Paul Warwick


B.A. (Hons.) (McMaster University)
M.A.  (University of Chicago)
Ph.D. (University of Chicago)


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Paul Warwick, Professor and cross-appointed with the School of International Studies, specializes in Western European politics and the methodology of comparative political research. He has authored or co-authored The French Popular Front: A Legislative Analysis (1977); Political Cohesion in a Fragile Mosaic: The Yugoslav Experience (1983); The Vision and the Game: The Making of the Canadian Constitution (1987); Culture, Structure or Choice: Essays in the Interpretation of the British Experience (1989); Comparative Politics: Diverse Countries in an Interdependent World (1988); Government Survival in Parliamentary Democracies (1994) and Policy Horizons and Parliamentary Government (2006).

He has also published over 25 articles, which have appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, West European Politics and Party Politics.

Representative Publications

Policy Horizons and Parliamentary Government. Basingstoke, UK and New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2006).

Government Survival in Parliamentary Democracies. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge (1994).

"Do Policy Horizons Structure the Formation of Parliamentary Governments? The Evidence from an Expert Survey," American Journal of Political Science (2005) 49: 373-87.

"Proximity, Directionality, and the Riddle of Relative Party Extremeness," The Journal of Theoretical Politics (2004) 16: 263-87.

"Coalition Government Membership in West European Parliamentary Democracies," British Journal of Political Science (1996) 26: 471-99.

"Economic-Trends and Government Survival in West European Parliamentary Democracies," American Political Science Review (1992) 86: 875-87.