Mark Lichbach

Area of Study

Comparative Politics

Bio

Dr. Lichbach is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He received a B.A. (1973) from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, an M.A. (1975) from Brown University, and a Ph.D. (1978) in political science from Northwestern University.

A theorist interested in social choice and a comparativist interested in globalization, Lichbach explores the connections between collective action theories and political conflict as well as the connections between collective choice theories and democratic institutions. He is the author or editor of many books, including the award-winning The Rebel’s Dilemma, and of numerous articles that have appeared in scholarly journals in political science, economics, and sociology. His work has been supported by NSF and private foundations.

Lichbach, who was Book Review Editor of the American Political Science Review (1994-2001), served as chair of two other political science departments: the University of Colorado (1995-1998) and the University of California-Riverside (1998-2001).

Selected Books

Comparative Politics: Institutions, Identities, and Interests in Today’s Small World. (2009). 2nd Ed.
With Jeffrey Kopstein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure (2009). 2nd Ed.
Ed. With Alan Zuckerman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Theory and Evidence in Comparative Politics and International Relations. (2007).
Ed. With Ned Lebow. N.Y.: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Comparative Politics: Institutions, Identities, and Interests in Today’s Small World
. (2005). 2nd Ed.
With Jeffrey Kopstein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

For more publication information see Mark Lichbach’s UMD page here:

http://www.gvpt.umd.edu/lichbach/