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Arthur Lupia

Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Treasurer, American Political Science Association

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Arthur Lupia. 2002. "Deliberation Disconnected: What it Takes to Improve Civic Competence." Law and Contemporary Problems 65: 133-150.

Arthur Lupia. 2004. "Questioning Our Competence: Tasks, Institutions, and the Limited Practical Relevance of Political Knowledge Measures" Manuscript.

Arthur Lupia. 2004. "The Wrong Tack (Can Deliberation Day Improve Civic Competence?)" Legal Affairs 3:43-45.

Arthur Lupia. 2004. "Necessary Conditions for Improving Civic Competence." Working Paper .

Arthur Lupia. 2006. "How Elitism Undermines the Study of Citizen Competence." Critical Review 18:217-232.

Arthur Lupia. 2006. "Can Online Deliberation Improve Politics? Scientific Foundations for Success." Forthcoming in Todd Davies and Beth Noveck (eds.), Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice. Stanford, CA and Chicago: CSLI Publications (of the University of Chicago Press).


>The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know? (1998)

> Elements of Reason: Cognition, Choice, and the Bounds of Rationality (2000)

> Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy (2001)

> Positive Changes in Political Science: The Legacy of Richard D. McKelvey's Most Influential Writings (2007)

> The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (2010)


Research Topics

Voting/Mass Decisions
 > Civic Competence
 > Deliberation
 > Direct Democracy
 > Experiments
 > Models
 > Political Communication
Political Psychology
 > Racially Polarized Voting

Legislation/Elite Decisions
 > Delegation and Accountability
 > McCain/Feingold
 > Parliaments/Coalitions
 > Statutory Interpretation
 > Term Limits

Methods/Phil. of Science
 > Game Theory
 > Value of Political Science