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Dwaine Marvick joined the UCLA Department of Political Science in 1954 and remained at UCLA throughout his career. He conducted research into the political behavior of electorates and of elites in legislative, executive, and party institutions.
The scope of the inquiries Dwaine Marvick headed or participated in extends from student bodies in Los Angeles and Sierra Leone to selected populations demarcated by local boundaries in California and Michigan, to electorates and party activists in the United States, Germany and India. It includes specific groups targeted on the basis of drug use and attitudes, race and ethnicity, and political role (e.g. Congressional committee members, national convention delegates, local party officials and their staff.
In 1947, Dwaine entered Columbia University on a Lydia Roberts fellowship for Iowan scholars. At Columbia, he worked with many notable figures such as Paul Hazard, Franz Neumann, Robert Morton, and David Truman. He completed his Ph.D. in 1950. His dissertation, a behavioral study of Congressional appropriations subcommittees, earned him a Carnegie fellowship at the University of Michigan Institute of Human Relations, where he wrote monographs on the federal bureaucracy and (with Morris Janowitz) on voter attitudes and democracy. Over the course of his career, he published many articles on the motivations of voters and party activities, some in collaboration with colleagues including Samuel Eldersveld, Charles Nixon, Mattei Dogan and John Petrocik. He held various posts on academic and professional committees, including the American and the International Political Science Associations, the National Science Foundation, and the Committee on Academic Science of APSA for encouraging women in the profession.
Dwaine Marvick was born in Northwood, Iowa on May 22, 1923. All four of his grandparents were children of mid-nineteenth century Norwegian immigrants. After having attended Norwood public schools where he won prizes as a scholar, a baritone and a horn player, he entered Iowa State University in 1941. In 1943, Dwaine was drafted into the army where he won a sharp-shooting medal and trained to be a policeman, hospital administrator and Chinese-speaking cavalry officer. He was discharged in 1946 as a corporal and returned to Iowa State University to finish his degree in political science. He married Elizabeth Wirth, an academic in her own right, and they had two sons, Louis and Andrew. Dwaine Marvick died in 1999.
Congressional Appropriation Politics: A Study of Institutional Conditions for Expressing Legislative Intent.(Columbia University Ph.D. dissertation, University Microfilms, 1952. 415 pages)
Institut für Höhere Studien und Wissenschaftliche Forschung (Vienna, Austria. Wahlen und Parteien in Österreich. Österreichisches Wahlhandbuch. Hrsg. von Rodney Stiefbold [u.a.] als Seminarprojekt unter Leitung von Dwaine Marvick. Wein, Österreichischer Bundesverlag; Verlag für Jugend u. Volk (1966) 3 v. 29
Guerra, Fernando Javier. Ethnic officeholders and party activists in Los Angeles / by Fernando J. Guerra, Dwaine Marvick. Los Angeles, Calif.: University of California Los Angeles, Institute for Social Science Research,  27 p.: ill.; 28 cm.
Harold D. Lasswell on Political Sociology, edited and introduction by Dwaine Marvick. University of Chicago, 1977. (72 pages)
Janowitz, Morris. Competitive pressure and democratic consent; a interpretation of the 1952 presidential election, by Morris Janowitz and Dwaine Marvick. Ann Arbor, Bureau of Government, Institute of Public Administration, University of Michigan, 1956. viii, 122 p. 23 cm.
Janowitz, Morris.:Competitive pressure and democratic consent; an interpretation of the 1952 presidential election, by Morris Janowitz and Dwaine Marvick.2d ed.Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1964 [c1956]"Originally published as Michigan governmental studies no. 32 by the Bureau of Government, Institute of Public Administration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor."
Marvick, Dwaine. Career perspectives in a bureaucratic setting. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1954. 150 p. illus. 23 cm.
Marvick, Dwaine. A case study of demographic and electoral correlates of Los Angeles County water bond support, 1960:entitled The 1960 California water bond issue and the Los Angeles County electorate, a statistical and historical analysis / principal investigator, Dwaine Marvick. [Los Angeles?] : University of California, Water Resources Center,  94,  leaves: maps (some col.); 29 cm.
Political decision-makers: Their Recruitment and Performance / edited by Dwaine Marvick. [New York] : Free Press of Glencoe, c1961. (347 pages)
Marvick, Dwaine, senior ed. Wahlen and Parteien in Osterreich, in collaboration with Rodney Stiefbold, Arnold Leupold Lowenthal, George Ress and Wilhelm Lichem. Osterreichischer Bundesverlag, Wien and Verlag Sir Jugend and Volk, Weiss, February 1966. 3 volumes. (2300 pages)
Eldersveld, Samuel J. Indian national election study, 1971, 1979, 1985 [computer file]/ principal investigators, Samuel J. Eldersveld, Bashiruddin Ahmed and Dwaine Marvick Delhi, India: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (producer), 1971; Los Angeles: University of California at Los Angeles, Institute for Social Science Research (distributor) 3 data files, 3 data definition files + codebook + documentation
“Elite Appraisals of Power Configurations in Germany, Britain, and America”, Presented at the World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Paris, France, June 15-20, 1985. (18 pages
“Ethnic Officeholders and party Activists in Los Angeles”, with Fernando J. Guerra, Presented at the Conference on Minorities in the Post-Industrial City, UCLA, May 1986.
