Einstein studies and teaches courses in urban politics, American public policy, and racial and ethnic politics.
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Combines longitudinal data on the career paths of the mayors of 200 big cities with new survey and interview data to investigate these questions. Suggests that ideological, institutional, and electoral factors all help to explain why so few mayors exhibit progressive ambition.
, American Politics Research, January 25, 2018.
Looks at the role that political elites play in informing, misinforming, and encouraging or discouraging the use of accurate or mistaken information or beliefs. Argues that if a well-informed electorate remains a crucial component of a successful democracy, the deliberate concealment of political facts poses its greatest threat.