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David Mayhew

David Mayhew

ISPS 
Resident Faculty Fellow
Title 
Sterling Professor of Political Science

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Discipline 
Political Science