U.S. Politics & Legal Studies
Our faculty explore the values that underpin institutional and policy choices, including the ethical and accountability aspects of policy-making. They are experts in policy-making institutions such as Congress, the Presidency, executive branch agencies, and state and local governments as well as the theories and processes of public policy, including agenda building, the media, instruments of implementation, regulation, interest group activity, intergovernmental relations, budgeting, and tax policy.
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Assistant ProfessorChristopher D. Berk is an Assistant Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His research and teaching interests span the law, politics, and philosophy of punishment, with a particular concern for the relationship between democratic politics and penal law.
Professor of Public PolicyRobert L. Deitz was Senior Councillor to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 until February 2009. From September 1998 to September 2006 he was the General Counsel at the National Security Agency where he represented the NSA in all legal matters.
Founding Director, Race, Politics, and Poilcy CenterAreas of Research: African American Political Behavior, Political Parties, Social Policy, The Presidency, U.S. Politics & Legal Studies, Voting Rights Policy
Associate Professor of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Science and Technology Policy, Climate Change Adaptation, Energy and Climate Policy
Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International TradeAreas of Research: Foreign Policy, International Trade Law, National Security Law, Public Law, Security Policy, State Economic Development, Trade Policy, World Trade Organization
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: American Government and Politics, Elections, Foreign Policy, Media Politics, Public Opinion, Racial Politics, Statistical Methods, U.S. Foreign Policy