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Henry Brady is Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD in Economics and Political Science from MIT in 1980. He has written on electoral politics and political participation, social welfare policy, political polling, and statistical methodology, and he has worked for the federal Office of Management and Budget and other organizations in Washington, D.C. He is past president of the American Political Science Association, past president of the Political Methodology Society of the American Political Science Association, and director of the University of California’s Survey Research Center from 1998 to 2009. He is coauthor of Letting the People Decide: Dynamics of a Canadian Election (1992) which won the Harold Innis Award for the best book in the social sciences published in English in Canada, Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism in American Politics (1995) which won the Philip Converse Award for a book making a lasting contribution to public opinion research and the AAPOR book award for influential books that have stimulated theoretical and scientific research in public opinion, Expensive Children in Poor Families: The Intersection of Childhood Disability and Welfare (2000), and Counting All the Votes: The Performance of Voting Technology in the United States (2001). He is co-editor of Rethinking Social Inquiry (2004) which won the Sartori Award for best book on qualitative methods, Capturing Campaign Effects (2006), and the Handbook of Political Methodology (2008). His most recent book is The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy. Henry Brady has also authored numerous articles on political participation, political methodology, the dynamics of public opinion, and other topics. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2003 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006.
by Henry E. Brady. PS: Political Science & Politics. Vol 46, Issue 1. pp 94-101.
Politics, economics, and technology have conspired to make this an exceptionally challenging time for American higher education. Some critics claim that costs are out of control in traditional public and private nonprofit higher education. They believe these institutions will soon go the way of the railroads as for-profit institutions displace them and the Internet replaces college campuses and classrooms. Other critics bemoan the privatization of higher education and the increasing role of market forces. Still others think higher education has lost its way and fails to focus on educating undergraduates.
Henry E. Brady, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2012
Politically active individuals and organizations make huge investments of time, energy, and money to influence everything from election outcomes to congressional subcommittee hearings to local school politics, while other groups and individual citizens seem woefully underrepresented in our political system. The Unheavenly Chorus is the most comprehensive and systematic examination of political voice in America ever undertaken—and its findings are sobering.
The Unheavenly Chorus is the first book to look at the political participation of individual citizens alongside the political advocacy of thousands of organized interests—membership associations such as unions, professional associations, trade associations, and citizens groups, as well as organizations like corporations, hospitals, and universities. Drawing on numerous in-depth surveys of members of the public as well as the largest database of interest organizations ever created—representing more than thirty-five thousand organizations over a twenty-five-year period—this book conclusively demonstrates that American democracy is marred by deeply ingrained and persistent class-based political inequality. The well educated and affluent are active in many ways to make their voices heard, while the less advantaged are not. This book reveals how the political voices of organized interests are even less representative than those of individuals, how political advantage is handed down across generations, how recruitment to political activity perpetuates and exaggerates existing biases, how political voice on the Internet replicates these inequalities—and more.
In a true democracy, the preferences and needs of all citizens deserve equal consideration. Yet equal consideration is only possible with equal citizen voice. The Unheavenly Chorus reveals how far we really are from the democratic ideal and how hard it would be to attain it.
Kay Lehman Schlozman is the J. Joseph Moakley Endowed Professor of Political Science at Boston College. Sidney Verba is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government at Harvard University. Henry E. Brady is the Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Washington Post, March 18, 2014
Daniel Kammen, Jennifer Granholm, Henry E. Brady
Date: August 4, 2015 Duration: 28 minutes
Barney Frank, Alex Gelber, Henry E. Brady
Date: April 6, 2015 Duration: 59 minutes
Dean Henry E. Brady, Robin Lakoff, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Richard "Dick" Beahrs
Event: 2014 Parents & Reunion Weekend at Homecoming
Date: October 11, 2014 Duration: 88 minutes
Event: Healthcare Reform in California: Challenges and Opportunities with Dave Jones
Date: September 29, 2014 Duration: 66 minutes
Sol Hsiang, Henry E. Brady
Date: August 10, 2014 Duration: 28 minutes
Dean Henry E. Brady, Van S. Nguyen, Ben Rhodes
Date: May 19, 2014 Duration: 95 minutes
Dean Henry E. Brady, Mayor Frank M. Jordan, Mayor Garrad Marsh, Mayor Jennifer West (MPP '12)
Event: Homecoming 2012
Date: October 6, 2012 Duration: 69 minutes
Henry E. Brady
Event: Homecoming 2012
Date: October 6, 2012 Duration: 55 minutes
Bill Whalen, Christine Trost, Lawrence Rosenthal, Henry E. Brady
Event: Homecoming 2011
Date: October 15, 2011 Duration: 88 minutes
Henry E. Brady, Roger E. Dickinson, Paul Pierson, Richard “Dick” Beahrs
Event: Cal Day 2011
Date: April 16, 2011 Duration: 93 minutes
Henry E. Brady, Bruce E. Cain, Sunne Wright McPeak, Richard “Dick” Beahrs
Event: Homecoming 2010
Date: October 9, 2010 Duration: 92 minutes
Jennifer Granholm, Daniel Heimpel, Henry E Brady
Date: Duration: 59 minutes