Jeffrey M. Berry
American Politics, Political Behavior
John Richard Skuse Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1974
Jeffrey Berry's research has
focused on policymaking in Washington, interest groups, Massachusetts politics,
nonprofits, and urban government. He is the author of many books, including
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy, which won the American Political Science
Association's Gladys Kammerer Award, and Lobbying and Policy Change and
A Voice for Nonprofits, each of which received the Leon Epstein Best Book
Award. His book, The New Liberalism, was awarded the Aaron Wildavsky best
book award by the Policy Studies Association. Other books include The Oxford
Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups, The Interest Group
Society, and The Challenge of Democracy. Berry is the recipient of
the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award and the Tufts Distinguished
Berry's current research falls into two areas. With Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts Sociology)
he has completed a book on The Outrage Industry, a study of
cable news, talk radio, and the political blogosphere (Oxford
University Press). Articles from this project are listed below.
With Kent Portney (Tufts Political Science) he has conducted extensive research on sustainable cities.
Drawing on surveys of administrators, city councilors, and interest group
leaders in 50 American cities, he and Portney are trying to determine what leads
cities to pursue sustainability. Some of their papers are listed below.
"Sophomore Seminar: Politics in the City"
"Presidency and the Executive Branch"
"Congress, Bureaucracy, and Public Policy"
"Nonprofits and Civil Society"
"New Media, New Politics"
Publications & Working Papers
The Outrage Industry:
Outrage Industry" (Oxford University Press)
- "Are Americans Addicted to Outrage?", Politico Magazine, January 3, 2014
- "Outrageous Political Opinion and Political Anxiety in the U.S."
(with Sarah Sobieraj and Amy Connors), Poetics (October 2013)
- "Understanding the Rise of Talk Radio"
(with Sarah Sobieraj), PS: Political Science and Politics 44 (October 2011).
Copyright Cambridge University Press
- "From Incivility to Outrage:
Political Discourse in Blogs, Talk Radio, and Cable News" (with Sarah Sobieraj),
Political Communication 28 (February 2011)
- "Tea Party Mobilization" (with Sarah Sobieraj and Suzanne Schlossberg), paper delivered
at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, August 2012
- "Outrage Page", ongoing commentary on cable TV,
talk radio, and political blogs
Urban Politics and Sustainability:
- "Sustainability and
Interest Group Participation in City Politics" (with Kent E. Portney),
Sustainability 5 (2013).
- "The Impact of Local
Environmental Advocacy Groups on City Sustainability Policies" (with Kent E. Portney),
paper delivered at the Workshop on Social Science Perspectives on Non-State Actors in
Environmental Governance, Annapolis, MD, October, 2013.
- "Civil Society and Sustainable Cities" (with Kent E. Portney),
paper delivered at the Princeton Conference on Environmental Politics,
Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, December, 2011.
A revised version of this paper is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies.
- "The Group Basis of City Politics" (with Kent E. Portney),
paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political
Science Association, Seattle, WA, September 2011. A revised version of this paper is
forthcoming in the edited volume, Nonprofits and Advocacy (Johns Hopkins University Press).
- "Power and Interest
Groups in City Politics", Rappaport Institute for
Greater Boston, Kennedy School of Government
Interest Groups and Lobbying:
Strengthening America's Nonprofits Project:
The New Liberalism:
Surveys and Research Documents: