Graduate Student Council Research Grants
An Examination of the American Political Consumer
Ph.D. in Political Science
My dissertation aims to provide a better understanding of the characteristics and causes of political boycotts and buycotts, and to explain the negative effects of such activities on political polarization. Existing research in this area is limited and largely confined to European democracies. By building upon recent research on this topic (Kam and Deichert 2017; Endres and Panagopoulos 2017), I will attempt through surveys, survey experiments, and field experiments to offer a more complete picture of American political consumerism. In our fractious political climate, identifying the causes and consequences of polarization is necessary in order to provide useful remedies.
Armstrong, Grant, "An Examination of the American Political Consumer" (2019). Graduate Student Council Research Grants. 19.