Henry Brady

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy
(510) 642-5116
Research Expertise and Interest
comparative politics, public policy, electoral politics, political participation, survey research, program evaluation, statistical methods in the social sciences, social welfare policy, Soviet Union, inequality in America

Professor Brady's current research interests include:

  • Unequal political participation in America.
  • Political participation and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • The dynamics of public opinion and political campaigns.
  • Social welfare policy and the evaluation of social welfare programs
  • The statistical methodology.

Brady has co-authored several books including Letting the People Decide: Dynamics of a Canadian Election (1992) which won the Harold Adams Innis Award for the best book in the social sciences published in English in Canada in 1992-1993; Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics (1995) which was featured in an American Political Science Review symposium in 1997 and which won the Converse Award for making a lasting contribution to research on political behavior; Expensive Children in Poor Families: The Intersection of Childhood Disabilities and Welfare, 2000; and The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Participation and the Broken Promise of American Democracy (forthcoming, 2012). He has also co-edited Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards (2004, 2010), and The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology (2008). Brady has also authored numerous articles on political participation, political methodology, the dynamics of public opinion, and other topics.

In the News

July 1, 2014

Berkeley a big part of new UC initiative on global food needs

The University of California is launching an initiative to marshal resources across the UC campuses — including Berkeley’s 90 courses, 150 faculty and staff and multiple institutes and centers devoted to the study of agriculture and food — to address global food challenges.