Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants, 2016 Awardees [SSRCdemocracy]

, 12:00pm
Brooklyn, NY

The Anxieties of Democracy program is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural 2016 Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants.  At its November 17-18 meeting, the 2016 Selection Committee elected to make awards to the following proposals, and their Principal Investigators:

Daniel Butler
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Washington University
Proposal: “Overcoming Obstacles Beyond Ideological Disagreement”  

Michael Crespin              
Associate Director
Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center
University of Oklahoma
Proposal: “Beyond the Roll Call: Multidimensional Negotiation During the Great Society”  

Russell W. Mills              
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Bowling Green State University
Proposal: “Vegan Pork: Congressional Letter-Marking and the Challenge of Negotiating Agreement in Congress”

Jordan Ragusa
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Charleston
Proposal: “From Enactment to Repeal: Partisan Disagreements & the Fate of Landmark Laws (1877-2012)”  

Josh Ryan
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Utah State University
Proposal: “Committee Votes as a Cause of Congressional Polarization”

Jordan Tama     
Assistant Professor of International Relations
School of International Service
American University
Proposal: “Contributors to U.S. Foreign Policy Bipartisanship”  

Jennifer L. Wessel         
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland
Proposal: “Examining Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Political Cooperation to Counteract Polarization”

Laurel Harbridge Yong
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University
Proposal: “The Limits of Electoral Accountability: Passing the Buck for Congressional Inaction”  

The above winners of $10,000 grants will convene at the Council in October 2017 to workshop their research-in-progress.  

Our hearty congratulations!

The Anxieties of Democracy program’s Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants are generously funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.