Bonnie M. Meguid

Ph.D. Harvard, 2002


Welcome to my home page. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester.

My research interests include political parties and party systems, voting behavior, political institutions and elections in advanced industrial democracies, with a focus on Western Europe.   My specific projects explore the nature and effects of party competition between unequal political competitors, the role of issue salience and ownership in vote choice, the decision to adopt political and electoral institutions, such as decentralization and compulsory voting laws, and the consequences of institutional reform for parties and voters.


This page contains links to my curriculum vitae, research statement, my book (Party Competition between Unequals) and articles, and work in progress.



          For more information about my work, please contact me at: 


                    Bonnie M. Meguid     

                    Department of Political Science          

                    Harkness Hall 306                                                                        

                    University of Rochester

                    Rochester, NY 14627 USA                                                                  


                    Phone: 585-275-2338

                    Fax:     585-271-1616

                    Email:  bonnie.meguid AT