Prize-winning Political Scientist Presents Lecture
On Monday, October 27, 2008 Paul Pierson, professor of political science and Avice Saint Chair of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley, will present "Winner-Take-All Politics: Governance and the Roots of Rising Inequality in America" at 4:00 pm, Reading Room, Campus Center. Pierson has teaching and research interests in American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory. He is author of Dismantling the Welfare State? Reagan, Thatcher, and the Politics of Retrenchment (Cambridge 1994), which won the American Political Science Association's 1995 prize for the best book on American national politics.
More recently he has published Off-Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (Yale University Press), co-authored with Jacob Hacker; Politics in Time: History, Institutions and Social Analysis (Princeton University Press 2004); and The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism (Princeton University Press 2007), co-edited with Theda Skocpol. Pierson is an active commentator on public affairs, and his writings have recently appeared inThe New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New Republic, among others. With Jacob Hacker, he is at work on a book on the politics of rising inequality in the United States.
The lecture is Ssonsored by the Department of Political Science.
October 22, 2008