Here are some books, articles and book chapters I have published, organized by topic area
Contentious Politics and Communication in Wisconsin
Wells, Chris, Cramer, Katherine J., Wagner, Michael W., Alvarez, German, Friedland, Lewis A., Shah, Dhavan V., Bode, Leticia., Edgerly, Stephanie., Gabay, Itay., & Franklin, Charles. Forthcoming. “When We Stop Talking Politics: The Maintenance and Closing of Conversation in Contentious Times. Journal of Communication 67: 131-157.
Wagner, Michael W., Chris Wells, Lewis A. Friedland, Katherine J. Cramer, and Dhavan V. Shah. 2014. “Cultural Worldviews and Contentious Politics: Evaluative Asymmetry in High-Information Environments,” The Good Society, 23 (2): 126-144.
Beyond the Left-Right Divide Project
Carmines, Edward G., Michael J. Ensley, and Michael W. Wagner. 2014. “Why Americans Can’t Get Beyond the Left-Right Divide.” in The State of the Parties, 7th Edition, John C. Green, Daniel Coffey, and David Cohen, editors. Rowan and Littlefield.
Carmines, Edward G., Michael J. Ensley, and Michael W. Wagner. 2011. “Issue Preferences Civic Engagement, and the Transformation of American Politics.” in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation, Paul M. Sniderman & Benjamin Highton, Eds. Princeton University Press.
Framing, Opinion Formation, and Partisanship
Wagner, Michael W. and Michael W. Gruszczynski. 2016. “When Framing Matters: The Role of Partisan and Journalistic Issue Frames on Public Opinion and Party Identification,” Journalism and Communication Monographs, 5-48.
Theiss-Morse, Elizabeth, Dona-Gene Barton, and Michael W. Wagner. 2015. “Political Trust in Polarized Times,” in Nebraska Symposium on Motivation Alan Tomkins and Brian Bornstein, Eds., pgs. 167-190. Springer.
Wagner, Michael W., Kristen Deppe, Carly Jacobs, Amanda Friesen, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing. Forthcoming. “Beyond Survey Self-Reports: Using Physiology to Tap Political Orientations,” International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
Wagner, Michael W. 2010. “Great Communicators? The Influence of Presidential Issue Framing on Party Identification, 1975-2000.” in Winning with Words: The Origins and Impacts of Framing, Brian F. Schaffner, Patrick J. Sellers, Eds., pp. 136-59. Routledge.
Wagner, Michael W. 2010. “Comparing the ANES and the NAES for Political Communication Research.” Sourcebook for Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures and Analytical Techniques, Erik P. Bucy and R. Lance Holbert, Eds., pp. 96-113 Routledge Press.
Carmines, Edward G., Jessica C. Gerrity, and Michael W. Wagner. 2010. “How Abortion Became a Partisan Issue: Media Coverage of the Interest Group-Political Party Connection.” Politics and Policy 38 (6): 1113-34.
Carmines, Edward G., Jessica C. Gerrity, and Michael W. Wagner. 2008. “Did the Media do it? The Influence of News Coverage on the 2006 Congressional Elections.” in Fault Lines, Jeffrey J. Mondak and Dona-Gene Mitchell, Eds., pp. 22-41. Routledge Press.
Journalism and Media Effects
Wagner, Michael W. Forthcoming. “Does Specialization Matter? How Journalistic Expertise Explains Differences in Health Care Coverage” in Crucial Conversations: Meeting Health Information Needs Outside of Healthcare, Catherine Arnott Smith and Alla Keselman, eds.). Woodhead Publishing.
Political Behavior in the American Electorate
Religion and Politics
Citizens, Rules, and Institutions
Schaffner, Brian F., Michael W. Wagner, and Jonathan C. Winburn. 2004. “Incumbents Out,Party In? Term Limits and Partisan Redistricting in State Legislatures.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 4: 396-414.
The Deal on the Art. . .of Covering Donald Trump: Ten Strategies for Journalists (for Center for Journalism Ethics and PBS MediaShift)
7 Strategies for Teaching Student Journalists to Cover Midterm Elections (for PBS MediaShift)
9 Things the Best Political Reporters Do (for PBS MediaShift)
Teaching American Politics
Wagner, Michael W. Instructor’s Manual for American Politics Today. 2009.W.W. Norton and Company.