James N. Danziger

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Research Professor, Political Science
School of Social Sciences
PH.D., Stanford University, 1974
M.A., Sussex University, 1968
M.A., Stanford University, 1970, Political Science
B.A., Occidental College, 1966, Political Science
Phone: (949) 824- 5533
Fax: (949) 824-8762
Email: danziger@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
4133 Social Science Plaza A
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Information and Communications Technologies and Politics, Urban/Metropolitan Political Systems, Public Policy Analysis
Academic Distinctions
IBM Faculty Research Fellow,
Research Abstract
Professor Danziger served UCI as Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education from 1995-1999 and has also been Chair of the Irvine Division of the Academic Senate, Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences, and Chair of the Department of Political Science. Professor Danziger's general research interests are in the social and political impacts of information and communication technologies (ICTs), information use in the political process, local politics, public resource allocation, and British politics. His primary research focus has been in the area of technology and politics, especially on the uses, impacts, and regulation of information and communications technologies. He was, from 2002-2012, Principal Investigator on a $2.8 million NSF grant, the POINT Project (People, Organizations and Information Technology). Professor Danziger has been Associate Director of the interdisciplinary CRITO (Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations) research group at Irvine, internationally recognized as one of the top five centers in the world for the social scientific study of high technologies. In 1998, the group was designated as an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Center. Graduate study with this group entailed study with faculty in the social sciences, management sciences, and computer science as well as participation in major national and international research projects. He has also analyzed alternative conceptual and empirical models of resource allocation systems and has written on the causes and impacts of fiscal constraints on local political systems. Professor Danziger's undergraduate courses include the introduction to political science, American metropolitan politics, urban policy analysis, comparative politics, and technology and society. His graduate courses are related to technology and politics, policy analysis, and organizational theory. He also served as Faculty Director of UCI's Capital Internship Programs (Washington, DC and Sacramento) for fourteen years. He has also been a faculty member on five Semester at Sea voyages, including two that circumnavigated the globe, and one that focused on countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Awards and Honors
Extraordinarius Award (highest honor of the UCI Alumni Association Lauds & Laurels), UCI Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Teaching, UCI Daniel Aldrich Distinguished Service Award, Marshall Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Leonard D. White Award (American Political Science Association), Marshall Dimock Award (American Society for Public Administration), Marquis' Who's Who In America (yearly, since 1988), Distinguished Teaching Award (UCI Alumni Association), Outstanding Emeritus (UCI Emeriti Association)
Short Biography
Professor Danziger was born in Los Angeles and is the first member of his family to attend college. At Occidental College on scholarship, he was class president and lettered in two sports. His selection as a Marshall Scholar provided him with two years of study at the University of Sussex in England where he earned a Master of Arts degree and represented the British Universities in basketball. He returned to the UK from Stanford University to research his Ph.D. and then was hired at UC Irvine. He and his wife, also a college professor, have two children who work in the tech industry. He is active in local politics and has a life-long love of sports.
Understanding the Political World: A Comparative Introduction to Political Science. Thirteenth edition. Pearson, 2020.
People and Computers: Impacts of Computing on End Users in Organizations, (coauthored). Columbia University Press, 1986.
Computers and Politics: High Technology in American Local Government. (coauthored). Columbia University Press, 1982.
Making Budgets: Public Resource Allocation. London: Sage Publications, 1978.
The Power Reinforcement Framework Revisited: Mobile Technology and Management Control in Home Care. (coauthored). Information, Communication & Society (2015): 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2015.1047784
The Internet Electorate. Communications of the ACM 54 (2011): 117-123.
Fads and Facts of E-government: A Review of Impacts of E-government. (Coauthored). International Journal of Public Administration 33 (2010): 564-579.
IM= Interruption Management?: Instant Messaging and Disruption in the Workplace. (coauthored). Journal of Computer Mediated Communication (13) (June 2008). http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/
On Cyberslacking: Workplace Status and Personal Internet Use at Work. (coauthored). CyberPsychology & Behavior 11 (June 2008): 287-292.
Which Telework?: Defining and Testing a Taxonomy of Technology-Mediated Work at a Distance. (coauthored). Social Science Computer Review 25 (Spring 2007): 27-47.
Civil Society and Cyber Society: The Role of the Internet in Community Associations and Democratic Politics. (coauthored). The Information Society 23 (2007): 39-50.
Disaffection or Expected Outcomes: Understanding Personal Internet Use During Work. (coauthored) Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 13 (2008): 937-958.
E-valuating E-learning: Knowledge Workers and Work-related ICT Training. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society 1 (2005): 93-106.
Innovation in Innovation?: The Technology Enactment Framework. Social Science Computer Review 22: 1 (Spring 2004): 100-110.
The Impacts of Information Technology on Public Administration: An Analysis of Empirical Research from "The Golden Age of Transformation”. (coauthored) International Journal of Public Administration 25: 5 (2002): 591-627.
2002-2012 Principal Investigator, Division of Information Technology Research of the National Science Foundation, The Impacts of IT on Individuals and Their Organizations: Conditions of Change and Transformation, [NSF ITR/PE 0121232], $2.8 million.
1998-2004 Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Industry-University Cooperative Research Center, [NSF and Industry contribution’s] approximately $600,000 per year for eight years.
1980-1983 Principal Investigator, Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences of the National Science Foundation, “A Contingency Analysis of Computer Impacts in Public Organizations,” (NSF Grant MCS 79-05521), $127,000.
1978-1979 Principal Investigator, Division of Applied Research of the National Science Foundation. “Planning Research on Proposition 13,” (NSF Grant DAR 78-24567), $22,000.
1974-1978 Co-Principal Investigator, research project, RANN (Research Applied to National Needs) division of the National Science Foundation, “Urban Information Systems-URBIS”. (NSF Grant APR 74-12158), $1.2 million.
1998-2000 Principal Investigator, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Integrating Problem-Based Learning Into the General Education Curriculum at UCI [Grant #99-3632], $150,000.
1997-99 Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, UCI Campuswide Reform Initiative for Undergraduate Education [NSF 96-53664], $200,000.
Professional Societies
Phi Beta Kappa
Pi Sigma Alpha
American Political Science Association
Other Experience
Board of Directors
Irvine Campus Housing Authority 1996—2004
Washington Center Governing Council
University of California 2002—cont
Laguna Beach Parking, Transportation and Circulation Committee 2023—2026
South Laguna Civic Association Board 2021—2026
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