Shafer, Byron E.

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SHAFER, Byron E.

SHAFER, Byron E. American, b. 1947. Genres: International relations/ Current affairs, Politics/Government. Career: Russell Sage Foundation, NYC, resident scholar, 1977-84; Florida State University, Tallahassee, associate professor of political science, 1984-85; Oxford University, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government and professorial fellow of Nuffield College, both 1985-2001, chairperson of Politics Group, 1993-97, acting warden of Nuffield College, 2000-01; University of Wisconsin, Glenn B. & Cleone Orr Hawkins Chair of Political Science, 2001-. British Broadcasting Corp., public commentator for BBC World Service. Publications: (ed. with J.I. Lengle) Presidential Politics: Readings on Nominations and Elections, 1980, 2nd ed, 1983; Quiet Revolution: The Struggle for the Democratic Party and the Shaping of Post-Reform Politics, 1983; The Changing Structure of American Politics, 1986; Bifurcated Politics: Evolution and Reform in the National Party Convention, 1988; (with W.J.M. Claggett) The Two Majorities: The Issue Context of Modern American Politics, 1995. EDITOR & CONTRIBUTOR: Is America Different? A New Look at American Exceptionalism, 1991; The End of Realignment? Interpreting American Electoral Eras, 1991; Postwar Politics in the G-7: Orders and Eras in Comparative Perspective, 1996; Present Discontents: American Politics in the Very Late Twentieth Century, 1997; Partisan Approaches to Postwar American Politics, 1998. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Dept of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, U.S.A.