Study: Hollywood loves the civil servant

Friday - 8/6/2010, 4:17pm EDT

Dr. Michelle Pautz, assistant professor of political science, University of Dayton

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What do Batman, National Treasure and Harry Potter have in common?

The answer might surprise you -- civil servants.

A new study by two political science professors explored the view of individual civil servants in blockbuster movies.

Dr. Michelle Pautz is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Dayton, and co-author of this report.

Pautz explains how she came up with the idea, and why civil servants are often portrayed in a positive manner, while overall government is not.