The Selected Works of David Mayhew

Publication date 
August 2, 2019

David Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science Emeritus, has made his scholarly work available to all.  As the author of nine books — from his landmark study of our national legislature which has achieved canonical status, “Congress: The Electoral Connection” to his most recent book “The Imprint of Congress” — Mayhew has established himself as one our most productive and influential scholars of American party politics and congressional history.  

Mayhew began teaching at Yale in 1968 and has held fellowships at Stanford and CalTech. He is a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He retired in 2015, but still teaches courses on politics and policy.

Mayhew’s work is deeply informed and unusually broad and this online repository website is a comprehensive compilation of his research, arranged and constructed by former student John A. Dearborn. There are links to all published works — books, journal articles, public news stories — and downloadable PDFs of all unpublished materials.

Whether you want to get a sense of the breadth of his research or take a peek into the processing of information or do a deep dive into datasets, this is an invaluable collection of materials for all scholars and the general public. 

See also “Representation & Governance: A Conference in Honor of David Mayhew”  (May 29 & 30, 2013)