Daniel Mallinson’s expertise lies in state and local politics and policy, with his primary research focus examining the mechanics of policy diffusion among the U.S. states, or how new policy ideas do and do not spread among governmental bodies. He is particularly interested in Pennsylvania politics and has experience as an information specialist for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and a program analyst for the Office of Inspector General in Philadelphia (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). His additional interests include public administration and public policy (including environment, energy and health), political behavior, as well as statistical methodology.
Mallison’s work has been published in a variety of journals including: Policy Studies Journal, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, State and Local Government Review, and Statistics, Policy and Politics.
Penn State Harrisburg Faculty Profile Daniel Mallinson's expertise lies in state and local politics and policy, with his main research focus examining the mechanics of policy diffusion among the U.S. states.
Penn State Institues of Energy and the Environment My primary research centers on the concept of policy diffusion, namely how new policy ideas do and do not spread among governmental bodies.
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from Washington Post October 13, 2022
from Yahoo May 18, 2022
"The Pennsylvania primaries of May 17, 2022, proved a good night for Donald Trump, a better one for “Trumpism” and a problem for moderates hoping for a candidate primed to capture the center in the upcoming midterms."
from Newsweek October 8, 2022
"There's definitely this larger narrative going on in Pennsylvania that's impacted both of the races."
from BuzzFeed News August 19, 2022
“It’s not just that his tweets go viral or he has a big following on Twitter, but the more traditional media outlets pick up the stuff that he’s doing and that amplifies it and amplifies his message.”
from MarketWatch May 6, 2022
“That’s always been a thing with Fetterman: wearing shorts, not wearing a suit and having physical characteristics that you don’t usually see in politics."
from Newsweek January 10, 2018
With attitudes shifting in favor of legalizing marijuana use, including now a majority of Republicans, and legalized recreational marijuana in eight states and D.C., it’s reasonable to assume that the train has left the station on stopping state marijuana efforts.
from WPSU October 3, 2017
“Sometimes, like in State College’s case, the way those districts are drawn breaks up certain communities or populations. So, Pennsylvania has pretty non-compact districts in many different ways of measuring it.”