John Wells Kingdon

University of Michigan
Political Science

501 Portola Rd #8034
Portola Valley, CA

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John W. Kingdon is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is the author of Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies (1984, 1995, 2011), which received the 1994 Aaron Wildavsky Award for an enduring contribution to the study of public policy, given by the public policy section of the American Political Science Association. His other books include America the Unusual (1999) and Congressmen's Voting Decisions (1973, 1981, and 1989). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He served as Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan and as President of the Midwest Political Science Association, and has often been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.

Kingdon, John. 1989. Congressmen's Voting Decisions. University of Michigan Press.
Kingon, John. 1999. America the Unusual. Cengage.
Kingdon, John. 2010. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies. Pearson.

Substantive Focus:
Governance PRIMARY
Health Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY