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  • Comparative Politics
  • Development Studies


  • B.A., McGill University
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • M.A., Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Princeton University

Jacques Bertrand



Research interests: comparative politics; ethnic politics; ethnic conflict; nationalism; democratic change; natural resources; inequality; Southeast Asia. He is the author of ‘Winning by Process: The State and Neutralization of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar’ (Cornell University Press, 2022); ‘Democracy and Nationalism in Southeast Asia: From Secessionist Mobilization to Conflict Resolution’ (Cambridge University Press, 2021); ‘Political Change in Southeast Asia’ (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and ‘Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Indonesia’ (Cambridge University Press, 2004), as well as co-editor of ‘Democratization and Ethnic Minorities: Conflict or Compromise’ (Routledge, 2014) and ‘Multination States in Asia’ (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He has also published several articles and book chapters.

Research Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Ethnic Politics
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Nationalism
  • Democratic Change
  • Southeast Asia

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