Professor Karpowitz’s research interests include political psychology, political behavior, political communication, gender and politics, and political participation.  Much of his research explores how citizens participate in and experience democratic institutions and processes, with special attention to democratic and deliberative theory.  His research employs a variety of research methods, and he is especially interested in using lab, survey, and field experiments.

ORCID: 0000-0002-9782-9856

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2016

Ideals of Inclusion in Deliberation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad

Ideals of Inclusion in Deliberation Journal Article

Journal of Public Deliberation, 12 (2), pp. Article 3, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, democratic theory, inclusion

Affinity Groups, Enclave Deliberation, and Equity

Abdullah, Carolyne; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad

Affinity Groups, Enclave Deliberation, and Equity Journal Article

Journal of Public Deliberation, 12 (2), pp. Article 6, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, enclaves, equality

Who's In and Who's Out? The Politics of Religious Norms

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Monson, Quin J; Patterson, Kelly D

Who's In and Who's Out? The Politics of Religious Norms Journal Article

Politics & Religion, 9 (3), pp. 508-536, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: experiments, Mormonism, norms, religion

Women's Authority in Political Decision-Making Groups

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F

Women's Authority in Political Decision-Making Groups Journal Article

The Leadership Quarterly, 27 (3), pp. 487-503, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: critical mass, decision rule, deliberation, gender, small groups

Power, Gender, and Group Discussion

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F

Power, Gender, and Group Discussion Journal Article

Advances in Political Psychology, 37 (1), pp. 1-38, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, experiments, gender, small groups

2015

A Peculiar People? Mormons and American Politics

Campbell, David E; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Monson, Quin J

A Peculiar People? Mormons and American Politics Book Chapter

Balmer, Randall; Riess, Jana (Ed.): Mormonism and American Politics, Columbia University Press, New York, 2015, ISBN: 9780231165990.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: American politics, Mormonism

Gender and Women's Influence in Public Settings

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mattioli, Lauren

Gender and Women's Influence in Public Settings Book Chapter

Scott, Robert A; Kosslyn, Stephen M (Ed.): Emerging Trends in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2015, ISBN: 9781118900772.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: critical mass, experiments, gender, representation, small groups

Who Caucuses? An Experimental Approach to Institutional Design and Electoral Participation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Pope, Jeremy C

Who Caucuses? An Experimental Approach to Institutional Design and Electoral Participation Journal Article

The British Journal of Political Science, 45 (2), pp. 329-351, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: caucus, experiments, institutions, political participation, primary

Why Women's Numbers Elevate Women's Influence, and When They Do Not: Rules, Norms, and Authority in Political Discussion

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Mattioli, Lauren

Why Women's Numbers Elevate Women's Influence, and When They Do Not: Rules, Norms, and Authority in Political Discussion Journal Article

Politics, Groups, and Identities, 3 (1), pp. 203-208, 2015, (Also published in 2016 as a chapter in Gender and Political Psychology, ed. Zoe Oxley. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-Political-Psychology/Oxley/p/book/9781138961036).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: critical mass, deliberation, experiments, gender, small groups

How Group Forces Demonstrate the Malleability of Gendered Behavior

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Mattioli, Lauren

How Group Forces Demonstrate the Malleability of Gendered Behavior Journal Article

Politics, Groups, and Identities, 3 (1), pp. 149-177, 2015, (Also published in 2016 as a chapter in Gender and Political Psychology, ed. Zoe Oxley. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-Political-Psychology/Oxley/p/book/9781138961036).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, experiments, gender, small groups

2014

Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad

Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity Book

Cambridge University Press, 2014, ISBN: 9781107046436.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, democracy, democratic theory, equality, publicity

Does Descriptive Representation Facilitate Women's Distinctive Voice? How Gender Composition and Decision Rules Affect Deliberation

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Goedert, Nicholas

Does Descriptive Representation Facilitate Women's Distinctive Voice? How Gender Composition and Decision Rules Affect Deliberation Journal Article

The American Journal of Political Science, 58 (2), pp. 291-306, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, democracy, descriptive representation, experiments, gender, representation

Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Oliphant, Baxter J

Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction Journal Article

Perspectives on Politics, 12 (1), pp. 18-44, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, experiments, gender, interruptions

DICTION and the Study of American Politics

Karpowitz, Christopher F

DICTION and the Study of American Politics Book Chapter

Hart, Roderick P (Ed.): Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 2014, ISBN: 9781466650039.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: content analysis

The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali

The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions Book

Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2014, ISBN: 9780691159768, (Winner of the David O. Sears Book Award for the best book published in 2014 in the field of mass politics, International Society of Political Psychology • Winner of the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book published in 2014 in political psychology, Political Psychology Section, American Political Science Association • Winner of the Best Book Award for the best book published in 2014 using experimental methods, Experimental Research Section, American Political Science Association ).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: decision rule, deliberation, experiments, gender, small groups

