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 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.”