Division of Social ScienceDepartment
Professor Vincent G. Boudreau earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and International Studies at Cornell University.
He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Southeast Asian politics and political organizations. His current research examines the connections between patterns of state repression and modes of social resistance across the long and troubled history of dictatorship in Burma, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Formerly the chair of the Department of Political Science, he currently serves as director of the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies.
Ph.D. Cornell University, 1991
10400: Introduction to World Politics Major patterns of contemporary world politics and the basic analytic tools for examining them that have been developed by students of comparative politics and international relations. The course will examine competing ideologies and systems of governance, patterns of international conflict and cooperation, and causes of the rise, fall and transformation of systems of world politics. 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
23000: Contemporary Comparative Politics The basic problems of comparing different types of political systems and their institutions. Specific examples are taken from American, western European and the Communist experience, as well as from cases drawn from the developing world. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
23700: Political Systems in Asia The political institutions in the Far East and developments in Southeast Asia in the framework of world politics. Analyzes selected problems affecting six major powers: Japan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Communist China and Russia-in-Asia. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Resisting Dictatorship: Repression and Protest in Southeast Asia (Cambridge University Press)
The Grassroots Cadre in the Protest Movement (Ateneo de Manilla University Press).