Henry E. Hale

Henry E. Hale (Ph.D. Harvard 1998) is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington (GW) University in Washington, DC. He specializes in issues of democratization, federalism, ethnic politics, and international integration, usually with a focus on the cases of the former Soviet region. His first book, Why Not Parties in Russia? Democracy, Federalism and the State (Cambridge University Press, 2006), was selected a winner of the Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award by the APSA Political Organizations and Parties (POP) section. His second book, The Foundations of Ethnic Politics: Separatism of States and Nations in Eurasia and the World, is scheduled to be published by Cambridge University Press’s Studies in Comparative Politics series in mid-2008. He has also published articles on related themes in a variety of journals. Prior to joining GW, he taught at Indiana University (2000-2005), the European University at St. Petersburg (1999), and Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1997-98). He has also served as Research Associate at Harvard’s Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project (1998-2000) and editor of the publication Russian Election Watch (1999-2000 and 2003-04). In 2007-08, he is working on a book about how post-Soviet political systems have developed now that 20 years have passed since Gorbachev first announced competitive elections in the USSR.

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