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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Jerrold G. Rusk
Professor
Professor of Political Science
 
e-mail:Jerrold.G.Rusk@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Political Science (1968) University of Michigan
 
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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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.
 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Gateway Recognition Award , School of Social Sciences Gateway Program (Ipek Martinez, Director) (05/15)