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 European politics, political parties, democratic institutions and national identity. His first book, Elected Affinities: Democracy and Party Competition in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, was published by Stanford University Press in 2006. The Structure of Political Competition in Western Europe, co-edited with Zsolt Enyedi, appeared in 2010, published both as a Routledge book and a special issue of West European Politics. In 2011 he became co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research’s Political Data Yearbook with responsibility for overseeing the digitization of the yearbook and its development as an interactive data-driven website. His other publications include a chapter on "New Dimensions of Political Cleavage" in 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, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Nations and Nationalism 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 ongoing research includes projects on party transformation, populism and the sources of electoral support for authoritarian leaders.
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