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James Mosher

Dr. Jim Mosher, portrait
Associate Professor
Bentley Annex 235

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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001

Research Areas

  • Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Welfare State Politics
  • European Politics
  • International Political Economy

Courses Taught

  • POLS 1500: Themes in Global Politics
  • POLS 2300: Comparative Politics
  • POLS 4300/5300: Politics of Western Europe
  • POLS 4497/5497: Capitalism and Democracy
  • POLS 4600/5600: International Political Economy

About Dr. Mosher

James "Jim" Mosher is Associate Professor of Political Science. Dr. Mosher's areas of specialization are West European politics, comparative political economy, and international political economy. His research focuses on how labor power has shaped wage equality in advanced industrialized democracies, how globalization affects domestic politics, how coalition politics shapes distributive politics, and the use of alternative governance mechanisms in the European Union.

Dr. Mosher has spent 16 months doing fieldwork research in Germany at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne and the Science Center Berlin. In 2001, he spent six months as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Dr. Mosher has received a Fulbright Fellowship and was selected to participate in a German-American Academic Council Young Scholar Program. He is co-author (with David Trubek and Jeff Rothstein) of the article "Transnationalism in the Regulation of Labor Relations: International Regimes and Transnational Advocacy Networks," which appeared in Legal & Social Inquiry, Fall 2000 and is author of the article, "Open Method of Coordination: Functional and Political Origins," which appeared in European Community Studies Association Newsletter, 13(3). Recent works include “The Protestant Reading Ethic and Variation in its Effects,” which appeared in Sociological Forum, “Speed of Retaliation and International Cooperation,” which appeared in the Journal of Peace Research, and “Education state, Welfare Capitalism Regimes, and Politics,” which appeared in Comparative European Politics.