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FRANK R. BAUMGARTNER
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

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Click on the links below for copies of conference papers, reports, and works in progress. This contains a complete set of papers I have presented at conferences in recent years, papers under review or not yet published, as well as other writings not published as journal articles. See also my page related to the death penalty for articles, reports, and other writings associated with that.

 

Preliminary list of publications relating to the policy agendas project, as of Nov 2013. This list is for review by agendas scholars world wide with corrections to go to Peter Mortensen at peter@ps.au.dk.

 

The Mayhem of Wrongful Liberty: Documenting the Crimes of True Perpetrators in Cases of Wrongful Incarceration. Paper presented at the Innocence Network Conference, Portland OR, April 11-12 2014. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Amanda Grigg, Rachelle Ramìrez, Kenneth J. Rose, and J. Sawyer Lucy)

Click here to see a recent blog post about our paper from the Wrongful Convictions Blog

Click here to see another blog post from Dare To Think


How Robust are Distributional Findings of Punctuated Equilibrium in Public Budgets? Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL, April 2–6, 2014. (Derek A. Epp and Frank R. Baumgartner)


The Diversity of Internet Media: Utopia or Dystopia? Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL, April 2–6, 2014. (Bryan J. Dworak, John Lovett, and Frank R. Baumgartner)


The Hierarchy of Victims in Death Penalty Processing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Wilmington DE, March 13–15, 2014. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Seth Kotch, and Isaac Unah)

 

The Two Worlds of Lobbying: Washington Lobbyists in the Core and on the Periphery. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, August 29–September 1, 2013. (Tim LaPira, Trey Thomas, and Frank R. Baumgartner).


Finding the Limits of Partisan Budgeting. Paper prepared for presentation at the annual meetings of the Association Française de Science Politique, Paris, July 9-11, 2013.  (Derek Epp, John Lovett, and Frank R. Baumgartner)

 

Explaining Punctuations. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Comparative Agendas Project, Antwerp, Belgium, June 27–29, 2013. (Frank R. Baumgartner and Derek A. Epp).

 

All News is Bad News: Newspaper Coverage of Politics in Spain. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Comparative Agendas Project, Antwerp, Belgium, June 27–29, 2013. (Frank R. Baumgartner and Laura Chaqués Bonafont).

 

Contraverting Expectations: New Empirial Evidence on Congressional Lobbying and Pubolic Policy.  Paper presented at the SUNY Albany Law School Conference, Under the Influence?  Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Campaign Finance, March 8–9, 2013.

 

North Carolina Advocates for Justice Report on Racial Disparities in Police Stops of Vehicles, 2000 through 2011. These technical reports were based on official statistics provided by the NC Department of Justice and relate to each traffic stop in the state from January 1, 2000 through June 2011. The report was submitted to the Governor, Attorney General, and leaders of both parties in both chambers of the NC legislature in April 2012. In June 2012, it was leaked to the press.

Task Force Report (Executive Summary)

Baumgartner-Epp report

Baumgartner-Epp appendices

Related media articles:

Black Drivers 77 Percent More Likely to be Stopped and Searched by Police in North Carolina.
BreakingBrown.com, October 1, 2013.

Will Hagle, Study Of Traffic Stops In North Carolina Shows Significant Racial Bias. OpposingViews.com September 30, 2013.

Nicole Flatow, North Carolina Police 3 Times More Likely To Arrest Blacks After Seat Belt Violation, Study Finds, ThinkProgress.org September 30, 2013.

Jim Wise, Traffic-stop numbers show racial bias across North Carolina. Raleigh News and Observer, September 29, 2013.

Jim Wise, Durham study supports traffic-stop disparity claims. Durham News, September 26, 2013.

Andrew Barksdale, Report: Blacks, Hispanics in North Carolina get searched by police more than whites. Fayetteville Observer, June 22, 2012

Ian A. Mance, "Racial Profiling in North Carolina: Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops 2000 to 2011." Trial Briefs, June 2012: pp. 23-27.

