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About Dietrich Rueschemeyer

Areas of Interest:
Social theory and comparative historical research, especially regarding state and politics and the political economy of development.
Dietrich Rueschemeyer is a Brown University Professor of Sociology Emeritus and Charles C. Tillinghast Jr. '32 Professor of International Studies Emeritus. He currently works on state formation and historical antecedents of socioeconomic development.
He was one of the founders of Brown's Center for the Comparative Study of Development, which merged into the Watson Institute. From 1997 to 2002, Professor Rueschemeyer led the Institute's Political Economy and Development Program.
He received his doctorate in sociology at the University of Cologne. Before coming to Brown, he taught at the University of Cologne, Dartmouth College, and the University of Toronto. He has also taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Free University of Berlin, and the Free University of Brussels.


Present Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, Brown University

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(401) 863-3348
Watson Institute
Brown University, Box 1970
Providence, RI 02912-1970

Articles (21)

Books (13)