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 has developed special expertise in lab, survey, and field experiments.

ORCID: 0000-0002-9782-9856

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1. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali: Do Enclaves Remediate Social Inequality?. In: The Journal of Politics, 80 (4), pp. 1134-1149, 2018. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
2. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali: The Political Psychology of Deliberation. In: Baechtiger, Andrew; Dryzek, John S; Mansbridge, Jane; Warren, Mark E (Ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy, pp. 535-555, Oxford University Press, New York, 2018. (Type: Book Chapter | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
3. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad: Ideals of Inclusion in Deliberation. In: Journal of Public Deliberation, 12 (2), pp. Article 3, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
4. Abdullah, Carolyne; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad: Affinity Groups, Enclave Deliberation, and Equity. In: Journal of Public Deliberation, 12 (2), pp. Article 6, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
5. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F: Women's Authority in Political Decision-Making Groups. In: The Leadership Quarterly, 27 (3), pp. 487-503, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
6. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F: Power, Gender, and Group Discussion. In: Advances in Political Psychology, 37 (1), pp. 1-38, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
7. 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. In: 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). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
8. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Mattioli, Lauren: How Group Forces Demonstrate the Malleability of Gendered Behavior. In: 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). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
9. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad: Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity. Cambridge University Press, 2014, ISBN: 9781107046436. (Type: Book | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
10. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali: The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions. 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 ). (Type: Book | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
11. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Goedert, Nicholas: Does Descriptive Representation Facilitate Women's Distinctive Voice? How Gender Composition and Decision Rules Affect Deliberation. In: The American Journal of Political Science, 58 (2), pp. 291-306, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
12. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Oliphant, Baxter J: Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction. In: Perspectives on Politics, 12 (1), pp. 18-44, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
13. Raphael, Chad; Karpowitz, Christopher F: Good Publicity: The Legitimacy of Public Communication about Deliberation. In: Political Communication, 30 (1), pp. 17-41, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
14. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Shaker, Lee: Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation. In: The American Political Science Review, 106 (3), pp. 533-547, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
15. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali: An Experimental Approach to Citizen Deliberation. In: 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.). (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX)
16. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad; Allen S. Hammond, IV : Deliberative Democracy and Inequality: Two Cheers for Enclave Deliberation among the Disempowered. In: Politics & Society, 37 (4), pp. 576-615, 2009. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
17. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali: Groups and Deliberation. In: Swiss Political Science Review, 13 (4), pp. 645-622, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
18. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F: Deliberating about Justice. In: Rosenberg, Shawn (Ed.): Deliberation, Participation, and Democracy: Can the People Govern?, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-230-59108-0. (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX)
19. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mansbridge, Jane J: Disagreement and Consensus: The Importance of Dynamic Updating in Public Deliberation. In: Gastil, John; Levine, Peter (Ed.): The Deliberative Democracy Handbook, pp. 237-253, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2005, ISBN: 978-1-118-10510-8. (Type: Book Chapter | Abstract | BibTeX)
20. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mansbridge, Jane J: Disagreement and Consensus: The Need for Dynamic Updating in Public Deliberation. In: Journal of Public Deliberation, 1 (1), pp. Article 2, 2005. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

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2018

Do Enclaves Remediate Social Inequality?

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali

Do Enclaves Remediate Social Inequality? Journal Article

The Journal of Politics, 80 (4), pp. 1134-1149, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: American politics, deliberation, enclaves, experiments, gender, groups

The Political Psychology of Deliberation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali

The Political Psychology of Deliberation Book Chapter

Baechtiger, Andrew; Dryzek, John S; Mansbridge, Jane; Warren, Mark E (Ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy, pp. 535-555, Oxford University Press, New York, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, democracy, political participation, political psychology

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

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

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

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

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

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

2011

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

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

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

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

2005

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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