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David G. Lawrence

Professor of Political Science Emeritus

Research Interests

Dr. Lawrence's interests are political behavior, specifically political participation, public opinion, voting behavior, and elections. He comes at all of these from the perspective of democratic theory. His research has focused on the United States, but his interests extend to political behavior more generally. His current interests have to do with the continuing evolution of American electoral politics.


His 1996 book, The Collapse of the Democratic Presidential Majority, with Westview was on realignment and party system in the United States since 1932.