Organization profile

Organization profile

Under the leadership of nationally prominent political scientist Lawrence Jacobs, the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (CSPG) develops practical, independent, and non-partisan solutions to pressing political and policy challenges. Founded in 2005, CSPG fosters effective and efficient governance, increases the transparency of government processes, and rebuilds the public trust in order to counteract negative influences that threaten our democracy.  One of the unique strengths of the center is that it brings together three critical components of public governance today: objective, high-quality analysis, publicly visible forums, and civic engagement. Through collaboration across the public, nonprofit and private sectors, the center generates new knowledge about policy and politics, convenes public events that stimulate vigorous debate, and inspires current and emerging leaders to engage in the creation of innovative approaches to addressing the vital policy issues of our time.


The Smart Politics Minnesota Historical Election Data Archive

Ostermeier, E. J.



Project: Research project

  • Research Output

    • 1 Other contribution

    The Ventura legacy, solidified and stronger third parties: a study by the 2006 Elections Project, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

    Jacobs, L. R., Ostermeier, E. J. & Elections Project, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, 2006, [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Elections Project, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Press / Media

    Top-of-Ticket Mystery for Democrats Will Shape Every Senate Race

    Eric J Ostermeier


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment