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American Politics & Public Policy Workshop: Daniel Hopkins, “The Increasingly United States”
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:00pm through 5:15pm
“The Increasingly United States”
Guest Speaker: Daniel Hopkins, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, Georgetown University
Abstract: The American federal system gives substantial authority to states and localities, and yet American voters focus much of their attention on national politics. Entitled “The Increasingly United States,” this presentation details an ongoing book project examining the recent nationalization of Americans’ political behavior, and connects it to changes in the political parties as well as the structure of the mass media.
Dan Hopkins is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University, and received his Ph.D. in political science in 2007 from Harvard University. He was also a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University’s Center for the Study of American Politics in 2007-08. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on American political behavior, ethnic and racial politics, local politics, and research methods. At present, he is writing a book on the nationalization of American political behavior entitled The Increasingly United States.