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John Aldrich, Pfizer, Inc./Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. University Distinguished Professor

John Aldrich
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Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1975
MA, University of Rochester, 1971
BA, Allegheny College, 1969

American Politics
Political Institutions
Behavior & Identities
Research Interests: Political Behavior, Parties and Institutions

Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science. He specializes in American politics and behavior, formal theory, and methodology. Books he has authored or co-authored include Why Parties, Before the Convention, Linear Probability, Logit and Probit Models, and a series of books on elections, the most recent of which is Change and Continuity in the 2008 and 2010 Elections. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Choice, and other journals and edited volumes. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served as co-editor of the American Journal of Political Science and as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Current projects include studies of various aspects of campaigns and elections, political parties, and Congress. He is currently President of the American Political Science Association.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Rheault, L; Blais, A; Aldrich, JH; Gschwend, T, Understanding people’s choice when they have two votes, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, vol. 30 no. 4 (October, 2020), pp. 466-483 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Magalhães, PC; Aldrich, JH; Gibson, RK, New forms of mobilization, new people mobilized? Evidence from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, Party Politics, vol. 26 no. 5 (September, 2020), pp. 605-618 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Aldrich, JH; Bussing, A; Krishnamurthy, A; Madan, N; Ice, KM; Renberg, KM; Ridge, HM, Does a partisan public increase democratic stability?, in Research Handbook on Political Partisanship (January, 2020), pp. 256-265 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Abramson, PR; Aldrich, JH; Diskin, A; Houck, AM; Levine, R; Scotto, TJ; Sparks, DB, The effect of national and constituency expectations on tactical voting in the British General Election of 2010, in The Many Faces of Strategic Voting: Tactical Behavior in Electoral Systems Around the World (November, 2018), pp. 28-60 [doi] .
  5. Aldrich, JH; Schober, GS; Ley, S; Fernandez, M, Incognizance and Perceptual Deviation: Individual and Institutional Sources of Variation in Citizens’ Perceptions of Party Placements on the Left–Right Scale, Political Behavior, vol. 40 no. 2 (June, 2018), pp. 415-433, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs].

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