UNC Public Radio, Targeting Minorities, The State of Things, with Frank Stasio, August 23, 2012. (20 minutes of audio)

ACLU urges NC racial profiling victims to come forward, WRAL.com, September 18, 2012.

Study: Hispanics, African Americans searched more often in NC, WCNC.com, September 19, 2012.

Terry S. Johnson, North Carolina Sheriff, And Deputies Accused Of Discrimination And Targeting Of Latinos For Deportation, HuffingtonPost.com, September 19, 2012.

 

 

When Is There a Single Media Agenda? Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 12–14, 2012. (John Lovett and Frank R. Baumgartner)

 

Searching for Election Effects in US Policymaking and Spending.  Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 12-14, 2012. (Derek Epp, John Lovett, and Frank R. Baumgartner)

 

Who Cares About the Lobbying Agenda? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, August 30-September 3, 2011. (David C. Kimball, Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, Beth L. Leech, and Bryce Summary)

 

See our announcement for the Short Course on the Policy Agendas Project, to be held on Wednesday August 31 2011, in conjunction with APSA.

 

Developing Policy-Specific Conceptions of Mood: The United States. Paper prepared for the Annual Meetings of the Comparative Agendas Project, Catania, Italy, June 23-25, 2011. (Mary Layton Atkinson, Frank R. Baumgartner, K. Elizabeth Coggins, and James A. Stimson)

 

Legislative Productivity and Divided Government in the US and France. Paper prepared for presentation at the Council of European Studies, Barcelona, June 20, 2011. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Sylvain Brouard, Emiliano Grossman, Sebastien G. Lazardeux, and Jon Moody)

 

Mood and Agendas: Developing Policy-Specific Conceptions of Mood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, March 30-April 3, 2011 (Mary Layton Atkinson, Frank R. Baumgartner, Elizabeth Coggins, and James A. Stimson)

 

Ideas and Policy Change. Paper presented at the Governance Symposium on Policy Paradigms and Social Learning Suffolk University, February 11, 2011, Boston.

 

The Decline of Capital Punishment in North Carolina. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, November 17-20, 2010, San Francisco. (Frank R. Baumgartner and Isaac Unah)

 

Advocates and Interest Representation in Policy Debates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, Sept 1-4 2010. (Marie Hojnacki, Kathleen Marchetti, Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, David C. Kimball, and Beth L. Leech) Click here for the paper and here for the appendix.

 

Taking Advantage of "Crisis." Paper presented at the workshop on Politics in Times of Crisis, University of Heidelberg, Germany, December 4-5, 2009.

 

An annotated bibliography of academic references to the Encyclopedia of Associations. August 31, 2009. Working paper. (Frank R. Baumgartner and John D. McCarthy)

 

Dynamic Threshold Modeling of Budget Changes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Washington, DC, November 5-7 2009. (Bryan D. Jones, László Zalányi, Frank R. Baumgartner, and Péter Érdi.)


See a power-point presentation on Power Laws in Public Budgeting, reviewing recent work from the policy agendas project.

 

National Science Foundation grant proposal entitled Framing Policy Debates in the European Union, submitted October 14, 2010, with Christine Mahoney.

 

National Science Foundation grant proposal entitled "Collaborative Research:  Framing Policy Debates in the European Union," submitted August 17, 2009, with Christine Mahoney.

 

Comparative Research on Interest Group Politics in Europe, project description.

 

National Science Foundation grant proposal entitled "Collaborative Research:  Media Coverage and Government Attention:  Developing Large-Scale Data Resources through Automated Text Classification," submitted August 17, 2009, with Amber Boydstun.

 

Go to the site of the NSF-supported conference on automated computer classification of text for the social sciences held at Penn State hosted by Frank Baumgartner and John McCarthy in summer 2007.

