Faculty

Miriam Golden

Professor

Contact Information

Email    golden@ucla.edu
Office  3262 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Miriam Golden is currently involved in a major research project on the partisan and electoral bases of political corruption in rich and poor democracies. Drawing on a decade of research into political corruption and pork barrel politics in Italy in the second half of the twentieth century, Golden has begun investigating similar phenomena in contemporary India. She recently served as Chair of the American Political Science Association's Organized Section in Political Economy and serves on the editorial boards of various U.S. and European professional journals. Golden's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the International Growth Centre, and the Governments of Quebec and Canada. For the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. At the undergraduate level she teaches PS167D, Political Institutions and Economic Development, and at the graduate level she teaches seminars on distributive politics and on inequality as well as participating in the instruction of the core seminar in the field of comparative politics.

Office Hours

Thursdays 2:30-4pm

Degrees

PhD. Cornell University

Fields of Study

Comparative Politics

Current Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2017 Spring Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

2017 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2016 Fall Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2016 Winter Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

Advanced Honors Seminars

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2015 Fall Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2014 Spring Quarter

Comparative Politics Proseminar

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2014 Winter Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics Proseminar

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2013 Fall Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

Seminar: Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics Proseminar

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

Teaching Political Science

2013 Spring Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

Comparative Politics Proseminar

2013 Winter Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

Comparative Politics Proseminar

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2012 Fall Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2011 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2010 Fall Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2010 Spring Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

2010 Winter Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2009 Fall Quarter

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2009 Spring Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2008 Spring Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2008 Winter Quarter

Political Institutions and Economic Development

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2006 Fall Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Seminar: Comparative Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Western European Politics

2005 Spring Quarter

Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Goverment and Politics

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2005 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2004 Spring Quarter

Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Goverment and Politics

2003 Spring Quarter

Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Goverment and Politics

Seminar: Comparative Politics

1999 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 169
Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2018 Winter Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 259
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2018 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 167D
Political Institutions and Economic Development

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 240B
Seminar: Comparative Politics

2017 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 240A
Seminar: Comparative Politics

2016 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2016 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 293
Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 258
Comparative Politics Proseminar

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 495
Teaching Political Science

2013 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 246A
Western European Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 153A
Comparative Government and Politics of Western Europe: West European Goverment and Politics

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 50
Introduction to Comparative Politics

1999 Spring Quarter