Alasdair Bowie

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
426 Monroe Hall
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Areas of Expertise

Comparative political economy, development, Southeast Asia

A native of New Zealand, Professor Bowie's research focuses on comparative political economy, development and Southeast Asia. He is co-author of The Politics of Open Economies: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand (with Danny Unger), and author of Crossing the Industrial Divide: State, Society, and the Politics of Economic Transformation in Malaysia. He was a 2004-2005 Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and has been named a 2010-11 Fulbright research scholar in Vietnam. His current research involves a comparative study of central-local government relations and economic governance in Vietnam and Indonesia. Professor Bowie speaks Indonesian and is a student of the Vietnamese language.


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Classes Taught

PSC 2373 Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia

PSC 8335 Politics of Industrialization: East/Southeast Asia and Latin America

PSC 8336 Political Economy of Developing Areas

PSC 6373 The Political Economy of Asia