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American Politics is a political science field that solely focuses on the American political system and governance. The field is traditionally divided into two areas; institutions and political behavior. The institutional approach usually includes the presidency, Congress, and the judiciary but can also include the bureaucracy, interest groups, as well as state and local institutions. The behavioral study of American politics is concerned with voting, public opinion, representation, political psychology, and identity politics such as race, ethnicity, and gender.
American Politics faculty at UIC has produced top-tier research and has been recognized by national outlets. Our department has until recently hosted the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics under the editorial leadership of Dr. Alexander Filindra.
Get familiar with our American Politics faculty by visiting their profiles and checking out the most recent publications below.
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- Johnson, Cedric. 2022. The Panthers Can’t Save Us Now: Debating Left Politics and Black Lives Matter. Verso Books. https://www.versobooks.com/books/3937-the-panthers-can-t-save-us-now
- Fagan, E.J. 2022. “Elite Polarization and Partisan Think Tanks”, Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy: Vol. 3: No. 3–4, pp 395-411. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/113.00000065
- Filindra, A., Kaplan, N.J. & Buyuker, B.E. 2022. “Beyond Performance: Racial Prejudice and Whites’ Mistrust of Government” Polit Behav 44, 961–979. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-022-09774-6
- Filindra, A., Buyuker, B.E., Kaplan, N. J. 2022. “Do Perceptions of Ingroup Discrimination Fuel White Mistrust in Government? Insights from the 2012–2020 ANES and a Framing Experiment” Polity 55 (1). https://doi.org/10.1086/722763