Date of Graduation
Master of Public Affairs (MoPA)
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
Dr. Corey Cook
Dr. Sandy Brown
This paper explores the history of technology and government by analyzing the longstanding partisan advantage Democrats have had in the Silicon Valley and other tech hubs. Additionally, this paper seeks out opportunities for bipartisanship, specifically in the legislative realms of tech privacy and immigration reform. Constituencies, committee assignments, fundraising and other environmental factors can help determine a politician's level of interest in tech issues. Specifically, upon analyzing these factors, bipartisanship appears to be more likely in privacy reform than in immigration reform.
Segal, Arielle E., "Partisanship and Opportunities for Additional Bipartisanship in Tech Immigration and Privacy Reform" (2013). Master's Projects. 7.