Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2015.  “The Nature of Legal Change on the U.S. Supreme Court: Jurisprudential Regimes Theory and Its Alternatives,” with Andrew J. O’Geen. American Journal of Political Science 59(4): 880-895​. [Data and replication]  [Supporting Information]

2015.  "Public Opinion, Policy Tools, and the Status Quo: Evidence from a Survey Experiment," with Jake Haselswerdt. Political Research Quarterly 68(3):607-21.

2015.  “Lawyers' Perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court: Is the Court a ‘Political’ Institution?” with Christopher D. Johnston and Alyx Mark. Law & Society Review 49(3):761-94.  [Online Appendix]

2014.  “Ideology, the Affordable Care Act Ruling, and Supreme Court Legitimacy,” with Christopher D. Johnston and D. Sunshine Hillygus. Public Opinion Quarterly 78(4):963-73.

2013.  “On the Ideological Foundations of Supreme Court Legitimacy in the American Public,” with Christopher D. Johnston. American Journal of Political Science 57(1):184-99.  [Data and replication]  [Supporting Information]

2012.  “Political Justice? Perceptions of Politicization and Public Preferences Toward the Supreme Court Appointment Process,” with Christopher D. Johnston. Public Opinion Quarterly 76(1):105-16.

2011.  “Politics at the Checkout Line: Explaining Political Consumerism in the U.S,” with Benjamin J. Newman. Political Research Quarterly 64(4):803-17.

2011.  “The Dynamic Properties of Individual-Level Party Identification in the United States,” with Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Corwin D. Smidt, and Renee M. Smith. Electoral Studies 30(1):210-22.

2011.  “Choices in Context: How Case-Level Factors Shape the Magnitude of Ideological Voting on the U.S. Supreme Court.” American Politics Research 39(1):142-75. [Online Appendix]

2010.  "Sensationalism and Sobriety: Differential Media Exposure and Attitudes Toward American Courts," with Christopher D. Johnston. Public Opinion Quarterly 74(2):260-85.

2009.  "The Constraining Capacity of Legal Doctrine on the U.S. Supreme Court." American Political Science Review 103(3):474-95.

2009.  "Explaining Processes of Institutional Opinion Leadership," with Diana C. Mutz. Journal of Politics 71(1):249-61. [Web Appendix]

2008.  "Sounding the Fire Alarm: The Role of Interest Groups in the Lower Court Confirmation Process," with Nancy Scherer and Amy Steigerwalt. Journal of Politics 70(4):1026-39. [Web Appendix]

2005.  "The Incidence and Timing of PAC Contributions to Incumbent U.S. House Members, 1993-94," with Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier and Peter M. Radcliffe.Legislative Studies Quarterly 30(November): 549-79.  [Data, replication materials, and the online appendix]

2005.  "On Being a Lone Dissenter," with Donald Granberg. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 35:1849-58.

Books

Bartels, Brandon L., and Christopher D. Johnston. N.d. Curbing the Court: Policy, Process, and the Public Foundations of Supreme Court Legitimacy. Cambridge University Press (Under Contract).

Bartels, Brandon L., and Chris W. Bonneau, Eds. 2014.  Making Law and Courts Research Relevant: The Normative Implications of Empirical Research. New York, NY: Routledge.  [Amazon] [Google Books]

Book Chapters

2016.  “Genuine Leader or Merely ‘First Among Equals?’ Probing the Leadership Capacity of the Chief Justice,” with Phillip Wininger. In The Chief Justice: Appointment and Influence, eds. David Danelski and Artemus Ward. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press (Forthcoming).

2015. "Beyond ‘Fixed versus Random Effects’: A Framework for Improving Substantive and Statistical Analysis of Panel, TSCS, and Multilevel Data.” InQuantitative Research in Political Science, ed. Robert J. Franzese. Sage (Forthcoming).

2015. “The Sources and Consequences of Polarization in the U.S. Supreme Court.” In American Gridlock, eds. James Thurber and Antoine Yoshinaka. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

2010. "Top-Down and Bottom-Up Models of Judicial Reasoning." In The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making, David Klein and Gregory Mitchell, eds. Oxford University Press.

2005. "Ambivalence Toward American Political Institutions: Sources and Consequences." with Kathleen M. McGraw. In Ambivalence and the Structure of Political Opinion, eds. Stephen C. Craig and Michael D. Martinez. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Papers Under Review and Work in Progress

Bartels, Brandon L., and Christopher D. Johnston. Curbing the Court: Policy, Process, and the Public Foundations of Supreme Court Legitimacy. Under Contract, Cambridge University Press.

Bartels, Brandon L., and Christopher D. Johnston. "Is Supreme Court Legitimacy Irredeemably Politicized in the Public Mind? Competing Theories and New Evidence Surrounding the Affordable Care Act Ruling." Work in progress

Fontana, David, and Brandon L. Bartels. “Do People Care About the Countermajoritarian Difficulty?” In preparation for law review submission

Bartels, Brandon L. “Legal Change and Constraint in Search and Seizure Law on the U.S. Supreme Court.” In preparation for manuscript submission

Bartels, Brandon L. "Why is the Federal Government So Successful in the Supreme Court?" Work in progress

Additional Writings

"Experiments in Law and Courts Research: Opportunities, Issues, and Suggestions." Law and Courts Newsletter, Spring 2014.

"Psychological Approaches to Judicial Behavior: Opportunities and Challenges." Law and Courts Newsletter, Fall 2012.

"What Did We Learn From the Kagan Appointment Process?" Extension of Remarks (Newsletter of the APSA's Legislative Studies Section), July 2012.

Academic Blogging

"When Was the Last Supreme Court Nomination in Which Stakes Were This High? Maybe Never." The Washington Post, The Monkey Cage. Feb. 25, 2016.

"Evaluating Forecasts of the Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling." The Monkey Cage, July 19, 2012.

Guest Contributor for the legal blog, Concurring Opinions (Spring and Summer 2010).