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Douglas Harris

Professor of Political Science, Loyola University

Professor Harris has primary research interests in congressional party leadership and congressional history. He also writes on political parties, public opinion, media politics, and the use of archival methods in political science research.


Leadership development in Congress

April 24, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:       Matthew N. Green, Catholic University, and Douglas Harris, Loyola University Maryland… Read More

Leadership development in Congress:  Background and proposals for reform

April 7, 2019
Please do not cite without permission of the authors. Executive Summary Both political parties in the U.S. House of Representatives follow several norms and informal practices that contribute to leadership… Read More

Why so little dissent? Explaining the stability in this week’s House GOP leadership contests

November 16, 2018
The House Republican Conference met Wednesday to choose their top leaders for the 116th Congress.  Despite the fact that the midterm elections cost them between 30 and 40 seats and, importantly,… Read More