John Mark Hansen

John Mark Hansen is one of the nation’s leading scholars of American politics. His current research focuses on public opinion, public budgeting and politicians’ inferences from the outcomes of elections.

He is the author of two books—Mobilization, Participation and Democracy in America (1993) and Gaining Access: Congress and the Farm Lobby, 1919-1981 (1991). In 1999, he received the Heinz Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association for the best article published in the American Political Science Review in 1998. He also received the outstanding book award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists for Mobilization, Participation and Democracy in America in 1995.

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