Benjamin Bishin

Tyranny of the Minority
Benjamin G. Bishin
Associate Professor, Political Science
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Benjamin G. Bishin is Associate Professor of political science at the UC Riverside. His interests include questions of democracy, representation, elections, public opinion and legislative politics. He recently completed a book manuscript on subconstituency politics and representation titled Tyranny of the Minority: The Subconstituency Politics Theory of Representation which will be out in March 2009 on Temple University Press.

Bishin is the recipient of the 2001 Jewell-Loewenberg Award for the best paper in Legislative Studies Quarterly. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in venues including: American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, American Review of Politics, Comparative Political StudiesJournal of PoliticsLegislative Studies Quarterly, Political Behavior Public ChoicePublic Opinion QuarterlyPolitical AnalysisPublic Integrity, and Polity. He received his PhD from UCLA in 2001 and was Research Fellow at the Harvard MIT Data Center for 2000-2001.  From 2001-2006 he served as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami.