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Department: Political Science
Research Interests & Work in Progress
- Communist and Post-Communist Studies
- East European Politics
- Post-Soviet Russia
- Political Regimes
- African Politics
Teaching Interests & Responsibilities
- Comparative Politics: Revolution
- Democracy and Authoritarianism in Modern
- Comparative Politics: Ethnic Conflict and Democratization in Europe After the Cold War
- Editorial Board member, Journal of Democracy.
- Peer Review for papers submitted to Comparative Political Studies,
Journal of Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, World Politics.
- Election Observer for Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE),
Ukranian Presidential Elections October 31, November 21, December 26, 2004.
Awards & Grants
- 2007-2011 SSHRC Research grant
- Connaught New Staff Matching Grant
- 2006 Winner of the Best Article Award from the American Political Science
Association’s Comparative Democratization Section
- Lucan Way "The Limits of the Authoritarian International" Harvard International Review. (forthcoming)
- Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War. (with Steven Levitsky) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
- Lucan Way "Burnt Orange: What Ukraine's Presidential Election Means for Democracy." Foreign Affairs 2010
- Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way "Why Democracy Needs a Level Playing Field." Journal of Democracy. 21(1) 57-68 (2010)
- Lucan Way "Resistance to Contagion: Sources of Autocratic Stability in the Former Soviet Union" in V. Bunce, M. McFaul, and K. Stoner-Weiss eds. Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009)
- Lucan Way "Debating the Color Revolutions: A Reply to My Critics" Journal of Democracy. 20, No. 1 90-97 (January 2009)
- Lucan Way "The Real Causes of the Color Revolutions " Journal of Democracy. 19, No. 3: 55-69 (July 2008)
- Lucan Way Authoritarian State Building and the Sources of Regime Competitiveness in the Fourth Wave: The Cases of Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine? World Politics, 57 (2): 231-265 (January 2005)