Charles Doriean

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Doriean 2011

Doctoral Student

  • Fields of Study
    • American Political Institutions, Political Parties and Elections, Agent-Based Modeling and Complex Systems
  • About

    Charles' research agenda focuses on how political parties shape the decision-making behavior of elite and mass actors within electoral and legislative institutions. Specifically, he focuses on how parties shape and are shaped by preference diversity in the electorate, and the implications that these relationships have for legislative representation and electoral accountability. His dissertation applies this framework to the study of party discipline and observed party polarization in the U.S. House -- using a dynamic, agent-based model of party discipline regime selection, he consider the implications of differing behavioral postulates and theories of party organization for observed connections between legislators' re-election margins and party support scores over time.

  • Education
    • Michigan State University, BA, Political Science (2004)
    • University of Michigan, PhD Political Science (expected 12/11)