DISC Lecture Series and 7th CEU Conference in Social Sciences opening lecture: Are Large Polities more Democratic? by John Gerring (Boston University)

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May 27, 2011 - 15:00 - 16:15
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Auditorium
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DISC Lecture Series and 7th CEU Conference in Social Sciences opening lecture: Are Large Polities more Democratic? by John Gerring (Boston University)
 
 

 John Gerring is a Professor of Political Science at Boston University where he teaches courses on methodology and comparative politics.

His books include Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996 (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Social Science Methodology: A Criterial Framework (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Case Study Research: Principles and Practices (Cambridge University Press, 2007), A Centripetal Theory of Democratic Governance (with Strom Thacker; Cambridge University Press, 2008), Concepts and Method: Giovanni Sartori and His Legacy (ed. with David Collier; Routledge, forthcoming), Global Justice: A Prioritarian Manifesto (in process), and Democracy and Development: A Historical Perspective (in process).

His articles have appeared in a wide variety of political science journals.  He served as a fellow of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (2002-03) and a member of The National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Evaluation of USAID Programs to Support the Development of Democracy (2006-07).

He is the recipient of a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the global impact of colonialism (2007-10) and also serves as the president of the American Political Science Association’s Organized Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (2007-09).