David K. Park

George Washington University

David K. Park, assistant professor of political science at George Washington University, will advance a study examining how the electoral map of U.S. presidential elections shifted (in the years from 1876 to 2000) from red to blue among states along the coasts and from blue to red among states in the South and Midwest. Park will investigate possible causes for these reversals, including the distribution of wealth and inequality between the states, changes in political parties’ ideologies, changes in voter priorities, and the urban/rural divide.


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