Goldie Shabad

Goldie Shabad

Goldie Shabad

Professor Emerita, Department of Political Science


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154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

Goldie Shabad (Ph.D., Chicago, 1976), Professor, has research interests in the transition to and consolidation of democracy in Southern and Central Europe, elite and mass political behavior, the development of new party systems, and ethnic nationalism. Her publications include Spain After Franco: The Making of a Competitive Party System (California, 1986); Crisis y Cambio (Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, 1987); as well as numerous chapters in edited volumes and articles in World Politics, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Party Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, East European Politics and Societies, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. Her current research projects focus on popular support for democracy in Poland, the emergence of new political elites in Central Europe, and elections, party systems and accountability in Central and Eastern Europe.


  • Transition to and consolidation of democracy in Southern and Central Europe
  • Elite and mass political behavior
  • Development of new party systems
  • Ethnic nationalism