Pauline Jones Luong

Pauline Jones
Luong

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan

Center Associate

Pauline Jones Luong, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1998 and was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies from 1998-1999 and 2001-2002. Her primary research interests include: the rise and impact on emerging institutions; identity and conflict; and the political economy of market reform. Her area of focus is the former Soviet Union, particularly the Russian Federation and the newly independent Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan). She has published several articles in American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Politics and Society, Foreign Affairs, Current History, International Negotiation, Journal of International Affairs, Central Asian Monitor, Europe-Asia Studies, and Resources Policy. Her books include Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Power, Perceptions, and Pacts (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and an edited volume entitled The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence (Cornell University Press, 2003)

Expertise
Institutional origin and change
identity and conflict
political economy of market reform
politics of extremism in the former Soviet Union, especially Central Asia.
Current Project
Islam and Politics in Central Asia
Foreign Language

Education

Ph.D.
, Government
, Harvard University
Selected Publications

Oil is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in the Soviet Successor States (Cambridge UP, 2010).

The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence (Cornell UP, 2003).

Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Power, Perceptions, and Pacts (Cambridge UP, 2002).

Specialization