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Keith E. Hamm
Professor
Professor of Political Science
 
e-mail:hamm@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1969) Franklin and Marshall College
  • M.A. (1973) Florida Atlantic University
  • Ph.D. (1977) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Research Areas
 Legislative behavior, campaign finance, interest groups, state politics, urban politics
 
Teaching Areas
 American politics, legislative behavior, interest groups, state politics, urban politics
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Keith E. Hamm, Michael J. Malbin, Jaclyn Kettler and Brendan Glavin ""The Impact of Citizens United in the States: Independent Spending in State Elections, 2006-2010." ." The Forum, 12(2): 305-328.

 
 

Keith E Hamm, Ronald D. Hedlund and Stephanie Shirley Post. 2011. " Committee Specialization in State Legislatures During the Twentieth Century: Do Legislatures Tap the Talents of Their Members?   State Politics and Policy Quarterly  11:299-325.

 
 

Keith E Hamm, Ronald D. Hedlund and Stephanie Shirley Post. 2011. " Committee Specialization in State Legislatures During the Twentieth Century: Do Legislatures Tap the Talents of Their Members?   State Politics and Policy Quarterly  11:299-325.

 
 

Ronald D. Hedlund, Nancy Martorano, Kevin Cooms and Keith E. Hamm "Partisan Stacking on Legislative Committees." Legislative Studies Quarterly, XXXIV (2009) : 175-191.

 
 

Keith E. Hamm and Robert E. Hogan "Campaign Finance Laws and Candidacy Decisions in State Legislative Elections." Political Research Quarterly, 61 (2008) : 458-467.

 
 

Nancy Martorano, Keith E. Hamm and Ronald D. Hedlund "Parallel Jurisdictions, Oversight Capability and Administrative Review: U.S. State Legislative Committees and Administrative Agencies." American Politics ResearchSubmitted

 
 

Keith E. Hamm, Roandl D. Hedlund and Stephanie Shirley Post. 2011. "Committee Specialization  in State Legislatures During the Twentieth Century: Do Legislatures Tap the Talents  of Their Members?" State Politics and Policy Quarterly 11:299-325.

 
 

Hamm, Keith, Ronald D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano. "State Legislative Committee Operations During the 20th Century: Changes and Chamber Differences." In Revision

 
 

Squire, Peverill, Keith E. Hamm, Ronald D. Hedlund, and Gary Moncrief. "Electoral Reforms, Membership Stability, and the Existence of Committee Property Rights in American State Legislatures." British Journal of Political Science (2005) In Press

 
 

Hamm, K. , Hedlund, R.D. , and Post, S. ""Committee Specialization in State Legislatures During the Twentieth Century: Do Legislatures Tap the Talents of Their Members?." Submitted

 
 

Keith E. Hamm, Ronald D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano "Structuring Committee Decison-Making: Rules and Procedures in US State Legislatures." The Journal of Legislative Studies, 7 (Summer 2001) : 13-34.

 
 Articles
 

Nancy Martorano Miller Keith E. Hamm and Ronald D. Hedlund "“Constrained Behavior: Understanding the Entrenchment of Legislative Procedure in American State Constitutional Law.” 78: 1459-1484.." Albany Law Review , 78 (2015) : 1459.

 
 

Keith E. Hamm, Ronald D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano "Measuring State Legislative Committee Power: Change and Chamber Differences in the 20th Century." State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 6: 88-111.

 
 Books
 

Peverill Squire and Keith E. Hamm "101 Chambers: Congress, State Legislatures, and the Future of Legislative Studies."  (2005)

 
 

Squire, P. and Hamm, K. "A Comparative Examination of American Legislatures." Submitted

 
 Book chapters
 

Keith E. Hamm and Nancy Miller "Legislative Politics." Politics in the American States Tenth EditionIn Press

 
 

KEITH E. Hamm, Rondlad D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano Miller. ""State Legislatures"." Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government (2014) : 293-318.

 
 

Keith E. Hamm and Gary F. Moncrief. “Legislative Politics in the States,” in Politics in the American States, Tenth Edition, edited by Virginia Gray, Russell Hanson and Thad Kouser. (CQ Press. 2012). 

 
 

"State Legislatures" in Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government  (Oxford Press, forthcoming).  Edited by Donald Haider Markel. With Rondlad D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano Miller.

 

 
 

Hamm, Keith E. and Robert E. Hogan. "Legislative Lobbying: Placing Research on Legislative Lobbying in a Comparative Context." Research Guide to U.S. and International Interest Groups (2004) : 167-175.

 
 

Hamm, K. and Moncrief, G. "Legislative Politics in the States." Politics in he American States: A Comparative Analysis, Eighth Edition (2004) : 157-193.

