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Politics at Work - Dr. Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Purdue Policy Research Institute
April 9, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
PMU Anniversary Drawing Room

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Join us as we welcome Dr. Alexander Hertel-Fernandez to discuss his new book, Politics at Work: How Companies Turn Their Workers into Lobbyists!

Dr. Hertel-Fernandez is from Columbia University. He is an Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs.

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Employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and public policy-sometimes in coercive ways. Using a diverse array of evidence, including national surveys of workers and employers, as well as in-depth interviews with top corporate managers, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez's Politics at Work explains why mobilization of workers has become an appealing corporate political strategy in recent decades. The book also assesses the effect of employer mobilization on the political process more broadly, including its consequences for electoral contests, policy debates, and political representation. 

Event co-sponsored by the Scholars Strategy Network, Political Science, Sociology, and American Studies.

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