Why do Republicans and Democrats disagree about the existence of climate change in the U.S.? One key factor has been the politicization of climate science. Politicization occurs when an actor accentuates the inherent uncertainty of science as a way to cast doubt on the existence of scientific consensus. The result ...Read More »
Dr. Toby Bolsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University and Director of the Zoukis Research Collaborative. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2010. Professor Bolsen’s research focuses on political attitudes and behaviors, media and communications, experimental methods, and U.S. energy policy. He received the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award at Georgia State University in 2015 for excellent in scholarship, teaching, and service. His work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Journal of Communication, and numerous other outlets.