Center For The Study Of Democratic Institutions

  • Larry Bartels

    Larry Bartels

    Political scientist looks at elections and why they matter Larry Bartels (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Larry Bartels, arguably the most influential political scientist of his generation, is fascinated with democracy – how it really works, who has the most influence and why the presidential primary election process has propelled one-time dark… Read More

    Oct. 3, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: A Taste for the Tea Party?

    See new Vanderbilt research on who makes up a Tea Party supporter. Plus, learn what hip hop is doing for kid’s health and discover Vanderbilt’s ties to the new X-Men movie! [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Jul. 8, 2011

  • Tennessee State Capitol

    Controversial bills might have cost General Assembly popularity points

    A new poll shows the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, marked by debate on a number of controversial issues, slipped in its approval rating in the four months it was in session. Read More

    Jun. 19, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: Thomas E. Mann on the 2010 Midterm Elections

    Noted congressional scholar Thomas E. Mann spoke at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28 about the outlook for the 2010 midterm elections. The public lecture was sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Mann, the W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution,… Read More

    Nov. 4, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Vanderbilt center seeks to inform policy debate

    Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions has a strong community outreach component that seeks to help citizens understand contemporary public policy issues and debates. Political scientists John Geer and David Lewis are among the four co-directors of the center that is housed within the Department of… Read More

    Oct. 29, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Brookings scholar lecture marks official opening of new Vanderbilt center

    Noted congressional scholar Thomas E. Mann will speak at Vanderbilt University on Oct. 28 about the outlook for the 2010 midterm elections. The public lecture marks the official launch of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, which is housed within Vanderbilt’s Department of Political Science. Read More

    Oct. 20, 2010

  • Obama after 16 months

    Obama after 16 months

    Watch videos from Commencement 2010 Week’s Faculty Seminars. Read More

    May. 19, 2010

  • VU undergrads present research on presidential appointments

    VU undergrads present research on presidential appointments

    Two Vanderbilt undergraduates had the rare opportunity to present their research findings on the influence of patronage on presidential appointments and government performance at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Read More

    May. 18, 2010

  • Vanderbilt undergraduates present research at national political science meeting

    Vanderbilt undergraduates present research at national political science meeting

    Two Vanderbilt University undergraduates had the rare opportunity to present their research findings on the influence of patronage on presidential appointments and government performance at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Read More

    May. 12, 2010

  • Watch: The Battle for America 2008

    Watch: The Battle for America 2008

    Watch video of Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, two of the nation’s most experienced political reporters, engaging in an evening of political discussion. Read More

    Apr. 8, 2010