Scott Desposato

Scott Desposato
  • Department of Political Science
    9500 Gilman Dr, Office SSB 397
    Mail Code: 0521
    La Jolla , California 92093-0521
Scott Desposato is Associate Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. His general research interests include democratic institutions, campaigning, mass behavior, and political methodology. Specific projects have examined redistricting in the United States, electoral rules and federalism in Brazil, party-switching by politicians, and statistical methods for studying legislatures. His latest project, for which he has received a National Science Foundation award, examines the determinants and impacts of negative campaigning across different institutional settings.
  • Democratic institutions
  • Campaigning
  • Mass behavior
  • Political methodology

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