Department of Political Science

Comparative Politics at Rochester

Welcome to the Comparative Politics Website for the Political Science Department at the University of Rochester. Comparative Politics is a subfield that focuses broadly on the study of politics beyond the United States. Our faculty and graduate and undergraduate course offerings cover a wide variety of topics including: dictatorship and democracy, comparative and international political economy, legislatures, courts, political parties, and voting and elections.

Professors with an interest in Comparative Politics:

  • Gretchen Helmke

    PhD, University of Chicago, 2000. Comparative political institutions, Latin American politics, comparative judicial politics, voting and elections.
  • Tasos Kalandrakis

    PhD, UCLA, 2000. Bargaining, comparative political institutions, electoral politics, legislative politics, political parties.
  • Bonnie M. Meguid

    PhD, Harvard, 2002. Comparative politics, political parties, party systems, elite and mass political behavior, elections in comparative perspective, and European politics.
  • G. Bingham Powell

    PhD, Stanford, 1968. Comparative politics, European politics, representation and voting, political institutions, conflict.
  • Randall Stone

    PhD, Harvard, 1993. International political economy, international relations, Russian and East European politics.
  • Bethany Lacina

    PhD, Stanford, 2010. International relations, comparative politics, conflict, and Indian politics.