Scot Schraufnagel


  • Elections
  • Political parties
  • Legislatures
  • Research methods

Overview of Scholarly Activity

Scot Schraufnagel, Ph.D., (Florida State University) is a professor and former chair. His research and teaching specialties are elections, U.S. Congress, political parties and state government, with an emphasis on promoting a civil, representative and effective governing process in the United States. He has a broad interest in institutional effectiveness and policymaking, with a particular academic focus on policy innovation. His published works have dealt with institutional arrangements that promote effective elections (worldwide) and the factors associated with productive legislatures.

Selected Publications

  • Pomante, Michael II., Scot Schraufnagel and Quan Li. The Cost of Voting in the American States. University Press of Kansas. Spring 2023.
  • Schraufnagel, Scot. 2011. Third Party Blues: The Truth and Consequences of Two-Party Dominance. London, UK: Routledge-Taylor Francis.
  • Schraufnagel, Scot, Michael J. Pomante II and Quan Li. 2020. "The Cost of Voting in the American States: 2020." Election Law Journal. 19(4): 503-09. Of the 3.4 million scholarly articles tracked in 2020 for the amount of attention and discussion they generated, research on voting led by NIU political scientist Scot Schraufnagel clocked in at No. 80. The list was compiled by Altmetric, a company that tracks and analyzes the online activity around scholarly literature.
  • Testriono and Scot Schraufnagel. 2020. "Testing for Incumbency Advantages in a Developing Democracy: Local Chief Executive Elections in Indonesia." Contemporary Southeast Asia 42(2): 200-23. doi: 10.1355/cs42-2c. (Student co-author)
  • Yuan, Meng and Scot Schraufnagel. 2019. "Two Dimensional Legislative Conflict: Unique Implications for the Effectiveness of Local Councils." Local Government Studies. doi. 10.1080/03003930.2019.1667773. (Student co-author)
  • Li, Quan, Michael J. Pomante II and Scot Schraufnagel. 2018. "The Cost of Voting in the American States." Election Law Journal 17(3): 234-47. doi 10.1089/elj.2017.0478.


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