Specialization: Comparative political economy, with a focus on the developing countries
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Princeton, NJ 08544
ATUL KOHLI is David K. E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs, a professor of politics and international affairs and chair of the World Politics editorial board. His principal research interests are in the areas of comparative political economy with a focus on the developing countries .A prolific author and editor, Kohli’s books include Poverty Amid Plenty in the New India (2012); Democracy and Development in India: From Socialism to Pro-Business (2010); and State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery (winner of the International Political Science Association's 2005 Charles Levine Award); Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of Governability; The State and Poverty in India.. He has also published some 50 articles. His current research investigates imperialism and the developing world. Among many activities, Kohli has served as cochair and vice president of the American Political Science Association. His research has been suppored by grants and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, Ford Foundation and Russell Sage Foundation.
Deborah J. Yashar
Specialization: Comparative politics, Latin America, democracy, development, eth-nic politics, social movements
DEBORAH YASHAR is Professor of Politics and International Affairs. Her research focuses on the intersection of democracy and citizenship - with books and articles on regime outcomes, citizenship regimes, ethnic politics, collective action, party systems, and globalization. She is the author of two books: Demanding Democracy: Reform and Reaction in Costa Rica and Guatemala (Stanford University Press, 1997) and Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Her current book project focuses on the contemporary rise in violent crime and the uneven record of Latin America's third wave democracies to provide public security and rule of law. Yashar has received fellowships and awards from Fulbright, the Joint Committee on Latin American Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, among others.