Scott H. Ainsworth
104 Baldwin Hall
Office Hours: On leave for fall 2013
- Ph.D. Political Science , Washington University in St. Louis 1989,
- B.A Political Science , University of Rochester 1983,
Current work addresses policymaking, presidential signing statements, bureaucratic lobbying, and judicial review. I recently received two NSF grants to examine the role of comment letters in bureaucratic lobbying. I have recently published books with the Cambridge, CQ, and Norton presses.
I have given invited talks at a number of universities both here and abroad. Media attention has included state and local outlets as well as the BBC and the New York Times.
Lobbying and Policymaking: The Public Pursuit of Private Interests. 2012. With Ken Godwin and Erik Godwin. Washington DC: CQ Press.
Abortion Politics in Congress: Strategic Incrementalism and Policy Change. 2011. With Thad Hall. New York: Cambridge University Press.
“Congressional Response to Presidential Signing Statements.” 2012. With Brian M. Harward and Kenneth W. Moffett. American Politics Research 40:1067-1091.
“Economic Modeling of Interest Groups and Lobbying.” With Austin Clemens. 2011. In Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying, Ed. Burdett Loomis, Assoc Ed.s Peter Francia and Dara Strolovich. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
“Methodological Perspectives on Interest Groups.” 2010. In The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups, Ed.s L. Sandy Maisel and Jeffrey M. Berry. New York: Oxford University Press.
“Delegation and Discretion in Anticipation of Coalitional Drift.” 2009. With Brian Harward. American Politics Research 37:983-1002.
“Interests, Groups, and Information Aggregation.” 2009. With Ruoxi Li. In A Bridge Too Far? Commonalities and Differences between China and the United States, Ed.s Robert Graftstein and Fan Wen. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
“Is Corporate Lobbying Rational or Just a Waste of Money?” 2006. With Kenneth Godwin and Erik Godwin. Interest Group Politics, 7th Edition. Edited by Allan J. Cigler and Burdett A. Loomis. Washington DC: CQ Press.
Analyzing Interest Groups: Group Influence on People and Policies. 2002. New York: W.W.Norton.
“Modeling Efficacy and Interest Group Membership.” 2000. Political Behavior 22:89-108.
“Representation and Institutionalization.” 1997. Journal of Theoretical Politics 9:147-65.
“The Informational Role of Caucuses in the U.S. Congress.” 1997. With Frances Akins. American Politics Quarterly 25:407-30.
“The Role of Legislators in the Determination of Interest Group Influence in Legislatures.” 1997. Legislative Studies Quarterly 22:517-534.
“National Grange Influence on the Supreme Court Confirmation of Stanley Matthews.”1996. With John Anthony Maltese. Social Science History 20:41-62.
“Unanimous Consent Agreements as Leadership Tools.” 1995. With Marcus Flathman. Legislative Studies Quarterly 20:177-195.
“Regulating Lobbyists and Interest Group Influence.” 1993. Journal of Politics 55:41-56.
“Interest Group Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurs with Two Audiences.” 1993. With Itai Sened. American Journal of Political Science 37:834-866.