Karen L. Jusko, Stanford University

Assistant Professor Standford, California kljusko@stanford.edu Office: (650) 724-9906

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Jusko's research is motivated by questions about the origins of political inequality in the U.S., in Canada, and in Europe. Her new book, Who Speaks for the Poor? (forthcoming, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics), is about which groups – whose interests – are represented by political parti...

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Jusko's research is motivated by questions about the origins of political inequality in the U.S., in Canada, and in Europe. Her new book, Who Speaks for the Poor? (forthcoming, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics), is about which groups – whose interests – are represented by political parties. It develops a general theoretical argument about how changes in electoral geography, or the way in which groups are distributed across electoral districts, create incentives for political entrepreneurs to form new parties. Especially when newly pivotal groups have been excluded from local partisan networks, political entrepreneurs will craft party platforms that represent the interests of these groups. What matters, then, for the political representation of a particular group in society is whether it has been favored by changes in electoral geography.

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