Alasdair Bowie

Alasdair Bowie
Title:
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Office:
Monroe Hall 423
Phone:
202-994-7370
Fax:
202-994-7743
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Comparative political economy; development; Southeast Asia

Professor Bowie's research focuses on comparative political economy, development, and Southeast Asia. 

He was an official international election observer in Palu, Central Sulawesi, during the June 7, 1999, national election in Indonesia. He is a frequent radio commentator on political developments in Indonesia (NPR, CBC Radio-Canada, Voice of America, BBC World Service). 

Current Research

Dr. Bowie's current research focuses on the political and economic role of decentralized sub-national governments (those of provinces, districts, etc.) in Southeast Asia with a particular focus on Vietnam and Indonesia.

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1989

M.P.A., Princeton University, 1982

B.A./M.A. University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1977/1980

CV (PDF)

Publications

He is author of The Politics of Open Economies: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand (with Danny Unger), and Crossing the Industrial Divide: State, Society, and the Politics of Economic Transformation in Malaysia and of articles and chapters on state-sponsored economic development in Southeast Asia. He has also published on governance and development in the developing world.

Classes Taught

PSC 2336 - State and Society Relations in the Developing World

PSC 2373 - Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia

PSC 2993 - Reunify, Reconcile and Resentment

PSC 6336 - Political Economy of China, India, & Beyond

PSC 6373 - Political Economy of Industrializing Asia