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
- Statistical methodology and data science
Brady has co-authored numerous 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; The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Participation and the Broken Promise of American Democracy (2012), and Unequal and Unrepresented: Political Inequality and the People's Voice in the New Gilded Age (2018). He has also co-edited Capturing Campaign Effects (2006), 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.