Research and Publications from the Graduate School of Political Management

Members of the faculty, both full-time and adjunct, have carried on an active research and writing agenda, exploring a wide variety applied politics subjects.
 

Research

"Broad Sympathies and Borderline Myths" survey data on undocumented immigrants in the United States

GSPM Working Papers

Graduate School of Political Management professors and researchers are constantly developing projects that locate and refine best practices in applied politics, communications, and advocacy.

We're sharing these works in progress with you so that you can get a better indication of what we do here at GSPM. You can find all of the GSPM working papers here.

Books

Lara M. Brown, Jockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of Aspirants (Cambria Press, 2010)

Julia R. Azari, Lara M. Brown, and Zim G. Nwokora, eds., The Presidential Leadership Dilemma: Between the Constitution and a Political Party (SUNY Press, 2013)

Matt Dallek, The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics (Free Press, 2000; Oxford University Press, 2004)

Matt Dallek, "Think War, Sleep War, and Eat War": The Roosevelt Years and the Politics of Home Defense (In progress)

Dennis W. Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2012: Strategy and Tactics (Routledge, 2013).

Dennis W. Johnson, Campaigning in the Twenty-first Century: A Whole New Ballgame? (Routledge, 2011)

Dennis W. Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2008: Strategy and Tactics, New Voices and New Techniques (Routledge, 2009)

Dennis W. Johnson, The Laws that Shaped America:  Fifteen Laws and Their Lasting Impact (Routledge, 2009)

Dennis W. Johnson, ed., The Routledge Handbook on Political Management (Routledge, 2008).

Dennis W. Johnson, No Place for Amateurs: How Political Consultants are Reshaping American Democracy, 2d ed. (Routledge, 2007)

Dennis W. Johnson, Congress Online: Bridging the Gap Between Citizens and Their Representatives (Routledge, 2004)
 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Lara M. Brown, “Around Closed Doors and Through Open Windows: A theory of Aspirant Opportunism, 1796-2004,” Congress and the Presidency (2009).

Lara M. Brown, “The Greats and The Great Debate: President William J. Clinton’s Use of Presidential Exemplars,” Presidential Studies Quarterly (2007).

Lara M. Brown, “Revisiting the Character of Congress: Scandals in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1966-2002,” Journal of Political Marketing (2006), co-published in Wayne Steger, J. Mark Wrighton, and Sean Q. Kelly, Campaigns and Political Marketing (Haworth, 2006).

Matt Dallek, Ken Goldstein, Joel Rivlin, "Even the Geeks are Polarized: The Dispute over the 'Real Driver' in American Elections," The Forum (2014)

Matt Dallek, Ken Goldstein, "Was It a Wave? What Does It Mean?," The Forum (2014)

Matt Dallek, "London Burning: The Blitz of England and the Origins of 'Home Defense' in Twentieth-Century America," Journal of Policy History (2015)

Dennis W. Johnson, “American Political Campaigning and Twenty-first Century Politics,” Journal of Political Marketing (2012).

Dennis W. Johnson, “Elections and Public Polling: Will the Media Get Online Polling Right?” Journal of Psychology and Marketing (2002).

Dennis W. Johnson, “The Formative Years of Political Consulting in America, 1934-2000,” Journal of Political Marketing (2012).

Dennis W. Johnson, “Perspectives in Political Consulting,” Journal of Political Marketing (2002).

Dennis W. Johnson, “2000 Elections: Perspectives on the Closest Presidential Election in U.S. History,” Journal of Political Marketing (2003), co-published in Bruce I. Newman and Dejan Vercic, eds., Communication of Politics: Cross-Cultural Theory Building in the Practice of Public Relations and Political Marketing (Haworth, 2002).

Dennis W. Johnson, “The U.S. Congress Responds to Online Communication Needs,” Journal of Political Marketing (2003); co-published in Gregory G. Curtin, Michael Sommer, and Veronika Vis-Sommer, The World of E-Government (Haworth, 2003).

Mark Kennedy, “Social Media Provides a Megaphone for Organizations Intent on Shaping the Corporate Environment” Strategy and Leadership 41 (5) (September 2013).
 

Applied Research from the Center for Global Engagement

David Rehr, “The Congressional Communications Report,” 2012.

David Rehr, “ The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act—Five Years Later,” 2012.

David Rehr, “Small Business Political Sentiment Survey: Methodology and Analysis,” 2012.

David Rehr and Association TRENDS, “2012 Factors of Influence Report,” 2012.

David Rehr and ORI, “The 2012 Social Media Election Survey,” 2013.

David Rehr and U.S. Congress Handbook, “Congressional Attitudes Towards American Economic Institutions,” 2013.

David Rehr, SAGAC Public Affairs, National Association of Business Political Action Committees, and Lobbyist.INFO, “Trends in Business Political Action Committees,” 2013.

