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About Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad is Professor of Government and Chair of the College of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University. Her research interests include civil society, democratization, environmental politics, and urban studies with a focus on East Asia. Her books include Building Democracy in Japan (Cambridge 2012), Politics and Volunteering in Japan: A Global Perspective (Cambridge 2007), and NIMBY is Beautiful: Local Activism and Environmental Innovation in Germany and Beyond (co-edited with Carol Hager, Berghahn Books, 2015), and articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, Journal of Asian Studies, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She is currently working on a project about environmental politics in East Asia.


Present Professor of Government, Chair of the College of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University

Curriculum Vitae


19962003 PhD, University of Washington - Seattle Campus ‐ Political Science
19911995 BA, Amherst College ‐ international studies


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