 

Go to the site of the conference entitled Tracking, Transcribing, and Tagging Government:
Building Digital Records for Computational Social Science
which I co-hosted with Jay Hamilton in June 2010.


Measuring the Size and Scope of the EU Interest Group Population. Paper prepared for the 5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, Germany, September 10–1,2 2009. (Wonka, Arndt, Frank R. Baumgartner, Christine Mahoney, Joost Berkhout)


The Structure and Stability of Lobbying Networks in Washington. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2-5, 2009. (Timothy M. LaPira, Herschel F. Thomas III, and Frank R. Baumgatner)


Comparing the Topics of Front-Page and Full-Paper Stories in the New York Times. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2-5, 2009. (Michelle Wolfe, Amber E. Boydstun, and Frank R. Baumgartner)


Tracing Interest-Group Populations in the US and UK. Prepared for delivery at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28–August 31, 2008. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Grant Jordan, John McCarthy, Shaun Bevan, and Jamie Greenan.)


Advocacy Behavior and Conflict Expansion in Policy Debates. Prepared for delivery at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28–August 31, 2008. (Marie Hojnacki, Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, David C. Kimball, and Beth L. Leech.)


Policy Attention in State and Nation: Is Anyone Listening to the Laboratories of Democracy? Prepared for delivery at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28–August 31, 2008. (David Lowery, Virginia Gray, and Frank R. Baumgartner.)


Legislative Productivity in Comparative Perspective: An Introduction to the Comparative Agendas Project. Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions, Rennes, April 11–16, 2008. (Sylvain Brouard, Frank Baumgartner, John Wilkerson, Gerard Breeman, Christian Breunig, Laura Chaques, Christopher Green-Pedersen, Will Jennings, Peter John, Bryan Jones, David Lowery, Arco Timmermans, and Shaun Bevan.


The Structure of Washington Lobbying Networks: Mapping the Ties that Bind. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL, April 3–6, 2008. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Timothy M. La Pira and Herschel F. Thomas III)


The Discovery of Innocence: Americans and the Death Penalty. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago IL, March 21, 2008.


Patterns of Public Budgeting in the French Fifth Republic: From Hierarchical Control to Multi-Level Governance. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Chicago IL, August 30-September 2, 2007. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Martial Foucault and Abel François)


Federal Policy Activity and the Mobilization of State Lobbying Organizations. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Chicago IL, August 30-September 2, 2007. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Virginia Gray, and David Lowery)


Washington: The Real No-Spin Zone. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Chicago IL, August 30-September 2, 2007. (with Jeff Berry, Marie Hojnacki, Beth Leech, and David Kimball)


The Discovery of Innocence and the Decline of the Death Penalty Paper presented at the American University Reserach Conference on Issue Framing, June 21, 2007. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Suzanna De Boef, and Amber E. Boydstun)


Does Money Buy Power? Interest Group Resources and Policy Outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 12-15, 2007. (Beth Leech, Frank Baumgartner, Jeff Berry, Marie Hojnacki, and David Kimball)

 

Listen to a podcast entitled The Future of Punctuated Equilibrium from the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 12-15, 2007. (Frank Baumgartner, Bryan Jones, and Adam Sheingate)

 

Congressional Influence on State Lobbying Activity. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 12-15, 2007. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Virginia Gray, and David Lowery)


Congressional and Presidential Effects on the Demand for Lobbying. Paper under review, submitted September 2006. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Heather A. Larsen-Price, Beth L. Leech, and Paul Rutledge)


Goals, Salience, and the Nature of Advocacy. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 30-September 2, 2006. (Marie Hojnacki, Frank Baumgartner, Jeffrey Berry, David Kimball, and Beth Leech).


