Democracy Studies Speaker Series
"The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics"
Thursday, April 26, 2012
25 West 11th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
(Located across 11th Avenue from Drinko Hall and above Panera Bread)
Morris P. Fiorina is the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. Fiorina has written widely on American government and politics, with special emphasis on topics in the study of representation and elections.
He has published numerous articles and written or edited several books, including Representatives, Roll Calls, and Constituencies (Lexington, 1974); Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment, (Second Edition, Yale University Press, 1989); Retrospective Voting in American National Elections (Yale University Press, 1981); The Personal Vote: Constituency Service and Electoral Independence, coauthored with Bruce Cain and John Ferejohn (Harvard University Press, 1990); Home Style and Washington Work, co-edited with David Rohde (University of Michigan Press, 1991); Divided Government (Second Edition, Longman, 1995); Civic Engagement in American Democracy, co-edited with Theda Skocpo (Brookings Institution Press, 1991); Change and Continuity in House Elections, co-edited with David Brady and John Cogan (Stanford University Press, 2000); Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America, with Samuel Abrams and Jeremy Pope (Longman, 2004); and most recently, Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics, with Samuel Abrams, (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009).
Fiorina has served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals in the fields of Political Science, Political Economy, Law, and Public Policy, and from 1986-1990 served as chairman of the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2006 the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association awarded him the Warren E. Miller Prize for career contributions to the field. Most recently he was named the 2009 Harold Lasswell Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.
He received an undergraduate degree from Allegheny College (1968) and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (1972), and taught at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard University before coming to Stanford in 1998.