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Carles Boix

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Princeton University (USA)


Carles Boix is the Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in Princeton University. Professor Boix teaches and does research on comparative political economy and comparative politics. He has written the books Political Parties, Growth and Equality (Cambridge University Press, 1998), which won the 1999 American Political Science Association Award for the best book on political economy, and Democracy and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2003), which won the 2004 American Political Science Association William Riker Award for the best book on political economy and the 2004 Mattei Dogan Award for best book published in the field of comparative research. Boix has also published articles in leading journals such American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, International Organization, and World Politics. He is currently the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. His current research projects include: the comparative examination of the impact of constitutional design on democratic survival; the book The Birth of Party Democracy, which explores the political conditions that led to the emergence of various party systems and electoral institutions in advanced democracies at the turn of the 20th century; and the development of simulation model to explain the formation and expansion of states in modern and contemporary Europe. Before joining Princeton he taught at the University of Chicago. His Ph.D. is from Harvard University.


Selected publications

  • Boix, Carles.2009.Development and Democratization.IBEI Working Papers,2009/26.Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.
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