“The Influence of Grassroots Party Loyalists on Voting in the 1987 West German National Election”, Presented at the World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 27-September 1, 1988.
“The Influence of Institutional Changes on Delegate Recruitment at National Conventions Primaries and Insurgents”, John R. Petrocik and Dwaine Marvick. Prepared for delivery at the 1980 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-31, 1980. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1980.
“Political Recruitment Patterns in India: Candidates, Notables, Activists and Functionaries”, Presented at the workshop of Analyzing Indian Elections, UCLA, May 1986. (22 pages)
“Stability and Change in the Views of Party Activists: Findings from Los Angeles Surveys, 1968-1980”, Dwaine Marvick. Prepared for delivery at the 1983 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Ill., Sept. 1-4, 1983. Includes bibliographical references.
“African University Students: A Presumptive Elite”, in Education and Political Development, James S. Coleman, ed., Princeton University Press, 1965 (34 pages)
“Aktivisten in einer Partei Hochburg: zum Beispiel Dortmund, with Manfred Gilner, in Transfer, Bonn, Vol. 2, 1976.
“Authoritarianism and Political Behavior”, Dwaine Marvick and Morris Janowitz, Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2 September 1953. (16 pages)
“Authoritarianism and Political Behavior”, Dwaine Marvick and Morris Janowitz, in Personality and Social Systems, N. Smelser and W. Smelser, eds. 1964
“Les Cadres des Partis Politiques e Allemagne”, Revue Francaise de Sociologie, Special No. 7, 1966 (16 pages)
“Campaign Pressures and Democratic Consent”, Dwaine Marvick and Morris Janowitz, in Heinz Eulau, Samuel Eldersveld, and Morris Janowitz, Political Behavior, A Reader in Theory and Practice(Glencoe, Free Press, 1956). (15 pages)
“ Communications in Political Parties”, in Handbook of Communication, William Schramm, Itheel Pool, Frederick Frey, eds., New York, 1973. (32 pages)
“Competitive Pressure and Democratic Consent”, Dwaine Marvick and Morris Janowitz, Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4 Winter 1955-1956. (19 pages)
“Contexts, Problems, and Methods in Lasswell’s Work”, Harold D. Lasswell on Political Sociology, Dwaine Marvick, ed., Chicago, 1977.
“Continuities in Recruitment Research: Towards a New Model”, in Elite Recruitment in Democratic Politics, Eulau and Czudnowski, eds., New York: Jon Wiley, 1976. (33 pages)
“Counting the People in 1980: An Appraisal of Census Plans”, Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1978. (174 pages)
“The Deadlock of Democracy Reconsidered : A Dialog with James MacGregor Burns”, in The Center Magazine, July-August 1986.
“Domains and Universes: Problems in Concerted Use of Multiple Data Files for Social Science Inquiries”, Dwaine Marvick and Jane H. Bayes, in Quantitative Ecological Analysis in the Social Sciences, Mattei Dogan and Stein Rokkan, eds. M.I.T. Press, 1969.
“Domains and Universes: Problems in Concerted Use of Multiple Data Files for Social Science Inquiries”, Dwaine Marvick and Jane Bayes, in Social Ecology, Mattei Dogan and Stein Rokkan, eds., MIT Press, 1974.
