Professor Stephen Skowronek

Stephen Skowronek

Professor Stephen Skowronek

PhD Cornell
John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government
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Stephen Skowronek is the Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has held the Chair in American Civilization at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His research concerns American national institutions and American political history.

His publications include Building a New American State: The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920 (1982), The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton (1997), The Search for American Political Development (2004, with Karen Orren), and Presidential Leadership in Political Time: Reprise and Reappraisal (2008). His most recent book is The Policy State: An American Predicament (Harvard 2017, with Karen Orren). He is the co-founder of the journal Studies in American Political Development, which he co-edited from 1986 to 2006.

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