Kevin Wagner, J.D. Ph.D

Florida Atlantic University

Department of Political Science

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Kevin M. Wagner
Associate Professor

Director of the Jack Miller Forum
Florida Atlantic University
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Political Science
777 Glades Road, P.O. Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 USA


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American National Government
Florida Politics
State and Local Politics
Introduction to Political Science
Issues in American Politics
Public Opinion and Politics
Parties and Interest Groups
Political Film and Fiction
Judicial Politics
Media and Politics
 Research Methods in Political Science


Ph.D., Political Science, University of Florida
M.A. (2002), Political Science, University of Florida
Juris Doctor (1996), University of Florida

B.A. (1993) International Affairs and Russian Language, Florida State University

Research Interests

Technology and Politics
Law and Society
American Judiciary
Political Behavior
Political Methodology
American Institutions

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Current Research


Refereed Journal and Law Review Articles:


·         Kevin Wagner (with Jason Gainous and Trisha Grey). “Internet Freedom and Social Media Effects: Democracy and Citizen Attitudes in Latin America.” Forthcoming, Online Information Review (2016).

·         Kevin Wagner (with Jason Gainous and Mirya Holman). “I am Woman, Hear me Tweet! Gender Differences in Twitter Use among Congressional Candidates.” Forthcoming, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (2016).


·         Kevin Wagner (with Dukong Kim and Jeremy Hagler). “Stand Your Ground in Florida: The Effect of Race, Location and Weapons on Convictions.” Forthcoming, Ralph Bunche Journal of Public Affairs (2016).


·         Kevin Wagner (with Jason Gainous and Jason Abbott). “Civic Disobedience: Does Internet Use Stimulate Political Unrest in East Asia?” Journal of Information, Technology and Politics (2015) 12(1): 219-236.


·         Kevin Wagner (with Jason Gainous). “Digital Uprising: The Internet Revolution in the Middle East.” Journal of Information, Technology and Politics (2013) 10(3): 261-275.


·         Kevin Wagner (with Jason Gainous) "Bowling Online: The Internet and the New Social Capital."  The Commonwealth Review of Political Science.  Volume 1, Number 1 (2013) 4-26.


·         Kevin Wagner, et. al. "State Parties 2.0." The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society (2013) 9(1): 99-112.


·         Kevin Wagner, et. al. “Traditional Cleavages or a New World: Does Online Social Networking Bridge the Political Participation Divide?” Journal of Politics, Culture and Society. (2013) 26(2): 145-158.


·         Kevin Wagner. “Edmund Burke and Adam Smith: Understanding the Divisions in Conservative Thought.” The Political Chronicle (2012) 21(2) 7-21.


·         Kevin Wagner, “Rewriting the Guarantee Clause: How Courts Validate Political Change,” Willamette Law Review (2010) 47(1) 47-84.


·         Kevin Wagner (with Jason Gainous). “Electronic Grassroots: Does Online Campaigning Work.” Journal of Legislative Studies (2009) 15(4) 502-520.


·         Kevin Wagner (with Eric Prier). “Running Unopposed: Assessing the Impact of Term Limits on Competition in Florida and Maine.” Journal of Politics and Policy (2009) 37(1): 101-125.


·         Kevin Wagner and (with Jason Gainous). “The Electronic Ballot Box: Class, Age and Racial Bias on the Internet.” American Review of Politics (2007) 28 (Spring): 19-35.


·         Kevin Wagner and Jeff Gill. “Bayesian Inference in Public Administration Research: Substantive Differences from Somewhat Different Assumptions.” International Journal of Public Administration.  28:1/2, 5-35 (2005).



·         Tweeting to Power: Social Media Revolution in American Politics. Oxford University Press (2014).  ISBN-10: 0199965099


·         Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Press (2011). ISBN-10: 1442210508.


Book Chapters:

·         Kevin Wagner and Eric Prier. “Assessing The Florida Legislature.”  In Government and Politics in Florida (4th ed) edited by J. Edwin Benton, Gainesville, FL:  University Press of Florida (Forthcoming 2016).


·         Kevin Wagner and Jason Gainous. “Mena and the Internet: Technology and the Democratic Divide.” In Assessing Mena Political Reform, Post-Arab Spring, edited by Brian Robert Calfano, Lonfon, UK: Lexington Books (2014).


·         Kevin Wagner and Eric Prier. “The Florida Legislature.”  In Government and Politics in Florida (3rd ed., pp. 152-180) edited by J. Edwin Benton, Gainesville, FL:  University Press of Florida (2008).


Other Publications:

·         Kevin Wagner. “Keeping Political Science Relevant.” Florida Political Chronicle (2014) 23(1): 5-6.


·         Kevin Wagner. “City of Cincinnati v. Discovery Network: Constitutional Protections for Commercial Speech,” in David L. Hudson, David A. Schultz, & John R. Vile, eds.  The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, 1st ed. 2008.


·         Kevin Wagner. “Bush v. Gore: Law and Politics in American Elections,” in David Schultz ed., The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, 1st  ed. 2005.


·         Kevin Wagner. “Layer Cake Federalism,” in Joseph R. Marbach, Troy E. Smith, Ellis Katz, eds.  Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia, 1st ed., 2005.


·         Kevin Wagner. “Mapp v. Ohio: Applying the Exclusionary Rule to States,” in David Schultz and John R. Vile, eds., The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America, 1st ed. 2004.


·         Kevin Wagner. “Adderly v. Florida: Restricting Protests on Public Property,” in David Schultz and John R. Vile, eds., The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America, 1st ed. 2004.


Book Reviews:

·         Kevin Wagner. Review of Michael Foley. The British Presidency. (Manchester, U.K.: Manchester United Press 2000) in Book Reviews on Presidents and the Presidency edited by Frank Columbus. Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Publishers (2008). 


·         Kevin Wagner. Review of Scott Veitch. Law and Irresponsibility: On the Legitimation of Human Suffering. (New York, NY:  Routledge-Cavendish, 2007). Law and Politics Book Review 18(10) (October, 2008) pp.975-976.


·         Kevin Wagner. Review of Nina Chandler. The Strange Case of Hellish Nell: The Story of Helen Duncan and the Witch Trial of World War II.  (Cambridge, MA:  Da Capo Press, 2006). Law and Politics Book Review 17(2) (February, 2007) pp.141-142.


·         Kevin Wagner. Review of Eric Prier.  The Myth of Representation and the Florida Legislature: A House of Competing Loyalties, 1927‑2000. (Gainesville, FL.: University Press of Florida 2003) in the Journal of Social Science.