Kill the U.S. Constitutional System.

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2017-06-21 - What Happened To Congress? Three person panel at the National Constitution Center
2015-11-13 - The Federalist Society, Panel 3:  The Living Congress:  Adaptation or Decline? (begin 49:03)
Slide 1 - Selected Book Titles about Congress
Slide 2 - Who Should Make Policies
2015-10-07 - The MacMillan Report:  David Mayhew talks about his new book The Imprint of Congress
2015-09-20 - The Stimson Lecture Series, Part 3, The Imprint of Congress: An Assessment
2015-09-23 - The Stimson Lecture Series, Part 2:  The Imprint of Congress:  The History
2015-09-22 - The Stimson Lecture Series, Part 1:  The Imprint of Congress:  How To Think About It
2014-11-03 - ISPS Midterm 2014:  Expert Perspectives and Predictions
2013-05-29 - Professor David Mayhew Address at Representation & Governance:  A conference in Honor of David Mayhew - Yale University
2013-05-29 - Roundtable Discussion at Representation & Governance:  A conference in Honor of David Mayhew - Yale University
2013-04-04 - Thinking About Politics: A Conference Dedicated to Explaining and Perpetuating the Political Insights of James Q. Wilson - Harvard University and Boston College. Panel 1: Parties and Organized Interests
2013-02-18 - A Roundtable discussion of The Elections of 2012 - Miller Center, University of Virginia
2012-11-02 - President Obama and the Democratic Congress - CSPAN
2011-11-15 - The Politics of Major Policy Reform - Concluding keynote address, The 2011 William and Carol Stevenson Conference, Miller Center of Public Affairs
2010-11-03 - Panelists discussing Senate Filibuster Rules - CSPAN
2009-03-11 - Reform as a Property of the System - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
2009-03-10 - what Happens to White House Legislative Proposals? - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
2009-03-09 - Congress and the Presidency:  Dissonance in their Electoral Bases? - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

2017-07-03 - New Books Network - The Imprint of Congress

Two Factors Help A President Get A Lot Done In 100 Days:  Trump Has Only One” in the Washington Post Monkey Cage, April, 2017
What Does McKinley’s Election in 1896 Teach Us About Today? in The Washington Post Opinion Section, December, 2015
Congress as a Handler of Challenges:  The Historical Record in Studies in American Political Development, October, 2015
Robert A. Dahl:  Questions, Concepts, Proving It - to be published in Journal of Political Power, June, 2015
Patterns in American Elections - Oxford Handbooks Online, April, 2014

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