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Kerry Chase
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chase@brandeis.edu

Congressional Politics beyond the Water’s Edge

Assistant Professor of Politics Kerry Chase is currently researching two projects on the role of Congress in U.S. foreign policy. 

The first project, “Isolationism: The Politics of Detachment from World Affairs,” analyzes floor votes to better understand the reputed isolationism of Congress in the first half of the 20th century and draw implications for recent Congressional opinion on global engagement. 

The second project, “The Congressional Politics of Foreign Trade Agreements,” examines how and why ratification processes enable some representatives in Congress to successfully resist trade liberalization that would harm their districts.