Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1992)
219 Hesburgh Center
Geographic focus: Europe; cross-regional
Thematic interests: Comparative politics; research methods in comparative politics; political development; religion and politics; political economy.
Current research: How political institutions influence decision making; politics of fiscal policy.
Europe's Contending Identities: Supranationalism, Ethnoregionalism, Religion, and New Nationalism, edited with Anthony Messina (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
Coauthor, “Democracy and Taxation,” Annual Review of Political Science (2002)
“Party Size and Policy Outcomes: An Empirical Analysis of Taxation in Democracies,” Studies in Comparative International Development (summer 2001)
“German Politics and Political Development,” in J. Kopstein and M. Lichbach, eds., Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order (2000)
Origins of Liberal Dominance: State, Church and Party in Nineteenth Century Europe (1999)
“Conflicting Imperatives and Concept Formation,” Review of Politics (Summer 1999)