Kenneth Erickson

Position: Professor Emeritus
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Columbia University
Research Interests: Latin America, social movements, drug and environmental policy

Prof. Erickson is co-editor-in-chief of Comparative Politics and serves on the Executive Board of the New England Council on Latin American Studies. Among his publications are: with D.A. Rustow. “Global Research Perspectives: Paradigms, Concepts and Data in a Changing World.” Comparative Political Dynamics: Global Research Perspectives. Harper Collins, 1991; “Brazil: Corporatism, Democratization, and Dependency.” Latin American Politics and Development . Eds. H. J. Wiarda and H. Kline. 1985.


comp political dynamicsKenneth Erickson and Dankwart A. Rustow, eds., Comparative Political Dynamics: Global Research Perspectives (New York: HarperCollins, 1991).

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction / Dankwart A. Rustow and Kenneth Paul Erickson
  • New perspectives on the comparative method / David Collier
  • Concepts and models in comparative politics : political development reconsidered, and its alternatives / Howard J. Wiarda
  • The civilizational dimensions of politics : some indications for comparative analysis / S.N. Eisenstadt
  • The search for a class theory of the state and democracy : capitalist and socialist perspectives / Ronald H. Chilcote
  • Beyond dependency : development and democracy in the era of international capitalism / David G. Becker
  • The state in contemporary Africa : a critical assessment of theory and practice / Edmond J. Keller
  • Dilemmas of democratization in Latin America / Terry Lynn Karl
  • Transitions to democracy reconsidered : a historical perspective / Metin Heper
  • Authoritarianism and democracy in Africa / Henry Bienen and Jeffrey Herbst
  • The origins, processes, and outcomes of great political reform : a framework of analysis / Michel Oksenberg and Bruce Dickson
  • The modernization of socialism : Glasnost versus Perestroika? / Klaus von Beyme
  • The revolt of Islam and its roots / Nikki R. Keddie
  • How consequential are revolutions? : the Latin American experience / Susan Eckstein
  • Explaining democratic welfare states : supply, demand, and context / Douglas E. Ashford
  • The policy community approach to industrial policy / Jack Hayward
  • Japan and Sweden : polarities of “responsible capitalism” / T.J. Pmpel
  • Global research perspectives : paradigms, concepts, and data in a changing world / kenneth Paul Erickson and Dankwart A. Rustow.
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