Measuring How Politicians and the Public Communicate
Grimmer's first book, Representational Style in Congress: What Legislators Say and Why It Matters ( 2013, Cambridge) shows how senators define the type of representation they provide constituents and how this affects constituents' evaluations. His second book, The Impression of Influence: How Legislator Communication and Government Spending Cultivate a Personal Vote (Under Review) demonstrates how legislators ensure they receive credit for government actions.
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The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making. This conference was co-sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change.