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Byron E. Shafer

Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: 
American Political Development, Elections, Political Culture, Political Orders, Political Parties, Presidency, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Race, Religion, Structural Change, Voting Behavior
Office Location: 
322A North Hall
(608) 263-1909



Elizabeth Sawyer and Bryon Shafer.  “Institutional Dynamics and Nominating Processes: The Latest Twists on a Familiar Story, or the Emergence of a Brave New World?” Presidential Studies Quarterly, September 2018.

Byron E. Shafer and Regina L. Wagner (2016): Modern Eras and Alternative Futures: The American Elections of 2016 in the Longest Run. The Forum 14(4), p. 399-413. 

The Forum 14(4), p. 399-413 

Byron E. Shafer, Regina L. Wagner, and Par Jason Engle (2014): The 2014 Midterm in the Longest Run: The Puzzle of a Modern Era. The Forum 12(4), p. 591-608.