Eric Schickler is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress (Princeton University Press, 2001), which received APSA's Richard F. Fenno Award. His second book, Partisan Hearts and Minds (co-authored with Donald Green and Bradley Palmquist), was published in 2002 (Yale University Press). Most recently, he is co-author of Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the U.S. Senate (co-authored with Gregory Wawro; Princeton University Press, 2006). He has authored or co-authored articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Polity, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Social Science History. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of American politics, the U.S. Congress, rational choice theory, American political development, and public opinion.
Congress, American Political Development, Political Parties
B.A., New College of the University of South Florida, M.A., Yale University, M.Phil., Yale University, Ph.D., Yale University
Click here for Professor Schickler's forthcoming paper, co-authored with Kathryn Pearson, "Discharge Petitions, Agenda Control, and the Congressional Committee System, 1929-1976."
(Journal of Politics, November 2009).