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; Raphael, Chad: Democratic Innovations in North America. In: Elstub, Stephen; Escobar, Oliver (Ed.): The Handbook of Democratic Innovations and Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton, MA, 2019, ISBN: 978 1 78643 385 5. (Type: Book Chapter | 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: Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity. Cambridge University Press, 2014, ISBN: 9781107046436. (Type: Book | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
4. 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)
5. 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)
6. Crowe, Justine; Karpowitz, Christopher F: Where Have You Gone, Sherman Minton? The Decline of the Short-Term Supreme Court Justice. In: Perspectives on Politics, 5 (3), pp. 425-445, 2007. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
7. 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)
8. Macedo, Stephen; Karpowitz, Christopher F: The Local Roots of American Inequality. In: PS: Political Science and Politics, 39 (1), pp. 59-64, 2006. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
9. 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. Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC, 2005, ISBN: 9780815754046. (Type: Book | Links | BibTeX)
10. 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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2019

Democratic Innovations in North America

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Raphael, Chad

Democratic Innovations in North America Book Chapter

Elstub, Stephen; Escobar, Oliver (Ed.): The Handbook of Democratic Innovations and Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton, MA, 2019, ISBN: 978 1 78643 385 5.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: democracy, political participation

2018

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

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

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

2007

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 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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