, Santa Barbara
Department of Political Science
Professor Eric R.A.N Smith
Office: Ellison 3711
Office Hrs: Wednesdays 1:30-4:30
Political Science 12. American Government and Politics
Political Science 155. Congress/SimCong
Political Science 175-Environmental Studies 178. Politics of the Environment
Political Science 252. Seminar on Public Opinion and Participation
Political Science 254. Seminar on the Legislative Process
Political Science 259. Seminar on Political Parties
Political Science 294. Seminar on Politics of the Environment
New Course: Seminar on Climate Change and Energy Issues- Coming soon
Recent Research Papers and Talks
David Cleveland, Paolo Gardinali, Michael McGinnis, John Mohr, Eric Smith, Megan Carney, and Lauren Copeland, The Central Coast Survey 2010
Juliet E. Carlisle, Jessica T. Feezell, Kristy E. H. Michaud, Eric Smith, and Leeanna Smith, "The Public's Trust in Scientific Claims Regarding Offshore Oil Drilling."
Public Understanding of Science
, 19: 514-27, 2010
Eric Smith, "Think Again: Offshore Oil Drilling."
, August 30, 2010
Eric Smith, "Changing Public Opinion about LGBT Issues" - Talk at the Campus Democrats, May 11, 2010
Eric Smith, Kristy Michaud, and Juliet Carlisle, "What the California Public Thinks about Offshore Oil Development: Past Trends and Future Possibilities" - Paper delivered at the Oil+Water Conference: The Case of Santa Barbara and Southern California, April 8, 2010
Eric Smith, "Salvation by Science: Confidence in Scientists and Engineers to Solve Global Warming" - Paper deliverd at the Western Political Science Association meeting, San Francisco, April 3, 2010, a17
Eric Smith, "Offshore oil drilling might make environmental sense" -
, April 2, 2010, a17
Holly Klick and Eric Smith, "Public Understanding of and Support for Wind Power" -
, 35(July 2010): 1585-1591
Kristy Michaud, Juliet E. Carlisle, and Eric Smith, "The Relationship between Cultural Values and Political Ideology, and the Role of Knowledge" -
, 30(2009): 27-42
E. Smith, "Advancing Public Awareness of Topics in Sustainable Energy" - Presentation to the National Science Board Task Force on Sustainable Energy, Sept 2008
Holly Klick and Eric Smith, "Explaining NIMBY Opposition to Wind Power" - APSA 2008 paper
Alison Keleher and Eric Smith, "Explaining the Growing Support for Gay and Lesbian Equality Since 1990" - APSA 2008 paper
E. Smith, Juliet Carlisle, and Kristy Michaud, "Trust during an Energy Crisis"
E. Smith, Juliet Carlisle, and Kristy Michaud, "Nimbyism vs. Environmentalism in Attitudes toward Energy Development"
17 (2008): 20-39.