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Paul R.Abramson

Paul R. Abramson

Professor
Phone: 517-351-6197

Paul Abramson received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1959, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the University of California at Berkeley as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1959-60. From the fall of 1960 until the fall of 1962 he served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army and was promoted to Captain in the United States Army Reserves in 1966. He earned his M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1961 and his Ph.D. in 1967.

He joined the faculty at Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in 1967, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1971, and to Professor in 1977. He was a Ford Foundation Faculty Fellow in 1972-73. In 1987-88 he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From October 1994 through January 1995 he was a Lady Davis Fellow in the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University.

He is the author of Generational Change in American Politics (1975), The Political Socialization of Black Americans (1977), Political Attitudes in America (1983), Politics in the Bible (2012), and David’s Politics (2016). He is coauthor with Ronald Inglehart of Value Change in Global Perspective (1995) and of a series of eighteen books on U.S. presidential and congressional elections, the most recent of which is, Change and Continuity in the 2012 and 2014 Elections (2016) coauthored with John H. Aldrich, Brad T. Gomez, and David W. Rohde.

Abramson has authored or coauthored thirteen book chapters and/or encyclopedia entries, and seventy-six journal articles including thirteen in the American Political Science Review.

 

Recent Publications

Paul R. Abramson, David’s Politics: Servant, Rebel, King (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016).

Abramson, Paul R., John H. Aldrich, Brad T. Gomez, and David W. Rohde. 2016 Change and Continuity in the 2012 and 2014 Elections.  Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press

Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, and David W. Rohde, Change and Continuity in the 2012 Elections (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2014).

Paul R. Abramson, Politics in the Bible (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2012).

Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, and David W. Rohde, Change and Continuity in the 2008 and 2010 Elections (Washington, DF: CQ Press, 2012).

Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, and David W. Rohde, Change and
Continuity in the 2008 Elections
(Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2010).

Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, and David W. Rohde, Change and
Continuity in the 2004 and 2006 Elections
(Washington, DC: CQ Press,
2007).

Paul R. Abramson, John H. Aldrich, and David W. Rohde, Change and
Continuity in the 2004 Elections
(Washington DC: CQ Press, 2006).