Politics of Advanced Industrial Democracies, Public Opinion, Political Parties, Political Culture, Democracy
Fulbright Research Fellow, Barbra Streisand Fellow, German Marshall Fund Fellow, POSCO Research Fellow at the East West Center, 2012 Hans-Dieter Klingemann CSES Prize, 2012 Brian Farrell Book Prize.
Professor Dalton's research focuses on the changing nature of contemporary societies and how theses changes are transforming citizens and their governments. He studies public opinion, voting and partisan politics, and public images of government and its policies. He has researched the changing political activities of citizens in established democracies, and citizen orientations to democracy in developing nations. He is also one of the leading American experts on German politics, especially public opinion in the postwar era. Professor Dalton teaches courses on comparative politics, political culture, and political methodology.
Political Realignment -- Economics, Culture and Electoral Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, 6th ed. CQ Press, 2013.
The Participation Gap: Social Status and Political Inequality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
The Civic Culture Transformed: From Allegiant to Assertive Citizens. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
The Apartisan American: Dealignment and Electoral Change," Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2012.
Political Parties and Democratic Linkage: How Parties Organize Democracy, co-author. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
The Good Citizen: How a Younger Generation is Reshaping American Politics, revised edition. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2009.
Citizens, Context and Choice: How the Political Context Shapes Electoral Behavior, co-editor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Citizens, Democracy and Markets around the Pacific Rim: Congruence Theory and Political Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Democracy Transformed? The Expansion of Citizen Access in Advanced Industrial Democracies, (co-editor and contributor) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Parties without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies, (co-editor and contributor). Oxford University Press, 2001.
Critical Masses: Citizens, Environmental Destruction, and Nuclear Weapons Production in Russia and the United States (coauthor). MIT Press, 1999.
The Green Rainbow: Environmental Groups in Western Europe. Yale University Press, 1994.
Electoral Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies (co-editor and contributor), Princeton University Press, 1984.
Germany Transformed: Political Culture and the New Politics. Harvard University Press, 1981
Center for the Study of Democracy