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Ian DownIan Down

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: (865) 974-7054

Professor Down's Vita

Field of Study: Comparative Politics (Political Economy; European Politics)


  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2003


Ian Down joined the Department of Political Science in 2004. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2003), an M.A. from the University of New Orleans (1997) and a B.A. (Hons) Politics from the University of Sheffield, UK (1992). His research has three primary foci. The first concerns the comparative political economy of the advanced industrial countries, with a particular interest in the politics of economic policy and the political and economic consequences of international trade and financial integration. The second, an extension of the first, concerns public opinion, party positioning and the inter-relationship between the two, on the issue of European integration. Finally, Ian also has an ongoing concern with the determinants of female-friendly labor market policy.

Ian's work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research and European Union Politics amongst other outlets.

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