In addition to his role at Columbia School of Law, Dr. William Partlett holds a joint position as a nonresident fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program, Foreign Policy Program, and Center for the United States and Europe at The Brookings Institution. Partlett holds a law degree from Stanford Law School as well as a master's in comparative politics and a doctorate in Soviet history from Oxford University. Dr. Partlett combines his background in comparative politics, history and law to study the role of democratic and economic development. He is currently working on a project exploring the dangers of constitutional transition in post-authoritarian political development.
Dr. Partlett has published widely in both English and Russian academic journals. Upcoming publications include Making Constitutions Matter: The Dangers of Constitutional Politics in Post-Authoritarian Constitution-
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