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Susan Glover Assistant Professor Department of Government

PhD, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill<br />
MA, Political Science, McGill University<br />
BS, Political Science and History, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Languages Spoken
French and Afrikaans
Favorite Spot on Campus
The little coffee shop in Hurst
Book Currently Reading
There are too many to list!
Professor Glover teaches and does research in the field of comparative politics, with a concentration on Africa. Her past work has focused on democratic transition and consolidation in multi-ethnic states. She has lived and worked in southern Africa, has consulted with NGOs such as the National Society for Human Rights in Namibia. Recently, she has turned her research interests towards the politics of land redistribution and privatization in neopatrimonial, quasi-democratic states, with the goal of understanding the continuing issues of scarcity and corruption.
See Also
SPA Department of Government
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Spring 2024

  • GOVT-231 Politics in Developing World

  • GOVT-337 Authoritarianism in Modern Era

  • GOVT-696 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Social Movements

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

  • Political and social change in multi-ethnic states
  • Constitutional engineering during democratic consolidation
  • The politics of land in Africa, with special emphasis on Southern Africa
  • Democratic lessons from the Third Wave

Professional Presentations

  • “The Rebirth of Patronage? Land Redistribution in the Post-Big Man Era,” 2007 Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.

Selected Publications

  • “Namibia’s Recent Elections: Something New or Same Old Story?” The South African Journal of International Affairs. Volume 7, Number 2, 2000
  • Book Review, Transitions in Namibia. Which Changes for Whom? Henning Melber, ed., Uppsala, Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2007. In African Studies Review, forthcoming
  • Book Review, The Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race , A Political History of Racial Identity, Bruce Baum. 2006. New York, New York University. In: New Political Science, Vol. 29, Iss. 4, 2007.
  • Book Review, Democratic Distributive Justice, Ross Zucker. 2001. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In: New Political Science, Vol. 25., Is. 4, 2003.
  • Book Review, Popular Resistance and the Roots of Nationalism in Namibia, 1915- 1966, Tony Emmett. 1999. Basel, Switzerland: P. Schlettwein Publishing. The South African Journal of International Affairs. Volume 8, Number 1, 2001.