Essays on Policy Dynamics. Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, April 25-30, 2006. (with Bryan D. Jones, Heather Larsen-Price, James L. True, and John Wilkerson)


Punctuated Equlibrium in French Budgeting Processes. Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, April 25-30, 2006. (with Martial Foucault and Abel François)


The Structure of Policy Conflict. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 20-23, 2006. (with Jeff Berry, Marie Hojnacki, Beth Leech, and David Kimball)


The Supply of Information and the Size of Government in The United States. Bryan D. Jones, Frank R. Baumgartner, and Erin de la Mare. Under review. Submitted April 2005.


Some Thoughts on Reform Miracles. Prepared for the Workshop on Reform Miracles, Leiden, Netherlands, May 27-28, 2005.


The Growth and Diversity of US Associations, 1956-2004: Analyzing Trends using the Encyclopedia of Associations. Working paper, March 29, 2005.


When to Go It Alone: The Determinants and Effects of Interest-Group Coalition Membership. Revised version of 2004 APSA paper listed below. Comments are welcome as we expect to submit this for publication in the future. (with Christine Mahoney)


From "Justice" to Mistake: Changing Public Understandings of the Death Penalty in the United States, Powerpoint presentation to the Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, November 22, 2004.


The Determinants and Effects of Interest-Group Coalitions. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, September 2-5, 2004. (with Christine Mahoney)


An Evolutionary Factor Analysis Approach to the Study of Issue-Definition. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 15-18, 2004. (with Suzanna De Boef and Amber E. Boydstun) [updated May 11, 2004] (Click here to see the original version.) The updated version simply has the formatting and graphs improved. We recommend the corrected version but there are no substantive or textual differences between the two.


The Co-evolution of Groups and Government. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, August 28-31, 2003 (with Beth L. Leech and Christine Mahoney)


Representation and Agenda Setting. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, August 28-31, 2003 (with Bryan D. Jones) (A revised and improved version of that paper was published in the Policy Studies Journal in 2004; see the reprints section of my web page to view it.


Justice, Retribution, or Mistake? The Changing Tones of Media Coverage of Capital Punishment in the US. Presentation to 24th Annual NAACP-LDF Capital Punishment Training Conference, Airlie Conference Center, Warrenton, VA, July 17-20, 2003 (with Cheryl Feeley and Amber Boydstun)


Justice, Retribution, or Mistake? Discussing the Death Penalty in America. Powerpoint presentation to The Justice Project, Washington, DC May 15, 2003 (with Cheryl Feeley and Amber Boydstun)


Symbols and Advocacy. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 3-6, 2003 (with Marie Hojnacki)


Gaining Government Allies: Groups, Officials, and Alliance Behavior. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 25-28, 2002 (with Christine Mahoney)


The Demand Side of Lobbying: Government Attention and the Mobilization of Organized Interests. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 25-28, 2002 (with Beth L. Leech, Timothy La Pira, and Nicholas A. Semanko)


Two papers on US budget politics presented at the Conference on Budgetary Change: Measures and Models held at Nuffield College, Oxford University, March 8-9, 2002. Both are written with Bryan D. Jones and James L. True. Comments on these papers are particularly welcome.


Social Movements and the Rise of New Issues. Paper presented at the Conference on Social Movements, Public Policy and Democracy, University of California, Irvine, January 11-13, 2002. (Revised and updated version listed above; please use the revised version.)


Issue Advocacy and Interest-Group Influence. Paper presented at the First General Conference, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR 2001), University of Kent at Canterbury, England, September 6-8, 2001. (with Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, Beth L. Leech, and David C. Kimball)


Lobbying Alone or In a Crowd. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 27-29, 2000 (with Beth Leech) (A preliminary version of our 2001 Journal of Politics article listed in the reprints section of my web page.)


Where is the Public in Public Policy? Paper presented at the conference on Political Participation: Building a Research Agenda, Princeton University, October 12-14, 2000 (with Beth Leech)


Advocacy and Policy Argumentation. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 31-September 3, 2000 (with Jeff Berry, Beth Leech, Marie Hojnacki, and David Kimball)

 

updated: April 17, 2014

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