Information about Books I've Published


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Working as Intended




Working as Intended: Race, Class, Gender and the Law, Frank R. Baumgartner, Marty A. Davidson, II, and Kaneesha R. Johnson. Under advanced contract, University of Chicago Press, for submission in summer 2024.







Dynamics of Public Opinion






The Dynamics of Public Opinion, Mary Layton Atkinson, K. Elizabeth Coggins, James A. Stimson, and Frank R. Baumgartner. Cambridge University Press, 2021.







Comparative Policy Agendas cover





Comparative Policy Agendas: Theory, Tools, Data, Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, and Emiliano Grossman, eds. Oxford University Press, 2019.








Suspect Citizens




Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race, Frank R. Baumgartner, Derek A. Epp, and Kelsey Shoub. Cambridge University Press, 2018.



Winner of the C. Herman Pritchett Best Book Award from the APSA Organized Section on Law and Courts, 2019









Deadly Justice: A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty, Frank R. Baumgartner, Marty Davidson, Kaneesha R. Johnson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Colin P. Wilson. Oxford University Press, 2018.






Agenda Dynamics in Spain, Laura Chaqués Bonafont, Anna Palau and Frank R. Baumgartner. Palgrave - Macmillan, 2015.













The Politics of Information: Problem Definition and the Course of Public Policy in America, Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones. University of Chicago Press, 2015.


Winner of the Louis Brownlow Award for the best book in public administration, National Academy of Public Administration, 2016 and the best book published in English on the topic of public policy award from the International Public Policy Association, 2017.








The Dynamics of Policy Change in Comparative Perspective, special issue of Comparative Political Studies August 2011 (vol 44, no. 8), Editors: Frank R. Baumgartner, Sylvain Brouard, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Bryan D. Jones, and Stefaan Walgrave







Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why. Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, David C. Kimball, and Beth L. Leech. University of Chicago Press, 2009

Winner of the Leon D. Epstein Outsanding Book Award, APSA Section on Political Organizations and Parties, 2010.





Agendas and Instability in American Politics, 2nd ed. Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones. University of Chicago Press, 2009.








The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence. Frank R. Baumgartner, Suzanna De Boef, and Amber E. Boydstun. Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Winner, Gladys Kammerer Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on US national policy, 2008.







Comparative Studies of Policy Agendas. Special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy, Vol 13, number 7, September 2006. Frank R. Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, and Bryan D. Jones, editors.










Comparative Studies of Policy Agendas, edited by Frank R. Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, and Bryan D. Jones. Routledge, 2008. (same content as the journal issue above, but published as a book)









The Politics of Attention: How Government Prioritizes Problems. Bryan D. Jones and Frank R. Baumgartner. University of Chicago Press, 2005.











Policy Dynamics. Edited by Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones. University of Chicago Press, 2002.












Basic Interests: The Importance of Groups in Politics and in Political Science. Frank R. Baumgartner and Beth L. Leech. Princeton University Press, 1998.












Agendas and Instability in American Politics. Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones. University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Winner of the Aaron Wildavsky Award for a work of lasting impact on the field of public policy, APSA Organized Section on Public Policy, 2001.










Conflict and Rhetoric in French Policymaking. Frank R. Baumgartner. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989.








updated: November 30, 2023.

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