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Kenneth Erickson


Office: 1720 HW
Phone: 212-772-5498

Areas of Specialization:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Democratization
  • Drugs and Public Policy
  • Environmental and Energy Policy


Ph.D. in Political Science and Certificate from the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University, 1970.
B.A. with distinction, University of Michigan, 1961.
Premier and Deuxième Degrés, University of Grenoble, France, 1960.


  • "Drugs," in The Oxford Companion to Politics of The World, 2nd ed., eds. Joel Krieger et al. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
  • Review of Martha K. Huggins, Political Policing: The United States and Latin America. (Durham: Duke UP, 1998), in Luso-Brazilian Review, Summer 2001.
  • Comparative Political Dynamics: Global Research Perspectives, co-editor with Dankwart A. Rustow (New York: HarperCollins, 1991);
  • "Global Research Perspectives: Paradigms, Concepts, and Data in a Changing World" (with D. A. Rustow), in Comparative Political Dynamics, 441-459.