Kevin Deegan-Krause

Contact Information

Position: Associate Professor
Institution: Department of Political Science, Wayne State University
Address: 2053 Faculty/Administration Building, Detroit, MI 48202
Tel: (313) 577-2630
Fax: (313) 993-3435

Upcoming Conferences

  • 2008. Discussant for panel on populism. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Philadelphia, PA
    Tags: Populism, Slovakia
  • 2009. Conference Organizer. Course on Divided Societies. Dubrovnik, Croatia. April 19-May 1
    Tags: Ethnicity, Former Yugoslavia

Upcoming Slovakia-Related Travel

  • 2009. Bratislava. May or June.
    Tags: Slovakia, Populism, Public Opinion

Recent Conferences

  • 2008.  With Zsolt Enyedi. Agency and Structure in Cleavage Formation. American Political Science AssociationBoston, Massachussets, 31 August.
    Tags: Cleavage, Public Opinion
  • 2008. With Tim Haughton. Populist Appeals in Slovakia’s Politics. Conference on "Slovakia 15 Years On," School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, 10 May, and Conference on "Social Democracy after the 2006 Elections in Slovakia," Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bratislava, Slovakia, 23-24 May.
    Tags: Populism, Slovakia
  • 2008. With Tim Haughton. Live Fast, Die Young? Populist Appeals in Slovak Politics in Comparative Perspective. European Consortium for Political Research, Rennes, France, 16 April. 
    Tags: Populism, Slovakia
  • 2007. With Zsolt Enyedi.  Cleavages and Their Discontents. European Consortium for Political Research, Helsinki, Finland, 8 May.
    Tags: Cleavages, Central Europe
  • 2007. Cleavage Definition in Comparative Perspective. European Consortium for Political Research, Helsinki, Finland, 8 May.Tags: Cleavages, Central Europe

Recent Publications

Slovakia-Related Teaching

  • 2009. Democracy and Democratization. See

Biographical Information

Kevin Deegan-Krause is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University. He received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2000. His research in comparative politics emphasizes central European politics, democracy, political institutions and nationalism. His book Elected Affinities: Democracy and Party Competition in Slovakia and the Czech Republic was published in 2006 by Stanford University Press. His other publications include a chapter on "New Dimensions of Political Cleavage" in recent the Oxford Handbook of Political Science (Oxford University Press 2007) as well as articles in Party Politics, the Journal of Democracy, East European Politics and Societies and chapters in a variety of edited volumes. He is the recipient of the Truman and Fulbright Scholarships as well as of IREX Individual Advanced Research Grants. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State on the politics of central Europe. His on-going research concerns the origins and consequences of political divides in new democracies, including an edited-volume project on the structure of political space in Europe, and a book project on the causes of electoral support for authoritarian leaders in competitive authoritarian regimes called Voting for Thugs: Explaining Support for Postcommunist Strongmen.

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