My research examines the political consequences of belief systems.  It combines experimental, survey, and historical studies of the role of values, premises, and ideologies in public opinion, campaign rhetoric, the rulings of the Supreme Court, the success of political representation, and the origins of political conflict.




One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy


The Problem and Promise of Representation: Pursuing Public Values in a Democracy of

Public Ignorance

(with Chao Guo)