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Brendon Swedlow


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Brendon Swedlow (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; J.D.

Brendon Swedlow (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., University of California, Hastings) is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and a founding faculty associate of the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy. His research is directed toward developing theory, concepts, methods, and evidence that advance the study of American politics, public law, public policy, and the politics of science.

Dr. Swedlow is a research associate of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics, a fellow of the Center for Governance at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Environmental Solutions at Duke University.

He teaches constitutional law, judicial policymaking, comparative legal institutions, and the politics of environmental, health, and safety regulation. Graduate and undergraduate students taking these courses have the opportunity to participate in Dr. Swedlow’s research. He has won campus-wide teaching and advising awards.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 9, 2016
By Peter Ferrara, Michael Hamilton, Jesse Hathaway, Dr. Donald J. Devine, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson, Robert Zubrin, Isaac Orr, Robert G. Holland, Heather Kays, Paul Driessen, Dan Miller, Larry Kaufmann, Donn Dears, Charles Battig, Brendon Swedlow, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Neal Schuerer, Bradley A. Smith, Twila Brase, Joe Cobb, Matt A. Mayer, Thomas A. Firey, Bernard (Bud) Weinstein, James H. Rust, Linda Gorman, Devon Herrick, Jason Bedrick, Nick Dranias, Lawrence H. White, Howard Segermark, James E. Enstrom, Mischa Popoff, Clifford Thies, Peter R. Cook, Charles N. Steele, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Cedric Keith, Michael Schaus, Benita M. Dodd, Roger Stark, M.D., Kathy Hoekstra, Sandra Stotsky
In the November 8 election, Donald Trump won the presidency and Republicans retained control of the House and Senate. In state races, Republicans expanded their majorities in state legislatures and gubernatorial mansions.

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