International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council Member

Nancy Bermeo

Yale University

Nancy Bermeo received her PhD with distinction from Yale University and writes on regime change and the effects of systemic shocks on political behavior and institutions. She was a senior member of the politics faculty at Princeton University before accepting the Nuffield Chair in Comparative Politics at Oxford University in 2007. She won the Stanley Kelley Teaching Prize at Princeton University in 1998 and the Oxford University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009. Her articles have appeared in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Democracy, Journal of Politics, and elsewhere. Her books include Continuity and Crisis: Popular Reactions to the Great Recession (ed. with Larry Bartels 2013), Coping with Crisis: Government Reactions to the Great Recession (ed. with Jonas Pontusson 2012), and Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times The Role of the Citizenry in the Breakdown of Democracy (Princeton University Press 2003). The last title won the Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association’s Democratization Section plus Choice Magazine’s Best Academic Title Award for 2005. She has served as the elected president of the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association and was recently elected president of the European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association.

Forum Publications

“Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy (II): Does Electoral Democracy Boost Economic Equality?”, Journal of Democracy (Oct. 2009)