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Adler, Edward Scott

Vice Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor


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research overview

  • Scott Adler is Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His areas of expertise are the US Congress, elections, political institutions, comparative legislatures, and public policy making. Among his publications are his books Why Congressional Reforms Fail: Reelection and the House Committee System (University of Chicago Press, 2002), The Macropolitics of Congress (Princeton University Press, 2006), Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and The United States Congress (2019).


  • US Congress, elections, political institutions, public policy making, comparative legislatures and lawmaking


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courses taught

  • PSCI 1101 - Introduction to American Politics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Emphasizes interrelations among levels and branches of government, formal and informal institutions, processes, and behavior.
  • PSCI 7111 - Seminar: American Political Institutions
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Intensive examination of the structure and rules of different political institutions in the United States. Explores both the changing approaches to the study of American political institutions as well as many ofthe major research topics on the presidency, Congress, the judiciary, and the bureaucracy.


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