Montpelier Conference

Examining the Roots of Polarization in Our Constitutional Order

April 1-3, 2016

Conference Participants

  • David Dreier, Trustee, Claremont McKenna College
  • Hiram Chodosh, President, Claremont McKenna College
  • Zachary Courser, Research Director, Dreier Roundtable
  • Eric Helland, Director, Dreier Roundtable
  • Ken Miller, Director, Dreier Roundtable
  • Joe Bessette, Professor, Claremont McKenna College
  • Michael Greve, Professor, George Mason University
  • Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Professor, Pomona College
  • Kathryn Pearson, Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Garry Schmitt, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • George Thomas, Professor, Claremont McKenna College
  • Mo Batal, Dreier Fellow
  • Jess Davis, Dreier Fellow
  • Jessica Jin, Dreier Fellow

Authors and Chapters

  • Joe Bessette, “In Defense of Polarization”
  • George Thomas, “The Madisonian Constitution, Political Dysfunction, and Polarized Politics”
  • Zach Courser, “Parties against the Constitution”
  • Michael Greve, “Our Polarized, Presidential Federalism”
  • Eric Helland and Ken Miller, “Polarization and the Administrative State”
  • Kathryn Pearson, “Rising Partisan Polarization and Dysfunction in the U.S. Congress”
  • Amanda Hollis-Brusky, “Political Polarization, Judicial Activism and the New Constitutional Politics”