Florida State University

Political Science

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Charles Barrilleaux

LeRoy Collins Professor

Specialization: State Politics and Policy, Health Policy, Urban Politics

Areas of Interest: Public Policy, American Politics

Bellamy 547 (Wednesday: 2-3 p.m., or by appointment)


Curriculum Vitae


Charles Barrilleaux is a LeRoy Collins Professor of Political Science. His research and teaching focus on public policy, health policy and politics, as well as state and local politics. He was President of the State Politics and Policy Section of the APSA from 2015-2017. Barrilleaux held the chair of the department from 2014-2020.

Selected Publications

Barrilleaux, C. and C. Rainey. 2014. “The Politics of Need: Examining Governors’ Decisions to Oppose the Medicaid ‘Obamacare’ Expansion.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1532440014561644

Barrilleaux, C. Reenock and M. Souva. 2017. Democratic Policymaking. Cambridge. https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/american-government-politics-and-policy/democratic-policymaking-analytic-approach?format=HB&isbn=9780521192873

Swanson, J. and C. Barrilleaux. 2018. “State Government Preemption of Local Government Decisions Through the State Courts.” Urban Affairs. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1078087418783273