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Area Group(s)

  • Comparative Politics
  • Methods


  • B.A., Georgetown University
  • M.A., Georgetown University
  • Ph.D., Harvard University

Brendan McElroy

Assistant Professor


Research interests: state formation, political development, history of representative institutions, Russian politics, Central and East European politics. Work examines the complementary processes of state formation and elite transformation in early modern Europe, with particular emphasis on the genesis of representative and corporative institutions, their evolution, and their long-term consequences for state building and economic development. He is currently preparing a book manuscript under the provisional title Peasants and Parliaments: Agrarian Reform in Later Eighteenth Century Europe.