John Haskell, Ph.D.

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John Haskell, Ph.D. was a Senior Fellow with the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University from 2000 to 2013. John has taught at Davidson College, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Drake University, and Claremont McKenna College’s Washington Program. John was a Congressional Fellow in 1997-98, during which time he was the Budget Committee liaison for Congressman David Price. He also handled education and tax issues for the Congressman.

Education: PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Budget and Appropriations
  • Executive-Legislative Relations
  • Congress and Oversight
  • Leadership in Congress
  • Political Parties

Recent Publications:

Congress in Context”, Boulder, CO: Westview Press (1st edition, 2010; 2nd edition, 2013) An introduction to the Legislative Branch

Fundamentally Flawed”, a critique of the presidential nomination process

Direct Democracy or Representative Government?”, a critique of direct democracy