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Eric Schickler University of California-Berkeley, USA

Eric Schickler is Jeffrey & Ashley McDermott Professor of Political Science at the

University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of three books that have won the

Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize for the best book on legislative politics: Disjointed Pluralism:

Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress (2001), Filibuster:

Obstruction and Lawmaking in the United States Senate (2006, with Gregory Wawro),

and Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power (2016, with

Douglas Kriner; also a winner of the Richard E. Neustadt Prize for the best book on

executive politics). His book Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American

Liberalism, 1932–1965 was the winner of the Woodrow Wilson Prize for the best book

on government, politics, or international affairs published in 2016, and is co-winner of

the J. David Greenstone Prize for the best book in history and politics from the previous

two calendar years. He is also the co-author of Partisan Hearts and Minds, which

was published in 2002.