About the Authors

Published date01 May 2017
Date01 May 2017
About the Authors
John H. Aldrich (Ph.D., Rochester) is the Pf‌izer-Pratt University Profes-
sor of Political Science, Duke University. He is past President of the
Southern Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science
Association, and the American Political Science Association. He has
been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a Fellow of the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences. His articles have appeared in the major journals.
He is also the author or co-author of Why Parties, Before the Conven-
tion, Linear Probability, Logit and Probit Models, Interdisciplinarity,
and a series of books on elections, the most recent of which is Change
and Continuity in the 2012 and 2014 Elections. His and John Griff‌ins’
book, Why Parties Matter: Political Competition and Democracy in the
American South, 1832-2012 is forthcoming in 2017.
Email: aldrich@duke.edu
Matthew N. Beckmann is an Associate Professor of Political Science at
UC Irvine, where he studies Washington politics, particularly those
involving the White House. He is author of “Pushing the Agenda”
(Cambridge University Press, 2010), which reveals the systematic strate-
gies presidents employ to inf‌luence Congress and the factors that
determine when those strategies work – or don’t. Matt received his B.A.
from UCLA and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Email: beckmann@uci.edu
Neil Chaturvedi is an assistant professor of political science at California
State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His research focuses on the
power dynamics of the United States Senate, race and ethnicity, and the
presidency. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine,
and his B.A. from the University of California, Riverside. His work has
appeared in Social Science Quarterly, Politics, Groups, and Identities,
and Politics and Religion.
Email: nschaturvedi@cpp.edu
DOI: 10.1111/lsq.12176
C2017 Washington University in St. Louis

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