Research and scholarship from faculty and staff in the Political Science Department at St. John Fisher University.


Submissions from 2022


Alternative Legal Professionals and Access to Justice: Failure, Success, and the Evolving Influence of the Washington State LLLT Program (The Genie is Out of the Bottle), Stephen Daniels and James R. Bowers

Submissions from 2019


Motivated Reasoning, Public Opinion, and Presidential Approval, Kathleen Donovan, Paul M. Kellstedt, Ellen M. Key, and Matthew J. Lebo


Changing Paradigms: Faculty Moving to Data Science from Other Disciplines, Bernard P. Ricca, Bruce Evan Blaine, Kathleen Donovan, and Anne Geraci

Submissions from 2018

Undecided voters in non-presidential elections, Kathleen Donovan

Introducing data science: statistics, computing, and more, Anne Geraci and Kathleen Donovan

Populist Radical-Right Movements and Representative Democracy: Love It or Leave It, Sébastien Lazardeux

Colonialism and War as Drivers of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, Wesley B. Renfro

Energy Trends, Political Economy, and International Order: The United States and the People’s Republic, Wesley B. Renfro

Submissions from 2017


“The Island of Thieves”: Rethinking Empire and the United States in Micronesia, Dominic Alessio and Wesley B. Renfro


How Priming Innocence Influences Public Opinion on Police Misconduct and False Convictions: A Research Note, Kathleen M. Donovan and Charles F. Klahm IV

French Cohabitation and the Nature of Policy Outputs, Sébastien Lazardeux

Submissions from 2016

Examining 'neighboring group effects' on student learning in pod-style classrooms in a first-year biochemistry-based course, Sridhar Anand, Sean Leonard, and Kathleen Donovan

Clinging to Their Guns: An Empirical Examination of Self versus Sociotropic Interest in Support for Gun Control Legislation, Kathleen Donovan

Ideological agenda setting: Exploring intermedia differences in a fragmented market, Kathleen Donovan


Understanding perceptions of citizen demeanour: using an experimental design to understand the impact of encounter and observer characteristics, Kathleen M. Donovan, Rob Tillyer, and Charles F. Klahm IV


The Political Economy: Political Attitudes and Economic Behavior, Ellen M. Key and Kathleen M. Donovan

Submissions from 2015


Clinging to Their Guns: An Empirical Examination of Self versus Sociotropic Interest in Support for Gun Control Legislation, Kathleen Donovan


The Role of Entertainment Media in Perceptions of Police Use of Force, Kathleen Donovan and Charles Klahm IV

Submissions from 2014


Divided Government, Legislative Productivity, and Policy Change in the USA and France, Frank R. Baumgartner, Sylvain Brouard, Emiliano Grossman, Sébastien Lazardeux, and Jonathan Moody


Prosecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent, Kathleen M. Donovan

Cohabitation and Conflicting Politics in French Policymaking, Sébastien Lazardeux

Power, capability, and teaching the modern presidency, Wesley B. Renfro, Sébastien Lazardeux, and Kathleen Donovan

Submissions from 2006


Agendas, Arguments, and Political Theory, John D. Harman and Deborah Vanderbilt

Books from 2003

Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean, Richard S. Hillman and Thomas J. D'Agostino

Books from 2002

Democracy and Human Rights in Latin America, Richard S. Hillman, John A. Peeler, and Elsa Cardozo de Da Silva

Books from 2001

Understanding Contemporary Latin America, Richard S. Hillman

Submissions from 1997


Liberty, Rights, and Will in Hobbes: A Response to David Van Mill, John D. Harman

Books from 1994

Democracy for the Privileged: Crisis and Transition in Venezuela, Richard Hillman

Submissions from 1993


Reflections on Building an Active State Association, Robert Heineman, Nancy McGlen, John D. Harman, and Lotte Feinberg

Submissions from 1991


Running the Good Race, Part 1: High Anxiety: Some Lessons For Graduate Students Entering the Profession, John D. Harman