Comparative Politics

Thomas F. Burke Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Dr. Burke received both his PhD and MA from the University of California-Berkeley. He received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Minnesota. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard and at the University of California-Berkeley, and a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Program.  Dr. Burke’s research focuses on the place of rights and litigation in public policy. His most recent project, with USC Professor (and RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research alum) Jeb Barnes, examines the politics of injury compensation in the United States. Another project, also with Barnes, analyzes how organizations respond to social change laws. The first article from this project, “The Diffusion of Rights,” was published in the fall, 2006 issue of Law and Society Review. Other recent publications include: “Political Regimes and the Future of the First Amendment,” in Studies in Law, Politics and Society; "Is There an Empirical Literature on Rights?" forthcoming from that same journal; and "The Bush Administration and the Uses of Judicial Politics," with co-author Nancy Scherer, a chapter in an edited volume on the Bush Presidency. Dr. Burke is the co-author, with Lief Carter, of the updated 9th edition of Reason in Law (2016), and the author of Lawyers, Lawsuits and Legal Rights: The Struggle Over Litigation in American Society (2002).

Discipline: Political Science
		

Susan M. Giaimo Doctorate

Cohort 1 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Biomedical Sciences
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Giaimo received her Doctorate in Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Giaimo's research and teaching interests comprise comparative politics of advanced industrial societies, comparative public policy, comparative political economy, and health care politics and policy. She taught in the political science department at MIT.

Dr. Giaimo’s latest book is Reforming Health Care in the United States, Germany, and South Africa: Comparative Perspectives on Health (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). She has also published journal articles and book chapters on comparative welfare state policies and health care politics. Dr. Giaimo has been panelist on a number of public forums on health policy, including the local PBS program 4th Street Forum and the Milwaukee Press Club. Her publications include Markets and Medicine: The Politics of Health Care Reform in Britain, Germany, and the United States (University of Michigan Press, 2002), and journal articles in Comparative Political Studies and Governance.  Her next book, Comparative Politics of Health: United States, Germany, Canada, and South Africa, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Michael K. Gusmano Ph.D.

Cohort 2 — Yale Alumni List
Associate Professor of Health Policy, School of Public Health
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Gusmano received his PhD in Political Sciene from the University of New York at Albany. He is also a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center where he investigates health care equity in the U.S. and other countries. He has published widely in the areas of health policy, aging, and comparative welfare state analysis – including his book with Colleen Grogan, Healthy Voices/Unhealthy Silence: Advocating for Poor People’s Health (Georgetown University Press, 2007). He is the co-director of the World Cities Project (WCP) - the first effort to compare the performance of health, social and long-term care systems in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo - the four largest cities among the wealthy nations of the world. He is a member of the Gerontological Society of American and the American Political Science Association (APSA) and serves as the secretary of APSA’s Organized Section on Health Politics and Policy. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Debra Javeline Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Dr. Javeline received her PhD from Harvard University. Her research interests are Mass political behavior, survey research, Russian politics, sustainability, environmental politics, climate change. Dr. Javeline has conducted survey research in the former Soviet Union for the U.S. Information Agency (now State Department) and the U.S. Agency for International Development. She has held fellowships from Fulbright-Hays, Mellon, ACTR, FLAS, Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian Studies, the University of Colorado's Institute of Behavioral Science, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. In 2011-12, she was supported by a Mellon New Directions fellowship to study ecology and environmental law.

Dr. Javeline divides her time between the study of Russia and the study of global environmental problems, especially climate change.  Her two current book projects are After Violence: The Beslan School Massacre and the Peace that Followed and Solutions: Science, Politics, and Saving the Planet.  She is also collaborating with Notre Dame engineers on a research project on “Coastal Homeownership in a Changing Climate: A Study of Risk Awareness, Risk Reduction, and Resilience.”  With scholars of environmental governance, she has planned a workshop for spring 2017 on “Adapting to Climate Change: Actions, Implementations, and Outcomes,” sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Washington.  With a Notre Dame undergraduate biologist, she is collaborating on a book chapter, “Adaptation of Ecosystems in the Anthropocene,” to be published in Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Policy with Edward Elgar Publishing, and with other biologists, she continues to work on issues related to climate change and scientific opinion.  She and Sarah Lindemann-Komarova are updating their 2010 work in Journal of International Affairs for an article on "Civil Society in 'Putin's Russia.'"

Dr. Javeline's publications include Protest and the Politics of Blame: The Russian Response to Unpaid Wages (University of Michigan Press, 2003) and articles in The American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly,Public Opinion Quarterly, Law & Society Review, Problems of Post-Communism, Social Science & Medicine, Policy Sciences, and Bioscience. Recent articles are “The Most Important Topic Political Scientists are Not Studying: Adapting to Climate Change” (Perspectives on Politics, 2014) and “Expert Opinion on Extinction Risk and Climate Change Adaptation” (Elementa: Science for the Anthropocene, 2015).

