News – Jeb Barnes https://jebbarnes.com Professor of Political Science, USC Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:02:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Is American Democracy Broken? Perspectives and Debates https://jebbarnes.com/is-american-democracy-broken-perspectives-and-debates/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:02:38 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=479 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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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 key issues facing our polity, including campaign finance, the War powers, the politics of deficit spending, and the proper policy-making role of the courts.

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Other New and Forthcoming Publications https://jebbarnes.com/other-new-and-forthcoming-publications/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:58:29 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=474 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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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 DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.9 (published online October 2016)

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New Book Coming https://jebbarnes.com/new-book-coming/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:56:58 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=472 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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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 https://jebbarnes.com/national-science-foundation-grant/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:54:49 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=470 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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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) https://jebbarnes.com/republicans-want-to-reform-disability-insurance-heres-why-thats-hard-by-thomas-f-burke-and-jeb-barnes-washington-post/ Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:58:36 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=476 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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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).

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A New Book: Policy Shapes Politics: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation https://jebbarnes.com/a-new-book-policy-shapes-politics-rights-courts-litigation-and-the-struggle-over-injury-compensation/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:29:46 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=394 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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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 https://jebbarnes.com/la-weekly-emthe-art-political-bargainingem-named-classes-los-angeles/ Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:32:20 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=359 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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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 USC classes in its Best of L.A. Education section. “Human Survival: Learning From the Past,” taught by Lynn Swartz Dodd of the USC Dornsife College, teaches students to make clothes, food and tools the way prehistoric humans would. “The Art of Political Bargaining,” taught by Jeb Barnes of the USC Dornsife College, examines what produces gridlock and new legislation during the political process. “On the first day of class, I arrive with a warm batch of homemade brownies and tell the students to divide them using majority rule,” Barnes said. “Soon students are busy building coalitions, trying to persuade members to join them and buying off ‘swing votes’ with promises of a greater share.”

Best of L.A. CLasses, LA Weekly

 

The Art of Political Bargaining
Jeb Barnes, Political Science

This course will examine the art of political bargaining using simulations, documentaries and case studies of successful and unsuccessful efforts to build winning legislative coalitions in Congress. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including law, political science, economics and sociology, students will gain a greater appreciation of the federal policy-making process, the challenges facing lawmakers in building support for their policy preferences, and the prospects of our system of checks and balances for dealing with today’s major policy problems.

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Is U.S. Democracy Broken?: Perspectives and Debates – A New Course at Udemy https://jebbarnes.com/udemy/ Sat, 25 Aug 2012 04:29:04 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=344 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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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 key issues facing our polity, including campaign finance, the War powers, the politics of deficit spending, and the proper policy-making role of the courts.

 

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New Article https://jebbarnes.com/article/ https://jebbarnes.com/article/#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:29:34 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=318 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 https://jebbarnes.com/book-coming-october-2011/ Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:50:21 +0000 https://jebbarnes.com/?p=220 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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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, Politics and Public Policy takes a different approach. It provides a broad range of materials, including scholarly writings, newspaper articles, and political cartoons, to give readers a set of tools for exploring central questions about the complex and varied role of law and courts in contemporary American society: What are the core promises of and limits on law and courts? How do American courts differ from those abroad? If the American legal system is so costly and unpredictable, why can’t we replace it? And, finally, does the American legal system serve core democratic values?

The selections in Judicial Policymaking are supplemented with brief introductory essays, review questions, and suggestions for further course materials, such as movies and documentaries, that will enrich and enliven the study of law, politics and public policy-making. This text is designed to be used as both a stand-alone text or an invaluable supplement to standard textbooks.

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