Nicholas Carnes, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Faculty Affiliate, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, Duke Population Research Institute
Office Location: 227 Sanford Bldg
Office Phone: 919-613-7330
Duke Box: 90245
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Page: http://www.duke.edu/~nwc8
Areas of Expertise
- American Government and Politics
- Congressional Decision-making and Reform
- Political Participation
PhD, Politics and Social Policy, Princeton University, 2011
MA, Politics, Princeton University, 2008
BA, Political Science, University of Tulsa, 2006
Research Categories: American Government and Politics; Economic and Social Class Inequality; Legislative Politics; Representation and Political Accountability
Teaching (Fall 2013):
- Pubpol 814.01, Politics policy process
- Sanford 04, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
- Pubpol 814.02, Politics policy process
- Sanford 03, WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
- Nicholas Carnes. "Book Review: The Not-So-Special Interests: Interest Groups, Public Representation, and American Governance." American Review of Politics
- Nicholas Carnes. Which Millionaire Are You Voting For?. The New York Times Sunday Review
(October 13, 2012).
- R. Douglas Arnold and Nicholas Carnes. "Holding Mayors Accountable: New York's Executives from Koch to Bloomberg." American Journal of Political Science 56.4 (October, 2012): 949-963. [abs]
- Nicholas Carnes. "Economic Inequality and White-collar Government." States, Power, and Societies 17.2 (July, 2012).
- Nicholas Carnes. "How Government by the Privileged Distorts Economic Policy." SSN Key Findings (January, 2012).
Nick Carnes joined the faculty at the Sanford School in July 2011. He is a political scientist whose research focuses on American politics, economic and social class inequality, political representation, legislative decision making, and urban politics.
Carnes is currently working on a book that examines how the shortage of people from working-class backgrounds in American legislatures skews the policymaking process towards outcomes that are more in line with the upper class's economic interests. He is also beginning a large-scale investigation of the factors that discourage working-class citizens from holding political office and the programs that could help to address longstanding inequalities in the class composition of American policymaking institutions.