 
 Other
 

Keith Hamm and Roberrt Hogan "Legislative Lobbying." Handbook of Political Literature and Research on Interest Groups (Forthcoming)

 
 

Nancy Martorano, R. Bruce Anderson, and Keith Hamm "A Transforming South: Exploring Patterns of State House Seat Contestation." The American Review of Politics, 21 (2000 Spring) : 201-224.

 
 

Keith E. Hamm and Gary Moncrief "Legislative Politics in the States." Politics in the American States (1999) : 144-190.

 
 

Joel Thompson, Gary Moncrief, and Keith E. Hamm "Gender and Campaign Attributes, and Campaign Contributions." Campaign Finance in State Legislative Elections (1998)

 
 

Robert Hogan and Keith E. Hamm "Variations in District-Level Campaign Spending in State Legislatures." Campaign Finance in State Legislative Elections (1998)

 
Presentations
 Conference Committee Member
 

co-author.  "Appointing Legislative Committees: The Effects of Party, Institution and Committee Jurisdiction." Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. (November 15-18, 2007) With R.D. Hedlund, Kevin Coombs, and Nancy Martorano

 
 

co-author.  "Candidate Perception of Campaign Financing in State Legislative Elections: Preliminary Observations." American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (August 30-September 2, 2007) With Robert E. Hogan

 
 

co-author.  "Parallel Jurisdictions, Oversight Capability and Administrative Review: U.S. State Legislative Committees and Administrative Agencies." IPSA Research Committee of Legislative Specialists, SUNY-Albany, NY. (August 24-26, 2007) With Ronald D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano

 
 

co-author.  "The Effects of Campaign Laws on Interest Group Contribution Strategies in State ELections." Annual COnference on State Politics and Policy, Austin, TX. (February 23-24, 2007) With R. Hogan and R. Wrzenski

 
 

Co-author.  "Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Regimes in the Canadian Provinces." Conference on Party and Election Finance. Sponsored by the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (May 25-26, 2006) With K. Hebda

 
 

Co-author.  "Factors Affecting Interest Group Contributions to Candidates in State Legislative Elections." Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. With R. Hogan and R. Wrzenski

 
 

Co-author.  "Legislative Committee Jurisdiction and Administration Oversight: Patterns in the American States." American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. (Septbember 1-4, 2006) With N. Martorano and R.D. Hedlund

 
 

Co-author.  "Legislative Professionalization and Committee Systems: Institutional Versus Individual-Level Impact." International Political Science Association World Congress, Fukuoka, Japan. (July 9-13, 2006) With R. Hedlund

 
 

Co-author.  "Party Balance on U.S.State Legislative Committees: An Examination of Trends in the Early 21st Century--Continuity or Change?." Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA. (November 9-11, 2006) With R.D. Hedlund, K. Coombs, and N. Martorano

 
 

Co-author.  "The Impact of Legislative Professionalization: A Review of the Literature Focusing on the U.S. States." Political Center or Periphery: Legislatures and Parliaments in the 21st Century. Sponsored by the Taiwanese Political Science Association, Taipei, Taiwan. (July 7-8, 2006) With D. Goodman

 
 

Co-author.  "Campaign Finance Laws and Candidacy Decisions in State Legislative Elections." American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C.. (September 1 to 4, 2005) With Robert E. Hogan

 
 Conference Paper
 

"Sticky Legacies: Persistence of State Constitutional Provisions." With Nancy Martorano Miller. Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, September 1-5, 2016.  With Maria Arcora, Ronald D. Hedlund .

 
 

Co-author.  ""The Evolution of Constitutional Restrictiveness in State Legislatures"

 ." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, , San Francisco, CA. (September 3-5, 2015) With Nancy Martorano Miller and Ronald D. Hedlund

 
 

Co-author.  ""Working in a Cage: The Evolution of Constitutional Restrictiveness in U.S. State Legislatures"." 15th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference, Indiana University. (May 2015) With Ronald D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano Miller

 
 Invited Papers
 

"The Impact of Citizens United in the States: State Independent Spending, 2006-2010." Prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in New Orleans, Louisiana.  August 30-September 2, 2012. With Michael J. Malbin, Jaci Kettler and Brendan Glavin.

 

 
 

"Limiting the Evolutionary Path: Explaining Constitutional and Statutory Entrenchment in State Legislatures." Prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Seattle, Washington.  September 1-4, 2011. With Nancy Martorano Miller and Ronald D. Hedlund.

 

 
 

"The Evolving Role of Party Committees in State Legislative Campaigns during the 21st Century: A Preliminary Assessment." Paper prepared for delivery at the 2011 State Politics and Policy Conference, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-4, 2011.  With Jaci Kettler.

 
 

"Ties that Bind: Measuring Constitutional and Statutory Entrenchment in State Legislatures."  Paper prepared for delivery at the 2011 State Politics and Policy Conference, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-4, 2011. With Nancy Martorano Miller and Ronald D. Hedlund.