 

Discipline: Political Science
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Evan S. Lieberman Ph.D

Cohort 7 — Yale Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Lieberman received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He conducts research in the field of comparative politics, with a focus on development and ethnic conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. Lieberman received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS (Princeton University Press 2009) and Race and Regionalism in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa (Cambridge University Press 2003), and has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Development. Lieberman is recipient of the 2014 David Collier Mid-Career Award, the 2010 Giovanni Sartori Book prize, the 2004 Mattei Dogan book prize, the 2002 Gabriel A. Almond dissertation award; and the 2002 Mary Parker Follett article award. He was a Fulbright fellow in South Africa in 1997-98. Previously, he was Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Politics at Princeton University (2002-14).

Discipline: Political Science
		

Julia Lynch Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Lynch received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in government from Harvard University.  Her research concerns the politics of inequality, social policy, and the economy in comparative perspective, with a focus on the countries of Western Europe and the United States.  At Penn, Lynch co-directs the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium, and is a faculty affiliate with the Penn-Wharton Public Policy Initiative, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Lauder Institute and the Italian Studies Program.  Professor Lynch is also active in the profession more broadly, serving on the Executive Committee of the Council for European Studies as well as on the editorial boards of Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. Lynch has received major grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Lauren M. MacLean Ph.D.

Cohort 9 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
Arthur F. Bentley Chair in the Department of Political Science
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Dr. MacLean received her PhD and MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests are comparative political economy and public policy, with a focus on the politics of state formation, public service provision, and citizenship in Africa and the U.S.

In her first book, Informal Institutions and Citizenship in Rural Africa: Risk and Reciprocity in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire (Cambridge University Press, 2010; winner of the APSA 2011 Sartori Book Award; finalist for the ASA Herskovits Award), Dr. MacLean theorizes that divergent histories of state formation help explain variation in informal institutions and everyday practices of citizenship in two similar cross-border regions of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. With Melani Cammett (Harvard University), Dr. MacLean theorizes the origins, dynamics and consequences of non-state provision in the Global South in a special issue of Studies of Comparative and International Development as well as an edited volume, The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare (Cornell University Press, 2014). Dr. MacLean has also conducted fieldwork for a project on the politics of tribal consultation analyzing participatory health policymaking across the 34 states with federally-recognized tribes in the U.S.

Most recently, Dr. MacLean is investigating the politics of public service provision in the electricity sector in Africa. She was selected as a 2017 Carnegie Fellow to investigate how electricity provision may promote democracy and environmental sustainability in Ghana. She is also collaborating with Jennifer Brass (IU-SPEA), Christopher Gore (Ryerson University, Canada) and Elizabeth Baldwin (University of Arizona) on a comparative project analyzing the politics of electricity provision in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. Dr. MacLean has also published articles in a range of journals including Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Environmental and Resource Economics, the International Journal of Public Administration, the Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Modern African Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Development.

Dr. MacLean is also known nationally and internationally for her work on the topic of field research methodology. She has co-authored a book, Field Research in Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2015), with Diana Kapiszewski and Ben Read.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Robert Mickey Ph.D.

Cohort 13 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Mickey received his PhD in political science at Harvard University. Dr. Mickey's research focuses on U.S. politics in historical perspective. He is interested in American political development, political parties, racial politics, and policy responses to inequality. His forthcoming book explores the post-war U.S. South as a set of transitions from authoritarian rule. Current projects concern racial politics in the urban North and West; racial appeals and the politics of symbols; race and national party alignment; and the politics of national health insurance. Dr. Mickey has taught undergraduate courses on the political development of the U.S. South in comparative perspective and directed the department's honors thesis program. At the graduate level, he has taught American Political Development; U.S. Parties; Regimes and Regime Change; and Causal Inference in Small-n Research (with Anna Grzymala-Busse). He has also coordinated the department's workshop on political institutions, and co-coordinated an interdisciplinary colloquium for graduate students on Race and 20th Century American Political Development.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Adam D. Sheingate Ph.D.

Cohort 9 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Scheingate received both his PhD and MA in Political Science from Yale University. His research interest is American Politics. His most recent book is Building a Business of Politics: The Rise of Political Consulting and the Transformation of American Democracy. He is also a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism and the author of the Rise of the Agricultural Welfare State: Institutions and Interest Group Power in the United States, France, and Japan as well as journal articles and book chapters on American political development, historical institutionalism, and comparative public policy.

Discipline: Political Science