comparative politics

Barry R Weingast

Barry R Weingast
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
weingast [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 3729
Alternate Telephone: 
(650) 723 0497
Office Location: 
304 Encina West/Hoover 147
Biography: 

Barry R. Weingast is the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor, Department of Political Science, and a Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution. He served as Chair, Department of Political Science, from 1996 through 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Weingast’s research focuses on the political foundation of markets, economic reform, and regulation. He has written extensively on problems of political economy of development, federalism and decentralization, legal institutions and the rule of law, and democracy. Weingast is co-author of Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History (with Douglass C.

Jeremy Weinstein

Jeremy Weinstein
Associate Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
jweinst [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 736 1224
Office Location: 
415 Encina West
Biography: 

Jeremy M. Weinstein is Associate Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Ford-Dorsey Director of African Studies at Stanford University. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C.

Jean Oi

Jean Oi
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
joi [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 2843
Alternate Telephone: 
(650) 723 2843
Office Location: 
440 Encina Central/322 Encina East
Office Hours: 
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Biography: 

Jean C. Oi is the William Haas Professor in Chinese Politics in the Department of Political Science and a senior fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.  She directed Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies from 1998 to 2005 and in 2007 she became the founding director of the Stanford China Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and leads Stanford’s China Initiative. 

Jonathan Rodden

Jonathan Rodden
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
jrodden [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 5219
Office Location: 
444 Encina Central
Office Hours: 
Mondays 3-5 pm
Biography: 

Jonathan Rodden is a professor in the political science department at Stanford who works on the comparative political economy of institutions. He has written several articles and a pair of books on federalism and fiscal decentralization. His most recent book, Hamilton’s Paradox: The Promise and Peril of Fiscal Federalism, was the recipient of the Gregory Luebbert Prize for the best book in comparative politics in 2007. He frequently works with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on issues related to fiscal decentralization.

Beatriz Magaloni

Beatriz Magaloni
Associate Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
magaloni [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 724 5949
Office Location: 
436 Encina Central
Office Hours: 
Thursdays 2-4
Biography: 

Beatriz Magaloni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the Woods Institute of the Environment (2011-2013) and a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development. In 2010 she founded the Program on Poverty and Governance (POVGOV) within the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. There she pursues a research agenda focused on governance, poverty reduction, electoral clientelism, the provision of public goods, and criminal violence.

Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
mcfaul [at] stanford [dot] edu
Office Location: 
Encina Hall West 307
Office Hours: 
By appointment.
Biography: 

Michael McFaul is the former director of CDDRL and deputy director of FSI at Stanford University. He also is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he co-directs the Iran Democracy Project, as well as Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

He is also a non-resident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Eurasia Foundation, the Firebird Fund, Freedom House, the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy, and the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX).

David Laitin

David Laitin
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
dlaitin [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 725 9556
Office Location: 
423 Encina Central
Office Hours: 
Mondays 1 to 3
Biography: 

David D. Laitin is the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He received his BA from Swarthmore College, and then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Somalia and Grenada, where he became national tennis champion in 1970. Back in the US, he received his Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley, working under the direction of Ernst Haas and Hanna Pitkin.

Terry Karl

Terry Karl
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
tkarl [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 5220
Office Location: 
445 & 146 Encina Central
Office Hours: 
On leave for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Biography: 

Professor Karl has published widely on comparative politics and international relations, with special emphasis on the politics of oil-exporting countries, transitions to democracy, problems of inequality, the global politics of human rights, and the resolution of civil wars. Her works on oil, human rights and democracy include The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States (University of California Press, 1998), honored as one of the two best books on Latin America by the Latin American Studies Association, the Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor (2004 with Ian Gary), the forthcoming New and Old Oil Wars (with Mary Kaldor and Yahia Said), and the forthcoming Overcoming the Resource Curse (with Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs et al).

David Holloway

David Holloway
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
david [dot] holloway [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 1737
Office Location: 
214 Encina East
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm; By Appointment
Biography: 

David Holloway was born in Dublin, Ireland. He received his undergraduate degree (in Modern Languages and Literature) and his PhD (in Social and Political Sciences) from the University of Cambridge. Before coming to Stanford he taught at the Universities of Lancaster and Edinburgh. He joined the Political Science Department at Stanford in 1986 and in 1996 was appointed professor of history as well.

Since coming to Stanford Holloway has served as chair of the International Relations Program, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Associate Dean in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and director of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Karen Jusko

Karen Jusko
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
kljusko [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 724 9906
Office Location: 
441 Encina Central
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Biography: 

Karen Jusko is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, and a faculty affiliate of Stanford's Europe Center and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality.

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