G. Bingham Powell, Jr.
Marie C. Wilson and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Political Science
- Harkness Hall 313
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PhD, Stanford, 1968. Comparative politics, European politics. President of the American Political Science Association, 2011-2012. Managing Editor of the American Political Science Review, 1991-95. Co-author and co-editor of leading undergraduate comparative politics text, Comparative Politics Today, now in its 10th edition. Current research examines problems of political representation in different electoral, party, and policymaking systems. Recent articles have appeared in Comparative Political Studies (2009), Comparative Politics (2010), and Journal of Politics (2010). His book Contemporary Democracies: Participation, Stability and Violence (Harvard, 1982) won the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for best book in political science in 1982. His latest book, Elections as Instruments of Democracy: Majoritarian and Proportional Visions (Yale, 2000), was co-winner of the 2002 Mattei Dogan Award for the year's best book in comparative politics. Recipient of the 1999 University Award for Graduate Teaching and the 2009 Goergen Award for distinguished undergraduate teaching. Teaches courses in the field of comparative politics.
- PSC/IR 101 Introduction to Comparative Politics
- PSC/IR 250 Conflict in Democracies
- PSC/IR 256 Theories of Comparative Politics
- PSC/IR 350 Comparative Politics Field Seminar
- PSC/IR 355 Democratic Processes
- PSC 380 Scope of Political Science
- PSC 480 Scope of Political Science
- PSC 550 Comparative Politics Field Seminar
- PSC 555 Democratic Processes