Faculty

Daniel Posner

Professor

Contact Information

Email    dposner@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  3248 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-3626
Daniel N. Posner is the James S. Coleman Professor of International Development in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. His research focuses on ethnic politics, research design, distributive politics and the political economy of development in Africa. His most recent co-authored book, Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage, 2009) employs experimental games to probe the sources of poor public goods provision in ethnically diverse communities. His first book, Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa (Cambridge, 2005), explains the conditions under which politics revolves around one dimension of ethnic cleavage rather than another. He has received several awards for his work, including the Luebbert Award for best book in Comparative Politics (2006 and 2010), the Heinz Eulau Award for the best article in the American Political Science Review (2008), the Michael Wallerstein Award for the best article in Political Economy (2008), the best book award from the African Politics Conference Group (2006), and the Sage Award for the best paper in Comparative Politics presented at the APSA annual meeting (2004). He has been a Harvard Academy Scholar (1995-98), a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution (2001-02), a Carnegie Scholar (2003-05) and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2010-11). He currently serves on the editorial boards of World Politics, the Journal of Politics, World Development, and the Journal of Experimental Political Science. He is the co-founder of the Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE). He received his BA from Dartmouth College and his PhD from Harvard University.

Degrees

Harvard, 1998

Fields of Study

Comparative Politics

Current Courses by Term

2016 Fall Quarter

African Politics: Government and Politics of Africa

African Politics

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Political Economy of Development

2016 Winter Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2015 Fall Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2015 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2015 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: International Development Studies -- Senior Seminar

2014 Fall Quarter

African Politics

2014 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Development Studies: Political Economy of Development

Political Economy of Development

2013 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2010 Spring Quarter

African Politics: Government and Politics of Africa

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2010 Winter Quarter

Comparative Responses to Aids in Africa

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2009 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics -- Research Version

2009 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2008 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2008 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2007 Fall Quarter

African Politics

2007 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2006 Fall Quarter

African Politics: Government and Politics of Africa

2006 Spring Quarter

Explaining Ethnic Violence

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2005 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics -- Research Version

2005 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics -- Research Version

2004 Fall Quarter

African Politics

2004 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Development Studies: Political Economy of Development

Introduction to Comparative Politics -- Research Version

Political Economy of Development

2003 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2002 Fall Quarter

African Politics: Government and Politics of Africa

African Politics

2001 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2000 Fall Quarter

African Politics: Government and Politics of Africa

2000 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2000 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

African Politics

1999 Spring Quarter

African Politics: Government and Politics of Africa

Seminar for Majors: Comparative Government

1999 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI M167C
Political Economy of Development

2016 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

INTL DV M120
Political Economy of Development

2016 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 240B
Seminar: Comparative Politics

2016 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 240A
Seminar: Comparative Politics

2015 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 50
Introduction to Comparative Politics

2015 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

INTL DV 191
Variable Topics Research Seminars: International Development Studies -- Senior Seminar

2015 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 241
African Politics

2014 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 259
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2013 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 151A
African Politics: Government and Politics of Africa

2010 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

1999 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 98T
Comparative Responses to Aids in Africa

2010 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 50R
Introduction to Comparative Politics -- Research Version

2009 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 169
Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2008 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 88SE
Explaining Ethnic Violence

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 191H
Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C241
African Politics

2004 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

INTL DV M100B
Introduction to Development Studies: Political Economy of Development

2004 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C197D
Seminar for Majors: Comparative Government

1999 Spring Quarter