John Mark Hansen

John Mark Hansen is the Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science and the College. He is also 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. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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