"A Citizen's Guide to American Elections: The Success and Failure of Representation" (book project, under contract with Routledge Press) and begin article "U.S. Public Opinion on Government Policies to Reduce Income Inequality"
"Legislative Professionalism at the Local Level: The Case of City Councils"
Grant in Aid of Research
Final Report: "In my proposal, I requested 750 dollars to purchase a dataset from the ICMA, which contained information on city councils. I worked with my academic dept. associate to purchase the dataset, which I was able to download directly from the ICMA website after the payment had been made. I am currently in the process of cleaning up the data (it was in Excel format and needs to be converted into Stata format and recoded). I plan to work on the data analysis portion of the project during Winter break and begin to prepare a manuscript based on the analysis. My hope is to have a manuscript ready for submission by April 2014."