Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1983

Research and Teaching Interests

  • comparative politics: Russia, East-Central Europe and Post-Communist Transitions
  • social welfare and democratic transitions
  • Post-Soviet politics
  • West European politics

Courses Typically Offered

  • POLS 205 - Comparative Politics
  • POLS 223 - European Politics

Recent Activities

Currently working on Russia Restored: The Quest for Stability in Russian Politics for Westview Press; other projects include research on the role of social welfare in transitions to democracy.


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