Emmanuel J. Teitelbaum

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Emmanuel J. Teitelbaum

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs



Office Phone: (202) 994-9125

Emmanuel Teitelbaum is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Professor Teitelbaum serves as a managing editor for the Journal of Development Studies. His writings examine class politics and political violence. His academic articles have appeared in leading journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Politics and Society, and the Journal of Development Studies. His book, Managing Dissent: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia (Cornell University Press), explores the dynamics of state-labor relations and industrial conflict following the implementation of neoliberal economic reforms in India and Sri Lanka. Professor Teitelbaum’s research has received support from the United States Institute of Peace, the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. He was the recipient of the 2007 Gabriel Almond Award for Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.A. from John Carroll University.

Comparative politics, South Asian politics, political economy of development, political economy of labor.

PSC 1001: Introduction to Comparative Politics

PSC 2339: Comparative Political Economy

PSC 3192W: Politics of South Asia Through Literature and Film


Mobilizing Restraint: Democracy and Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia, Cornell University Press, 2011.



2019. “Conquest and Conflict: The Colonial Roots of Maoist Violence in India,” Politics and Society (with Ajay Verghese) 41(7): 55-86.
2015. “Ethnic Parties and Public Spending: New Theory and Evidence from the Indian States,” Comparative Political Studies 48(11): 1389-1420.
2011. “Regime Type, Investment, and Economic Protest in Low- and Middle- Income Countries” (with Graeme Robertson), American Journal of Political Science 55(3): 665-77.
2010. “Mobilizing Restraint: Economic Reform and the Politics of Industrial Protest in South Asia,” World Politics 62(4): 676-713. 

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2006

B.A., John Carroll University