 

Chapters in Books and Other Writings

Christopher Arterton and William Greener, “Obama: Strategies and Tactics in the General Election,” in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2008.

Steven Billet, “The Rise and Impact of Monster PACs,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management.

Michael Cornfield, “Twelve for 2012: consequential Choices for the Obama and Romney Campaigns,” in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2012.

Lara M. Brown, “The Department of Treasury,” in Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han, eds., Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics (Facts on File Publishers, 2008).

Lara M. Brown, “A High Speed Chase: Presidential Aspirants and the Nomination Process” in James P. Pfiffner and Roger H. Davidson, Understanding the Presidency, rev. ed. (Pearson, 2012).

Lara M. Brown, “Inside Parties: The Politics of Earning a Presidential Nomination,” in Meena Bose, ed. From Votes to Victory: Winning and Governing the White House in the 21st Century (Texas A&M, 2011).

Lara M. Brown, “Playing for History: The Reelection Leadership Choices of Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush,” in Azari, Brown, and Nwokora, eds., The Presidential Leadership Dilemma.

Lara M. Brown, “Reactionary Ideologues and Uneasy Partisans: Bush and Party Realignment,” in Robert Maranto, Tom Lansford, and Jeremy Johnson, eds., Judging Bush (Stanford, 2009).

Lara M. Brown, “The Presidency and the Nominating Process: Aspirants, Parties and Selection,” in Michael Nelson, The Presidency and the Political System (2013)

Lara M. Brown and G. J. Gulati, “Spending More Time with My Family: Media Coverage and Forced Incumbent Departures from the House of Representatives,” in Alison Dagnes and Mark Sachleben, Scandal! A Scholarly Appraisal (Bloomsbury/Continuum, forthcoming 2014).

Ronald Faucheux, “Running for Office: The Candidate’s Job Gets Tougher, More Complex,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management.

Ronald Faucheux, “Why Clinton Lost,” in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2008.

Peter Fenn, “Communication Wars: Television and the New Media,” Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2008.

Peter Fenn, “The New Media in Political Campaigns: What the Future Holds,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management.

William Greener and Christopher Arterton, “McCain: Strategies and Tactics in the General Election,” in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2008.

Edward A. Grefe, “Building Constituencies for Advocacy in the United States and Other Democracies,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management.

Julius Hobson, “Military and Defense Lobbying: A Case Study,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management.

Dennis W. Johnson, “American Political Consulting,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management.

Dennis W. Johnson, “The Business of Political Consulting,” in James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson, eds., Campaign Warriors: Political Consultants in Elections (Brookings, 2000)

Dennis W. Johnson, “Campaign Consultants,” in Princeton Encyclopedia of American Politics (Princeton, 2010).

Dennis W. Johnson, “Campaigning and the Internet,” in Stephen C. Craig, ed., Electoral Challenge: Theory Meets Practice (CQ Books, 2006).

Dennis W. Johnson, “Campaigning in the Twenty-first Century: Change and Continuity in American Political Marketing,” in Jennifer Lees-Marshment, ed., Routledge Handbook on Political Marketing (Routledge, 2011).

Dennis W. Johnson, “Connecting with Constituents,” in James A. Thurber and Colton Campbell, eds., Congress and the Internet (Prentice-Hall, 2003).

Dennis W. Johnson, “The Cyber-Space Election of the Future,” in Bruce I. Newman, ed., Handbook of Political Marketing (Sage, 1999).

Dennis W. Johnson, “The Election of 2012, in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2012.

Dennis W. Johnson, “An Election Like No Other?” in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2008.

Dennis W. Johnson, “First Hurdles: The Evolution of the Pre-primary and Primary Stages of American Presidential Elections,” in Philip John Davies and Bruce I. Newman, eds., Winning Elections with Political Marketing (Haworth, 2006).

Dennis W. Johnson, “Grassroots, Astroturf, and Internet Lobbying,” in Burdett Loomis, ed., Lobbying in the United States (CQ Press, 2011).

Dennis W. Johnson, “Political Consultants” in Oxford Encyclopedia on Campaigns and Elections (Oxford, 2011).

Dennis W. Johnson, “Ten Plays that Won (or Lost) the Election,” Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2008.

Douglas Lathrop, “Political Consultants, Interest Groups, and Issue Advocacy Work: A Lasting Relationship,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management.

Mark Kennedy,  “Pursuing Purposeful Profit,” in Sustainable Development: The Millenium Development Goals, The Global Compact and The Common Good (South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming).

David Rehr, “Challenges Facing Obama,” in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2012.

Evan Tracey, “The Television/New Media Wars,” in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2012.

Brian Tringali, “Message Testing in the Twenty-first Century,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management.

Henry Sun and Dennis W. Johnson, “Jobs and the Economy: Campaign Rhetoric and Reality,” in Johnson, ed., Campaigning for President 2012.
 

Research Grants and Funding

“Congress Online Project,” The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2000-2003. Principal investigator: Dennis W. Johnson