Professor, Associate Dean for the Social and Behaviorial Sciences, Co-Director, Center for Human Rights and Democracy, and Director, EU Studies Program in Strasbourg, France
Education: Ph.D. Emory 1994
Research Interests: Comparative politics (Europe), Federalism//Regionalism, Far-Right Extremism, Human Rights
William M. Downs (2012). Political Extremism in Democracies; Combating Intolerance. New York/London: Palgrave Macmillan.
William M. Downs. 2012. “There Goes the Neighbourhood? The ‘Americanisation’ of Elections, with Evidence from Scotland's Parliament.” Parliamentary Affairs 65:4, pp. 758-777.
William M. Downs. 2011. “A Project ‘Doomed to Succeed’? Informational Asymmetries, Euroscepticism, and Threats to the Locomotive of Integration.” Contemporary Politics 17:3, pp. 279-296.
William M. Downs. 2010. “Comparative Federalism, Confederalism, and Unitary Systems,” in John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning, eds., 21st Century Political Science (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage).
William M. Downs. 2010. “Electoral Systems and Elections in Comparative Perspective,” in John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning, eds., 21st Century Political Science (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage).
William M. Downs, Carrie Manning, and Richard Engstrom. 2009. “Revisiting the ‘Moderating Effects of Incumbency’: A Comparative Study of Government Participation and Political Extremism,” Journal of Contemporary European Studies 17:2, pp. 151-169.
William M. Downs. 2009. “The 2008 Parliamentary Elections in Romania,” Electoral Studies 28:3 (dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2009.04.002).
William M. Downs and Raluca Miller. 2006. “The 2004 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Romania,” Electoral Studies 25:2, pp. 409-415.
William M. Downs and Satu Riutta. 2005. “Out with ‘Rainbow Government’ and in with ‘Iraqgate’: The Finnish General Election of 2003,” Government and Opposition 40:3 (2005): 424-441.
William M. Downs. 2003. “El Parlament de Catalunya: A Model for Regional Assertiveness in the EU?”, South European Society and Politics, 8:3, pp. 33-63.