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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Anthony MughanProfessor, Political Science
Director, International Studies Program
215C Mershon Center
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B.A., French Studies, University of Lancaster, England (1971)
M.A., Political Science, University of Lancaster, England (1972)
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Iowa (1975)

Anthony Mughan is professor of political science and director of the Undergraduate International Studies Program. He has research interests in political parties, the mass media, and elections and political behavior. 

He is the author of several books, including most recently Media and the Presidentialization of Parliamentary Elections.  He is also co-editor of Political Leadership in Democratic Societies; Senates: Bicameralism in the Contemporary World and Democracy and the Media: A Comparative Perspective

Mughan has served on several editorial boards and has published in many leading journals, including the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and Public Opinion Quarterly.

His current research projects examine the nature of leader effects in parliamentary elections and the structure of anti-immigrant prejudice and its relationship to both globalization and support for right-wing populist parties.

Faculty Links
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Political Science page
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Mershon Projects
Peacebuilding in a Globalized World: Commemorating the U.N. Agenda for Peace, with John Carlarne and Chadwick Alger (2012-13)
Presidential-Congressional Conflict in Domestic and Foreign Policy Making (2009)
Immigrants, Assimilation, and Cultural Threat: A Political Exploration (2008)
Economic Insecurity: Meaning and Measurement (2005)
Presidential-Congressional Conflict in the United States: A Fresh Approach to Its Measurement and Explanation (2003)
Anti-Immigrant Prejudice and Its Democratic Consequences (2002)
Presidential-Congressional Conflict in the US: A New Approach to Measuring It and Assessing Its Causes and Consequences (2001)
Globalization and Its Consequences for Domestic Politics (1997)
Pathologies of Democracy (1996)