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Is American Democracy Broken? Perspectives and Debates

American democracy seems in crisis, as we face legislative gridlock, soaring deficits, negative campaigns awash in donations from anonymous sources, growing public distrust of government, and protest movements on the right and left on the political spectrum. This class provides an overview of competing views on contemporary American democracy and a fresh look at some […]

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Other New and Forthcoming Publications

Jeb Barnes and Nicholas Weller, “Case Studies and Analytic Transparency in Causal-Oriented Mixed-Methods Research,” Symposium on Mixed-Method Research PS: Political Science & Politics (forthcoming) Nicholas Weller and Jeb Barnes, “Pathway Analysis and the Search for Causal Mechanisms,” Sociological Methods & Research 45(3) 424-457 (2016) Jeb Barnes, “Courts and Social Policy,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics […]

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New Book Coming

Thomas F. Burke and Jeb Barnes, editors, Varieties of Legal Order: The Politics of Adversarial and Bureaucratic Legalism (Routlege Press, forthcoming)

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National Science Foundation Grant

Jeb Barnes (with Parker Hevron), Co-PI, “Framed? The Social Construction of Rights and Media Coverage in an Age of Judicialization” National Science Foundation, Award #: 1655281

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Republicans want to reform disability insurance. Here’s why that’s hard. (By Thomas F. Burke and Jeb Barnes – Washington Post)

Republicans have been railing against big government for years, but for the past two decades they have all but ignored the growth of one of the nation’s biggest and costliest programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Read more here.

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A New Book: Policy Shapes Politics: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation

Policy Shapes Politics: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke Oxford Press 2015

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[LA Weekly] The Art of Political Bargaining Was Recently Named One of the Best Classes in Los Angeles

L.A. Weekly featured USC in its Best of 2012 issue. The designation Best Video Art Exhibit of 2012 was given to the Tree of Testimony, an exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust based on survivor testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. L.A. Weekly also featured two […]

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Is U.S. Democracy Broken?: Perspectives and Debates – A New Course at Udemy

American democracy seems in crisis, as we face legislative gridlock, soaring deficits, negative campaigns awash in donations from anonymous sources, growing public distrust of government, and protest movements on the right and left on the political spectrum. This class provides an overview of competing views on contemporary American democracy and a fresh look at some […]

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New Article

Check out my new article with Thomas F. Burke in the Law & Society Review

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A new book coming in October 2011

Judicial Policymaking: Readings on Law, Politics, and Public Policy Standard texts on law, courts and judicial policy-making offer a collection of facts and details about the intricacies of the American legal system and judicial decision-making, but they often ignore how law and courts fit within 0broader political and policy-making processes. Judicial Policymaking: Readings on Law, […]

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