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Matthew A. Baum is the
Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications and Professor of
Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of
Government. His research focuses on delineating the effects of
domestic politics on international conflict and cooperation in
general and American foreign policy in particular, as well as on
the role of the mass media and public opinion in contemporary
American politics. His research has appeared in over a dozen
leading scholarly journals, such as the American Political Science
Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of
Politics. His books include Soft
News Goes to War: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy in the
New Media Age and War
Stories: The Causes and Consequences of Public Views of War
(Forthcoming 2009, Princeton University Press). He has also
contributed op-ed articles to a variety of newspapers and magazines
in the United States and abroad. Before coming to Harvard, Baum was
an associate professor of political science and communication
studies at UCLA. He received his PhD in political science at UC San
Diego in 2000.
Political Institutions and Public Policy
Seminar: Democracy, Politics, and Institutions
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Baum, Matthew A., and Yuri M. Zhukov. "Filtering Revolution:
Reporting Bias in International Newspaper Coverage of the Libyan
Civil War." Journal of Peace Research (February 2015): 1-17.
- Book Chapters
Groeling, Tim, and Matthew A. Baum. "The Longest War Story: Elite
Rhetoric, News Coverage, and The U.S. War in Afghanistan."
Strategic Narratives, Public Opinion, and War: Winning Domestic
Support for the Afghan War. Ed. Beatrice de Graaf, George
Dimitriu, and Jens Ringsmose. Routledge, 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Philip B.K. Potter. War and Democratic
Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy. Princeton
University Press, 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Philip B.K. Potter. "No One Talks about
Democratization Anymore. Is There a Better Policy?" Monkey Cage
(Washington Post.com), July 5, 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Yuri M. Zhukov. "Where You Stand Depends on
Where You Sit...While Reading the Paper: Reporting Bias in
Democracies and Autocracies." Political Communication
Report, 25.1, April 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Yuri Zhukov. "News Coverage of Civil Conflict
is Biased in Both Democracies and Autocracies." Monkey Cage
(WashingtonPost.com), February 26, 2015.
- Research Papers/Reports
Baum, Matthew A. "Reporting Bias and Information Warfare."
International Studies Association Annual Convention, March 2016.