Harvey Feigenbaum

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Harvey Feigenbaum

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Full-time Faculty


Office Phone: 202-994-9356
Fax: 202-994-7743

Professor Feigenbaum received his BA (with Distinction) in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, the Diplome en Relations Internationales from the Insitut d'Etudes Politique de Paris, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an expert on the political economy of Western Europe and a specialist on France. He teaches courses on the politics of Western Europe, the political economy of advanced industrialized states, theories of comparative politics, and politics and culture.

Feigenbaum is the author of a number of books, including The Politics of Public Enterprise (Princeton: 1985), and co-author ofShrinking the State (Cambridge: 1998), as well as having written in many professional journals, such as World Politics,Comparative Politics and Governance. Feigenbaum is currently writing a book on the political economy of the entertainment industry, focusing on the United States, France and Britain He has appeared regularly on television and radio in Europe and Australia, and been interviewed on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Political economy of Western Europe, political economy of France

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


PSC 2330 Comparative Politics of Western Europe
PSC 6230 Comparative Government and Politics
PSC 8337 Theories of Political Development
PSC 6360 Western European Politics
PSC 6462 Political Economy of Western Europe