Graeme Boushey is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. He is also a core faculty member in the Master in Public Policy (MPP) program and an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Democracy. His research focuses on public policy innovation and political decision-making in the United States. He has substantive interests in state-level public health, immigration, and criminal justice policy-making. His scholarship has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Policy Studies Journal, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. His book Policy Diffusion Dynamics in America (Cambridge University Press, 2010) integrates research from agenda setting and epidemiology to model factors that shape the speed and scope of public policy diffusion. His current research examines the dynamics of national and state level public policy making in the United States.

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