Department of Political Science

University of Mississippi

Featured Publications

More than a Feeling: Personality, Polarization, and the Transformation of the US Congress

ADAM J. RAMEY, JONATHAN D. KLINGLER, AND GARY E. HOLLIBAUGH JR. Chicago Press, 2017 Whatever you think about the widening divide between Democrats and Republicans, ideological differences do not explain why politicians from the same parties, who share the same goals and policy preferences, often argue fiercely about how best to attain them. This perplexing misalignment suggests that […]


One Tribe to Bind Them All: How Our Social Group Attachments Strengthen Partisanship

Lilliana Mason Julie Wronski First published: 13 February 2018 https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12485 Sections PDF


Unhealthy Politics: The Battle Over Evidence-Based Medicine

By Eric M. Patashnik, Alan S. Gerber, and Conor M. Dowling, associate professor of political science Princeton University Press, 2017 How partisanship, polarization, and medical authority stand in the way of evidence-based medicine The U.S. medical system is touted as the most advanced in the world, yet many common treatments are not based on sound […]


Super PAC!: Money, Elections, and Voters after Citizens United (Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance)

by Conor M. Dowling (Author), Michael G. Miller (Author) Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called “Super PACs” can accept unlimited contributions from private citizens […]


Tightening the Belt: Austerity and Alliance Formation

by Matthew DiGiuseppe


Questions of Performance: Economics, Corruption, Crime, and Life Satisfaction in the Americas

by Gregory J. Love


Biased or not? Organized Interests and the Case of EU Food Information Labeling

by Alice Cooper


Hold the Croissant! The European Union Declares War on Obesity

by Alice Cooper


Economic Sanctions: A Blunt Instrument?

by Susan Allen


Bombing to Bargain? The Air War for Kosovo

by Susan Allen