2013

Good Publicity: The Legitimacy of Public Communication about Deliberation

Raphael, Chad; Karpowitz, Christopher F

Good Publicity: The Legitimacy of Public Communication about Deliberation Journal Article

Political Communication, 30 (1), pp. 17-41, 2013.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: content analysis, deliberation, legitimacy, publicity

2012

Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Shaker, Lee

Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation Journal Article

The American Political Science Review, 106 (3), pp. 533-547, 2012.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: decision rule, deliberation, experiments, gender

A Field Experiment on Legislators' Home Styles: Service versus Policy

Butler, Daniel; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Pope, Jeremy C

A Field Experiment on Legislators' Home Styles: Service versus Policy Journal Article

The Journal of Politics, 74 (2), pp. 474-486, 2012.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Congress, experiments, home style, representation

2011

Political Norms and the Private Act of Voting

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Monson, Quin J; Nielson, Lindsay; Patterson, Kelly D

Political Norms and the Private Act of Voting Journal Article

Public Opinion Quarterly, 75 (4), pp. 659-685, 2011.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: experiments, political norms, privacy, voting

An Experimental Approach to Citizen Deliberation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali

An Experimental Approach to Citizen Deliberation Book Chapter

Druckman, James N; Green, Donald P; Kuklinski, James H; Lupia, Arthur (Ed.): The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2011, ISBN: 9780521174558, (The book won the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book published in political psychology in 2011, Political Psychology Section, American Political Science Association and the Best Book Award for best book published in 2011 that either uses or is about experimental research methods, Experimental Research Section, APSA.).

Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, democracy, experiments, small groups

Tea Time in America? The Impact of the Tea Party Movement on the 2010 Midterm Elections

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Monson, Quin J; Patterson, Kelly D; Pope, Jeremy C

Tea Time in America? The Impact of the Tea Party Movement on the 2010 Midterm Elections Journal Article

PS: Political Science and Politics, 44 (2), pp. 303-309, 2011.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: elections, representation, social movements, Tea Party, voting

2009

Deliberative Democracy and Inequality: Two Cheers for Enclave Deliberation among the Disempowered

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad; Allen S. Hammond, IV

Deliberative Democracy and Inequality: Two Cheers for Enclave Deliberation among the Disempowered Journal Article

Politics & Society, 37 (4), pp. 576-615, 2009.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, enclaves, small groups

What Can a President Learn from the Mass Media? The Instructive Case of Richard Nixon

Karpowitz, Christopher F

What Can a President Learn from the Mass Media? The Instructive Case of Richard Nixon Journal Article

The British Journal of Political Science, 39 (4), pp. 755-780, 2009.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: mass media, political communication, presidency

2007

Groups and Deliberation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali

Groups and Deliberation Journal Article

Swiss Political Science Review, 13 (4), pp. 645-622, 2007.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, small groups

Where Have You Gone, Sherman Minton? The Decline of the Short-Term Supreme Court Justice

Crowe, Justine; Karpowitz, Christopher F

Where Have You Gone, Sherman Minton? The Decline of the Short-Term Supreme Court Justice Journal Article

Perspectives on Politics, 5 (3), pp. 425-445, 2007.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: democracy, retirement, Supreme Court

Deliberating about Justice

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F

Deliberating about Justice Book Chapter

Rosenberg, Shawn (Ed.): Deliberation, Participation, and Democracy: Can the People Govern?, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-230-59108-0.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, democracy, small groups

2006

The Local Roots of American Inequality

Macedo, Stephen; Karpowitz, Christopher F

The Local Roots of American Inequality Journal Article

PS: Political Science and Politics, 39 (1), pp. 59-64, 2006.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: democracy, local politics

2005

Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do About It

Macedo, Stephen; Alex-Assensoh, Yvette; Berry, Jeffrey M; Brintnall, Michael; Campbell, David E; Fraga, Luis Ricardo; Fung, Archon; Galston, William A; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Levi, Margaret; Levinson, Meira; Lipsitz, Keena; Niemi, Richard G; Putnam, Robert D; Rahn, Wendy M; Reich, Rob; Rodgers, Robert R; Swanstrom, Todd; Walsh, Katherine Cramer

Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation and What We Can Do About It Book

Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC, 2005, ISBN: 9780815754046.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: civic engagement, democracy, political participation

Disagreement and Consensus:  The Importance of Dynamic Updating in Public Deliberation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mansbridge, Jane J

Disagreement and Consensus: The Importance of Dynamic Updating in Public Deliberation Book Chapter

Gastil, John; Levine, Peter (Ed.): The Deliberative Democracy Handbook, pp. 237-253, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2005, ISBN: 978-1-118-10510-8.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: case study, deliberation, disagreement, dynamic updating

Disagreement and Consensus:  The Need for Dynamic Updating in Public Deliberation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mansbridge, Jane J

Disagreement and Consensus: The Need for Dynamic Updating in Public Deliberation Journal Article

Journal of Public Deliberation, 1 (1), pp. Article 2, 2005.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: case study, deliberation, democracy

 

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