Lyle A. Scruggs
Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Social Policy, Environmental Politics, Research Methods
Ph.D. Duke University
Office: OAK 431
Phone: (860) 486-0409
Professor Scruggs received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1998. His specialties are comparative political economy, comparative welfare policy, and quantitative research methods. His research focuses on comparative social welfare policy, and public opinion and environmental policy. He has just completed a three-year data project on social insurance programs since the 1960s in Western democracies. He is an affiliate of the Center for Environmental Science and Engineering and a member of the Human Rights Institute’s Economic and Social Rights Group. This year Professor Scruggs is serving as a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City.
- Lyle Scruggs. 2013. "Measuring and validating social program replacement rates." Journal of European Public Policy. 20 (9): 1267-1284.
- “Measuring Unemployment Insurance Generosity.” Forthcoming in Political Analysis. (with Stéphan Pallage and Christian Zimmermann)
- “Declining Public Concern about Climate Change: Can We Blame the Great Recession?” Global Environmental Change. 22 (2), 2012:505-515 (with Salil Benegal).
- “Information, Choice and Political Consumption: Human Rights in the Checkout Lane.” Human Rights Quarterly. 33 (4), 2011: 1092-1121 (with Shareen Hertel, Christopher Jeffords and Sam Best).
- “Bribes and Ballots: The Impact of Corruption on Voter Turnout.” International Political Science Review (forthcoming, with Daniel Stockemer)
- “Human Rights and Public Opinion: From Attitudes to Action.” Political Science Quarterly. 124, 2009:443-460 (with Shareen Hertel and Patrick Heidkamp).
- “Social Stratification and Welfare Regimes in the 21st Century” World Politics. 60, 2008: 642-64 (with James Allan).
- “What Mutliple Regression Got to Do with It? A Comment on Limits and Alternatives to Michael Shalev” Comparative Social Research 24, 2007: 315-330
- “The Material Consequences of Welfare States: Benefit Generosity and Absolute Poverty in 16 OECD Countries.” Comparative Political Studies 39, 2006: 880-904. (with James Allen)
- " American Journal of Political Science. 48, 2004: 496-512 (with James Allan). "Political Partisanship and Welfare State Reform in Advanced Industrial Societies.
- Sustaining Abundance: Environmental Performance in Industrial Democracies . Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- “Political and Economic Inequality and the Environment.” Ecological Economics. 26, 1998: 259-75.