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Kevin Deegan-Krause teaches political science at Wayne State University
Kevin Deegan-Krause is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His research focuses on political parties and democracy in Europe with emphasis on Europe’s newer democracies and its newer parties. He is currently completing a book on new political parties in Europe.
Long (Academic Version):
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, and he edited a special section of East European Politics and Societies on Political Parties in Eastern Europe. From 2011 to 2016 he served 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 the British Journal of Political Science, Party Politics, the Journal of Democracy, East European Politics and Societies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Nations and Nationalism, Politics and Policy, East European Politics 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 focuses on the transformation of political parties and he is working with Tim Haughton of the University of Birmingham on a book entitled "The New Party Challenge: Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Europe and Beyond."
Long (Non-Academic Version):
Kevin Deegan-Krause is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Georgetown University in 1990 and a his doctorate in Government from the University of Notre Dame in 2000. He has spent more than two decades studying how political parties compete against one another, and how that competition shapes what happens in a democracy. He has published the what he learned from research on European political parties in a book (Elected Affinities: Democracy and Party Competition in Slovakia and the Czech Republic published by Stanford University Press in 2006) and many articles in political science journals and he has been the editor of several other books and the European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook which provides an annual summary of political developments in European, North American and Asian democracies. His ongoing research focuses on the transformation of political parties and he is working with Tim Haughton of the University of Birmingham on a book entitled "The New Party Challenge: Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Europe and Beyond."
Together with his wife Bridget and his children Elena and Peter, Kevin is also an active citizen in his local community of Ferndale, Michigan, and the broader world. He is received a Truman Scholarship for public service in 1988 and his committment to public service has included work with the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Commission as well as service on Ferndale's elected Library Board and School Board. He has also worked with many other local voluntary organizations and nonpartisan advocacy groups including Voters Not Politicians. His committment to voter turnout and other forms of civic engagement is also part of his classroom teaching including his introductory courses on the city of Detroit" and engaged citizenship for students in Wayne State University's Honors College.
Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- PhD (Government and International Relations), University of Notre Dame 2000
- Bachelor of Arts (Major in Economics, Minor in History), Georgetown University, 1990
- Honors 1000: The City of Detroit