Mark C. Hand

Mark C. Hand
Southern Methodist University | SMU · Department of Political Science

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Political power is gathered, fashioned, and tested inside campaign organizations. Here, future legislators learn the political ropes, political coalitions and agendas form, and many Americans participate in politics for the first time. Yet while U.S. elections are closely studied, largely absent from this research is an investigation of campaign or...
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Since the 1970s, the U.S. Supreme Court has frustrated efforts at campaign finance reform by maintaining that nearly all limits on political spending violate the first amendment's protection of free speech. In its 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decision, the Court laid out only two justifications for limiting political speech in the form of campaign donatio...
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What role do individual agents play in the policy process? Theories of the policy process either specify or leave room for a special class of individuals that drive the policy process. These individuals are often vaguely described as policy entrepreneurs. This paper uses pragmatist method to examine the claims of scholars about what policy entrepre...
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Existing research on entrepreneurial strategy points to a key tension that entrepreneurs face: When to pursue efficiency, structure and routine; and when to prioritize flexibility, experimentation and bricolage. Building on recent entrepreneurial strategy research on the microfoundations of firm success, this paper tests whether adding elements of...

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