Adi Dasgupta — Political Scientist

photoWelcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. I received my PhD from Harvard University and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

My research is in comparative politics, with a focus on democratization, distributive politics, and political-economic history. I take a special interest in organizations, such as political parties or bureaucracy, and the role they play in processes of political and economic development.

My book project, Seeds of Change: When Technology Disrupts Politics, examines how established parties collapse, highlighting the importance of technological change and organizational incapacity  to adapt. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, and Journal of Economic History. Here is my CV.

Contact Info

University of California, Merced
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343, USA
adasgupta3 [at]

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