Dr. Thomas Holyoke

Coordinator, Undergraduate Degree in Political Science
Ph.D. The George Washington University


Office: McKee Fisk 216

Phone: 559-278-7580

E-mail: tholyoke@csufresno.edu

Dr. Holyoke's CV

A specialist in American politics, Dr. Holyoke teaches courses and conducts research on Congress, interest groups and social movements, and western water politics. He has published over two dozen research articles in prominent peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, and the American Journal of Education. His first book, Competitive Interests, was published in the fall of 2011 by Georgetown University Press. To learn more about the book, listen to this podcast of an interview with Dr. Holyoke for New Books in Political Science.  His second book Interest Groups and Lobbying was published in 2014 by Westview Press (the SECOND EDITION was just published by Routledge).  He is also the author of the new book The Ethical Lobbyist published by Georgetown University Press.

Dr. Holyoke has also worked for several interest groups in the past, as well as the United States Senate and the New York State Senate. In 2008 he received the Provost's Most Promising Faculty Award.

He is also currently Chair of the Fresno State Academic Senate

Professional website: thomasholyoke.com 

Books by Professor Holyoke

Competitive Interests     Interest groups and lobbyingThe Ethical Lobbyist

Technical appendices to published papers and data

Appendix for "Strategic Lobbying to Support or Oppose Legislation in the U.S. Congress" in the Journal of Legislative Studies, forthcoming.

Appendix: for "Interest Group and Political Party Influence on Growth in State Spending and Debt" in American Politics Research, 2019.

Files accompanying "Dynamic State Interest Group Systems: A New Look with New Data" forthcoming in Interest Groups & Advocacy.

  • Data file in Excel
  • Codebook for the data
  • Appendix detailing how the data was obtained, cleaned, and coded

Methodological appendix and Long Paper Version of "After the Punctuation: Competition, Uncertainty, and Convergent State Policy Change" in State Politics & Policy Quarterly, 2019.

Research design appendix for "Interest Group and Lobbying Research in a Higher Level Context," in American Politics Research, 2017.

Long paper version of "Shopping in the Political Arena: Strategic State and Local Venue Selection by Advocates," published in State and Local Government Review 44(April): 9-20, with Heath Brown and Jeffrey R. Henig.

Methodological appendix to "Policy Dynamics and the Evolution of State Charter School Laws," published in Policy Sciences 42(February): 33-55, 2009, with Jeffrey R. Henig, Heath Brown, and Natalie Lacireno-Paquet.

Formal and Statistical Models Appendix to "Interest Group Competition and Coalition Formation," published in the American Journal of Political Science 52(April): 360-375, 2009.

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