Haines Publishes Article in American Political Science Review

March 03, 2022

By Stephanie Rizzo ’09

The piece examines the impact on campaign finance regulations mandated by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

Political science professor Pavielle Haines’ article, “Campaign Finance Regulations and Public Policy,” was recently published in the American Political Science Review, the top journal in the field of political science, published by the Cambridge University Press.

The article examines whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision had an impact on public policy. The study finds that changes in campaign finance regulations contributed to more “corporate-friendly” policies. Haines concludes that even relatively narrow changes in campaign finance regulations can have a substantively meaningful influence on government policymaking.

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