William Mayer

Professor of Political Science
education Ph.D., 1989, Government
Harvard Univerisity
Mailing address 349 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Selected Publications

The Front-Loading Problem on Presidential Nominations Brookings Institution Press, 2004

The New American Democracy, 5th Edition, Pearson Longman, 2007

The Making of the Presidential Candidates Rowman and Littlefield, 2008

The Swing Voter in American Politics Brookings Institution Press, 2008

In Pursuit of the White House 2000: How We Choose Our Presidential Nominees. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1999

“Mass Partisanship, 1946-1996″ in Byron Shafer (ed), Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1998

The Divided Democrats: Ideological Unity, Party Reform, and Presidential Elections. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996

“In Defense of Negative Campaigning.” Political Science Quarterly 111, 1996

In Pursuit of the White House: How We choose Our Presidential Nominees (editor). Chatham, NJ: Chatham House, 1995

The Changing American Mind: How and Why American Public Opinion Changed between 1960 and 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1992

Selected Honors & Awards

Received grant from the Carnegie Corporation to hold a conference on “Swing Voters in American Politics,” June, 2006

Member of the Executive Council, Political Organizations and Parties Section, American Political Science Association

USIA-sponsored speaking tour of Australia, August, 1999

Participant, Symposium on the 1996 Presidential Campaign, Department of Political Science, George Washington University, held in observance of the University’s 175th anniversary

Fellow in Ethics, 1995-96, Program in Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University

Delivered (with Michael Dukakis) the Phi Sigma Alpha address at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, November, 1992