Christopher Kam (Ph.D. Rochester, 2002): I study comparative political institutions, maintaining a special interest in the nature and evolution of parliamentary democracy. I have written a book on intra-party politics in parliamentary government and have written several papers on ministerial selection and cabinet reshuffles.
I am increasingly interested in the historical development of institutions, and this interest is reflected in my current research on the evolution of free and fair elections in Victorian Britain. My CV contains to several of my papers and replication data sets. You can also visit my blog.
Students can follow the links below to web pages for the courses that I teach. I am also the Comparative Politics field chair. Comparative graduate students can find the most recent comprehensive exam reading lists here.
I am also the co-editor (Comparative) of Legislative Studies Quarterly. If you wish to contact me in that capacity or submit a manuscript, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept - Dec 2015:
POLI 220 (Introduction to Comparative Politics) T/TH 8-9AM BUCH A104
POLI 310 (Parliament & Party: the strategy of politics) T/TH 9:30-11AM, BUCH B313
POLI 420A (Quantitative Approaches to Comparative Politics*) T, 9-12, SCRF 1023* Prerequisite: POLI380 or equivalent