 
 

"Political Party Contribution Strategies in the 2003 Ontario General Election." Prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Seattle, Washington.  September 1-4, 2011. With Jaci Kettler.

 
 

“State Legislative Evolution: Path Dependency, Organization Theory and Bounded Rational Choice.” Prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the State Politics and Policy Conference in Springfield, Illinois. June 3-5, 2010. With Nancy Martorano Miller and Ronald D. Hedlund.

 
 

“Paths, Events and Strategic Choices: The Evolution of American State Legislatures” Prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Toronto, Canada.  September 3-6, 2009. With Nancy Martorano Miller and Ronald D. Hedlund.

 

 
 

Institutionalization: New Concepts and New Methods.” Prepared for presentation at the 21st InternationalPolitical Science Association World Congress (Research Committee of Legislative Specialists),Santiago, Chile, July 12-16, 2009. With Randolph Stevenson, Andrew Spiegelman, Ronald D. Hedlund.

 

 
 

Presented summary of 10 year data collection project.  "Data Collection Projects to Study Committees in State Legislatures." State Politics and Policy Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (May 30, 2008) With Ronald D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano

 
 

Presenter.  "Did They Ever Return? The Development of Committee Property Rights in State Legislatures." American Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts. (August 27-30, 2008) With Ronald D. Hedlund and Greg Vonnahme

 
 

Presenter.  "Did They Ever Return? The Development of Committee Property Rights in State Legislatures." State Politics and Policy Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (May 30, 2008) With Ronald D. Hedlund and Greg Vonnahme

 
 

Primary presenter.  "Contrasts in Contesting: How Campaign Election Laws Affect Candidacy Decisions in State Legislative Elections." Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon. (March 11-13, 2004) With Robert Hogan

 
 

Primary presenter.  "The Evolution of Committee Specialization in U.S. State Legislatures: The Impact of Professionalization." International Political Science Association Research Committee of Legislative Specialists Conference on Sub-State/Sub-National Legislatures: Representation, Policy-Making and Governance, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (October 21-23, 2004) With Ronald D. Hedlund

 
 

Primary presenter.  "The Evolution of Election Finance Laws in the U.S. States and Canadian Provinces: Convergent or Divergent Patterns?." International Political Science Association Research Committee of Legislative Specialists Conference on Sub-State/Sub-National Legislatures: Representation, Policy-Making and Governance, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (October 21-23, 2004) With Robert Hogan

 
 Invited Talks
 

"The Role of Money in the 2016 primary and General Election." Rice University Continuing Education Series, (September 29, 2016)

 
 

"A Summary of the National Institute on Money in State Politics’ Past Activity and Proposals for Future Work on Independent Expenditures in the States.” Presented at annual meeting of  the National Institute on Money in State Politics. Flathead Lake, Montana. June 10-14.2010.  

 
 

Presented powerpoint lecture.  "Campaign Finance Presentation." Baker Institute Student Forum and Democracy Matters, Baker Instittue- Rice University. (April 7, 2008)

 
 

Presenter.  "Comments on Campaign Finance in the States." The National Institute on Money in State Politics, Kalispell, Montana. (May 18-20, 2008)

 
 

author.  "Did They Ever Return? The Development of a Committee Property Rights Norm in State Legislatures During the Twentieth Century." Department of Political Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. (April 16-20, 2007) With R. D. Hedlund

 
 

author.  "State Contribution Records and Academic Research." The Institute on Money in State Politics, Bigfork, Montana. (May 30-Jun2, 2007)

 
 Other
 

co-author.  "Committee Specialization in State Legislatures During the Twentieth Century: Do Legislators Tap the Talents of Their Members?"." Southern Political Science Association, Savannah, GA. (November 2002) With Ronald D. Hedlund and Stephanie Post

 
 

"A 'Tools of the Trade' Look at Comparing Congresss with State Legislatures." American Political Science Association meeting, San Francisco, California. (August 29 to September 2, 2001) With Peverill Squire

 
 

"Comparative Legislative Research: An Observer's Perspective." Conference on the Comparative Study of Deputy 'Hill Style' in Latin American Legislatures, Texas A&M University. (Februrary 23,2001)

 
 

"The Effects of Campaign Finance Laws on State Legislative Elections." State Politics and Policy Conference, Texas A&M University. (March 2-3, 2001) With Robert E. Hogan

 
 

"A Transforming South: Exploring Patterns of State House Seat Contestation." Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, Charleston, S.C.. (March 2000) With Nancy Martorano, R. Bruce Anderson

 
 

"Accounting for Restructuring of State Legislative Committee Systems: The Impact of Executive Branch Reorganizations." American Political Science Association meeting, Washington, D.C.. (September, 2000) With Ronald D. Hedlund, Laura L. Delgado

