Faculty

Ronald Rogowski

Professor

Contact Information

Email    rogowski@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  3369 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331

His book Commerce and Coalitions explores how international trade shapes domestic political coalitions. In 1999, the American Political Science Association honored him by organizing a roundtable discussion to commemorate the tenth anniversary of its publication. His recent work considers how the design of electoral systems affects a nation's economic policies. He has also investigated globalization, capital mobility, and the sources of price differentials across national boundaries.

His book Commerce and Coalitions explores how international trade shapes domestic political coalitions. In 1999, the American Political Science Association honored him by organizing a roundtable discussion to commemorate the tenth anniversary of its publication. His recent work considers how the design of electoral systems affects a nation's economic policies. He has also investigated globalization, capital mobility, and the sources of price differentials across national boundaries. Rogowski teaches an undergraduate introduction to comparative politics and a graduate course on the external sources of domestic politics. Professor Rogowski served as the Chair of the Political Science Department during a period of growing national prominence. He has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.


- Born on wheat farm in Nebraska in 1944. Parents were sharecropping tenant farmers, maternal grandfather had been activist for William Jennings Bryan. Attended one-room country school and graduated (just short of 16th birthday) from small-town high-school; graduating class numbered 28.
- Was first in his family to attend university (father had tenth-grade education). Did B.A. in Political Science and Mathematics (double major) at University of Nebraska, was accepted to Ph.D. program at Princeton but then took a year to attend Freie Universität Berlin 1964-65. Finished Ph.D. at Princeton in 1970, joined Princeton faculty.
- Moved to Duke University in 1975 and to UCLA in 1981. Has held research appointments at Harvard University (3 different occasions), Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (Stanford), and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2007-2008).

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Degrees

Princeton University, 1970

Fields of Study

Comparative Politics

Current Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Directed Individual Research in Global Studies

Honors Research in Political Science

2017 Spring Quarter

Directed Research in Global Studies

Directed Individual Research in Global Studies

International Political Economy

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Advanced Honors Seminars

Honors Contracts

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Comparative Political Analysis

International Political Economy I

2016 Winter Quarter

International Political Economy

2015 Spring Quarter

International Political Economy

Comparative Political Analysis

2015 Winter Quarter

International Political Economy I

2014 Spring Quarter

Comparative Political Analysis

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2014 Winter Quarter

International Political Economy

Advanced Honors Seminars

2013 Spring Quarter

International Political Economy

Comparative Political Analysis

2012 Fall Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

International Political Economy I

2012 Spring Quarter

International Political Economy

2012 Winter Quarter

Comparative Political Analysis

2011 Fall Quarter

International Political Economy I

2011 Spring Quarter

Comparative Political Analysis

2011 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2010 Fall Quarter

International Political Economy

2010 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2010 Winter Quarter

Comparative Political Analysis

2009 Fall Quarter

International Political Economy

2009 Spring Quarter

Comparative Political Analysis

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

Globalization and Inequality: Why Are Some Countries Poorer than Others?

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

International Political Economy I

2005 Fall Quarter

Honors Research Colloquia in Political Science

2005 Winter Quarter

Honors Research Colloquia in Political Science

2004 Fall Quarter

International Political Economy

Honors Research Colloquia in Political Science

2004 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in International Relations

Comparative Political Analysis

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2003 Spring Quarter

Comparative Political Analysis

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2002 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

External Sources of Domestic Politics

2002 Winter Quarter

Perspectives Post 911

Institutions and Comparative Politics: Comparative Institutional Analysis

1999 Spring Quarter

Teaching Political Science

1998 Fall Quarter

External Sources of Domestic Politics

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 168
Comparative Political Analysis

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 231
International Political Economy I

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 124A
International Political Economy

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 169
Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2014 Spring Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2014 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 259
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 88SB
Globalization and Inequality: Why Are Some Countries Poorer than Others?

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 190H
Honors Research Colloquia in Political Science

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 124
International Political Economy

2004 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 139
Special Studies in International Relations

2004 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 191H
Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2004 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 50
Introduction to Comparative Politics

2002 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 256
External Sources of Domestic Politics

2002 Spring Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

HNRS 98
Perspectives Post 911

2002 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 254A
Institutions and Comparative Politics: Comparative Institutional Analysis

2002 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 495
Teaching Political Science

1999 Spring Quarter