James Gibson

Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government in Arts & Sciences


James Gibson has research interests comparative politics (especially processes of democratization), American politics (including political parties, public opinion, and especially courts and legal processes), and all areas of quantitative research methods (especially survey research). He currently is working on studies of the consolidation of democratization in Russia; political tolerance, justice, and the initiation of democratic reform in South Africa; law, legal values, legal consciousness in Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United States; and the legitimacy of judicial and legal institutions throughout the world.

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