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
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.
Sept - Dec 2014:
(I am offering up to 6 spots in POLI516B to interested 4th year undergraduates. You should have had some exposure to econometrics (e.g., POLI380) and game theory (e.g., POLI310) and a solid A avg. Contact me via email if you wish to take POLI516B.)