 
 

"Examining Committee Structures, Procedures, and Powers in U.S. State Legislatures." Midwest Political Science Association meeting, Chicago, IL. (April, 2000) With Nancy Martorano, Ronald D. Hedlund

 
 

"The Theoretical and Empirical Limits of House-Centric Models of Legislative Behavior." American Political Science Association meeting, Washington, D.C.. (September, 2000) With Peverill Squire, Ronald D. Hedlund, Gary Moncrief

 
 

"Do Specialists Control the Committee Agenda? Evidence from State Legislative Committees Throughout the Twentieth Century." Western Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington. (March 1999) With Ronald D. Hedlund, Eileen M. Dougherty and Laura L. Delgado

 
 

"State Legislative Seat Contestation in the South: Is an Open Seat All It Takes?." Southern Political Science Association, Savannah, Georgia. (November 1999) With Nancy Martorano and R. Bruce Anderson

 
 

"The Evolution of Committee Structure, Powers and Procedures in Twentieth Century State Legislatures." American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia. (September 1999) With Ronald D. Hedlund and Nancy Martorano

 
 

"The Impact of Campaign Finance Systems on the Pool of Legislative Candidates." Southwestern Political Science Association, San Antonio, Texas. (April 1999) With Leah Barnett

 
 Panelist
 

"Public Finance, Small Donors and Political Parties: The States as Laboratories for Campaign Finance Research." American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. (September 1-4, 2006)

 
 

Presenter.  "Roundtable on Perspectives from the Academic Community." Institute on Money in State Politics, Emigrant, Montana. (May 31-June 4, 2006)

 
 

Co-author.  "The Impact of Campaign Finance Laws." Pacific Northwest Political Science Association, Vancouver, Canada. (October 17-18, 2003) With Robert Hogan, LSU

 
 

Co-author.  "The Impact of Campaign Finance Laws: First Order Effects." American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. (August 28-31, 2003) With Robert Hogan, LSU

 
Editorial Positions
 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. (2016 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. Comparative Legislative Research Center at the University of Iowa. (2015 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. Comparative Legislative Research Center at the University of Iowa. (1990 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. (2012 - 2012)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. Comparative Legislative Research Center, The University of Iowa. (2010 - 2010)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. University of Iowa. (2008 - 2008)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. (2003 - 2003)

 Co-Editor, Legislative Studies Quarterly. University of Iowa. (2001 - 2001)

 Co-Editor, Legislative Studies Quarterly. Comparative Legislative Research Center, U of Iowa. (1999 - 1999)

 Co-Editor, Legislative Studies Quarterly. University of Iowa. (2000 - 2000)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. (2004 - 2004)

 Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. University of Texas Press. (1999 - 1999)

 Other, State Politics and Policy. University of Illinois. (2001 - 2001)

 Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. Blackwell Publishers. (2000 - 2000)

 Member of the Editorial Board, State Politics and Policy Quarterly. (2003 - 2003)

 Editorial Board Member, State Politics and Policy. University of Illinois. (2000 - 2000)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Nancy Martorano, Ph..D. Theories of Legislative Organization and the Development of U.S. State Legislative Committee Systems. (2002) (Thesis Director)

 Kellie Butler, Ph.D. Agenda Setting in the States: An Institutional Analysis. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Laura Delgado, Ph. D. Executive Reorganizations and the Structure of U.S. State Legislative Committee Systems. (2004) (Thesis Director)

 Kellie Butler, Ph.D. Agenda Setting in the States: An Institutional Analysis. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Laura Delgado, Ph. D. Executive Reorganizations and the Structure of U.S. State Legislative Committee Systems. (2004) (Thesis Director)

 Jaclyn J Kettler, Ph.D. The Right to Party (Resources): Political Party Networks and Candidate Success. (2015) (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Fulbright Chair in North American Studies, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), Council on International Exchange of Scholars (January to May 2006)

 Research Chair in North American Studies at Carleton University in Canada, Fulbright Foundaton (January to May 2006)

 Best Paper Award in State Politics at 2001 American Political Association meeting for a co-authored paper entitled "A Tools of the Trade Look at Comparing Congress with State Legislatures", State Politics and Policy Section of American Political Science Association (8/31/2002)

 Editorial Policies Committee Member, Southwestern Social Science Association (2001)

 Executive Board Member, Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association

 Editorial Policies Committee Member, Southwestern Social Science Association

Positions Held
 Member- Board of Directors, National Institute on Money in State Politcs. (2006 - 2006)

 Member- Editorial Board, Legislative Studies Quarterly. (2007 - 2007)

 Member, Institute on Money in State Politics Board of Directors. (2007 - 2007)

 Academic Advisor, Campaign Finance Institute. (2006 - 2006)

 Member, Campaign Finance Institute Academic Advisory Board. (2007 - 2007)