Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

David R. Jones

Email: David.Jones@baruch.cuny.edu
Phone: (646) 312-4418

Location: VC 5-278

 

Professor Jones (MA, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) specializes in American politics, the U.S. Congress, and methodology. He is the author of Political Parties and Policy Gridlock in American Government (Mellen 2001) and coauthor of Americans, Congress, and Democratic Responsiveness: Public Evaluations of Congress and Electoral Consequences (Michigan, 2009). His research has been published in scholarly journals such as The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics and Public Opinion Quarterly. Professor Jones is also a faculty member of the Political Science Program at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. During election seasons he has served as an exit poll analyst for the New York Times and for CBS News.

Courses

American Government (POL 1101)
Congress and the Legislative Process (POL 3312)
Political Analysis (POL 3500)

Curriculum Vitae (Sept. 2013)

Selected Publications

Books:

michiganAmericans, Congress, and Democratic Responsiveness: Public Evaluations of Congress and Electoral Consequences (with Monika L. McDermott) Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 2009, 2010.   [Perspectives review] (Popular press coverage: Washington Post, The Monkey Cage, Huffington Post)

mellenPolitical Parties and Policy Gridlock in American Government. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001 . [LSS review]

 

 

Selected Articles:

Do Major Policy Enactments Affect Public Evaluations of Congress? The Case of Health Care Reform.”Legislative Studies Quarterly Vol. 38, No. 2 (May 2013)

The Salience of the Democratic Congress and the 2010 Elections.” (with Monika L. McDermott) PS: Political Science and Politics Vol. 44, No. 2 (April 2011), pp. 297-301. (© American Political Science Association)

Evaluations of Congress and Voting in House Elections: Revisiting the Historical Record.” Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 4 (Winter, 2010), pp. 696-710.

Partisan Polarization and Congressional Accountability in House Elections.” American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 54, No. 2 (April, 2010), pp. 323-337. (Popular press coverage: Washington Post, Newsweek, The Monkey Cage, Huffington Post)

"The Responsible Party Government Model in House and Senate Elections." (with Monika L. McDermott) American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 48, No. 1. (Jan., 2004), pp. 1-12.

"Position Taking and Position Avoidance in the U.S. Senate" The Journal of Politics, Vol. 65, No. 3. (Aug., 2003), pp. 851-863.

"Party Polarization and Legislative Gridlock" Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 1. (Mar., 2001), pp. 125-141.

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