Faculty

Michael Lofchie

Professor

Contact Information

Email    mlofchie@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  4347 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 794-5493
Professor Lofchie is Former Chair of the Department and a specialist in comparative politics and African studies. He served as the director of UCLA's James S. Coleman African Studies Center from 1978 to 1989. Professor Lofchie teaches undergraduate and graduate introductions to comparative government, and offers graduate seminars on the political economy of Africa and structural adjustment. His research focuses on the politics of economic reform in Africa. His most recent book is The Political Economy of Tanzania: Decline and Recovery (Penn Press, 2014), which focuses on that nation's five decades of postcolonial development -- examining its successes as well as failures. An earlier work, The Policy Factor: Agricultural Performance in Kenya and Tanzania (Lynne Rienner, 1989) explored agricultural policy and urban bias in Kenya and Tanzania. Professor Lofchie's work has become an influential source for scholars and policy makers seeking to understand the dynamics of famine in Africa. He has worked as a consultant to U.S.A.I.D. and World Bank projects.

Degrees

U.C. Berkeley, 1964

Fields of Study

Comparative Politics

Current Courses by Term

2014 Fall Quarter

Directed Research in Political Science

2015 Winter Quarter

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2014 Summer Session

Economics of Developing Countries

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

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2014 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2014 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2013 Summer Session

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Government and Politics

2013 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Sex, Drugs, and Gender Norms: Student-Athlete Experience

2013 Winter Quarter

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

2012 Summer Session

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Government and Politics

2012 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Controversies in College Athletics: Race, Politics, Gender, and Beyond

2012 Winter Quarter

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2011 Summer Session

Introduction to Development Studies: Economic Development and Culture Change

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Government and Politics

2011 Spring Quarter

Nio Far: Tiny Gestures Inspiring Huge Change

Introduction to Comparative Politics

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2011 Winter Quarter

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2010 Summer Session

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Government and Politics

2010 Spring Quarter

Videogaming World War II: Experiencing Power Politics and Theory of Tripolarity

2010 Winter Quarter

Economics of Developing Countries

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2009 Fall Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2009 Summer Session

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

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Government and Politics

2008 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2008 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Play Ball! -- Look at Baseball and Its Political Meanings

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2008 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2007 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Aid to Africa: Effects from Outside

2007 Winter Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2006 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2006 Winter Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2005 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2005 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2005 Winter Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2004 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2004 Spring Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2004 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2003 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2003 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2003 Winter Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2002 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2002 Winter Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2001 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2001 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2000 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2000 Winter Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

1999 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

1999 Summer Session

Introduction to Comparative Politics

1999 Spring Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

1999 Winter Quarter

African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

1998 Summer Session
1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

INTL DV 150
Economics of Developing Countries

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Summer Session

2013 Summer Session

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Summer Session

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2010 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 50
Introduction to Comparative Politics

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Summer Session

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Summer Session

2013 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Summer Session

2012 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2011 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Summer Session

2008 Summer Session

2008 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Summer Session

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Summer Session

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Summer Session

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Summer Session

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Summer Session

2001 Summer Session

2001 Spring Quarter

2000 Summer Session

1999 Fall Quarter

1999 Summer Session

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

2014 Summer Session

2009 Summer Session

POL SCI 153A
Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Government and Politics

2013 Summer Session

2012 Summer Session

2011 Summer Session

2010 Summer Session

2009 Summer Session

POL SCI 88S
Sex, Drugs, and Gender Norms: Student-Athlete Experience

2013 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 188SA
Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

2013 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 88SB
Controversies in College Athletics: Race, Politics, Gender, and Beyond

2012 Spring Quarter

INTL DV 100A
Introduction to Development Studies: Economic Development and Culture Change

2011 Summer Session

POL SCI 151B
African Politics: Political Economy of Africa

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 88SA
Videogaming World War II: Experiencing Power Politics and Theory of Tripolarity

2010 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 169
Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2008 Summer Session

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 88S
Play Ball! -- Look at Baseball and Its Political Meanings

2008 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 88SB
Aid to Africa: Effects from Outside

2007 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 240A
Seminar: Comparative Politics

1999 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 50

1998 Summer Session

POL SCI 151B

1998 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 251

1998 Winter Quarter