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McGuire, James W.


Chair, Government
Government Department
860.685.2487

Professor of Government
Government Department
860.685.2487
Public Affairs Center 219

Professor, Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies Program
860.685.2487

BA Swarthmore College
MA University Calif Berkeley
PHD University Calif Berkeley

EMAIL:
jmcguire@wesleyan.edu
PERSONAL HOME PAGE:
http://jmcguire.faculty.wesleyan.edu/
WESLEYAN PO BOX:
Government Department
COURSES TAUGHT THIS SEMESTER:
GOVT271 - 01
RESEARCH INTERESTS:

James McGuire specializes in comparative politics with a regional focus on Latin America and East Asia and a topical focus on democracy and public health. McGuire is the author of Peronism without Persn (Stanford, 1997) and of articles and chapters on Argentine politics and labor unions; Latin American social policies; transitions from authoritarianism; and economic growth, income inequality, and mortality decline, particularly in East Asia and Latin America. His recent book Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America (Cambridge, 2010) explores why some countries do better than others at raising life expectancy and reducing infant mortality. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2010 and won the Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research (2011).


AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Latin America, East and Southeast Asia, mortality decline, political economy, social (especially health) policy, labor unions, political parties, democracy and democratization


AWARDS WON:

Since 1994: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Summer Institute (1994) Pacific Council on International Policy Fellowship (1996-97) American Council of Learned Societies Senior Fellowship (2000-2001) Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Residential Fellowship (2000-2001) Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Research Fellowship (2003) Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Wesleyan University (2004) Rockefeller Foundation Grant (2009) Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2010) Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research (2011)


OFFICE HOURS:

Spring 2014: Tues. and Weds., 2:00-3:30 PM, Public Affairs Center 219


PUBLICATIONS:
http://jmcguire.faculty.wesleyan.edu/welcome/research-2/