Scholar Spotlight: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
- Democracy & Governance
We elect state legislators to craft bills for us, but three large conservative groups have a huge influence in shaping - and even writing - these laws. This week's Scholar Spotlight is Alexander Hertel-Fernandez for his research on these groups in his new book, State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States—and the Nation. The findings have gained attention in outlets like USA Today, the New Books Network podcast, and on a recent No Jargon episode.