John Kennedy

Associate Professor, Political Science
Director, Center for Global & International Studies
Primary office:
405 Blake Hall



Current Research & Projects


Research Interests
Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Rural Political Development 
Selected Publications

“Individual Disapproval and Institutional Trust: Popular Trust in Village Institutions" China Information (In press, 2009)

" Popular Support and the Rural and Urban Divide in China: The Influence of Education and the State- Controlled Media" Political Studies (In press, 2009)

"International Education and Developing Countries: Research and Educational Collaboration in the Field" Journal of Political Science Education 3.3 (Fall 2007): 223-236.

Courses Taught

POLS 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics

B.A. Political Science, University of California, Davis (1995); M.A. Political Science, University of California, Davis (2000); Ph.D. University of California, Davis (2002)
Language Competence Mandarin Chinese (4)


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