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Scholarly Interest Report
Jerrold G. Rusk
Professor of Political Science
  • Ph.D. Political Science (1968) University of Michigan
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Department Affiliations
  • Department of Political Science
    Research Areas
     American elections, political parties, British politics
    The American Non-Voter
     I am currently working on a book manuscript with Lyn Ragsdale with the above title, exploring the patterns and causes of non-voting from 1920 to the present. The m/s also examines different types of non-voters since the 1950s.
    Historical and contemporary American elections, election reforms, and historical and contemporary American voting behavior, including political realignment
     I am working on (a) political realignment, (b)historical election reform, (c)historical voting turnout, (d) updating election statistics in my book, The Statistical History of the American Electorate, for a future edition.
    Teaching Areas
     same, graduate class in American politics and elections
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles

    Lyn Ragsdale and Jerrold G. Rusk, "Casting Votes:  The National Campaign Context and State Turnout, 1920-2008," Political Research Quarterly (December 2011), 840-857.

     Rusk, Jerrold. 2007. "Electoral Myth and Reality: Realignments in American Politics," Electoral Studies 26 (June 2007): 392-403.

    Lyn Ragsdale and Jerrold Rusk "The American Nonvoter." Oxford University Press (2017) : 315.

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Gateway Recognition Award , School of Social Sciences Gateway Program (Ipek Martinez, Director) (05/15)