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     David Canon

Title: Professor
Website: https://faculty.polisci.wisc.edu/dtcanon
Affiliated With: La Follette School of Public Affairs
Office: 413 North Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday,Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
Phone: (608) 263-2283
Has Voicemail: Yes
E-Mail: dcanon@polisci.wisc.edu
Keywords: Congress, Congressional Committees, Election Administration, Elections, Political Careers, Political Institutions, Race, Redistricting, Representation
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David T. Canon is a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and previously taught at Duke University. His teaching and research interests are in American political institutions, especially Congress. He is author of Race, Redistricting, and Representation (University of Chicago Press, 1999, winner of the Richard Fenno award for the best book on legislative politics), The Dysfunctional Congress? The Individual Roots of an Institutional Dilemma (with Ken Mayer; 2nd ed. forthcoming with Columbia University Press), Actors, Athletes, and Astronauts: Political Amateurs in the U.S. Congress (University of Chicago Press, 1990), American Politics Today (with William Bianco,WW Norton, 3rd ed., 2013), several edited books, and various articles and book chapters. He recently served as the Congress editor for Legislative Studies Quarterly and was a Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Debrecen, Hungary, in 2003-2004 and in Tübingen, Germany, in 2011-2012.  His most recent research concerns election administration and election reform (with a continued interest in redistricting). He teaches courses on American government with focus on Congress, race and politics, the president, and political parties and was the recipient of a University of Wisconsin Distinguished Teaching award.

Recent Publications

Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Donald Moynihan. “Election Laws, Mobilization, and Turnout: The Unanticipated Consequences of Election Reform.” American Journal of Political Science 58, 1 (2014): 95-109.   
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, Stéphane Lavertu, and Donald Moynihan. “Selection Methods, Partisanship, and the Administration of Elections.”;American Politics Research 41, 6 (2013): 903-36.   
David Canon, John Coleman, Kenneth Mayer. Faultlines: Debating the Issues in American Politics. 4th ed. 2014. Previous editions: 2011, 2007, 2004. New York: W.W. Norton.   
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, Stéphane Lavertu, and Donald P. Moynihan. “Selection Methods, Partisanship, and the Administration of Elections,” Forthcoming (2013) American Politics Research.   
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Donald P. Moynihan. “The Effects and Costs of Early Voting and Same Day Registration in the 2008 Elections,” Forthcoming (September, 2013) American Journal of Political Science.   
David Canon, John Coleman, Kenneth Mayer. The Enduring Debate: Classic and Contemporary Readings in American Politics. 7th ed. 2013. Previous editions: 2011, 2008, 2005, 2003. New York: W. W. Norton.    
David Canon, William T. Bianco American Politics Today, with William T. Bianco (W.W. Norton, 3rd edition, 2013).  Previous editions, 2009, 2011.
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, Donald P. Moynihan, “The Effect of Administrative Burden on Bureaucratic Perception of Policies: Evidence from Election Administration,” Barry C. Burden, David T. Canon, Kenneth R. Mayer, and Donald P. Moynihan, Public Administration Review 72:5 (September-October, 2012): 741-51.   
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, Donald Moynihan. "Early Voting and Election Day Registration in the Trenches: Local Officials' Perceptions of Election Reform." Election Law Journal 10(2): 89-102.   
David Canon, and Rudolpho Espino. “Vote-Switching in the U.S. House,” Journal of Politics 71, 1 (2009): 324-338.   
David Canon “The Representational Consequences of a Random National Constituency,” Polity 40, 2 (2008): 221-28.   
David Canon “Renewing the Voting Rights Act:  Retrogression, Influence, and the “Georgia v. Ashcroft Fix,” Election Law Journal 7, 1 (2008): 3-24.   

Current Courses taught for Spring 2016-2017

481 - Honors Race and Politics in the US

Instructors: David Canon      Field: American Politics