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Wendy Schiller

Political Science
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  Research Interests:
American government and politics, urban politics, race and politics, urban public policy, and the politics of urban schools
Prof. Schiller studies the effects of bicameralism and geography on policy process at the federal level. Geography plays an important role in enhancing the power of some interests in american politics at the expense of others. Specifically, location in combination with the differences in apportionment in the House and Senate, will give industries more power in certain policy areas than other industries based on the number of votes it can command in each Chamber. The theory is applied to trade politics, environmental policy, and energy politics.