Last Update April 30, 2016
Professor David P. Redlawsk
Twitter: @DavidRedlawsk

Prof. of Political Science
& Dir., Rutgers-Eagleton Poll
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
191 Ryders Ln. New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 932-8504 Author Page
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My Courses Spring 2016

790:428 Practice of Politics
790:501 American politics Prosem (Grad)


AVAILABLE NOW: The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, by Kyle Mattes and David Redlawsk from the University of Chicago Press. The book is available at Amazon, and you can see a preview of Ch 1 at Google Books. A nice positive review of the book has just been put online by Public Opinion Quarterly.

Here is an
interview I did about the book for the Boston Globe. I also did a talk on the book at Eagleton. You can see it here on YouTube.
as well as a recent interview with WHYY radio which is much shorter than the book talk! You might also like the radio interview I did with Canadian Broadcasting. Also, check out the podcast Kyle and I did about the book.

In Why Iowa? How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process, my co-authors Caroline Tolbert and Todd Donovan and I explore the place of Iowa in a sequential system. We conclude that despite its problems and limitations, the Iowa Caucuses provide significant benefits in the existing presidential nominating system. The book can be ordered on Amazon and you can see a preview of it on Google Books. It's published by the University of Chicago Press. My co-author Caroline Tolbert and I published a piece in the New York Times online "Room for Debate" late in 2011 about what Iowans wanted from their caucus candidates.

Why is it hard for voters to make decisions in a primary?
AP science writer Malcolm Ritter has a story about this, quoting me, as well as my colleague and co-author Rick Lau.

A short piece I published in the New York Times online edition about how motivated reasoning can help explain resistance to facts showing President Obama was born in Hawai'i.

Research, Vita, and Personal Stuff
Updated 11/9/2015

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My Courses

Recent Research

Public Perceptions of Whistleblowers. (2016, Public Integrity. 18:1. 6-24)
The American Governor: Power, Constraint, and Leadership in the States. Palgrave Macmillan.
The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning. University of Chicago Press.
Response to "Framing Unauthorized Immigrants: The Effects of Labels on Evaluations," by Ommundsen, et al. 2014. (2014, Psychological Reports. 115:3)
Symbolic Racism and Emotional Responses to the 2012 Presidential Candidates
(2014, PRQ, doi: 10.1177/1065912914531091)

Iowa and the 2012 Presidential Nomination Campaign. (2014, Pres Stud Q. 44: 447-456)
Gender Stereotypes, Information Search, and Voting Behavior in Political Campaign
(2013, Political Behavior 36: 335-358, doi:10.1007/s11109-013-9232-6)

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