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Alba Alexander, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Political Science


Building & Room:

1122D BSB


1007 W. Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 413-3774



Fields of Interest: 

Public Policy, American Political Development, State and Local Politics, Comparative Political Economy, Civic Engagement

Selected Publications

Playing Fair: The Tax Regime in American Politics, forthcoming.

“Counter-Reform in the Welfare State: Ideas, Progressive Taxation and Social Policy in the Nixon-Ford Years.” New Political Science, vol. 30, issue 3, 2008.

Chicago: The City as a Redistributive Site after the Great Society.” Soziale Welt, special international issue on cities, Winter 2005-2006.

“Playing the Angels’ Advocate: Realism, Human Rights and the Politics of Intervention.”  In Stephen Eric Bronner ed. Planetary Politics: Human Rights, Terror and Global Society, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, January 2005.


PhD University of Chicago