Studying Governors over Five Decades: What We Know and Where We Need to Go?

Source: E. Lee Bernick, State and Local Government Review, Vol. 48 no. 2, June 2016
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From the abstract:
Governors are the most prominent political actor in state politics and a subject of continuous study by scholars. An analysis of the research produced over the past five decades reveals a pattern of topics investigated as well as trends in interest level of those topics. A brief review of some of the findings is presented as well as suggestions for additional research. Finally, a proposal to rethink how we study and evaluate governors is offered.