“Elections and Party Politics in India: A Symposium”, Dwain Marvick and Richard Sisson, guest eds. in Asian Survey, Vol. 10, No. 11 (November 1970)
“Elite Politics: Values and Institutions”, American Behavioral Scientist, September/October 1977. (23 pages)
“Elites”, in Social Science Encyclopedia, Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper, eds., London: Routledge, Kegan Pal, 1985. (2 pages)
“Ethnic Officeholders and Party Activists in Los Angeles”, in ISSR Working Papers in the Social Sciences, Fernando J. Guerra and Dwaine Marvick, eds, Vol. 2, No. 12, 1986-87. (27 pages)
“Expectations Concerning Power in a Bureaucratic Arena”, in Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4, March 1958. (7 pages)
“Explaining Party Elite Transformation: Institutional Changes and Insurgent Politics”, Dwaine Marvick and John Petrocik, in Western Political Quarterly, December 1983. (27 pages)
“Ideological Thinking Among Party Activists: Findings from India, Germany and America”, Dwaine Marvick and Samuel J. Eldersveld, eds., in International Political Science Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1983 (14 pages)
“The Impact of Computerization in Los Angeles, 1973”, Proceedings of the Workshop on Computer Perceptions, Attitudes, and Literacy, Institute for the Future, 1973. (27 pages)
“Informal Politiking by Party Activists: Dortmund SPD members in 1970”, = “Aktivisten in einer Partei Hochburg: Zum Beispiel Dortmund”, Dwaine Marvick and Manfred Gullner, in Transfer, No. 2, 1976 (6 pages)
“The Interaction of Political Elites and Skill Elites in Modern Public Policy Fields: A Theme of the IPSA Research Section on Political Elites”, PS, Vol. 5, No. 2 Spring,, 1972 (2 pages)
“Manipulation and Consent: Neglected Parameters in the Study of American Presidential Elections”, in The Challenge of Social Control, Gerald Suttles and Meyer Zald, eds., Norwood, N.J.: Able Publishing Corp., 1985 (9 pages)
“The Middlemen of Politics”, in Approaches to the Study of Party Organization, William J. Crotty, ed. Allyn-Bacon Company, 1967 (33 pages)
“National Convention Leadership: Its Adaptability to the Changing Functions of 1952 and 1956”, Dwaine Marvick and Samuel J. Eldersveld, Western Political Quarterly, Vol. 14, March 1961. (18 pages)
“Parliamentary Procedure”, Colliers Encyclopedia, 1959.
“Party Activists in Comparative Perspective”, Dwaine Marvick and Samuel J. Eldersveld, eds., International Political Science Review, January 1983. (128 pages)
“Party Activists in Los Angeles, 1963-1978: How Well-Matched Rivals Shape Election Options”, in Political Elites and Social Change, Moishe Czudnowski, ed., Northern Illinois, 1983.
“Party Cadres and Receptive Partisan Voters in the 1967 Indian National Elections”, Asian Survey, Vol. 10, No. 11, November, 1970 (18 pages)
“Party Organizational Personnel and Electoral Democracy in Los Angeles, 1963-1972, in The Party Symbol: Readings in Political Parties, W.J. Crotty, ed. Freeman, 1980. (34 pages)
“Political Ascent in a Class Society: French Deputies 1870-1958”, by Mattei Dogan, translated by Elizabeth Marvick and Dwaine Marvick, 1961. (34 pages)
“The Political Consequences of Assassination”, Dwaine Marvick and Elizabeth Marvick, in Assassinations and the Political Order, William J. Crotty, ed., Harper and Row, 1971 (54 pages)
“Political Decision Makers in Contrasting Milieus”, in Dwaine Marvick, ed., Political Decision Makers, International Yearbook of Political Behavior Research, Vol. 2, Free Press, 1961. (21 pages)
“Political Linkage Functions of Rival Party Activists in the United States: Los Angeles, 1969-1974”, in Political Parties and Linkage, K. Lawson, ed., 1980 (28 pages)
“Political Parties” in Political Science Reading Lists and Course Outlines, Allan Kornberg, ed., Durham, N.C.: Eno River Press, 1981. (9 pages)
“Political Recruitment” in Political Science Reading Lists and Course Outlines, Allan Kornberg, ed., Durham, N.C.: Eno River Press, 1981. (14 pages)
“Political Recruitment and Careers”, in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, David Sills, ed., Macmillan, 1968 (9 pages)
“Political Recruitment and Careers”, in Social Science Encyclopedia, Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper, eds. London: Routledge, Kegan Paul, 1985 (2 pages)
“Political Socialization of the American Negro”, The Annals, September 1965.
“Recruitment Contrasts in Rival Campaign Groups”, Dwaine Marvick and Charles R. Nixon Ibid, 1961 (24 pages)
“Recruitment Patterns of Campaign Activities in India: Legislative Candidates, Public Notables, and the Organizational Personnel of Rival Parties”, Elite Recruitment in Democratic Politics, 1976. (29 pages)
“Some Potential Effects of the Information Utility on Citizen Participation”, in The Information Utility and Social Choice, Hardel Sachman and Norman Nie, eds. 1970 (13 pages)
“Stability and Change in the Views of Party Activists: Findings from Los Angeles Surveys, 1968-1980”, in Political Parties in Local Areas, William Crotty, ed., University of Tennessee Press, 1986. (35 pages)
“The Work of Harold D. Lasswell: His Approach, Concerns, and Influence”, Political Behavior, No. 2, 1980. (19 pages)
The 1960 California Water Bond Issue and the Los Angeles County Electorate: A Statistical and Historical Analysis, California Water Resources Center, 1967 (120 pages)
1962 Town Hall Ballot Measure Report, Los Angeles, September 1962, (70 pages)