Hoover Hosts Forum on Politics, Economics, and Society

Thursday, March 25, 2010
David Brady (left), deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Hoover fellow Thad Kousser.
David Brady (left), deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Hoover fellow Thad Kousser.

A Hoover forum on politics, economics, and society featuring Hoover fellow Thad Kousser was held on March 25. Kousser led a discussion on “California’s Constitutional Crisis.” David Brady, deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, hosted the event.

As a Hoover National Fellow, Kousser is coordinating a series of events held by Stanford, the University of California at Berkeley, and the California State University at Sacramento to bring in national legal, historical, and political experts to inform the current debate over constitutional revision in California.

Kousser, an associate professor of political science at UC San Diego, is also completing a book titled The Hidden Powers of American Governors. His publications include work on term limits, the initiative process, voting by mail, reapportionment, campaign finance laws, the blanket primary, health care policy, and European Parliament elections. He authored Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism, coauthored Adapting to Term Limits: Recent Experiences and New Directions and The Logic of American Politics (4th edition), and coedited The New Political Geography of California.